Falls account for more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States. They also account for about 15 percent of all work-related injuries. Each year hundreds of workers die and thousands become disabled from falls on the job.
Falls are of two basic types: elevated falls and same-level falls. Same-level falls are most frequent, but elevated falls are more severe. Same-level falls are generally slips or trips. Injury results when the individual hits a walking or working surface or strikes some other object during the fall. Slips are primarily caused by a slippery surface and compounded by wearing the wrong footwear.
If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may have a claim for damages arising out of the negligence of the owner or company. It may be possible for you to recover your medical expenses, as well an award for your pain, suffering and permanent injury. Call us today for a FREE Consultation!