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AZ Slip and Fall AccidentArizona slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere: the grocery store, the shopping mall, the community pool, work, the gas station, or even your favorite vacation hotel. Many people believe that slip and fall incidents lead to sprained ankles and broken wrists, and while this may be true, falling can also lead to a host of other serious injuries, up to and including death. Some of the most common types of injuries that can be suffering in a slip and fall accident include:

  • breaking your tailbone or pelvis;
  • spinal cord injuries;
  • head injuries including a concussion or cracking your head open;
  • broken bones including your wrist, arm, leg, ankle, etc.; and
  • other serious injuries that may lead to paralysis or even death.

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Arizona Healthcare Worker InjuryTucson slip-and-fall injuries are common in every workforce, but none so much as the healthcare industry. These workers are often exposed to a wide array of serious hazards to their safety and health, and according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nursing homes and personal care facilities in particular have one of the highest rates of injury. These facilities have an average lost workday injury and illness (LWDII) rate of 4.9. The healthcare industry as a whole has a rate of only 1.8. Slip and fall incidences are common amongst healthcare workers due to:

  • spills and other liquids on the floor that have not been attended to;
  • trip hazards in bedrooms, hospital rooms, and other areas of the facility;
  • fatigue from long shifts that keeps workers from paying attention to where they are going and what they are doing; and
  • rugs, mats, broken floor tiles, and other floor quality and safety hazards.

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As experienced injury lawyers who help many people in Mesa, Arizona who have been injured at grocery stores, we know that many customers are injured at the supermarket in preventable accidents. Most injuries suffered by customers in grocery stores are due to slip and fall accidents and injury victims suffer injuries to their legs, hips, backs, heads, and other body parts. These accidents occur when:

  • Floors that have been cleaned have not completely dried before customers walk on them;
  • Flooring and stairs are broken or loose;
  • Packaging from products or shipping is left on the floor and customers slip on it; and
  • Broken bottles, jars, and other containers holding liquid land on the floors of the grocery store and are not cleaned up promptly.

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As Phoenix slip and fall accident lawyers, it is no surprise that slip and fall accidents in the United States account for a significant percentage of accident injuries every year. In fact, slip, trip, and fall accidents in the country are the second most common cause of injuries next to motor vehicle accidents.

It is for this reason that U.S. laws and building codes require flooring that is slip resistant. In fact, they advocate the need for sustainable slip resistant flooring for buildings, which means that slip-resistance flooring should not only be slip-resistant during the installation, but throughout its life cycle as well. This is typically something that must be maintained throughout the years.

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As parents such as ourselves hit the toy stores this holiday season, it is important for all to be aware of the potential risk of serious injury that exists in many popular toys for our children. Last year, over 250,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries caused by toys (Consumer Produce Safety Commission 2009). Twelve children suffered a wrongful death after their injuries (CPSC 2009).

Safe Kids USA has compiled a few safety tips for parents to remember about purchasing safe toys and how to use them safely (2010).

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Goodyear, Arizona is most widely known for being founded by Tire & Rubber Company creator Paul Litchfield in 1917. Goodyear spans 116.5 square miles and has become a prominent city in Arizona with an estimated growth rate of 16% and has an approximate population of 59,508. A Citizen Satisfaction Survey revealed that about 96% of Goodyear inhabitants believe that the city is a safe place to reside. However, due to residents and visitors utilizing various businesses and properties, slip and fall accidents in Goodyear, in addition to other kinds of accidents caused by unsafe premises, take place.

Some common trip and fall or slip and fall accident injuries in Goodyear include broken bones, torn ligaments, concussion, spinal cord injury, and internal bruising or bleeding. These types of injuries may contribute to hefty hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of past and future wages, and other damages. The physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a Goodyear slip and fall accident often depend on a person’s age; the position in which an individual falls; and the object(s) that a person falls onto.

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Peoria, Arizona is a city that is part of both Maricopa and Yavapai Counties. As the ninth largest city in Arizona, Peoria had an approximate population of 157,960 in July 2008. Located by and large in Maricopa County, Peoria is a bustling suburb of Phoenix and the fourth largest city based on land area. With such a vast amount of inhabitants and visitors utilizing a variety of businesses and different properties, slip and fall injury accidents in Peoria, as well as other accidents stemming from unsafe premises, take place from time to time.

Peoria slip and fall accidents can be more serious than several people would like to admit. These types of accidents can lead to broken bones, spinal cord injury, head trauma, torn ligaments, internal bruising and/or bleeding, and other severe injuries. The gravity of a trip and fall injury may depend on what a person lands on top of, an individual’s age, and the position of the fall. Slip and fall injuries often result in hefty hospital bills, medical treatment, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other significant damages.

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Chandler is a main suburb of the Arizona region that makes up Phoenix. With an approximate population of 247,000, Chandler is situation in Maricopa County and is surrounded by the busy cities of Mesa, Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe, and also the Gila River Indian Community. With Interstate 10, the Price and the Santan Freeway within easy access, Chandler businesses thrive and residents enjoy a variety of activities. As such a densely populated and hectic area, injury and even fatal accidents sometimes take place on a wide range of properties and in Chandler slip and fall accidents.

Trip or slip and fall injury accidents in Chandler can be more serious than most individuals realize. Common injuries associated with these types of incidents include lacerations, broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains, spinal cord injury, and even brain injury. In many instances, how a person falls, his or her age, what they land on, and other circumstances, will play a significant role in severity and type of injuries sustained. Chandler slip trip falls that occur because of poor signage, insufficient warnings, or improperly maintained premises may contribute to pain and suffering, lost wages, steep medical bills, and other damages.

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Situated in Maricopa County, the city of Glendale, Arizona has an approximate population of 251,522 and is only nine miles away from the downtown area of Phoenix. Several residents and visitors enjoy Glendale playing host to the Tostitos fiesta Bowl and being home to NHL’s Phoenix coyotes, N NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, and the NLL’s Arizona Sting. Super Bowl XLII brought much attention to Glendale’s vibrant and diverse community in 2008. With so many people using a wide range of businesses and various properties, slip and fall accidents in Glendale, as well as other accidents resulting from dangerous premises, occur once in a while.

Slip and fall accidents in Glendale are more serious than most individuals realize and can create several impositions for an injured person and his or her family to endure. Some factors that influence the severity of a slip fall accident injury include age, position of the fall and what a person falls onto. Whether a person suffers torn ligaments, broken bones, concussion, spinal cord injury, or internal bruising, slip and fall accidents can lead to steep medical bills, loss of past and future earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages.

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As a popular suburb of Phoenix, Mesa is situated in Maricopa County and has a history that dates back two thousand years to the Hohokam people’s arrival when they built the city’s original canal systems. Mesa has definitely progressed since then and is now the third-largest city in Arizona with an estimated population of 460,155 in 2006. With so many residents and visitors utilizing a large quantity of businesses and a wide range of properties, slip and fall accidents, as well as other incidents caused by unsafe or poorly managed premises, take place from time to time in Mesa.

Many people do not realize just how serious a slip and fall accident can be for an injured individual and their family. Depending on the age of an individual, the position in which they fall, and what they happen to fall onto, some common slip and fall injuries include lacerations, bruising, broken bones, sprains, ligament tears, concussions, spinal cord injury, or internal bruising. Although these injuries vary, they are all potentially capable of inflicting steep medical costs, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages upon an injured person.

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