Slip & Fall Attorneys
Injury Attorneys Helping Victims of Slips & Falls
Slips and falls can result in incredible damage, whether the victim is young or old. Fractures are among the most severe consequences of falls and arise in 5% of victims of a fall. Falls account for more than eight million visits to hospital emergency rooms, purporting to depict the leading cause of visits. Over 1 million visits are accounted for by slips and falls. More than 60% of nursing home residents experience falls every year. Whether the incident left the victim with sudden pain or has been creeping up over time, experiencing the pain of a slip or fall can take a significant toll on the mind and body of not only the victim but also their family members.
Thankfully, the slip and fall injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm have extensive experience in these cases and can assist you or your loved one in a time of need. If you or your loved one has experienced a slip and fall due to the negligence of another individual, you may have a claim that leads to compensation. Please Contact Us today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
One of the Top Workplace Injuries
These types of injuries are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. Employees slipping on slick floors account for 85% of these claims. Slips, trips, and falls are some of the most common injuries that occur in the workplace. Workers aged 55 and over and those working in transportation, warehousing, and agriculture are the most at risk for a trip, slip, or fall. The most frequent type of injury are tears, strains, and sprains.
Slips, trips, and falls in the workplace include injuries that occur when a worker:
- Catches themself from falling due to a slip or trip
- Falls, trips, or slips onto or against something on the same level
- Falls to a lower level, including from a collapsing structure, through surfaces, from roofs, ladders, scaffolding, or other structures
- Jumps to a lower level
Slip and Fall Fatalities
- For individuals aged 65-84, falls are the second leading source of injury-related death
- For people aged 85 years or over, falls are the leading source of injury-related death
- Fall occurrences rise with each decade of life
- 60% of all deaths correlated to falls involve individuals aged 75 years or older
If you have lost a loved one that resulted from a slip and fall due to someone else’s negligence, please Contact Us today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation and learn how The Cochran Firm can assist you during this difficult time.
Seeking Legal Help After a Slip or Fall?
There is no doubt that experiencing an injury as a result of slips and falls can be stressful not only on your body but also on your emotional state and day-to-day life. If you have been hurt on the job and seek legal assistance, The Cochran Firm can help. Contact Us today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.