You could be entitled to compensation, even if your fall occurred at work. The danger posed by falls from height should be known to employers and premises owners, and may constitute a clear and present danger exposing a Defendant to liability for gross negligence. United States Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that from 2011 through 2016, falls from a height of 15 feet or less resulted in over 1,000 fatalities. From 2016 through 2020, approximately 842 fatalities occurred every year from falls, slips and trips. For each year in this sample, the Bureau of Labor Statistics tracked at least 791 fatalities, including at least 645 involving a fatal fall from a height to a lower level. Based on statistics available in 2013, falls from height accounted for 13 percent of all fatal work-related injuries. Non-fatal falls from a height of 6 – 15 feet resulted in a median number of 60 days away from work. Call us for a free consultation if you have been the victim of gross negligence.
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