Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year in America. This year, many stores are opening on Thanksgiving in an effort to beat their competition on Black Friday. Whether you choose to shop tomorrow, in the Friday crowds or later this season, it is important that you take precautions to avoid shopping-related injuries.
When a customer or employee is harmed due to the negligence of a store's management, the injured victim may generally file a personal injury claim under the theory of premises liability. Of course, it is preferable that no shoppers or employees are harmed in the first place. This is partially why the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance for retail store employers to prevent shopping-related accidents this season.