Surgeon Blames CAMC

SURGEON BLAMES CAMC FOR SLIP AND FALL INJURIESCHARLESTON — A Charleston surgeon is suing Charleston Area Medical Center after he says he was injured on hospital property.Dr. Edmundo E. Figueroa alleges was lawfully on the premises of CAMC Memorial, fourth floor west, when he slipped and fell in a liquid that had accumulated on the…

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Slip and Fall Statistics

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT STATISTICS Slip and Fall Injuries More than 33,000 people died from falls in 2015. The National Safety Council’s Odds of Dying list ranks falls as the 6th most likely cause of death, with the odds of dying as 1 in 127. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries….

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Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls

PREVENTION OF SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS Why is prevention of slips, trips and falls important? In Canada over 42,000 workers get injured annually due to fall incidents. This number represents about 18% of the “time-loss injuries” that were accepted by workers’ compensation boards or commissions across Canada (based on statistics from Association of Workers’ Compensation…

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3 Arrested

3 ARRESTED, 1 sought in staged slip-and-fall accident ring in South Georgia  Three men face felony charges after authorities allege they participated in a staged slip-and-fall accident ring in South Georgia to claim fraudulent insurance claims, the state insurance commissioner’s office said in a release.  Germain Baynard, 20, Ryan Law, 21, and Demetrius Lee, 22,…

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Slips, Trips and Falls (Fall Prevention)

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS (Fall Prevention) We have all experienced slipping, tripping, stumbling or falling.  Usually the only result is that you feel silly, embarrassed, and perhaps got a scrape or bruise.  But falls kill 1,200 people at work a year.  They are the biggest cause of accidental death in the workplace. More than 33,000…

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Cost of Slip and Falls

THE COST OF SLIP AND FALLS Unfortunately there are no official statistics in South Africa regarding slip and fall accidents. The following information was obtained from the USA and the UK. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that slips and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths A National US…

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Slip and Fall – Who is Liable

SLIP AND FALLS – WHO IS LIABLE It has become the popular perception that if you fall while on someone else’s property you can sue. The reality is that the law requires a quid pro quo from property owners and the public. That property owners must take reasonable care in minimizing or preventing harm occurring…

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