Black friday shopping means discounts and greater risk for personal injury

It is no secret that the day after Thanksgiving is the ultimate shopping day of the year, but many aren’t aware that with increased customers, comes a significant risk for personal injury.

 With Black Friday comes a significant risk for personal injury.

With Black Friday comes a significant risk for personal injury.

According to the National Retail Federation, last year's Black Friday attracted more than 90 million shoppers. CNN featured a report on Black Friday’s liability risk for stores and stated, “if you are on someone's property for the purpose of spending money, courts will hold the landowner to the highest applicable standard of care.”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has even gone so far as to prepare guidelines for retailers to ensure the safety of staff and customers during the holiday shopping season.

Whether you are a store owner, an employee, or a future customer planning to face the crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year, it is important to make every effort to avoid damages to your staff, to your customers and to yourself.