Posted: August 14, 2013
Each year, approximately 1 million Americans go to the emergency room due to slip and fall injuries.
Each year, approximately 1 million Americans go to the emergency room due to slip and fall injuries, according to the National Floor Safety Institute. In fact, while slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of injured workers missing work, they also constitute the most common cause of workers’ compensation claims and work-related injuries for individuals between 15 and 24 years old.
Although slip and fall accidents can occur when people are not paying attention to their surroundings, in many cases, these accidents take place because an environment has not been safely maintained. Some environmental factors that can cause slip and fall accidents and injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Lack of signage (particularly regarding uneven floors, wet floors, sudden drop-offs in flooring, holes in floors, etc.)
- Poor lighting
- Obstacles, debris or equipment being left in the middle of highly tread upon walkways
- Lack of guard rails, such as on stairways (or unstable railings that shake or are susceptible to breaking).
St. Louis Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you have suffered a slip and fall injury that may have been caused by unsafe premises, contact the St. Louis slip and fall lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including slip and fall accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.