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What are common slip-and-fall injuries?

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2021 | Slip-and-fall Accidents

When you slip and fall while on another person’s property in New York, you must know whether you sustained an injury. What kind of pain and discomfort should you look out for after a slip-and-fall accident?

The Joint Chiropractic breaks down common injuries after taking a tumble. Know whether to attribute a symptom to your fall or to something else to decide whether to pursue a legal case.

Broken hips

If you fell on your hips during your fall, monitor yourself closely for potential signs of a broken hip. You do not have to be an older adult to experience a fractured or broken hip. Such injuries may involve an extensive recovery, possibly even surgical intervention. You should not bear the financial burden of another’s negligence, making it vital to know when to pursue compensation from a responsible party.

Injuries to the back and neck

Various back and neck injuries may result from slipping and falling. Common injuries to these areas of the body include slipped discs, bone fractures and sprains. Those who sustain harm to their back or neck must receive prompt medical intervention to avoid persistent pain, which may make it difficult for you to earn a living.

Head injury

Did your head come into contact with a hard surface during your dive? If so, do not discount headaches, disorientation or similar symptoms in the days following your accident. You could have a traumatic brain injury, which you may have trouble diagnosing on your own. Have a medical professional check you out as soon as possible.

Do not let slip-and-fall injuries go untreated or undiagnosed. Proper knowledge helps you protect your rights and your health.