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October 26, 2019

In the modern workplace, on the tabs of causes of accidents, slips, and trips tops it all. Slips and falls have lead to loss of time and in some cases, broken bones or worse. Slips and trips can occur in the most benign environments, notably in restaurants, construction, malls, and grocery stores, sidewalks, and manufacturing plants. These slips and falls can be genuine or faked (as in most scenarios). It could be only considered fake when it is proven with substantive shreds of evidence. Regardless of it been unintentional or intentional (faked), compensation for damages is expected to be made by the property owner to the injured person.

What Is A Slip And Fall Injury?

A slip and fall injury generally occurs when a person slips or trips; typically, it’s when a person hits the ground or floor by whatever means. A trip is when there’s an obstruction, which hinders any of the foot in the course of a movement. This results in loss of balance and, ultimately, fall. Slips and falls are all the product of loss of balance.

Falls and slips can be attributed to a lot of factors such as a wet slippery surface (which might be due to liquid spills or leakage onto the floor), uneven floor surface, a rip or tear in a carpet, a loose and wrinkled doormat or any other known object carelessly lying on the floor that might be the cause of falls. In most cases, the owner of the property, supermarket, restaurant, or manufacturing plant is always held liable for the injury and made to pay compensation to the injured party under the personal injury law.

If you need an attorney to help you facilitate your injury claim process, you can trust the Ribowsky Law- queens personal injury & accident lawyer. Contact us for an epical representation and all winning Legal services for negligence relative to falls and slips.

History Of Staged Slip And Falls

Slip and fall is the number one cause of injury in the home and commercial settings. It is one of the most notorious causes of accidents and personal injury. It is responsible for more workers/personal injuries than all other personal injury combined. It is the number one accident in restaurants, hotels, and other commercial establishments. Shockingly enough, a greater proportion of these cases happen on flat level surfaces. On a ten-point scale, it gets a 7 point rating, the cause of disabling injuries in workplace and commercial places like restaurants and malls. This form of personal injury claim amounts to millions of dollars been doled out yearly for compensation.

However, with the common litigations going on relative to personal injury claims and most victims been properly compensated, some people have resorted to fake falls or slips on sidewalks or supermarkets, then sue for compensation and make money. Also, some of these after faking their falls and making money off it; will drift to somewhere else, get injured by faking another slip, sue, and get their ‘unmerited’ compensation.

Recent Faked Falls 

Around mid-January this year, a New Jersey man named Goldinsky, was arrested and charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception after he was caught on surveillance camera, tossing ice onto the floor of his workplace break room. The video further revealed that the man after dumping the ice cubes, steps on it, and "falls" to the floor. While waiting to be discovered, he laid flat on his back. Around September- November 2018, he allegedly filed a false insurance claim for injuries and health care he received.

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