Slip and Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident may have many causes: spills or objects that have not been removed from an aisle or floor, poor lighting in an apartment, uneven sidewalk sections, an unrepaired step. Such on-premises conditions make them unsafe or dangerous, leading to serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, cuts, or bruises. Accidents that cause injury due to negligence can include “Slip and fall” (interference between the person and the floor or ground), “Trip and fall” (caused by an object or a fault on the ground), “Step and fall” (the presence of a hole or fault that causes a person to fall), or “Stump and fall” (an object or condition that causes a stumble).

Despite the seemingly simple name, slip and fall accidents and injuries can be serious and expensive. According to the National Safety Council:

  • Over 9 million disabling slip/fall injuries occur per year.
  • That is equal to 25,000 injuries per day, or 175,000 per week.
  • These injuries result in 95 million lost work days (and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that slip and fall injuries represent 65% of all work days lost).
  • Expenses from these injuries amount to $3.5 million per hour every day of the year, given that the average medical cost involved in a slip/fall accident is $20,000 – creating a $100 billion problem each year.

Any of these accidents can cause serious personal injury, and when they result from negligence WMK lawyers provide the injured person with counsel to competently assess the case and secure proper compensation from property owners and their insurance carriers.


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$1.5 Million Jury Award for Failure to Warn

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$1.5 Million to Settle Workplace Slip-and-Fall

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$1.28 Million Construction Slip-and-Fall Settlement

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$2.2 Million Jury Verdict for Stadium Slip and Fall

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$950,000 Slip-and-Fall Settlement

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