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Taking slip-and-fall injuries seriously

Slipping and falling can be an embarrassing situation. You may not want people to fuss over you too much, and you could be eager to pull yourself up and continue with your day. However, slip-and-falls can also be incredibly painful and lead to long-lasting injuries.

If you slip and fall, it is crucial that you take this accident seriously. Ignoring it or assuming you will just get over the pain can be costly mistakes.

Common injuries that can happen

Injuries can and do happen when you trip, slip or fall. Some of the most common types of ways people get hurt in these situations include:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures or herniated discs in your back

Even if you catch yourself before hitting the ground, you could still suffer soft tissue injuries, like pulled or strained muscles.

It is also important to note that certain factors can worsen injuries, like advanced age, pre-existing health conditions and falls from heights.

What to do after an accident

Injuries like these can require immediate and ongoing medical care. So, even if you think you should just “walk it off,” the fact is that doing so could ultimately make your injuries worse and more challenging to treat.

After slipping, tripping or falling, seeing a doctor can be crucial, whether you go in for emergency or urgent care or you make an appointment with your own provider. These visits can document your injuries and their severity and help you get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

You might also need to take time off work to rest and recuperate. If you are a parent, you may need some help with taking care of your kids, and reaching out to loved ones for assistance making food and tackling other chores can be necessary.

Keep track of everything you need to change and pay for, as you could recover compensation for these damages should you decide to take legal action against a negligent party.

This can all seem overwhelming – or even impossible. But taking these steps after a serious slip-and-fall accident can make recovery a little easier.