Did you know that thousands of people are injured each year, some very seriously in slip and fall accidents? It can happen by tripping on uneven ground, defective stairs, slipping on wet floors or slick surfaces. This can occur at home, the workplace and out in commercial spaces.
If you have just been injured in a slip and fall accident you may be noticing an increase in pain, swelling and suffering. The challenge is that in some cases, your symptoms may take a few days to become noticeable. Most of these injuries can result in broken bones, head trauma, soft tissue damage, neck, back or low back injury and even damage to your extremities.
With over 700,000 people being admitted to the hospital each year due to injuries sustained from a slip and fall accident, it can happen to anyone at any age. People over the age of 65 are at an increased risk with the data showing 1 in every 3 people over the age of 65 suffer injuries from falls per year and 1 in 5 suffer fatal injuries or brain trauma. The reality is that falls are more dangerous than you may think.
When you fall, it is time to seek immediate and proper injury care. This will reduce your risk of long term complications. Don’t guess with your health, get the immediate care even if your symptoms are not fully present.. When you seek proper injury medical attention, this early assessment will help to spot signs of trouble so you can be proactive and reduce your risk of long-term complications.
At Injury Doc, we understand that an accident like a slip and fall can impact every area of your life from work and family to your financial well-being. This is why it is important to not only seek the medical care you need but it is also important to obtain independent legal counsel after the accident.
The proper documented medical care paired with legal advice will ensure that you get the care you deserve and your questions answered so you can protect yourself and your family’s financial security while getting back your health.
The team at Injury Doc is here to help you get paired with the injury team you need, contact us today to get started.