Slip & Fall Facts

  • Slip & Falls are mainly caused by “Slippery Surfaces” (National Safety Council)
  • There are over 25,000 Slip & Fall Accidents per day in North American (National Safety Council)
  • There are 540,000 Slip & Fall injuries each year in North American that require Hospital Care (U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration-OSHA)
  • The average medical cost from a Slip & Fall is $22,800 per accident (Liberty Mutual 2006 Work Place Safety Index)
  • The Annual Direct Cost of disability occupational injuries due to Slip & Fall (on the same level) is $6.7 Billion (Liberty Mutual 2006 Work Place Safety Index)
  • There are over 20,000 Slip & Fall fatalities each year in North America (U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration-OSHA)
  • Slip & Falls are the 2nd leading cause of accidental death and disability after Auto Accidents (U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration-OSHA)
  • Slip & Falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the work place (U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration-OSHA)
  • Slip & Falls are the leading cause of Workman Compensation claims (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 65% of all lost work days are due to Slip & Fall accidents (Liberty Mutual 2006 Work Place Safety Index)
  • Workman Compensation Liability Insurance rates are increasing an average of 30% every year (National Safety Council)
  • 57% of all Food Service General Liability Insurance claims are Slip & Fall accidents (National Safety Council – C.N.A Insurance)
  • 60% of all Grocery Store General Liability Insurance claims are Slip & Fall accidents (National Flooring Safety Institute)
  • The Grocery Store Industry spends $450 Million a year to defend Slip & Fall Claims (National Flooring Safety Institute)
  • Slip & Fall accidents in Super Markets are the #1 cause of both employee and guest injuries (National Flooring Safety Institute)
  • The average  cost to defend a Slip & Fall Lawsuit is $50,000 (NFSI)
  • Plaintiff’s win 51% of Premise Liability Claims (NFSI)
  • The average Slip & Fall Settlement in New York State is $789,600 (Jury Verdict Research)
  • Slip & Falls are the most common and preventable Work Place injuries – by providing clean, dry walking surfaces – clean spills immediately…and ensure surfaces are dry (U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration-OSHA)