Slip and fall statistics

Published: February 11, 2020

Slip and fall accidents occur every day in Utah. They can lead to serious injury, often requiring surgical intervention. Did you know the following about slip and fall accidents?

  • More women experience slip and fall accidents than men.
  • Slip and fall fatalities are almost equally divided between men and women.
  • Falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits per year. Of those, slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits per year, approximately 12% of total falls.
  • Approximately 5% of people who fall fracture a bone.
  • Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
  • Slips and fall accidents are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has found that floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall-related injuries each year.
  • Nearly one half of all accidental deaths at home result from falls. Most of these falls, however, occur at ground level, not at elevation.
  • Hip fractures are the most serious injuries from falls., leading to the greatest health problems and number of deaths.
  • According to the CDC, more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of a fall in 2005.
  • According to the CDC, approximately 1.8 million people over the age of 65 received emergency treatment as a result of a fall.
  • Over 60% of nursing homes residents fall each year.

If you have been injured in a Utah slip and fall accident, call or text Shane immediately at 385-429-9960 or e-mail at s@gosdis.lawyer.

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