Slip and Fall Injuries in Illinois

Illinois accident attorney, Illinois personal injury lawyer, Illinois car crash lawyer, slip and fall lawyerIn cartoons, when one character slips on a banana and falls on the ground, we are all supposed to laugh at the character’s ignorance and somewhat hilarious consequences that follow. For over fifty years, this type of slapstick comedy was a common way to get audiences to laugh and have a carefree time. Unfortunately, the reality is nothing like cartoons. In fact, when a person slips and falls, he or she may suffer some very serious injuries and may even die, depending on the level of complications that follow the slip and fall.

Slip and Fall Injury Statistics

Slip and fall injuries can be very serious if not treated right away. More women than men will experience a slip and fall accident in their lives, and of the more serious slip and fall injuries is a bone fracture.

  • Over eight million emergency room visits are because of a slip and fall injury.
  • Five percent of people who fall will experience a bone fracture, and they may even lose several weeks of work, depending on the severity of the injuries from the slip and fall accident.
  • Five percent of slip and fall injuries result in a bone fracture.

Slip and Fall Injuries and the Workplace

The workplace is a very common location for a slip and fall injury, as about 85 percent of workers’ compensation insurance claims will come from employees who slip on slick floors and fall, and 22 percent of slip and fall incidents will result in more than one month out of work.

  • Approximately $70 billion each year accounts for workers’ compensation and medical costs that go with slip and fall accidents at work.
  • Slip and fall injuries are the primary cause of lost days from work.
  • Employees who are 55 years old and older will more likely experience a slip and fall accident, and make up the leading cause of occupational injury in this demographic.

Slip and Fall Fatalities

A slip and fall injury could result in an untimely death. In fact, five percent of job-related deaths for women and 11 percent of job-related deaths for men include slip and fall injuries.

  • However, since the 1970’s, each year will experience 600 fewer deaths from the previous year.
  • Most of the time, slip and fall accidents often occur in the manufacturing and service industries, with 10 percent of occupation deaths resulting from elevation falls.
  • Slip and fall accidents can result in a hip fracture, which can lead to greater health complications and even death.

Contact an Orland Park IL Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Losing a loved one to a slip and fall is never a fun experience. If you or a loved one has been in a slip and fall accident with arising complications, James A. Payonk, Jr., P.C. is always on your side and ready to assist you with your case. To get the assistance you deserve, please call an Orland Park slip and fall injury attorney at 708-633-6005 for a free initial consultation.


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