What are the most common places people report slip and fall injuries
Trip/slip and fall accidents are a common form of injury among the population. According to statistics, around 540,000 people are injured in these types of accidents each year, requiring hospitalization.
According to the National Safety Council, in 2019, more than 8 million people went to emergency rooms for injuries caused by falls, and about 39,443 people died as a result of these accidents, both at home and in places of work. worked.
The reality is that a fall can happen anytime, anywhere, and it is extremely important to seek medical attention no matter how minor you think your injuries are.
Many of these accidents can occur due to the negligence of a third party, such as the owners of a place, office, hotel, supervisors of a supermarket, etc. that do not carry out adequate maintenance to their facilities, thus breaking with the obligation of care that they have for their visitors. Whenever there is a risk condition in a place, it is important that it is corrected and that while it is being carried out, people are alerted to these dangers
The most common places people report slip/trip and fall accidents include:
– Supermarkets, shopping malls, stores and warehouses. Slippery or wet surfaces, without any warning, are a great danger for people to fall. Misplaced materials, clothing, boxes, can also cause a distracted customer to trip and fall.
– Parking lots. Parking lots with cracks, holes, uneven surfaces, and poor lighting can also be the perfect setting for such an accident. Businesses have a responsibility to keep their parking lots well maintained and safe for customers.
– Ladders. Stairs also require good maintenance. Not only can steps wear out over time, but also handrails can become loose or fall off. And if we add wet or slippery steps to that, the fall could be quite serious.
– Sidewalks. Sidewalks also suffer from wear and tear, and can develop cracks, holes, and uneven surfaces over time. Pedestrians can fall if they are rushing or not paying close attention.
If you suffer from a fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Nourmand Law Firm, we can help you. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We will wait for you!