Slip-And-Fall Accident Statistics
A claim that is based on a person slip, tripping, and falling is commonly referred to as a slip and fall. Slip and falls are based on a claim that the property owner acted negligently and permitted the dangerous situation in which a person could slip and fall to exist.
Slip and falls can happen to most anyone and anywhere where dangerous conditions permit the incident to occur. Although almost everyone at one point will experience a haphazard fall, in many slip and fall claims that incident was so serious that the individual suffered personal injuries.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), older adults are very susceptible to falls and about 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 falls each year. Among older adults falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries. Unfortunately, due to the negligence of others falls happen almost every day to all types of people.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by another individual’s negligence the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress, lost wages, and more.
Fill out the ‘Free Case Evaluaiton’ form to your right for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your slip and fall claim – it’s strictly confidential.
Slip and falls can happen in the workplace, during sporting events, at a department store and many other hazardous locations. However, pools are one common location of slip and falls as the areas surrounding the pool are typically tiled and wet from swimmers coming in and out. Individuals should be especially cautious in these areas.
The following are some statistics on slip and fall accidents, injuries, and victims.
- According to a National Hospital Ambulatory Care Survey, in 2010, more than 10.5 million people visited the emergency room for injuries related to falls.
- The National Safety Council states that falls are the second leading cause of death in homes and communities accounting for more than 29,000 fatalities in 2009.
- The direct medical cost of falls in 2010 was $30 billion according to the CDC.
- Statistics from the U.S Bureau of Labor indicate that in 2011 there were more than 225,000 recordable cases involving slips, trips, and falls.
- The incidence rate of lost workdays due to slip and falls among healthcare workers was 90% greater than the average rate for all other private industries combined.
- According to the National Floor Safety Institute, fractures occur amongst 5% of all people who fall.
- Back in 2000, 46% of fatal falls among older adults were due to traumatic brain injury
- Approximately 22% of slip and fall incidents at work resulted in more than 31 days away from work.
Slip and falls are preventable and it is important that employers teach their workers how to prevent being injured while on the job. Owners of businesses should also be sure to warn of wet floors and the possibility of slip and falling. Failing to warn others of these dangers can easily be considered negligence.
Contact Our Hartford Slip-And-Fall Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after a being injured in a slip and fall accident caused by another individual’s negligence, our attorneys are ready to help. Slip and fall accidents are very serious and can quickly lead to head trauma, broken bones, and more. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers we are committed to helping personal injury victims fight for their rights.
With more than 140 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are well versed in personal injury law and can help to guide you and your loved ones through the entire legal process. We have offices in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and New London, and serve clients throughout Connecticut.
To find out how we may be able to help you with your slip and fall claim, contact us at 1-800 PERKINS. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our attorneys best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the ‘Free Case Evaluaiton’ form to your right – it’s FREE to submit and your information will remain confidential.