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Slip, trip and fall accidents often result in minor injuries — bruises, tenderness, a sprained wrist, some scrapes, cuts, and a bruised ego. We laugh to cover up our embarrassment and move on.
However, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits each year, some of which result in much more serious injuries.
What happens when you suffer a serious slip and fall injury and it isn’t due to your clumsiness?
Slip, trip and fall injuries can inhibit mobility, hamper independent living, lead to long-term medical complications, require ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation, render you unable to return to your current job or even work at all.
Some of the most common injuries include:
Of the five major causes of slips, trips and falls, walking surfaces account for 55% of all falls. The National Floor Safety Institute also reports:
A slip, trip and fall injury is not a laughing matter, especially when it happens because of some unsafe condition in a store, business, or residence (other than your own home).
Unsafe conditions include things such as:
In these instances, you may have a legal right to expect the business or owner of the property to pay for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. This is typically referred to as premises liability.
(It is important to note, however, that slip and fall accidents that occur during the normal course of your job are typically handled through workman’s compensation.)
Learn who may be liable for slip and fall injuries. Talk with one of our personal injury attorneys about your situation. We have obtained substantial settlements in slip and fall cases by proving unsafe conditions.
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