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Slip and fall injuries are the second most common type of injury after motor vehicle accidents. Often, unnoticed hazards on someone else’s property may cause an individual to fall and sustain injuries. If injured, you could qualify for compensation. And you don’t have to face the legal system’s complexities alone.

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Understanding Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall injuries, a specific category of personal injuries, happen when individuals slip and sustain injuries.

Consider these scenarios:

  • While navigating an icy sidewalk, an individual loses their balance and falls, resulting in a broken tailbone.
  • In a restaurant, a person encounters a slippery floor without a warning sign, slips, and falls, causing a significant wrist sprain.
  • A worker, moving through a hazardous area with oily surfaces, slips, falls, and ends up with severe bruising, leading to a workers’ compensation claim.

These instances highlight the diverse contexts and causes of slip and fall incidents, all leading to a range of injuries from moderate to severe. Unique to environmental factors, slip and fall injuries do not include scenarios where one person pushes another.

Furthermore, it’s crucial to differentiate slip and fall injuries from trip and fall injuries in legal discussions.

Slip and fall incidents specifically occur due to a loss of footing caused by slipping on a surface, often resulting in the person falling sideways or backward.

Conversely, trip and fall injuries happen when an obstruction causes the individual to stumble and fall forward. This distinction is critical in the legal arena, as it influences the outcome of slip and fall cases.

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    Slip and Fall Injury Types

    Head Injuries

    Head injuries are often the most severe type of injuries a person may suffer. That’s because any head injury has the potential to cause brain damage. When the skull is impacted severely, traumatic brain injuries may occur, leading to symptoms like:

    Headaches and migraines, memory loss, long-term mental disabilities and more

    Head injuries may be sustained during a slip and fall incident if an individual falls and their head impacts either the corner of a street or surface or a flat hard surface.

    Limb Injuries

    It’s also common for individuals to suffer limb injuries when they fall. Human instinct is to stick out one’s legs and arms to catch oneself during a fall. But if the fall is sudden, a person might accidentally land on a limb, twist the limb, or hit the limb on a hard surface or part of the surrounding environment.

    Broken bones and significant bruising can often result.

    Wrist and Ankle Injuries

    Similarly, wrists and ankles often become sprained, bruised, or broken when people may try to catch themselves. But pressing all of your weight onto your wrist, for instance, the fall can cause undue stress on the joint and lead to it being sprained or broken.

    This is doubly true during workplace incidents or when the individual in question is carrying heavier than average loads,

    Neck Injuries

    When someone slips, they may suffer neck injuries from hitting their heads or necks against the side of a street or a flat surface. Additionally, it could lead someone’s head to suddenly snap back when they land back-first on the ground, causing severe whiplash. These kinds of injuries are not only dangerous to the head but also to the neck, and may lead to long-term nerve damage, muscle soreness, and even a broken neck that will require serious medical intervention.

    Back Injuries

    Landing on your back can lead to a number of negative side effects and secondary conditions. Most slip and falls occur such that a person falls backward to land either on their rear or their back. For individuals who already have sore backs or back health issues, this can be particularly problematic or painful.

    Tailbone Injuries

    Many people fall backward and accidentally land hard on their tailbones. If the surface beneath them is hard enough, they may end up bruising, cracking, or breaking their tailbone, which can lead to significant and long-term discomfort and pain.

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    Non-Workplace Slip and Fall Injuries

    If an injury is sustained outside the workplace but on business premises, a citizen might decide to file for a slip and fall lawsuit.

    All businesses are required by law to keep their premises safe during workplace hours within reasonable standards. For example:

    If an employee mopped a floor at a restaurant, that employee is required to put up a “wet floor” sign so that individuals know to stay away.

    Similarly, a business in a northern or snowy climate is required to keep its entrance free of ice and snow during business hours.

    A business may not leave excessive messes, spills, or other slippery materials on the floor for undue periods of time.

    However, if a business fails to take proper precautions, someone might trip, slip and subsequently injure themselves on their premises, leaving them at fault for the accident.

    *Note that individuals do not have to be customers (intended or actual) to put the blame on a business for their injuries.

    Workplace Slip And Fall Accidents

    There are two broad types of slip and fall cases: those that occur at workplaces and those that occur on business premises.

    At the workplace, all workers are entitled to a safe work environment, and businesses that employ workers are required to provide those environments, as well as provide employees with requisite safety gear or footwear to ensure they don’t suffer from injuries in the course of their duties.

    But even in the best-case scenario, workers may still occasionally have accidents. Two things can occur:

    The resulting investigation may find that the workplace or employer is not at fault. In this case, workers’ compensation may still be pursued since the worker in question suffered the injury over the course of his or her normal duties.

    The resulting investigation finds that the workplace or employer is at fault. In this case, the employee may file for workers’ compensation and file a lawsuit against the employer.
    Workers’ compensation

    What exactly is workers’ compensation? In a nutshell, workers’ compensation procedures and laws allow employees to file for compensation for any injuries they may suffer over the course of their normal duties.

    In order to prove that they qualify for workers’ compensation, they must:

    • Prove that the injury was sustained during workplace hours on workplace premises
    • Prove that the injury was sustained during regular activities or operations
    • Prove that the injury was not sustained due to reckless behavior on their part

    If all three of these aspects are proven, workers may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Such benefits often include coverage for medical bills and expenses, as well as regular payments over the duration of their recovery. This allows workers to continue earning an income even though they may not be able to come into work for some time.

    Employers do not normally pay for workers’ compensation out-of-pocket. Instead, they most often have insurance companies that pay for workers’ compensation in exchange for monthly payments.

    The majority of workplaces in the United States have workers’ compensation forms that employees can fill out to apply for this benefit. When filling out a form for a slip and fall injury, workers must be careful to establish:

    • How they received the injury
    • Where they received the injury
    • How much their medical bills are estimated to be

    Some workers’ compensation claims also prevent workers from suing the company if they plan to take workers’ compensation. All employees should look at the details of their company’s workplace compensation procedures before filing.

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    Slip and Fall Negligence and Liability

    In a slip and fall lawsuit, liability is proven by establishing a number of facts

    • The property owner or business created the condition
    • The property owner or business knew that the condition existed
    • The property owner or business did not try to correct the condition OR
    • The condition existed for a long enough time that the owner or business should have discovered and fixed the issue before the slip and fall accident.

    In summary, it has to be proven that a property or business owner was negligent and that negligence directly caused the slip and fall incident to occur.

    These rules are very similar if a worker tries to prove that their workplace is responsible for their injury. They must essentially prove that their employer knew about the dangerous conditions and failed to correct them in time to prevent the accident from occurring.

    However, slip and fall lawsuits are not as cut and dry when it comes to private property. Individuals are not necessarily responsible for keeping their property safe for others to traverse. For instance, driveways and porches are often considered gray areas that are both part of the public domain (since public servants like mailpersons use them frequently) and that are also considered private for the individuals that own them

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