Slip or trip and fall accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere, from nursing homes to retail stores, schools, parks, driveways, private homes, workplaces, and more.
Some slip and fall accidents can entitle you to a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault party responsible for the fall. To file a lawsuit, you must gather evidence to prove how your accident occurred, identify who was responsible for the accident and identify the damages you suffered as a result. For assistance with your case, call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. Our slip or trip and fall lawyers serving Patchogue can help you gather evidence, prove liability, and file a lawsuit if you have grounds for one.
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Slips or trips and falls disproportionately affect the elderly, although they can affect anyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
These are substantial findings, but slips or trips and falls do not only affect the elderly. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), over 5,000 people were killed in workplace accidents in 2018, and about one-fifth of these deaths were due to falls.
Some of the injures you can suffer in a slip or trip and fall accident include:
In addition to physical injuries, you can also lose income by being unable to work, and the treatment, testing, and medication costs for the injuries above can be significant.
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There are many causes of slips, trips and falls. Many slip and fall accidents are a combination of more than one factor. These factors include:
Sections 240 and 241 of New York’s scaffold laws–contained in New York Labor Law (LAB) §240– provide details on the standards and the kinds of protection that employers and workplaces must provide their workers to prevent fall accidents. The same applies to OSHA Standard §1926.501, which states that:
Similar rules and standards can be found for nursing homes, public spaces, and elsewhere. A failure to abide by these rules and standards or to address slip and fall hazards can lead to a slip and fall lawsuit against an employer, a nursing home administrator, a business, the owner of private property, or otherwise. Our slip or trip and fall lawyers serving Patchogue can investigate your case to identify the at-fault party and quantify your damages. Call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. at (631) 451-7900 to discuss your case.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that compensation and medical care costs of workplace slips and falls are about $70 billion annually. The CDC also estimated that the care costs for older adult falls were roughly $50 billion in 2015. Combined, the costs of workplace and elderly slip and fall accidents are estimated to be over $100 billion every year.
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You can sue an at-fault party who is liable and responsible for your slip and fall accident if you can show that:
Identifying the at-fault party comes down to gathering evidence of the cause or causes of your accident. You can hold a business operator, a premises owner, a maintenance team, a construction site operator, or other parties liable for a slip and fall accident if you can show that the actions of the party in question led to your accident.
For workplace accidents, a third-party may be responsible due to a failure to meet workplace safety rules or standards. For business operators or premises owners, this can take the form of a failure to identify or rectify workplace or premises slip and fall hazards. For maintenance teams, it can take the form of a failure to properly address a slip and fall hazard, a failure to place proper signage near repaired or damaged floors, or a failure to properly repair or address slip and fall hazards.
Evidence that you can use to prove the fault of an at-fault party includes:
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900. Our slip or trip and fall lawyers serving Patchogue will review your case and can help you file a lawsuit for damages if you have the legal grounds required for one. We can also help you gather evidence, identify at-fault parties, and quantify your losses and damages.
The statutes of limitations for personal injury cases are generally three years, although exceptions may apply that can significantly shorten this deadline. Contact us today to review your case and for a detailed discussion on the next steps, you should take.
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