According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, as well as the leading cause of occupational injury for people 55 years and older.
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About Slip and Fall Accidents
If you consider the nature of a slip and fall accident, it is easy to understand that this specific type of accident can take place almost anywhere. There are particular locations where slip and fall accidents have been more prone to take place, including the following:
- On Stairs
- Grocery Stores
- Malls/Shopping Centers
Depending on the location where the slip and fall accident occurs, there can be a range of reasons as to why it took place, such as:
- Slippery/Slick Floors
- Changes in Flooring Surface
- Ice/Snow (or other poor weather conditions)
- Uneven Pavement
- Cracks in the Flooring
- Debris in Walkway
- Steep Stairs
What makes a slip and fall accident even more devastating, is the fact that most of these accidents are caused due to negligence, meaning they could have easily been prevented. If the proper action had been taken to maintain or fix the property, or at least warn of the hazard on the property, then there is a much lesser chance a slip and fall (and injury) would have transpired.
The most common slip and fall injuries are:
- Neck/Shoulder/Back/Knee Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you or someone you know has recently experienced a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Seeking medical attention can be expensive. Further more, the severity of the injury may cause a leave of absence from work, resulting in more financial strain.
You do not have to fight this battle alone. Contact a slip and fall accident lawyer at C. Ray Carlson today. We serve the following areas: Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita, Fillmore, Santa Paula, and San Fernando Valley.