Slip, Trip And Fall Stats That Will Boggle Your Mind

key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. Depending upon the industry or workplace you work in everyday, there could be the potential for slip and trip injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries are common. The following contributed post discusses some statistics regarding these injuries and is entitled, Slip, Trip And Fall Stats That Will Boggle Your Mind.

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If you work at a reputable business, your hiring manager probably included slip, trip, and fall training as part of your onboarding. The goal was twofold: first to make sure that the company did everything it could to prevent you from injuring yourself, and second to improve your overall wellbeing in the workplace.

While slip, trip and fall injuries might seem basic, they’re still one of the biggest sources of injury and disability in the US. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 17,000 people die every year from trip-related accidents.

The most dangerous falls in this category are so-called “elevated falls” in which a person falls from a higher level onto a lower one. These types of falls comprise more than 15 percent of the total according to the data.

Knowing what to do in the aftermath of a slip, trip or fall can also be a challenge. When you’re in pain, it is difficult to think straight or know what you need to do next.

The following infographic is designed to help. Not only does it provide you with statistics on slip, trip, and fall accidents in the US, but it also gives helpful information on what to do if you become a victim. If you want to maximize your chances of getting the compensation you deserve, you need to be careful about how you respond to the incident. Read on to find out more.

Infographic by Shiner Law Group

So, do you feel more prepared to respond to a slip, trip or fall in the future?

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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