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Fast Facts on Slip & Fall Accidents

Statistics:

  • Each year in the United States, one of every three persons over the age of 65 will experience a fall.
  • For people aged 65-84, falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death.
  • Every year more than a million people go to the emergency room for slip and fall accidents.
  • Over 17,000 people die in the U.S. annually because of slip and fall injuries.
  • Fractures occur in 5% of all people who fall.
  • Over 60% of nursing homes residents will fall each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of brain injury.
  • Medical bills for slip and fall injuries are over $34 billion each year.

Injuries Include:

  • Death
  • Incapacitation
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Scarring

How to Prevent Slip & Fall Accidents:

  • Place a “wet floor” warning sign where it is needed
  • Put ice melt on icy driveways and walkways, so no one slips
  • Wear proper shoes
  • Replace worn out flooring
  • Use moisture-absorbent mats
  • Install proper lighting inside and outside
  • Keep walkways free of clutter and obstacles
  • Don’t use your cellphone while walking
  • Keep electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas
  • Install handrails on stairways
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