A slip & fall injury is the phrase that is used in the legal community for an injury arising out of a slip, trip, or fall that occurs due to a hazardous or a dangerous condition that is present on another person or entity's property.
More than 1,000,000 slip and falls injuries occur each year. Of those, nearly three hundred thousand happen on-the-job, resulting in disability and a claim for workers compensation.
The Most Common Types of Slip & Fall Injuries
The most common injuries arising out of slip and falls accidents include: spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, shoulder injuries, back
injuries, knee injuries, and muscular and ligamentous injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can also result in head serious injuries. This type of injury is referred to as a closed head injury and can result in long-term brain damage. The symptoms of traumatic brain injury are often subtle and not always immediately present or diagnosable for a period of time following the injury accident. It is particularly important to seek immediate medical evaluation and treatment if you
have hit your head and to watch for symptoms and obtain follow up evaluation in such event.
Slip and fall injuries are a serious threat for the aging population and are the leading cause of death for people 65 years of age or older. Moreover, nearly 25 percent of the elderly die less than a year after suffering a hip fracture due to a fall. Half of those who incur a hip fracture are are permanently disabled as a result and do not regain their mobility and their independence.
Remember, a slip and fall injury victim should obtain immediate medical attention. If the fall occurred due to the negligence of another, and that accident injury causes injury, disability, or loss of income, the negligent person or entity should be held accountable for the resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, wage loss and other losses.
If you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall due to the negligence of another, you likely have many questions including:
- I got hurt on a friend’s property. Should I contact a Missouri personal injury lawyer or should I just let it go?
- Does an accident report have to be filed after a Kansas City slip and fall accident?
Following a slip and fall accident that causes serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Get the information you need to protect your claim and your rights!
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REMEMBER: The insurance adjusters and the companies they work for are NOT on your side. Their goal is to pay as little as they can on injury claims (or deny claims altogether), and they do not have your best interests at heart.