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Slip and Falls - Watch out for that banana…

One of the most common types of accidents is descriptively referred to as a "slip and fall." As the title suggests, these are accidents that occur when a surface, or object, causes someone to lose their footing. 

Injury5_06132014When you've been the victim of a slip and fall accident at work, lost wages, long-term injuries and lost days at work are just a few of the impacts from your accident. These impacts can drastically and suddenly alter your quality of life.

Statistics on slip and falls (according to the National Floor Safety Institute)

  • Although deaths resulting from slip and fall accidents are equally spread between men and women, women are much more likely to experience a slip and fall accident.
  • Most emergency room visits every year are the result of a fall of some sort, and over 1 million ER visits every single year are the result of slip and falls.
  • Similarly, slip and fall accidents actually make up the biggest chunk of workers' compensation claims.
  • Slip and falls are the most common occupational injury for younger workers (ages 15-24).

 

After the fall

Serious injuries such as fractures or concussions could result from a slip and fall accident at work. And many times the symptoms will not appear immediately.

Many people feel like they have to return to work quickly in order to recoup their wages and get back on track financially, but if you've hurt yourself at work, you should consider a workers' compensation claim.

Don't risk making your injury worse by going back to work too soon or by not evaluating a long-term treatment plan for your pain. A NC workers' compensation attorney may be able to get you the help you need. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078.

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
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Charlotte Law Office

1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-599-1078
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New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
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Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
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Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
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Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
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Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
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Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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