Slip and fall personal injury cases are very familiar to our practice. Recently, statistical data was released by the Arbill workplace safety services provider and the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) in regards to slip and fall accidents. In fact, around 1.8 million Americans suffer injuries from slips, trips, and falls per year, most of which are citizens over the age of 65 years of age. It is estimated that costs due to slips, trips, and falls amounts to $70 Billion per year including both compensation and medical costs.
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for about 46% of fatal falls under older Americans. Fractures are one of the most common serious injuries that can result from falling, especially hip fractures.
15% of all accidental deaths are caused by slips trips and falls, and these are second only to motor vehicle accidents. About 19,500 deaths occur annually due to accidental falls. About 5% of workplace fatalities for women and 11% for men are due to falls. Nearly 50% of accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall from ground level.
A whopping 8 million hospital visits per year are due to falls. This is about 21% of all visits and the number one cause of hospital visits per year. Slip and falls account for 12% of these or 1 million hospital visits.
Slips, trips, and falls are the second highest cause of disabilities due to workplace injuries. What’s more, it’s the primary cause of days of work and more than 20% of slips, trips, and fall incidents lead to more than 31 days off work. This type of personal injury accounts for between 12 and 15% of workers’ compensations costs. Slips, trips, and falls are a common cause of personal injury and can amount to considerable physical damage and costs. If you have suffered an injury due to a slip, trip, or fall, you should contact the Slip and Fall New York City Personal Injury Attorneys at Linden Law at (212) 804-8440 for a no-obligation free consultation.