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The 5 Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries

The 5 Most Common Causes of PERSONAL INJURIES 1 Slips and Falls Slips and falls account for over i million hospital emergency room visits a year, or 12% of total falls 12% Slips and falls can occur anywhere-at home, grocery stores, work, or outdoors WET RUCER Common injuries include: • Head injuries (Traumatic brain injury) • Neck, back, and spine injuries (Slipped discs) • Bone and joint injuries (Broken bones and torn ligaments) Car Accidents 2,217,000 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2009 Can occur even if you are a safe, careful driver STOP Common injuries include: • Neck injuries (Whiplash) • Internal injuries (Broken ribs or punctured lungs) • Spinal injuries (Broken vertebrae) 3 Workplace Injuries 4,609 fatal work injuries and 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in 2011 Common injuries include: • Lifting injuries (Slipped discs) • Repetitive motion injuries (Carpal tunnel syndrome) • Misuse of equipment injuries (Falling from unstable ladder) 4 Bicycle Accidents 52,000 pedalcyclists were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2010 Common injuries include: • Head injuries (Concussion) • Bone injuries (Broken arms, legs, ankles, etc.) · Abrasions and lacerations (Severe bleeding and soft tissue injury) 5 Product-Related Injuries 38.5 million people in the U.S. sought medical attention for injuries associated with consumer products in 201o BANGER Product-related injuries include: • Medication injuries (Misuse can lead to hospitalization) • Injuries from equipment (A lawnmower could backfire and cause burns) • Insufficient labeling (If a product does not have a warning label and you misuse it, you could be injured) Infographic provided by Juan J. Dominguez www.abogadojuanjdominguez.com Sources: http://injury.findlaw.com/product-liability/what-is-product-liability.html http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_cons umers/productliability.html http://www.livestrong.com/article/352420-bike-accident-injuries/ http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/slip-fall-accidents-proving-fault-29845.html http://www.bskb-law.com/2012/11/21/what-are-the-five-most- common-personal-injuries/ http://lawblog.legalmatch.com/2011/09/23/top-common-personal-injury-claims/ http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811379-pdf http://www.nfsi.org/the_costs.php http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/osh_10252012.htm http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nro.htm http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/consumer-product- related-injuries-and-deaths-in-the-us http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/811641.pdf

The 5 Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries

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