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Blog: Slip and Fall

  • Common Slip and Fall Injuries

    March 05, 2018

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one million Americans experience a slip and fall accident every year. For an estimated 17,000 people, those accidents are fatal. People can slip and fall on a wet floor, over debris left on the ground, or on broken and uneven flooring. Slip and […]

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  • Rise in Fatal Work Accidents

    February 28, 2018

    According to a new release issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this is the third consecutive year where job fatalities have risen in the United States. In 2016, the most recent year for which data has been analyzed by the government agency, there were 5,190 fatal work injuries.  This number is up […]

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  • Slip and Fall Accidents on Sidewalks

    February 15, 2018

    Sidewalks can be dangerous, especially in the winter season when accumulated ice and snow obscure hazards and create a slippery surface. A victim can slip and fall, suffering a severe injury such as a broken bone, soft tissue damage, or a traumatic brain injury because of these seasonal hazards. After falling on a slippery sidewalk, […]

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  • Preventing Winter Slip and Fall Accidents

    February 06, 2018

    Although spring is just around the corner, January and February are the coldest months of the year, a factor that may contribute to dangerous walking conditions during periods of inclement weather. To avoid injuries associated with slip and fall accidents, the following tips and precautions should be kept in mind: Plan Ahead If you know […]

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  • Flooring Causes Slip and Fall Injuries

    January 17, 2018

    Many different injuries can result from a slip and fall accident, such as broken bones, soft tissue injuries, head trauma, and disfigurement. In many cases, slips and falls are preventable. A recent study conducted by CNA, an insurance and risk management services provider, discussed the different types of flooring, and how each type scored on […]

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  • Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

    January 09, 2018

    Injuries associated with slip and fall accidents may vary from small bruises and sprains, to broken bones, nerve damage, and other debilitating injuries. The severity of the injury and cause of the accident may have you question whether to file a slip and fall lawsuit against the owner, company, or property involved. Depending on the […]

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  • Inpatient and Hospital Slip and Fall Accidents

    December 20, 2017

    Most slip and fall accidents result in a hospital visit. One would imagine that hospitals and inpatient facilities would have the highest levels of safety. Several organizations that study slip and fall accidents have reached the same conclusion about poor safety in hospitals. When someone slips and falls in an inpatient facility or hospital, most […]

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  • Slip-Resistant Tape Prevents Falls

    December 07, 2017

    According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 people experience slip and fall accidents every day. Slip and fall accidents can cause injuries ranging from cuts to head injuries, and are the second leading cause of accidental fatalities behind car accidents. A slip and fall can occur on uneven or cracked pavement, buckled or […]

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  • Phone App Detects Brain Injuries

    November 22, 2017

    The smartphone has helped revolutionize the way we live. The number of phone applications used today is staggering, with new apps appearing daily. A team of researchers at the University of Washington developed an app, called PupilScreen, that could be life-saving. The phone app provides on-the-spot detection of brain injuries and will be useful when […]

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  • Halloween Safety

    October 30, 2017

    The cooler temperatures and the changing color of the leaves are sure signs that Halloween is near. Ghosts, goblins, witches, and skeletons will soon be trick or treating through neighborhoods in search of candy and treats. While Halloween will be a fun experience for most people, serious and sometimes fatal injuries can occur as children, […]

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