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Harmful falls up among women

Injuries suffered in falls can have all kinds of negative impacts on a person’s life. Unfortunately, such injuries appear to be going up among women here in the United States.

According to federal data, the rate of fall injuries among women for the 2011 to 2014 time period was 51 injured for every 1,000 individuals. In contrast, in the 2005 to 2008 time period, the rate was 47 injured per 1,000. Why do you think fall injuries among women have been trending up lately?

Federal data also points to falls being the top non-fatal injury cause for women.

Additionally, there has been research indicating that, among older individuals, women have a much higher likelihood of fall injuries than men.

So, while falls can be a concern for anyone, there may be some special fall-related worries for women. What do you think would be the biggest help in reducing fall injuries among women?

When a person, whatever their gender, gets injured in a fall, they may have lots of medical and care needs. They also may be facing considerable financial pressures. What happens in compensation matters related to the fall (such as matters regarding premises liability) is one of the things that can greatly impact how good of a position a fall victim is in to deal with these challenges. Given this, understanding what compensation issues are present in relation to their fall and what they can do to address these issues can be key for a fall victim. So, discussing compensation matters with a skilled lawyer is among the steps a person may want to take after suffering an injury-causing fall on someone else’s property here in New York.

Source: Connecticut Post, “Women at higher risk of fall-related injuries,” Cara Rosner, Feb. 14, 2017

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