Monday, August 28, 2017

A Snow Industry Special: Protect Yourself from Slip and Fall Claims

For those of us who live, work, and travel in the northern half of the United States, snow and ice accumulation is to be expected.   Therefore, slip and fall claims are to be expected too.

Slip and fall claims are more common than you'd expect, and can be a huge financial burden to any business who has to fight them.  It is all too often that the snow plow companies are blamed and charged with these claims, which is why it is so important for businesses in the snow and ice industry to be able to prove the work that they've done, that it was done completely, and therefore, are not liable for the accident.

 Here is one example: you own a snow plow business and are hired to plow and salt the parking lot of a store.  However, as a customer is rushing into the store to escape the cold, he falls and is injured.  The store tries to blame you for not completing the job and forgetting to salt the parking lot.

Do you have the exact times that you plowed and salted the parking lot to prove you did both? Do you have the photographic proof that you finished the job?

The truth is, when it comes to slip and fall claims, you need to be able to protect yourself and your business.  Install a digital GPS vehicle tracking system to reduce your liability, mitigate slip and fall claims, monitor snow events, and see crews finish each job site live and in real time.

The Stats of Slip and Fall Claims
According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, over 800,000 people are hospitalized for hip or head injuries due to falls.  Each fall results in costs of approximately $30,000 totaling $24 billion dollars every year.

To learn about other interesting trends regarding slip and fall injuries, click here.

About IndusTrack
IndusTrack provides an affordable, simple, and powerful solution for snow industry companies to protect them against slip and fall claims.  We combine in-vehicle GPS tracking and a mobile app for workforce management into an all-in-one software tool.  Track your job locations, time spent on the job, material usage, and your crew to improve efficiency, increase revenue, and reduce liability.

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