You know some slip-and-fall injuries take a day or two before you notice them, but what discomfort should you look out for? You do not want to mistake everyday aches and pains for potential grounds for legal action.
To clear up confusion, see what The Joint Chiropractic says about prevalent harm suffered after slipping and falling. Educate yourself so you do not pay for a business owner’s negligence.
You do not have to be in your golden years to suffer a hip injury. Depending on how you hit the floor, your hips may have fractures or a full-on break. Pay careful attention to this area of your body in the coming days, as major harm to the hips may require surgical procedures and a lengthy recovery, which could result in major medical bills and lost income.
Back and neck injuries
As with car accidents, slip-and-fall victims often sustain harm to their back and neck. Specifically, you may have a herniated disc or a cracked bone, either of which may lead to ongoing and intense pain that could leave you unable to work until you recover.
Pay close attention to how your skull feels in the coming days, as slips and falls may cause head injuries. If you suspect you suffered a traumatic brain injury, have your physician look you over, as you may not realize you hurt yourself. Left untreated, TBIs could cause major issues for your physical and psychological health.
Do not dismiss discomfort, aches, pains, disorientation or odd sensations after falling in a store. Your body may try to alert you of an injury you may not notice.