Slipping and falling is a common cause of injuries. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, injuries from falls account for more than 8 million visits to hospital emergency rooms each year — the leading cause of ER visits. Slip and falls make up 12% of all falls.
Falls can cause broken bones, pulled muscles, head injuries, and death. About half of all accidental deaths in the United States are due to falls. Falls are the second leading cause of injury-related deaths for individuals between the ages of 65 and 84 and the leading cause of injury death for people over 85.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls, slips, and trips, there were more than 244,000 falls, slips, and trips reported at workplaces in 2019. These falls resulted in sprains, fractures, cuts, and bruises. More than 12,000 falls resulted in multiple traumatic injuries, while 880 people died from falls. Falls, slips, and trips make up the second leading cause of workplace deaths after transportation incidents.
People can slip and fall almost anywhere, including in businesses, at hotels, or in someone’s home. If the proprietor did not take adequate care to prevent unsafe conditions that led to your fall, you may be able to sue for damages, including your medical bills and pain and suffering.
Attorney Philip D. Burnett at Burnett Law in Crossville has helped people recover damages for their injuries from slips and falls for more than 25 years. He serves clients across the Upper Cumberland region in premises liability claims.
Contact Burnett Law to discuss your case. Mr. Burnett can evaluate the facts surrounding your injury and help you seek compensation for your losses.