Philadelphia Residents Most Likely to be Injured by Falling
September 10, 2014
It may be impossible to predict the exact circumstance that can cause someone to get hurt and pursue a personal injury lawsuit. But as they say, numbers don’t lie, and our lawyers know that injuries are statistically most likely to happen in Philadelphia after someone takes a serious fall.
We know this based on the most recent county-by-county data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Using Hospital Discharge Data provided by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council in 2012, researchers determined that about 21,200 people in Philadelphia sustained injuries that year that necessitated a hospital visit.
Serious fall were responsible for the highest number of injuries in the group, or about 7,872. The second most common reason for hospital visits due to injury that year was poisoning.
These injuries are almost always unintentional, according to the data. It’s also worth noting in the report, entitled “Injuries in Pennsylvania,” that men are injured in Philadelphia more often then women; that black residents and white residents sustained roughly a statistically equal number of injuries; and that the vast majority of those hospitalized as a result of an injury were covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
If you live in Philadelphia and sustain an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our Philadelphia personal injury lawyers online today to schedule a free consultation. In addition to our Philadelphia office, we maintain locations in Allentown and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania as well as Marlton, New Jersey.