A new slip-and-fall rating system can help determine if a particular day holds a high risk of an accident.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen to anyone at any age at any location. Tripping and falling on private property, sports injuries on an athletic field, and slip-and-fall accidents in the snow are just a few examples. Who is injured and where injuries occur are not always predictable.
Now the new rating system by the University of Michigan Health System is able to help citizens determine when slip-and-fall accidents are most likely. Statistics consistently show more injuries occur during unfavorable weather conditions. When conditions are not as slippery, the risk of injury drops 60%---a signficant change.
The "Slipperiness Scale" may help prevent slip-and-fall accidents in Raleigh and other parts of North Carolina.
One important thing an accident victim should review with their medical doctor is a possible brain injury. Breaks and fractures of fingers or limbs are just as possible as a traumatic brain injury. Even if you are not experiencing concussion symptoms right away, a doctor needs to evaluate you immediately following the accident.
North Carolina slip-and-fall cases can happen at school, home, at work, or in a public place. "Falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and the third leading cause of disability," according to the CDC. The Department of Labor reported in 2012 that over 219,000 injuries were related to slips or trips across the nation. Knowing your legal rights in these injury cases can help preserve the benefits you are entitled to and ensure you receive the treatment that you need to effectively recover.
If your accident happened at work, learn about North Carolina workers' comp benefits.