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According to the National Restaurant Association, slips and falls are the greatest source of general liability claims within the restaurant industry.-Busche,Linda “Slip and Fall Claims Lead the List of General Liability Insurance Claims.” Restaurant Insurance Corp. 12/6/04 , CNA Slip and Fall Study, June 2007
- "A majority of general liability claims reported by community banks involve slips and falls, and many could have been prevented if the bank had a strong loss prevention practices program."- Vic Stewman, VP, Chubb & Son, Banking sector manager for Chubb Specialty Insurance
Falls and slips were the second most costly type of worker's compensation claim, averaging $20,228 in 2002-2003.- National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2005-2006
Floor and ground surfaces were the cause of 18% of occupational injuries in 2006. - U.S. Department of Labor
Falls accounted for 19.8% of all occupational injuries in 2006. (That's approximately 1 in 5 injuries.) - U.S. Department of Labor
The median days away from work due to falls was 9 days and 7 days for slips and trips without falling. - -U.S. Department of Labor
In Florida alone, the total number of occupational slips, trips, and falls that involved days away from work was 36,635. -U.S. Department of Labor, 2001
For persons aged 65 and older, falls were the leading cause of death resulting from an injury. —National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2005-2006
- For persons aged 75 and older, the mortality rate from falls was nearly six times as high. - National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2005-2006
- Falls are also the leading cause of nonfatal injuries among the elderly. - National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2005-2006
- In 2000, direct medical costs totaled $179 million for fatal falls and $19 billion for nonfatal fall injuries.- Steven JA, Corso PS, Finkelstein EA, Miller TR "The Costs of Fatal and Nonfatal Falls Among Older Adults", Injury Prevention 2006; 12:290-5