Slip and Fall
Philadelphia Slip and Fall Lawyer
You don’t expect to slip on a spilled beverage in a grocery store or trip over an uneven sidewalk in your neighborhood. No matter the cause, slip and falls can result in serious injuries. These injuries can lead to mounting medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. A Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at Kane & Silverman will protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
Our slip and fall attorneys will make sure that the property on which you fell will not be a threat to others in the future. By holding negligent property owners liable, others are encouraged to maintain their grounds to avoid accidents in the future. When property owners take steps to ensure that their premises is safe, the risk of slip and falls decreases.
About Slip and Falls
Slip and falls can happen to anyone, anywhere. Many factors cause slip and falls such as cluttered floors, uneven sidewalks, potholes and poor lighting. Sometimes, the weather is a factor. Slip and falls are traumatic experiences that may result in serious injury or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over 30,000 deaths and millions of injuries caused by unintentional falls in the United States in 2013.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Common injuries resulting from slip and falls include:
- hip fractures
- head injuries
- traumatic brain injuries
Falls in a Nursing Home
A majority of slip and falls happen to adults aged 65 and over. In fact, the CDC reports that between half and three-quarters of nursing home residents fall each year. Falls in nursing homes or assisted living facilities lead to about 1,800 total fatalities each year. While most falls happen because of physical reasons like muscle weakness, 16 to 27% of nursing home falls are caused by factors such as incorrect bed height, poor lighting, slippery floors and improperly maintained wheelchairs. Hospitalization costs, on average, are over $35,000 for fall victims ages 65 and older.
Falls in the Workplace
Falls in the workplace are a serious issue. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falls, trips, and slips in the workplace resulted in about 800 deaths in 2015. That same year, there were 309,060 nonfatal injuries from falls in the workplace. Employees missed a median of 11 days of work as a result of fall injuries. Workplace falls can be attributed to things like slippery floors, changes in levels, or debris in the walkway. Workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with fall incidents in the workplace are estimated to be around $70 billion annually.
Slip and Fall Lawyer in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident caused by negligence, you deserve compensation. A Philadelphia slip and fall lawyer at Kane & Silverman will fight to get you full compensation for medical costs. Please do not hesitate to call or text us at 215-232-1000. Or, fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. We have offices in Philadelphia, PA and Marlton, NJ where you can speak with our premises liability attorneys.