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Slip and Fall Personal Injuries

Every year, over one million people in the United States are injured during slip and fall accidents. Injuries range from minor damages to serious and life altering conditions. For people over the age of 65, a slip and fall accident may cause death. Minor injuries from slip and fall accidents may result in bruising, strains, sprains, fractures, or even broken bones. Injuries increase in severity when the environment where the injury occurs presents more dangers from wet floors, sharp objects, or dangerous machinery. A victim may suffer from a concussion during a fall, causing brain damage, injury to their spinal column, and disruption to their nervous system. Such injuries are serious and can have catastrophic effects for both the victims and their families.

A slip and fall accident in California may occur anywhere, including a work environment or a public establishment. Some facilities increase the likelihood of slip and fall accidents: public bathrooms, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, construction sites, and even community or hotel pools are all places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur in California. At these locations, slip and fall accidents may become more serious or catastrophic simply because of the additional dangers ofconstruction equipment,sharp tools, and slippery surfaces. The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as the OSHA, acknowledges the danger of slip and fall accidents as a high leading cause of injuries and fatalities in the nation. Victims often spend over $22,000 as a result of an average slip and fall accident. If the accident occurs in a work environment or during the hours of labor, victims often receive California workers compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, and any mental or emotional suffering that the accident caused.

Preventing slip and fall accidents may be difficult, but bringing awareness to an environment with safety signs and warnings may help. By paying attention and focusing on tasks at hand, people may eliminate unnecessary elements of danger, such as cluttered floors or wet surfaces. For legal advice pertaining toindividual slip and fall claims in California, please contact attorneys at Alvandi Law Group for a free consultation. The Workers Compensation Attorneys of San Bernardino City and County can offer legal counseling. Call today at (800) 980-6905.

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