Arizona’s state and local governments do not publish detailed slip and fall stats. So, the next best thing is the information provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). This information pertains to the entire United States population and is current as of 2015.
5% of female workplace fatalities and 11% of male workplace fatalities were caused by slip and fall accidents. More than 8 million hospital visits resulted from slip and fall accidents – making slip and fall injuries the leading cause for trips to the emergency department.
Slip and fall accidents happen at home as well. In fact, more than half of accidental deaths at home are caused by slip and fall accidents. 14 people in Arizona lost their lives at work due to a slip and fall accident – this is lower than the national average.
Workplace slip and fall accidents are most common in the private transportation and warehousing industry.
In Arizona, customers experience slip and fall accidents as well. If a walkway isn’t well maintained, or a spill isn’t quickly blocked off and cleaned up, it’s very easy for customers to lose their footing.
Zanes Law represents employees, customers and anyone else that experiences a slip and fall accident in Arizona due to someone else’s negligence. We hold industries and individuals accountable for their actions, helping to reduce the ongoing risk of slip and fall injuries. Our goal is to ensure slip and fall victims in Arizona receive the financial compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost income from missed work and any ongoing impact on their daily life as a result of the accident.
A slip and fall accident is both jarring and a little embarrassing. Don’t let yourself feel so embarrassed that you skip taking important steps to medically address any injuries – many of which are not immediately apparent due to adrenaline.
First, check your immediate surrounding for additional dangers. If the fluid you slipped on is flammable, carefully move to safer surroundings. If you suspect a back or neck injury, do your best to immobilize these vulnerable parts of your body while getting away from other sources of danger.
Next, call 911 to receive safe transportation to the hospital – immobilizing your neck and spine is crucial. First responders will generate a report that will be filled with important details to help establish the facts of the accident later. If you’re able to get contact information for any witnesses, this will help as well.
Once you arrive at the hospital, allow the physician to complete their examination. They’ll be able to identify all of the injuries you suffered as a result of your slip and fall accident. Prompt treatment of slip and fall injuries is a key factor in a full, speedy recovery from your injuries.
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After a slip and fall accident, the company or individual responsible for the facility where you experienced your accident will try to contact you. Their goal is to gather additional information about the slip and fall accident. The information they gain will be used to try and minimize the amount that they initially offer you – or even justify them not offering you anything at all.
If they feel that they could be potentially liable for your injuries, their insurance company or their lawyer will be in touch. Their goal is to pressure you into accepting a low-ball cash offer in return for agreeing not to sue them. This is a critical decision that requires specialized legal experience and information that you will not have on your own.
Zanes Law is a slip and fall accident law firm with offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. We’ve helped accident victims recover more than $139 million to help offset expensive medical treatment, lost income from missing work and ongoing costs of treating long-term injuries. We can provide you with the answers you need, based on our decade and a half of experience helping slip and fall victims in Arizona.
We do not charge upfront fees for our personal injury services. Our family owned law practice has dedicated our lives to helping families recover from accidents caused by other people’s negligence. If we are unsuccessful in securing a favorable outcome in your personal injury case, you will never see an invoice from us.
Legal assistance can be expensive. Our goal is to give you and your family the information you need without adding to your financial strain. Give our 24/7 slip and fall victim hotline a call right now. We’ll answer your questions and schedule an in-person meeting to discuss the specifics of your case.
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