Written by Keith V. Trantolo
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Slip and fall injuries do not “just happen” – they are the result of a bad decision made by a business or homeowner. Whether you tripped over a pothole covered in leaves or slipped on ice, someone needs to be held responsible for your injuries and medical bills. At Trantolo & Trantolo, we fight for the compensation you deserve from the accountable party. While there is often little to be done to prevent the careless actions of others who cause slips and falls, we list four resources that can help educate the public about these accidents.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES
The AAOA is a trusted source of information on orthopedic conditions from members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This website is a helpful resource for people who have experienced a slip and fall, but are unsure of the severity of injuries sustained. The AAOA provides valuable medical information for victims, such as:
- Different types of fractures
- Fracture treatment options
- Recovery and prevention
NATIONAL FLOOR SAFETY INSTITUTE
The NFSI is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to prevent slips, trips and falls. They provide education to the public based on research and the development of safety standards. Website visitors can report their falls to the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help prevent future incidents. Independent product testing for safety is also provided by the NFSI.
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
This organization is specifically concerned with falls in the workplace. An extension of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NIOSH lists common job hazards, promotes workplace safety and health research.
NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL
The goal of this nonprofit organization is to end preventable deaths. Particularly for elderly individuals, falls result in more than 27,000 fatalities annually. Slips and falls can happen at home, work or in the community. In-home and occupational safety mishaps can be a common cause of these accidents, such as a wet floor with no warning sign.