The legal industry calls it Slip, Trip & Fall. Did you know that in the United States, approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room are caused by falls? Falls are also the second-leading cause of unintentional death in homes and communities according to the National Safety Council. Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.
In 2013, for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. Metropolitan Statistical Area, there were numerous work-related injuries that resulted in 62 fatalities. The Philadelphia Metro area placed eighth in the number of work-related fatalities among the 10 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States. Based on 2011 estimates from the Census Bureau, Philadelphia, in 2013, had the sixth largest population nationally.
The following is a breakdown of the 62 work-related injuries that resulted in death:
Nationwide, slips, trips and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents, which account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year, which is second to auto accidents. This results in more than 95 million lost work days per year!
While it’s called an accident, there are times when you will require additional compensation and will have the need for qualified attorneys to assist you in preparing the proper paperwork, filing monetary claims, and/or seeking the proper medical attention.
Martins Mill Legal Center houses Philadelphia’s Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers that work together as an amazing legal team that will settle your case. Should you need to talk with one of the qualified attorneys that handle Personal Injury cases at Martins Mill Legal Center, call us now!