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According to the CDC, over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip, and fall injury and over 17,000 people die annually because of these injuries. In fact, on average, falls are one of the top three leading causes of unintentional deaths.
Slip, trip, and falls often result in serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken hips or pelvis, shoulder and neck injuries and more.
Many slip, trip, and fall accidents result in minor injuries, a sprain, a laceration, bruises. We do not always think of these types of accidents resulting in serious injuries until it happens to you or a loved one.
If you are not aware of the dangers of slip, trip and fall accidents, these statistics and facts will help educate and inform you about the potential dangers.
Can you hold a business owner liable if you are injured on their premises because they failed to provide appropriate security measures?
It is possible and would usually be considered a premises liability claim. Under premises liability, business owners must provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors.
Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.
The most common winter accidents that lead to injury include:
Swimming is a popular activity for all ages, indoors in the cooler months and outdoors in the warmer months. It is a great way to cool off, relax and have some fun. Unfortunately, accidents happen not just in the pool, but also around it and in all types of water-related venues. Be aware of the risks and know what to do after an accident occurs.
Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere – at a retail store or office building, in a parking lot, at a neighbor’s home or anywhere in between. In fact, according to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits. Specifically, slips and falls account for over 1 million visits, or 12%, of total falls.
Slip, trip and fall accidents can result from hazards such as:
Whether you are on a commercial property or residential, stairs can present dangers to both able-bodied and disabled persons, young and old alike.
Warm weather means water fun! Swimming. Boating. Snorkeling. Fishing. Water parks. Trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Vacations to beaches. It’s fun. There’s nothing to worry about â€¦ or is there?about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States Click To Tweet
The school year is wrapping up. Warmer weather is here. And the time for swim play has arrived. Your kids will soon be begging to go to the pool.
Unfortunately, that day of fun can turn scary quickly if safety measures aren’t in place. Safety is not just about behavior and actions, but also supervision and maintenance of the pool.