Most Missouri residents know that snowy winter weather may lead to slips, falls and injuries. For business owners, it may be especially important to find ways to make their properties safer for employees and visitors. There are several steps employers may take to reduce the chances of slips, falls and other accidents happening during the winter.
As the weather begins to take a turn towards warmer temperatures in Missouri, you are sure to see road crews starting to get hard at work to fix road problems that developed over the winter. These workers do a tough job. They are out in the elements every day working to make roads safer for you. In addition, they are also in danger every day they go to work because they work alongside traffic that is flowing along at high speeds. This sets the stage for accidents, which can seriously injure or kill a road construction worker.
Most concerts in Missouri are relatively peaceful. That is to say that violence rarely erupts on a large scale. One of the reasons for this level of safety and order is that venue owners and entertainment providers go to great lengths in order to secure their facilities.
We represent many injured construction workers here at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, in Missouri. Consequently, we know as well as you do that when you work construction, you put your back at risk for injury each and every day. The nature of your job requires you to constantly lift, carry, move and otherwise deal with heavy equipment and materials, many of which are also bulky and unwieldy.
Whether you are a Missouri property owner, an employer or anyone in charge of maintaining a property, you have a duty to mark off dangerous areas or places of potential hazards to anyone who walks into that location unwarily. One of the simplest ways to warn people of a dangerous spot is to use a warning sign. Depending on the level of risk, you will have to choose the right kind of sign to convey the proper warning.
As a Missouri senior, you may find that your level of mobility suffers as you age, and that you are not as steady on your feet as you once might have been. Nowadays, falls are the top cause of injuries and fatal injuries in older Americans, with one in four American seniors now suffering a serious fall every year. At Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, we recognize that when seniors fall, serious repercussions can result, and we have helped many older Americans who fell because of another’s carelessness pursue solutions to meet their needs.
Have you jumped in a pool yet this season? The hot and hazy days of a Missouri summer can make the chance to swim in cool, clear water irresistible. The allure does not just draw in adults either. The idea of splashing in and getting relief from the heat appeals to the youngest toddlers among us and nearly grown-up teens, too.
Each year, hundreds of families' flock to amusement parks all throughout Missouri for the thrill and adventure of big rides. While many visits are successful and leave people laughing about the memories made, there are also times when unfortunate accidents can result in serious injuries. When people are aware of the risks they assume as part of their decision to visit an amusement park, they can be better prepared to make responsible decisions to keep themselves and their children safe.
Missouri grocery shoppers know to a certain extent that their food stores are places where injuries might occur. However, it is the responsibility of the supermarket owners to create an atmosphere in which the largest and most predictable risks are controlled. Slips, falls and contact with merchandise-- a box falling onto a customer's body, for example-- are among the leading causes of grocery store injuries, and they are largely preventable.
Missouri has its fair share of amusement parks, and while these attractions can prove to be a great way to spend the day, such visits can also turn sour quickly if someone suffers an injury because of a park owner or worker’s negligence. Regrettably, amusement parks are not quite as safe as you might think, and thousands of park attendees suffer injury every year.