Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and falls can be anywhere from minor to severe in regards to their repercussions and injuries. Minor injuries after a slip and fall would be considered a scratch or a bruise at the site of impact. However, when the fall is extremely damaging and leads to an emergency room visit, the victim’s injuries can be life-changing. Emergency room visits can be very costly and the severity of your injury may lead to lost wages and debt to the hospital. Some of the most common types of slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Knee damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Scrapes and bruises
Broken bones occur when more weight is forced onto a bone than it can withstand. Broken bones after a slip and fall occur more frequently in elderly victims but should be recognized as a possibility in any slip and fall case. The most common broken bones after a slip and fall include hip, wrist, and ankle.
Knee damage may present itself after a slip and fall as a result of the forceful impact and stress pinpointed into one area. If the impact is severe enough, a torn ligament may require surgery and causes a great deal of pain.
Traumatic brain injury can be a serious and life-threatening injury that requires immediate medical attention. Even if your head doesn’t hurt too much immediately following an accident, it is crucial to double-check with your doctor so that symptoms do not worsen. Whiplash is also probable after a slip and fall due to the natural reaction of jolting your head.
Scrapes and bruises are thankfully the most minor common injury after a slip and fall and will not cause too much pain.
These injuries may be common but they all deserve to be recognized by the lawyers at 411 Pain! If you’ve suffered from a slip and fall accident, after 911, call 411!