Types Of Slip & Fall Accidents: Same-Level Falls And Elevated Falls
Same Level Falls
These types of accidents include slip and falls as well as trips and steps that result in falls. Same-level fall accidents occur most frequently and typically result in minor injuries caused by slippery surfaces, unexpected stair heights or levels when stepping up and down, and objects obstructing one’s path. At times, however, same level falls have resulted in more serious injuries, such as blows to the head, broken bones, hurt backs, and traumatic brain injury.
Elevated fall injuries can result from falls from ladders, whether they are portable or fixed, falls from equipment or vehicles, such as trucks, tractors, and other equipment, or falls from loading docks or stairs. While these types of accidents occur less frequently than same level falls, they typically result in more severe injuries.