Slip and Fall Accident Statistics
- January 23, 2015
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The increase in slip and fall accidents are rising every day in America. The most common slip and fall accident occur in the workplace and roadsides. Elderly men and women are more prone to slip and fall injury due to their age.
Studies reveal that more than 8 million people visit the hospital emergency room every year, out of which slip and fall accidents account for 12% of incidents. The number of death cases due to slip and fall are at 15%.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about 25,000 slip and fall accidents occur in the workplace every day. This results in $60 billion on medical bills every year.
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, in 2011, around 22,900 elderly Americans were fatally injured due to slip and fall accidents. Knee injuries, deep cuts, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are some common injuries sustained by the elderly.
Hip fracture is another common injury following a slip and fall. A study by Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research in 2014 reveals that the cost of effectively treating hip injury is about $81,300.
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