Slip Fall

Statics

Slip Fall Statistics

  • Over 540,000 Slip-Fall injuries, requiring hospital care, occur in North America each year.
  • Slip-Falls account for over 300,000 disabling injuries per year in North America.
  • One in three serious bone breaks for seniors result in death, within one year of the accident.
  • Slip-Falls account for over 20,000 fatalities per year in North America – i.e. 55 persons per day.
  • It is the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after automobile accidents.
  • Slip-Falls kill more workers than all other combined forms of workplace accidents.
  • Slip-Falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings; 70% occur on flat and level surfaces.
  • Slip-Fall are the leading cause of death in the workplace and the source of more than 57% of all disabling injuries.
  • Slip-Fall accidents account for 30% of all reported injuries.
  • There are social burdens related to this problem, including Worker’s Compensation claims over $1.8 Billion per year – i.e. 40% of all accident claims paid out. Worker’s Compensation and Liability Insurance Rates are increasing on the average of 30% per year.
  • The focus should be on prevention, not compensation.
  • The total expense resulting from slip-fall injuries alone is a $100 million per day

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A federal law, Bill C- 45, provides for workplace health and safety requirements and the penalties for violations that result in injuries or death.

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