Accidents involving slips, trips and falls send 9 million people to the hospital each year and are a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims, costing an average of $20,000 per accident.
Did you know that 95 million workdays per year are lost due to slip-and-fall injuries? Here are a few facts about slip, trip and fall injuries:
- Wet walking surfaces is the cause for slips and falls 55 percent of the time.
- The average time off work due to a fall accident is 38 days.
- The top occupations for days missed due to occupational injury are police officers, janitors, nurses and food service workers.