Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip-and-fall accident can cause serious injuries or, in some cases, even result in death. These types of accidents can happen to anyone at any time. The most common sources of slip-and-fall injuries include:
Work-related slip-and-fall accidents – According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, slip-and-fall injuries are the number one cause of fatality in construction accidents. Workers may fall from roofs or equipment or may trip over debris or other objects at the work site.
Slip-and-fall accidents among senior citizens – When seniors slip and fall, they can suffer from debilitating injuries, which can lead to a decline in overall health or death.
Incidents that take place outside of work – Slip-and-fall injuries can also take place in a store, restaurant, hotel or on private property. If the slip or fall is due to an obstacle or slippery surface that is the result of the negligence, the owner of the premises may be at fault.
Slip-and-Fall Injury Claims in Maryland
Due to the contributory negligence law in Maryland, slip-and-fall injuries are not simple cases, even when they take place on the job. That is why it is so important for you to consult an experienced slip-and-fall injury attorney in Maryland in order to get the compensation or damages to which you might be entitled under Maryland law. Contact us today for assistance with your case.