Slips, Trips, and Falls: The Painful Truth

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Slips, Trips, and Falls:
The Painful Truth

  • 51% of premises liability claims are won by plaintiffs each year
  • 65% of lost workdays are related to slip-and-fall accidents
  • 95 Million – The number of lost workdays each year as the result of employee slips and falls
  • 22% of incidents cause more than 31 lost workdays
  • 85% Slick floors cause roughly 85% of work comp claims
  • 25,000 – The estimated number of fall incidents each day
  • 57% of general liability claims are from slip-and-fall accidents
  • $70 Million Annually – work comp and medical costs from slips-and-falls
Both men and women are equally likely to have a slip-and-fall accident, but women are more likely to have a fatal slip-and-fall.

 Source: National Underwriter –
Property & Casualty January 2015 Volume 119 No. 1