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November 14, 2022
Major Slip and Fall Risks for the Elderly

Major Slip and Fall Risks for the Elderly

An article in Michigan Health claims that the risk of falling has increased among older adults. Looking at data from a University of Michigan poll, the increase can be traced back to the isolation and reduced activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, as seniors become more active and engaged, the fall risk continues to rise. […]

September 5, 2022
Stairway Falls: The Dangerous Facts

Stairway Falls: The Dangerous Facts

According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls on stairs, ramps, and landings are responsible for over 36,000 deaths and more than 7 million emergency room visits each year. That makes stairs, ramps and landings the number one household hazard on the list of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) National Electronic Injury Surveillance […]

How Design and Architecture Can Influence Slips, Trips, and Falls

How Design and Architecture Can Influence Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slip, trip and fall accidents sometimes happen. A recent paper presented at the annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society addressed whether these accidents and resulting injuries can be curtailed through better architectural design. More than 275,000 occupational injuries annually are caused by slips, trips and falls, according to the National Safety Council. […]

What if I had a Previous Injury Before a Slip and Fall?

What if I had a Previous Injury Before a Slip and Fall?

Slips and falls sometimes happen to people who are already injured. In those cases, it’s not uncommon for the fall to worsen a pre-existing chronic condition. In such a circumstance, you may wonder what your legal options are. Perhaps you had previously broken a bone. You might have back pain, a herniated disc, or another […]

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

Q&A: What Kinds of Damages Can I Claim for a Slip and Fall?

If you slip or trip on someone else’s property and are injured, you have a potential premises liability claim that is known as a “slip and fall.” The property owner may be held accountable for damages related to your injuries if there was negligence involved. “Damages” refers to money awarded for loss or injury. After […]

Do Certain Floors Cause Slip and Falls?

Do Certain Floors Cause Slip and Falls?

If you slip and fall at a retail location, it could be negligence, but the type of flooring also could play a part, according to a recent report by Bloomberg. Slips, trips and falls kill thousands of people each year and injure hundreds of thousands more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

With the holiday season comes a wave of seasonal employment opportunities, such as those in retail establishments. Along with those jobs come a surge in slips, trips, and falls, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Falls from portable ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries […]

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

What Should I do after a Slip and Fall Injury?

The FBI recently busted a $31 million slip-and-fall insurance scam reportedly run by a sophisticated fraud ring in New York. The scam involved staged slip-and-fall accidents at targeted properties, falsified insurance claims, and even unnecessary surgical procedures. What important steps can an individual who was involved in a bona fide slip-and-fall accident at a store […]

September 13, 2021
Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

Amazon Faces Slip and Fall Charges…Again

A New Jersey woman who slipped and fell on her way to work could have a case against Amazon after all, according to a decision by a New Jersey appeals court, as recently reported online. Plaintiff Jeannie Greenstein originally sued Amazon and others for her slip-and-fall injuries due to snow and ice that was not […]

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

New PA Bill Protects Farms from Lawsuits

A new bill passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly will offer legal protection to farms engaging in what is known as “agritourism,” according to a story in the Reading Eagle. Agritourism describes farm activities open to the community, such as goat yoga, mud runs, story time, hayrides and pick-your-own produce. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau lauded […]