Employee Slip & Fall On the Job Injury. Leading Cause of Workers Compensation Claims. 21% of all emergency room visits. Flooring is the leading cause. Fractured Bones occur in 5% of all falls and fatality statistics are similar. Deaths from falls increase exponentially with the age of the employee. 600 Employees Die Each Year From Falls. Falls can result in Death Benefits as well as total or partial disability workman's compensation. The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann.