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    Slip and Fall

    Slip and fall injury or trip and fall incidents can happen anywhere and at any time, including in a store, workplace, sidewalk, or nursing home. It is a prevalent sort of unintentional injury that generally occurs as a consequence of someone else’s negligence and comes at a high cost to the victim. These expenses may include missed income, unanticipated out-of-pocket medical bills, discomfort, temporary or permanent disability, lower quality of life, and death. When property owners or other responsible parties ignore hazardous circumstances, resulting in an injury-causing fall, the victim can often collect compensation for these injuries. Anthony-Smith Law Orlando Fl’s skilled, well-trained slip and fall injury attorneys will endeavor to assist you to seek compensation from negligent property owners to cover medical costs, lost earnings, and other losses. Please contact us right away for a free introductory consultation. We are ready to defend your rights.

    How Slip And Fall Injuries Occur

    Slip and fall injury, according to the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), account for the majority of general accidents and are a prominent cause of personal injury claims. According to the Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it is the second leading cause of death, after only vehicular homicide. Falls account for more than 17% of all debilitating occupational injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20 to 30% of persons involved in all incidents get moderate to serious injuries. Falls usually result in fractured bones, but they can also result in catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord damage.

    Slipping and falling may happen practically everywhere. Nonetheless, there are specific situations and locales where this sort of disaster is more likely. The National Safety Council (NSC) advises property owners to reduce slip, trip, and fall risks.

    Slip and fall incidents are frequently discussed in terms of how they occur. Here are several examples:

    • Wet and slick flooring
    • Floors that are cluttered
    • ruined floors and stairwells
    • insufficient illumination
    • ruined sidewalks
    • Potholes and ditches
    • Cracks in the sidewalk
    • Pavement that is uneven or gravel

    The following are common places for a slip, trip, and fall:

    On level walking surfaces, 70% of people slip and fall (HOTELS, NURSING FACILITIES, BUSINESSES, PRIVATE HOMES, PLAYGROUND, STADIUMS)

    90% of people die at churches and worship places (CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, CATHEDRALS, STAIRS)

    16% of workers’ compensation claims (BUSINESS, WORKPLACE)

    Expenditures linked with workplace injuries account for 26% of total costs (WORKPLACE)

    In an average restaurant, there are 3-9 slip and fall accidents (RESTAURANTS, CAFETERIAS)

    Every year, $450 million is spent to fight against fall claims.

    The most common injuries occur in the body’s neck, back, and spinal cord regions. Depending on the location and intensity, the effect might be chronic pain for a long time or possibly for the remainder of a person’s life.

    Slip-and-fall incidents involving ladders, machinery, and flooring cause neck injuries. Neck injuries can also be caused by water on the floor, invisible wires, or other objects.

    Most workplace impairments are caused by back injuries, which can occur as a consequence of a single slip and fall or as a result of a series of slips and falls. Back discomfort can occur suddenly or gradually worsen over time. Back injuries might include ligaments or muscles, or the slip and fall can affect vertebrae or discs.

    Slip and fall incidents to the spine frequently result in lifelong impairment, such as partial or total paralysis. Slip and fall injury can cause spinal cord injuries in construction workers, marine workers, warehouse and plant employees, and others.

    Slip and fall incidents can have serious repercussions, and you may be forced to pay for lengthy and expensive medical treatments and rehabilitation. Your ability to work may be impaired, and you may endure continuous pain. You may demand further recompense for your injuries in addition to workers’ compensation or other insurance claims. Insurance companies will try to provide you the bare minimum for your injuries, but you are entitled to more.

    Allow our Florida slip and fall injury attorney to assist you in pursuing more.

    Liability For Premises

    You should defend your rights if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. You might have a claim if the property owner’s carelessness caused your fall, such as failing to clean up a spill or fix the damage. When you visit someone else’s property, you do not expect to get hurt. This means that the property owner (or tenant) is responsible for keeping the surroundings reasonably safe. This is referred to as premises responsibility. Accidents that may result in premises liability lawsuits include a slip and fall on a public walkway, an injury on a theme park attraction, a pool drowning, and negligent security. Anthony-Smith Law’s competent, well-trained slip and fall injury attorneys will provide you with the personal attention you need. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.