Slip and fall injuries happen all the time and in all types of situations. Due to slippery and icy conditions, some areas can be particularly hazardous in winter when it comes to slip and fall accidents. Property owners are required to keep patrons safe by keeping walkways clear of ice. When they fail to do so, a slip and fall on ice may result. In just one recent year alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 42,480 injuries that involved ice, sleet, or snow, and just for those performing on-the-job duties.
While some slip and fall accidents may result in minor injuries, such as sprains, they can sometimes be much more serious. Depending on the details of a specific slip and fall incident, these types of accidents can result in head injury, bone fractures, painful back injuries, and so on. Some individuals, such as pregnant women and the elderly, may be more susceptible to serious injuries from falling. If you do sustain a slip and fall on ice, you may sustain debilitating injuries that hinder you from performing your normal tasks. In some situations, the recovery period is an ongoing battle.
According to MCIT, some of the common places that slip and fall injuries on ice may occur include:
- Parking lots
- Building entrance
- Loading docks and platforms
- Near car doors when entering or exiting
If you or a loved one sustained a slip and fall on ice, you may already be in the process of pursuing monetary compensation. Although the money you receive is meant to cover medical bills, loss of income (if any), and pain and suffering, the problem is that most people find they have to wait a long time to see any of this money.
Fortunately, if you are looking to receive some money now thereis a process known as pre-settlement funding. If a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding, then USClaims would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement. Contact USClaims for more information on how the pre-settlement funding process works and to see if your case qualifies.