More than 3 million people visit the emergency room each year because of injuries sustained in falls. For those 65 and older, the risk of being seriously hurt from a fall is especially high. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of slip, trip and fall accidents.
Here are some suggestions from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Safety Council and other fall prevention resources.
Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries that occur in the home, second only to poison. In fact, almost 75% of all falls happen at home.
Here are simple steps to make your home a safer place:
Note: As a homeowner, you could be liable if a visitor is injured in a slip and fall accident on your property. Therefore, taking steps to make your home safer will reduce your risk of injury and help protect you from potential legal problems.
In addition to safeguarding your environment, here are some steps you can take to reduce your own risk of being injured in a slip, trip and fall accident. Furthermore, your risk of falling increases with age, and older adults often experience more serious injuries.
Here are some suggestions to help prevent falls during Michigan’s winter months.
More than half of all workplace slip and fall accidents are caused by spills on shop floors in addition to icy walkways and entrances. Employers and business owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for their employees and visitors. However, sometimes a worker is injured because an employer fails to fulfill this responsibility.
Furthermore, workers who are injured on the job are typically eligible to receive compensation under The Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Act, familiarly known as workers’ comp. (LINK TO BLOG OR WEB PAGE ON WORKERS’ COMP)
Here are some slip, trip and fall prevention steps employees can take to reduce their risk of an accident at work.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact one of our experienced slip, trip and fall lawyers immediately to win the compensation you deserve.
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