For those who work outside of emergency care facilities, statistics about falls can be quite eye-opening.
The National Safety Council (NSC) states that falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. In 2020, falls resulted in the deaths of over 42,000 people. Another 211,000 people were injured badly enough from falls that they needed to take time off from work.
Not only are those numbers alarming, but so is the price associated with your injury. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the average cost of a slip and fall injury is $28,000.00. This amount includes medical bills, physical therapy, and missed wages.
Not every fall is someone else’s fault, but many can be easily prevented. Snow and ice can be easily treated, spills cleared, and cracks filled to keep injury from happening.
At The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., we have handled fall cases with injuries ranging from sprains and strains, fractured bones requiring surgery, and even death.
If you or a family member has been hurt due to a fall, please contact us so a personal injury attorney can begin evaluating your case. Let us put our over 16 years of experience to work for you.