Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries and deaths, resulting in more than 8 million emergency room visits and 800,000 hospitalizations each year. Additionally, falls cause more traumatic brain injuries and hip fractures than any other type of accident. The good news is that many falls can be prevented by taking certain precautionary measures against the most common slip and fall accident causes.
Here is an overview of the hazardous conditions most likely to cause someone to slip, trip and fall.
Most slip and fall accidents are caused by hazards such as broken concrete or icy sidewalks. However, there are certain health-related factors that may increase your risk of falling. Most falls are caused by a combination of factors. The more of these risk factors you have, the greater your chances of falling.
Because many of these conditions can be improved with proper treatment, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor if you have any of the following risk factors:
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You may be surprised to learn that approximately 75% of falls happen in the home. Furthermore, 50% of all accidental deaths that occur at home are caused by falls.
Here are the hazards most likely to cause a slip and fall accident at home:
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More than 700 workers die each year and many more are seriously hurt as a result of slipping, tripping and falling. However, many of these accidents can be prevented by taking basic safety precautions.
Here are the hazardous conditions that cause the majority of work-related falls:
In Michigan, landlords have a duty to keep their rental properties free of dangerous conditions likely to cause people to be injured. Here are the most common hazards responsible for slip and fall accidents in apartment complexes. Depending on the circumstances, any of these could be grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact us as soon as possible. The Sam Bernstein Law Firm legal team understands the complexities of slip and fall cases and we will fight to win the compensation you deserve.
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