In 2015 there were 800 fatalities that resulted from slip, trip and fall accidents at work. According to OSHA, slips, trips, and falls (STF’s) account for the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as accidental cause of death. In addition, 35% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) can be attributed to a fall, especially when falling backwards according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Fractures, shoulder injury, hip and knee injury, neck and back injuries as well as paralysis are but a few of the injuries that could result from a fall. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (2006), approximately one in every four Americans, has suffered from pain lasting longer than 24 hours while millions more suffer from acute or chronic pain. Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans seek medical attention. It is a leading cause of disability and medical costs; which unfortunately, is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States.
Medical bills, lost income, chronic pain, disability (both mental and physical) depression, and even suicide have been attributed to slip, trip and fall accidents. You are not alone, if you or a loved one has been injured give Lake Charles personal injury attorney N. Craig Richardson a call. Craig and his team of lawyers specializes in slip, trip and fall accidents and will work diligently to get you the medical attention and compensation that you deserve.