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Hospital And Nursing Home Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Last updated on June 12, 2024

Hospitals and nursing homes are where we take our loved ones to get the care and treatment needed to feel better. These institutions are supposed to maintain the highest standards of safety, yet slips, trips and falls remain a concerning issue within their premises due to negligence and lack of proper maintenance.

With a combined experience of more than 71 years, the attorneys at Klein & Carney Co., LLC, can help fight for the rights of victims of hospital and nursing home slip-and-fall accidents in Cleveland, Ohio, and the surrounding area. Whether the victim is a patient or visitor, we can help them get the compensation they deserve for their injuries, medical expenses and other damages resulting from these accidents.

Causes Of Slips And Falls In Hospitals And Nursing Homes

Slip-and-fall accidents in hospitals and nursing homes can occur due to various factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Parking lot/garage hazards, including potholes and inadequate lighting.
  • Damaged or broken sidewalks in the vicinity of parking garages.
  • Unmarked hazards both inside and outside the hospital/nursing home premises.
  • Wet, slippery or dirty floors without proper signage or marking.
  • Presence of debris or objects obstructing primary walkways and staircases.
  • Inadequate lighting within and around the facilities.
  • Broken or poorly maintained stairs and elevators.
  • Malfunctioning doors, walkways and entryways.
  • Negligent security measures.
  • Unsecured or damaged flooring in hallways and common areas.
  • Lack of handrails or improperly installed handrails along staircases and ramps.
  • Obstacles such as cables or wires left in walkways.
  • Unattended spills or leaks on floors.
  • Lack of proper signage indicating potential hazards

Our experienced lawyers also represent staff members who may have been injured in slips and falls while on duty, ensuring they receive the appropriate compensation under workers’ compensation laws.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation Today

If you or a loved one got injured in a hospital or nursing home slip-and-fall accident due to negligence, call 216-502-3947 or email us to get started on your claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Larry S. Klein and Christopher J. Carney