As winter sets in, the excitement around the holidays and the New Year undoubtedly follows. We all have holiday parties, holiday shopping, and, potentially, holiday travel. It is important to remember walking in winter conditions can be dangerous, especially when there’s melted snow and water.
According to Heavyweight Solutions, slip-and-falls are the number one cause of injuries in hotels, restaurants and public buildings. Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits.
Common Winter Fall Injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Severe Soft Tissue Injuries
Slip-and-fall accidents are responsible for 53% of general liability claims filed against companies. Of that, 61% took place only on the first level and many times outside. To find out more about how a property owner could be at fault for a slip-n-fall, check out our October blog.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip-and-fall please call Kaiman & Crahan today.