Slip and Fall Injuries
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury in a slip and fall incident? If so, you may have the right to financial compensation. The skilled personal injury attorneys at Malamut & Associates can help you.
Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, and the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
At Malamut & Associates, we know how personal and intimidating (not to mention painful) the experience of a slip and fall can be. People are often embarrassed or confused as to what happened. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible, will help to ensure your rights are protected and evidence is preserved. If you or a family member were injured, it is important to retain the representation that best fits your needs. We recommend that you do not give a statement about the incident to any party prior to speaking with our skilled attorneys. We can help you navigate the entire process. This allows you time and peace to heal, while we get to work compiling your case. We offer free consultations in person at our office in Cherry Hill, NJ, or we can come to you. Contact Malamut & Associates today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and falls are the number one cause of accidents in Hotels, Restaurants and Public Buildings. 70% of those incidents occur in flat and level surfaces. Often these incidents will be handled in-house by the business where the fall occurred. It is important to know your rights and properly assess potential liability.Elderly Slip and Fall
The elderly are of particular risk for slip and fall injuries and fatalities. Of all fractures from falls, hip fractures are the most serious and lead to the greatest health problems and number of deaths.Each year, 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 will experience a fall. For people aged 65-84 years, falls are the second leading cause of injury-related death; for those aged 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death. According to The National Institute on Aging, every year 30% of people over the age of 65 will sustain a fall, of which 10% will result in a serious injury.Workplace Slip and Fall
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a large portion of workplace injuries involve slips, trips, and falls. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. OSHA mandates that employers shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. It is very important to report your fall to your employer as soon as it occurs.
ReferencesStatistics from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) http://www.nfsi.org
We offer free consultations in person at our Cherry Hill, NJ office, or we can come to you. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees at all unless we secure recovery compensation on your behalf. If we are not the appropriate firm to help you, we will offer counsel as to your best options. A representative of the firm can be reached at (856)424-1808, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We look forward to meeting you.