NFSI data shows that falls are the leading cause of hospital visits annually. Over 8 million emergency room visits a year are due to falls and over 1 million, or 12% of total falls, are slip and fall accidents. These injuries most often occur at stores and supermarkets, the workplace, and nursing homes.
Duty of Care
Any business that invites the public onto its premises is held responsible to take precautions that keep its customers from harm. A business’s Duty of Care is expected to be upheld whether it’s a nationwide chain, grocery chain, or local independent retailer. If injured at the supermarket or another business due to negligence, a victim may need compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.
A worker is hurt on the job every seven seconds in the United States. Between the employee and the company, workplace safety is a shared responsibility. Unfortunately, injured workers are frequently left to pay the price when companies are not held liable. When a victim is injured while performing their job duties, compensation is given to help cover the costs of the unsafe work conditions. Compensation may also cover disability, medical expenses, vocational retraining, and wage loss differential. Occupations commonly listed as the “most dangerous” include:
- Maintenance, repair, and installation
- Manufacturing or production
- Truckers, loggers, and other transportation industry occupations
- Public Service
Slip and fall injuries aren’t often thought of first when it pertains to life-altering trauma. Yet, falls may lead to an assortment of injuries varying in severity. Severe falls can lead to sprains, broken bones, head/neck/spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Filing a personal injury claim can be complicated, especially when a victim is stressed with the emotional and physical pain of a serious injury. Filing for compensation is time-sensitive and it is best to find an attorney that will work to get you paid.