Slip and Fall Injuries and Other Wintertime Hazards

Does your inner child rejoice when a snowstorm is predicted, or do you want to burrow your head under the covers until April?


If you are venturing out into the winter wonderland, be aware that slip and fall injuries are extremely common, especially in the workplace.


In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slips and falls are the second most common injury that causes people to miss work.


The first reaction that people often have after experiencing a fall is to be embarrassed. You may be tempted to hop up, so you can avoid people making a fuss over you. Before you force yourself back to a standing position, evaluate your pain and condition.


  • Did you hit your head?
  • Are you having trouble standing?
  • Do you think that you may have a sprain or a broken bone?
  • Does something just not “feel right?”
  • Do you have any signs of having lost consciousness, such as nausea or vomiting, a bad headache, confusion, sleepiness, or seizures?
  • Did you have any residual effects from the fall?


If you experienced a slip and fall and suffered an injury as a result, let Woods Law KC examine your case. No matter where your injury occurred, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover your medical bills and missed work.


Woods Law serves people living in the Kansas City Metro area. Call 816-398-7877 or visit their webpage to chat with a staff member about your case.


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