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Do you know these common slip-and-fall injuries?

On Behalf of | May 12, 2021 | Premises Liability |

A few days ago, you slipped and fell at a business while running a few errands. Immediately after, you felt fine, but now you experience symptoms that may indicate an injury. What specific harm often stems from slipping and falling? 

The Joint Chiropractic notes injuries people usually suffer after taking a tumble. If any of the following sound familiar, you may have a premises liability claim against the party responsible for your injuries. 

Head injury

If you remember hitting your head during your fall, you may have a traumatic brain injury. Even if you do not recall something hitting your head, a TBI may make it difficult to remember what happened during the event. Even a minor headache justifies a visit to the doctor, as head injuries may have far-reaching effects on your mental, physical and emotional well-being. 

Back and neck injuries

Pay close attention to twinges of discomfort, aches or pains radiating from your neck or back. You may have a bone fracture or slipped disc keeping you in agony. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may need to use your paid time off or vacation days from work while your body repairs itself. 

Broken hips

Older adults are not the only ones who need to worry about a broken hip. If you landed on your side during your slip and fall, you could have a hip injury. Should a doctor diagnose you with a broken hip, you may need a surgical procedure to set you right and help you fully recover. The more severe the injury, the more likely you require an extensive recovery time, which may affect your ability to earn a living. 

A New York physician may help you determine whether you emerged from your fall unharmed. Even if you have health insurance, you should not pay for someone else’s oversight.