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In 2019, over 8 million people suffered a slip, trip, or falling injury, and over 39,000 Americans died as a result. Also, its estimated that out of 100,000+ disabling injuries each year in the work force, 33.1% are from slips, trips, or falls. Plus, those accidents account for 30% or more of all Workers’ Compensation costs.
Furthermore, the average direct cost for one disabling injury now approaches $42,000. Conservative estimates of indirect costs are significantly higher at $208,500. In deaths on the job, the average cost is skyrocketing. Enough that 880 people died from a fall in 2019. Add to these personal and family costs and trauma, and its evident that slips, trips, and falls should be avoided.
Additionally, there was a thorough analysis of falls in the Florida workforce conducted in 2021, based on Workers’ Compensation records. Men accounted for 91% of the on-the-job deaths in Florida. And 57% of all workplace fatalities in Florida came from transportation, falls, slips, and trips.
Simultaneously, across the United States, falls accounted for nearly 33.1 percent of all serious disabling work injuries: 10.7 percent were elevated falls, 18.1 percent were same-level falls, and 4.3 percent were slips/trips without a fall. Falls make up 75% of fatalities for roofers and 33% of construction deaths are attributed to falling. Half of those falls leading to death come from falls of 20 feet or less.
Above all, the back was the most frequently injured part of the body in falls. 37 percent of the injuries were from elevated falls, while 29 percent were from same-level falls. The joints – wrist, elbow and shoulder, or the ankle, knee and hip – accounted for 32 percent of elevated falls and 47 percent of same-level falls.
Consequently, most injuries are sprains and strains. 52 percent from elevated falls, 46 percent from same-level falls. Fractures are the result of 19 percent of elevated falls and 10 percent of same-level falls. Bruises and contusions account for most of the remaining injuries. Tripp Law firm is a personal injury firm located in the greater Tampa Bay area handling cases throughout Florida. We represent victims of personal injury in all aspects including litigation related to Personal Injury, including tort litigation, negligence cases, slip and fall accidents, and settlements. Tripp Law Firm is willing and able to take on any legitimate lawsuit and to help anyone seeking legal representation.
Indeed, all property owners in Florida (grocery stores, restaurants, businesses) have a responsibility to provide safety to individuals who are on their premises. Often times unsuspecting persons can become personal injury victims as a result of negligence by the property owner.
Truthfully, property owners are required to provide well-lit walkways, prevent elevator accidents, clean up spills and place warning signs regarding any potential hazard that are on their premises.
Under Florida law, a property owner is typically held liable for a slip and fall accident on their premises. If you or a loved one are injured as a result of a slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover money from the property owner to compensate you for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs arising from the slip and fall. Thus, Tripp Law Firm will guide you through the process and fight to protect your rights against the insurance companies.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries from a slip and fall on someone else’s property in Florida, you may have a premises liability claim. Contact your personal injury attorney, G. Alan Tripp Jr., to discuss your slip and fall case. We offer a free 24 / 7 slip and fall injury case evaluation. You can reach us at 1-888-392-LAWS or 727-398-2900 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. We are THAT committed to protecting your rights!