Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common in Kentucky and across the country. People can suffer all sorts of injuries in slip and fall accidents, including broken bones, brain trauma, impalement, and much more. These injuries can prevent you from going to work, which ultimately affects your ability to pay the bills and provide for your family. One of the common causes of slip and fall accidents is inadequate lighting.
What is Inadequate Lighting?
Inadequate lighting can be problematic anywhere you go throughout the day or night. This is a situation in which there is not enough lighting available inside a building or on a property to prevent a slip and fall or other dangerous incident from happening that can lead to an injury or even death. Inadequate lighting could be the result of broken light fixtures, burnt bulbs in light fixtures, or not enough lights installed in a specific area.
The Dangers of Inadequate Lighting
You might think that there is enough lighting present in your office or workplace parking lot to keep you safe, but the lighting could very well be too dim or even too bright. Either of these situations can lead to a slip and fall. The dangers of inadequate lighting are as follows:
- Developing headaches due to dim lights or lights that are too bright
- Squinting because of dim lighting
- Accidents, such as slip and fall accidents or falls down stairs
- Discomfort because of poor posture
- Inability to see dangerous objects or persons because of dark areas
Inadequate lighting can be a problem in more places than just your workplace. You could experience this problem in parking lots, in stores, in doctor’s offices, in malls, and anywhere else lighting is present. If there is poor lighting at your place of employment, make sure you report the problem to a supervisor so that it can be resolved before someone suffers an injury in a slip and fall accident.
Reporting a Slip and Fall Accident
If you are ever involved in a slip and fall accident caused by inadequate lighting, make sure you report the accident and have yourself medically evaluated. You will want to report the accident as soon as possible to your employer and receive a medical evaluation and subsequent treatment. Both of these actions are important if you wish to file a claim against the person, property owner, management company, or entity that was responsible for the inadequate lighting that led to your injuries. Try to take pictures of the scene that show how dark the area was where your injury occurred. These pictures could help tell the story of the dangers present.
Injured in a Slip and Fall? Call Roberts Law Office
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in any type of slip and fall accident, you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. If the injury was caused by inadequate lighting, you could have a case against the property owner or management company. Call Roberts Law Office at (859) 231-0202 today to schedule a consultation about your case or complete the contact form found on the website.