Have you ever slipped on ice, tripped up some stairs or fell off of a curb, and then looked around, hoping no one was watching? Everyone has, but hopefully we escaped with just some slight embarrassment! Unfortunately, there are some very serious statistics when it comes to people involved in a slip, a trip or a fall.

Slips, trips and falls account for:

In general, slips and trips occur due to a loss of traction between the shoe and the walking surface or an inadvertent contact with a fixed or moveable object which may lead to a fall. These reasons may be the cause of a slip, trip or a fall:

Here are some prevention techniques: