The most recent data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Injury Surveillance Program reveals that in a one-year period, more than 185,000, approximately 30% of emergency room visits across the state resulted from unintentional falls, with a little more than 33,000 requiring hospital stays. Slip and falls can happen while you are walking to or from Endicott Station for your daily commute, while roaming the historic districts in Dedham, shopping at one of your favorite big-box retailers in the area, at home, and at work. Slips and falls can also happen to anyone, but as you age, the risk becomes greater. Throughout the U.S., as well as the Boston area, slip and fall injuries occur overwhelmingly to those over the age of 65, and they can also be fatal.
At Michael Kelly, we understand the struggle of dealing with a slip and fall injury. In addition to the physical limitations that you have while you heal, it’s likely that you are amassing medical bills and have missed work if you are still of working age. We can help alleviate your stress by advocating for you if your slip and fall injury was sustained because of another party’s negligence.
If you, your child, or an elderly family member has suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, you or your family member might be able to receive compensation for your losses. Contact one of our skilled slip and fall lawyers in Dedham for a free consultation to discuss your accident and the ways in which we can serve you.
Our Commitment to Dedham Slip and Fall Victims
Residents of Dedham love its small-town feel, but yet enjoy the conveniences of being near a large city. Slip and falls might occur at home, but they might also happen while roaming around the Dedham Village Historic District or while engaging in Boston’s hustle and bustle. While the elderly are especially at risk, slips, trips, and falls make up the majority of general industry accidents according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). More than 17% of occupational injuries that lead to disability are a result of falls in the workplace.
Michael Kelly attended New England Law School where he cultivated his passion and commitment to helping those who have been injured, including those who have had slip and fall accidents. The firm’s dedication to getting the best possible outcome for clients while giving them unmatched service includes offering free consultations, a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and around-the-clock telephone access for clients who have issues or concerns.
Our compassionate legal team understands the struggles that you might be having due to your personal injury. We always provide attentive one-on-one service that includes visiting your home or the hospital to discuss your case if you cannot travel to us because of your injury. If you choose Michael Kelly to advocate for you in a slip and fall injury case, you will not have to pay money upfront. We will handle your case on a contingency fee basis and deduct attorney fees from any settlements or verdicts that you receive.
Slip and Fall Accidents in Dedham, Massachusetts
Michael Kelly has helped clients settle, negotiate, and litigate a wide array of slip and fall cases. Common scenarios that lead to slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet products or product spills on smooth floors including wax, mud, grease, oil, food, and blood
- Dry product use or spills including dust, powder, granules, sawdust, and plastic wrap
- Highly polished concrete, ceramic, or marble floors
- Sloped walking surfaces
- Loose tiles or floorboards
- Uncleared snow, ice, and plant debris
- Loose surfaces, such as gravel