Spartanburg workers' compensation lawyers note a slip-and-fall work injury case recently made it all the way to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which vacated two earlier conflicting rulings on the standard for disability determination.
The case, Kentucky Fried Chicken of McAlester v. Snell, would have been fairly straightforward, but for that standard of review.
The case presents an opportunity to talk about a larger issue, which is workplace slip and fall hazards in restaurants.
The Occupational Health & Safety Administration reports falls cause 15 percent of all accidental, work-related deaths (second only to motor vehicle crashes). The specific risks vary depending on the type of work environment. For example, the fall risks on a construction site are going to be very different from those at a restaurant, but can pose equal dangers if not addressed.