The last thing you want to do during a vacation or business trip is visit the emergency room, but hotel bathrooms can be a place filled with hazards for slips, falls, and head bangs, injuring thousands of people each year.
What Causes Hotel Bathroom Accidents?
What causes these accidents? The greatest risks for bathroom accidents come from water on the floor, hard surfaces, and protruding faucets and other hardware. In an unfamiliar bathroom, these faucets, which may be in different places, can cause an even greater risk.
Also, in an effort to cut costs, hotels may not have such safety measures as non-slip strips in the shower or tub, grab bars, and other safety measures. Water on the floor from a leak, spill or carelessness is also a big hazard.
"We have seen a surprising number of bathroom accidents from hotels as well as other public places like restaurants and work places," said Neal Goldstein, a partner at Goldstein and Bashner.
The statistics back up the dangers. A recent report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report stated that more than 234,000 teens and adults are sent to the emergency room each year due to an accident in the bathroom. The majority of these accidents involved women, and older people are also far more likely to be injured.
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