Slip, trip, and fall accidents can occur at work, home, or in a variety of other situations, such as school. The Department of Labor reported that the second leading cause of accidental death in this country is due to these types of accidents. Unfortunately, slip, trip, and fall accidents occur every year within the United States. The cost of injuries due to falls alone, however, amounts to an estimated $70 billion, according to the National Safety Council.
The Annual Occurrence of Workplace Injuries
There are approximately 12,000 workplace injuries that occur due to slipping, tripping, and falling. Falls, for example, account for roughly 25% of the workplace injury claims that are reported. Over 17% of these falls result in disabling injuries. Workers 55 and older tend to sustain the most injuries due to slipping than from other types of situations.