Slip and falls are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after automobile accidents. They account for 40% of general liability claims and over $1.8 billion a year or about 40% of all accidental Workers Compensation claims. Recent studies attribute 10% of these claims to fraud; however, it is this presenter’s position that fraud is significantly higher. Yet, insurance companies know little about the science behind the analyses that determines cause of a fall and that can discover and prove fraud. This class will discuss the physics of measuring a walkway surface for traction levels, tribometry, and other fundamental-forensic techniques used to evaluate the merit of a slip and fall case. Also discover how some forensic approaches can skew the findings to support the plaintiff’s position.