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Cost of slips and falls

Supplier: Non-Slip Flooring Solutions
07 February, 2008

9 MILLION SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN THE U.S. ANNUALLY! THAT'S ABOUT 25,000 ACCIDENTS A DAY, ACCOUNTING FOR 65% OF LOST EMPLOYEE WORKDAYS AND COUNTLESS INJURIES TO GUESTS.

THAT'S ABOUT 25,000 ACCIDENTS A DAY, ACCOUNTING FOR 65% OF LOST EMPLOYEE WORKDAYS AND COUNTLESS INJURIES TO GUESTS.

The annual direct cost in the U.S. attributed to slip and fall accidents is $7 billion, according to research by Liberty Mutual, the Boston-based insurance company that specializes in worker's compensation insurance.

If you include indirect costs such as lost productivity and the time it takes to investigate incidents, that figure can climb as high as $35 billion. The average cost of a worker's slip and fall accident is $12,470.00.

Costs from these injuries may include emergency response fees, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, or permanent disability.

For the employer or facility owner/operator, these falls mean bad publicity, lost income, loss of productivity, and often bring huge lawsuits and settlements, litigation costs, and high liability and worker's compensation insurance rates.

And your guests rely on you to provide a safe walking environment, with parks and cruise lines that offer safe walkways, stairs, rides, waterparks and watersports, pools, and fitness areas they can depend on.

COST OF SLIPS AND FALLS

Cost to Injured Guests and Staff

Your injured guest or employee suffers greatly from a slip. From sprains and torn ligaments to broken bones and nerve damage, the pain can be tremendous, the recovery long and tedious, and sometimes the fall can result in permanent disability. Disability YOU pay for!

Cost to Employers and Owner/ Operators

  • Emergency and Long-Term Medical Attention
  • Surgery, Medical or Dental
  • Rehabilitation
  • Disability, Short-Term or Permanent
  • Increased Insurance Costs
  • Aggressive Lawsuits and Litigation
  • Sometimes Catastrophic Fines and Penalties
  • Lost Productivity from Injured and Others Afraid of Injury
  • Bad Publicity and Loss of Income through Reduced Patronage