Slip Fall Injuries
The Injury and Recovery Law Center
Colorado slip-and-fall injuries are the most common type of non-vehicular accidents. Such injuries can occur under a variety of circumstances, and they most often affect bones, joints and muscles such as those of the back, knees and elbows.
Colorado slip-and-fall accidents are grouped according to how and where they occur—
- Work-related slip-and-fall accidents
- Recreational, sports or personal accidents
- Household accidents, such as bathtub slip-and-fall accidents
Certain occupations such as industrial or warehouse work may require constant walking, mounting and dismounting from ladders and other equipment, or working with floors made slick by food or chemical products. Even when using proper footwear and other safety measures, Colorado workers often suffer slip-and-fall accidents that affect their ability to work and their overall quality of life.
Colorado work-related accidents, in which a worker slips and falls, are quite common and very difficult to prevent. The best strategy in case of a fall in the workplace is to contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney in order to discuss the available options.
Recreational, Sporting, or Personal Accidents
Other Colorado slip-and-fall accidents occur outside the workplace, namely inside the home or while playing sports or engaging in other daily activities. All such accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries. Inside the home, especially in the bathroom, wet floors and lack of suitable handrails lead to many injuries.
Persons most at risk of slipping and falling are the elderly, or persons unfamiliar with the layout of a particular building, especially the floor surfaces. Also, guests may slip and fall when visiting unfamiliar homes.
Outdoor falls on slippery surfaces tend to occur on sidewalks during wet, icy, or snowy weather when ice or water makes floors and sidewalks slick. In Colorado, many falls occur during winter when ice or snow may accumulate on sidewalks and indifferent property owners fail to remove it, thereby creating a hazard. If a slip-and-fall hazard results in injury, the injured person should contact an expert Colorado personal injury attorney to determine the best course of action.
Household accidents are a leading cause of slip-and-fall accidents. There are frequent reports of falls, especially in the bathtub or shower. All too often, poor construction design leads to floor surfaces that are dangerously slippery, such as the use of smooth masonry tiles on floor surfaces expected to remain wet. Slick with soap and water, bathroom floors cause many people to slip and fall.
Contact our Injury Lawyers for a Free Slip and Fall Case Review
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury following a slip and fall accident in the state of Colorado, it is critically important to immediately contact a skilled Colorado personal injury attorney to explore your options for obtaining relief. Setting up a free case consultation is easy. You can call our case hotline and speak with an available personal injury attorney, or you can contact us through the confidential email form on this webpage. No matter what method you are comfortable with, we are here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options for legal action and financial recovery. 1(800) 517-4439.