More than eight million visit a hospital emergency room after a slip and fall accident each year, announces David Resnick & Associates, P.C.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/03/2015 -- Individuals often fail to recognize the prevalence of slip and fall accidents, yet this type of injury accounts for more than eight million hospital emergency room visits each year, accounting for 21.3 percent, as reported by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). Individuals who are injured in this manner need to seek legal representation if they believe they may be a party to one or more slip and fall lawsuits. David Resnick Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers provide this type of representation to individuals in and around the New York area.
"One should never assume they are at fault if they slip and fall in a business or while at work. Many factors may contribute to an injury of this type, and individuals should receive fair compensation if they are injured through the fault of another. The injury may occur at an amusement park, a hotel, a theater, or other public place, yet the owner of the property can be held liable in many situations. The attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C. sit down with clients to determine if they have a strong case," David Resnick, spokesperson for the law firm, explains.
Approximately five percent of individuals who fall experience a fracture, as reported by the NFSI, and eleven percent of job-related fatalities are the result of a fall for men, For women, this decreases to five percent, yet it's still a large number. Although this does not lead to slips and falls being considered a primary cause of fatalities on the job, they are the main cause of time missed from work, and they account for the primary cause of workers' compensation claims.
Resnick wants to ensure workers understand their employer must keep them safe while on the job. Whether a sidewalk hasn't been cleared of ice or water has been left standing on the floor, yet isn't properly identified as a hazard, the business owner can be held responsible. These are just two of many situations where an employer may be held liable for his or her actions or the actions of employees working for him or her.
The workplace isn't the only source of slip and fall injuries. Half of accidental deaths which occur in a home come following a fall. Most occur at ground level also, meaning the individual didn't fall from a height. In fact, one of every three individuals over the age of 65 will fall this year, half of which will be a second or subsequent fall. In 2005 alone, the latest year statistics are available for, almost 16,000 individuals over the age of 65 died after a fall.
"Every individual needs to be concerned about this trend. Although slip and fall injuries in the home typically won't lead to a lawsuit, individuals need to be aware of these dangers. David Resnick & Associates, P.C. wants to see everyone remain safe at home and at work. Please visit the site to learn more about injuries of this type and when one may have a lawsuit against another party. We are ready and willing to assist all in this situation," Resnick declares.
About David Resnick & Associates, P.C.
David Resnick founded his own law firm in 1998 after working for a number of large firms, as he felt the clients he worked with weren't receiving the personal attention they deserved. His goal when opening the firm was to help the average citizen who had been injured in an accident. Communication and personal care and attention remain the trademarks of this firm and clients love the fact that they remain informed at every stage of the case and have someone to speak to when a question arises. Many law firms don't offer this, yet David Resnick & Associates ensures this is the case with every client coming through the door.