It is a frightening experience to have your feet suddenly slip out from under you or to stumble over an unseen obstacle. Slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, and innocent people suffer the consequences when property owners allow hazardous conditions to exist on their property. When a fall occurs, a large business will often have risk management claims adjusters or lawyers preparing a defense, right away.

Falls, slips, and trips resulted in 15 work-related deaths compared to 13 in 2019. Nationally, transportation incidents were the most frequent fatal workplace event in 2020, accounting for 37 percent of fatal work injuries. Falls, slips, and trips was the second-most common fatal event (17 percent).

  • The first step must always be finding medical attention. Slips and falls might not appear serious, especially where bleeding is either absent or minimal. However, it is possible for slip and fall victims to suffer internal injuries that can either lead to hospitalization or even death.
  • The second step should be reporting the accident. Regardless of where the slip and fall accident happened, victims should seek out the manager, landlord, or HR manager and make a written report on the accident.
  • Don’t wait to speak with a personal injury lawyer if you have been hurt in a slip-and-fall.

“Fatal work injuries totaled 83 in 2020 for Washington, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional Commissioner Chris Rosenlund noted that the number of work-related fatalities in Washington was similar to the previous year. (See chart 1.) Fatal occupational injuries in the state have ranged from a high of 128 in 1996 to a low of 56 in 2013.

Nationwide, a total of 4,764 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2020, an 11-percent decrease from 5,333 in 2019, according to the results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The 4,764 fatal occupational injuries in 2020 represents the lowest annual number since 2013.”