According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slip and fall accidents are responsible for 15 percent of all accidental deaths and 25 percent of all injury claims on the job. For a business, these injuries may cost an average of $41,000. Slip and fall incidents qualify as “general injury accidents” and have potential to occur across a broad range of workplaces.
A recent study from CoPilot, a car navigation app development company, highlights the disparity between drivers who report wearing a seatbelt and what they actually do behind the wheel.
In recent years, major cities across the United States have seen an influx of electric scooters, also known as E-scooters. Building off the momentum of bike share and rental services, electric scooters have been presented as a new convenient way to travel, without having to rely on public transportation. Yet from the get-go, these scooters caused problems and soon became a public safety hazard.
Over the past few years, the number of CBD products on the market has exploded. Short for cannabidiol, some CBD creams, cosmetics and food products tout relaxation and pain relief, while others promise treatment for certain medical conditions. Especially regarding medical claims, the FDA began taking action against CBD companies at the end of 2019 and have ramped up their efforts in 2020.
Contrary to popular belief, not all slip and fall accidents on a wet floor will result in a large payout. In reality, these claims tend to have more nuances. Among the variables at play is something called “comparative negligence” – the plaintiff’s responsibility to recognize and avoid a hazard.