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    Default Slip and Fall at a Jail Due to Improper Footwear

    If an inmate is assigned to help in the kitchen of a jail and slips on the kitchen floor, suffering injury, is the jail liable for the injury if the inmate was wearing the cheap sandals that they issue in jail? Those sandals barely have any tread.

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    Default Re: Slip and Fall at a Jail Due to Improper Footwear

    The jail should provide a safe work environment for inmates who are assigned to perform tasks, and if the jail sandals are not adequate for the assigned work then the inmate may have a negligence case for a slip-and-fall injury that would have been avoided had proper footwear been provided. As the issue of making a claim against a jail can be tricky, due to issues of proof, credibility and governmental immunity, the inmate should consult a lawyer who handles inmate injury claims.

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