When to Contact Your Lawyer about a Slip and Fall Incident
Nearly everyone has slipped and fell on something, but you would be surprised to learn that according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall in juries every year. If you’re on the younger side, slipping and falling isn’t a big concern, but if you’re 60+ years old, slipping and falling can prove to be fatal. In 2005 alone 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of slip and fall accidents. In addition to the fatality of slipping and falling, 22% of slip/fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work (US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2002). Since most people work for a living, missing work can prove to be catastrophic, and even more so if you have a family to provide for.
So you may be wondering when you should contact us about slipping and falling. When slips and falls are contributed to: wet floors, uneven or unkempt flooring, loose or not fastened hand railing, low lighting, etc. In addition to these circumstances, when a slip and fall happens in the workplace there is much more to the incident and your rights. We can (and will!) walk you through your options to get fair compensation, medical treatment, and help you avoid a hostile work environment. Are you unsure about your situation? Have questions? Call us at (239) 337-9875!