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Slip and Fall Accidents: Essential Statistics

by Greg Prosmushkin The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.

When a person thinks about the types of accidents that cause victims to suffer extensive injuries, automobile and motorcycle accidents may be top of mind because of the media attention they garner. However, other types of accident risks may be only a step away.


According to National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) statistics, falls account for more than 8 million emergency room visits every year in the United States, with more than 1 million of those cases involving a slip-and-fall accident.


Because of the substantial risk they pose, below are some of the essential statistics regarding slip and fall injuries in the United States from the NFSI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


  • More than 26% of work-related injuries necessitating days off from work are the result of falls, slips, and trips. 

  • 22% of preventable fatal injuries in the United States result from falls

  • Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of worker injuries. Almost 85% of all worker’s compensations claims result from employees’ slipping and falling on the job.

  • The average bill for a slip and fall that requires a hospital visit exceeds $30,000.

  • Women are more likely than men to suffer slip and fall injuries, even though 

  • Almost 5% of flip and fall injuries result in the breaking of bones. 20% to 30% of people suffer from severe injuries. Fracture and severe injuries take a long time to recover. It can cause short or long-term disabilities. The damages may cure primarily, but the suffering is long and painful- both mentally and physically.

  • People over 55 years old are most likely to suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, and one out of every three Americans over age 65 will fall every year. Statistics from the National Safety Council show that falls are the top cause of death for older adults.

  • 95% of hip injuries are the result of fall accidents, and 20% of all falls causes a serious injury, such as a head injury or broken bones.

  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

  • Poorly maintained floor surfaces and flooring materials contribute to more than 2 million slip and fall injuries every year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.


Slip and fall accident victims have a right to seek compensation if someone else’s negligence contributed to the hazard. These types of injuries can occur anywhere, including icy walkways, grocery stores, shopping malls, sporting arenas, schools, and businesses.


The property owner or business operator owes a duty of care to people on the premises to keep the floors and other services safe. If they fail to properly maintain the premises, they may be found to be negligent. Don’t miss out on the compensation that the at-fault party owes to you.


Slip and fall injuries can potentially cause victims and their families to face financial ruin because of the significant hospital bills and lost wages from missing work. Some of the damages you can seek from the party at fault include current and future medical treatment expenses, lost income and lost earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost of enjoyment of your life.

 

If you are searching for a slip and fall lawyercontact the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We will evaluate your case, saving you valuable time.

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