The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that millions of elderly people slip and fall every year. The rate of slips and falls for younger children are also disproportionately higher than other age groups. However, serious slip and fall accidents can affect anyone, and they are often seen in workplaces, such as hospitals, retail stores, factories, and construction worksites.
The CDC estimates that slips and falls result in about 800,000 hospitalizations every year, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that slips and falls in the workplace cost society $70 billion every year in the United States. Slips and falls kill more people in the United States every year than any other type of preventable accident, second to motor vehicle accidents.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to serious losses. If you suffered a slip and fall accident, contact the Underwood Law Office at (972) 535-6377. A McKinney slip and fall lawyer can help you evaluate your losses and file a compensation claim.
Slip and fall accidents can occur whenever you lose traction, stumble, or bump into an object on the floor and lose your footing. There are many ways a slip and fall accident can happen. Some examples of slip and fall accidents include:
These types of accidents can occur anywhere, including playgrounds and parks, retail stores, hospitals, schools, and places of business.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
According to the CDC, slips and falls are the leading cause of death for older adults. Also, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), slips and falls are one of the four leading causes of workplace deaths in the United States. Failing to meet OSHA workplace safety standards for fall protection and training requirements was listed as one of the top 10 most frequently cited reasons for the inspection of work-related deaths.
Contact the Underwood Law Office at (972) 535-6377 if you would like legal assistance with your slip and fall accident case. A McKinney slip and fall lawyer can help determine if you have a case and explain the laws relevant to your personal injury claim.
A slip and fall accident can lead to many different types of injury, such as:
To determine the fault for a slip and fall accident, you must determine how the accident occurred. Here are a few examples of how your legal team might determine the liability of a slip and fall accident:
A construction company or a worksite owner may be held liable for a slip and fall accident if:
A nursing home may be held liable for damages if a slip and fall accident occurs because:
If a business owner or operator may be held liable for a slip and fall accident if:
For all of the cases above, a property owner, business operator, employer, workplace supervisor, equipment manufacturer, or service and maintenance team whose actions led to a slip and fall accident may be held liable for the victim’s injuries and damages.
To prove that you were harmed by someone in a slip and fall accident, our team may help you:
Call Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377 to discuss your case. A McKinney slip and fall lawyer would be happy to assist you. We can help you determine the cause of your accident and identify the potentially liable parties for your accident. Our team can also help you evaluate your losses and file a claim within the statutes of limitations so that you can pursue compensation.