The CDC reports that approximately 1.8 million people over the age of 65 were treated in an emergency room as a result of a fall.
The average cost from slip and falls is $22,800 per accident.
$6.7Billion in Costs.
Flat level falls are the second most costly occupational injury estimated annual cost of $6.7 billion.
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Accidental injury has become the third leading cause of death for the first time in U.S. history. Injury statistics examined by NSC data experts confirm that preventable deaths rose 10% in 2016. Based on new injury statistics, an American is accidentally injured every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event, like a drug overdose, vehicle crash, fall, drowning or another preventable incident. A total of 14,803 more people died accidentally in 2016 than in 2015, the largest single-year percent rise since 1936.
Nonfatal emergency department visits are dominated by fall-related injuries, accounting for 31% of all preventable nonfatal injuries
Every second of every day an older adult falls. In 2015 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling and more than 28,000 older adults died as a result of falls—that’s 74 older adults every day.