You were paying attention, but an unsafe condition caused personal injury. It’s not your fault you slipped and fell. A slip & fall injury is any injury that you sustain after slipping, tripping or stumbling and falling. Head trauma, fractures and spinal injuries are not uncommon, much like slip/fall accidents themselves. Now what do you do? You’re walking usually when suddenly you slip and fall? Or perhaps you walked into your office where the floor had just been waxed and you slip and fall because they didn’t put up a warning sign. Maybe you walked into your office after hours of rain and slip and fall, because the management forgot to put down a carpet or mats.
Now due to a slip & fall injury you find yourself with an injured hand, or wrist, or knee or ankle or back or other personal injury. Accidents can happen just about anywhere. Whether you are out shopping, on your way to work, on a military base, or visiting a neighbor, dangerous conditions on any type of public or private property can leave you suffering from life-altering injuries.
Slips and falls can be painful as well as cause long-lasting and sometimes debilitating injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that one out of every five falls leads to a severe injury, like a traumatic brain injury or a broken hip.
This figure does not include the countless injuries and resulting medical expenses suffered by people going about their daily lives and slipping or tripping outside of work. Slips & falls can occur anywhere, such as malls, grocery stores, in an apartment building, and even while at work. According to Workplace Health & Safety, slip and fall injuries account for a large portion of injuries experienced by health care workers in nursing homes.
There are two types of pain: