When it comes to fall injuries in the elderly, statistics do exist that shed some light on the kinds of injuries that might be sustained, as well as the outlook for these injuries. Falls become more likely the older we get, often because as we age we become far less steady on our feet. Anything we can do from a preventative point of view is going to be a great idea in protecting ourselves and those we love.
Statistics show women over the age of 55 who suffer falls have a 20% chance of sustaining a fracture. Of elderly people who are injured during a fall, a quarter of them are likely to sustain more than one injury too. This may well happen to more than one area of the body.
Why are fall injuries in the elderly statistics important?
Statistics like these make for sobering reading. They also indicate where accidents might potentially happen and how they occur. Knowing such things can help us minimise the risks in these areas, and hopefully reduce the odds of something happening to someone else.
Just as we all have a duty to protect the elderly members of our family and of course our friends as well, those responsible for maintaining public places and those who run businesses that are open to the public should also take great care to ensure they are safe for all who use them.
Are you thinking of claiming?
Fall injuries in the elderly statistics are only part of the equation though. Those statistics can be very real to us when someone we know experiences such a fall. You may even have fallen yourself, perhaps in a public place as a result of a slip or trip, or in a shop or restaurant or somewhere similar.
If so, calling 0800 689 0500 could be a good idea. Your injuries might put you in a good position to be compensated for what happened. If it’s easier for you to call from a mobile, you can call 0333 500 0993 instead. Our team is experienced in getting to the facts so we can advise you of whether one of our personal injury specialist lawyers can help you make a relevant claim. They’ll be able to let you know what you need to do and when, so you can get started now.
Date Published: November 7, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead