Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents may be caused by losing your footing on a slippery surface and lead to injuries that require prolonged treatment. Recognizing the causes of slip and fall accidents could help prevent injury and improve safety.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident can be caused by a wide range of hazards, such as:
Uneven surfaces without warning signs posted
Wet floors from cleaning or waxing
Loose floorboards, rugs, or mats
Potholes in parking lots and streets
Trash, debris, and other objects on the ground
Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see obstacles
Open desk or cabinet drawers
Unmarked transitions in flooring
Lack of handrails for stairs
Failure to secure a ladder
Running up or down the stairs
Improper use of furniture (such as standing on a chair)
Workers in the following industries are at greater risk of slip and fall accidents:
Professional Cleaning and Maintenance
Types of Injuries Caused by Slip & Fall Accidents
A slip and fall accident may lead to the following injuries:
Traumatic brain injury
Severe sprain of wrists or ankles
Contusions, abrasions, and lacerations
Soft tissue injury
Quadriplegia or paraplegia
Torn tendon and/or ligament
Spinal cord injury or cut
Common Symptoms After Slip & Fall Accidents
Loss of consciousness
Difficulty walking or moving an arm
Painful collarbone or shoulder
Pressure in the neck or head
Intense or sudden headaches
Injuries after a slip and fall accident may cause the following symptoms:
A slip and fall accident may cause chronic pain that requires treatment. At Premier Urgent Care, patients can treat their pain with soft tissue injections and pain management techniques.
A few types of joint and soft tissue injections we offer include nerve blocks, epidural injections, piriformis injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and trigger point injections. Patients should speak to their physician to find out which injection could help alleviate their pain.
Pain management techniques are another invaluable tool that can help patients minimize pain. Patients may benefit from cold and heat therapy, gentle exercise, deep breathing exercises,physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, biofeedback, music therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Each patient will receive a customized pain management plan to support full recovery.
Slip and fall accidents that cause severe injuries, such as broken bones, brain damage, and internal bleeding, may require advanced treatment. Patients may need chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, and even surgery to experience full recovery. Premier Urgent Care supports patients seeking advanced treatment. Staff is available to answer any questions about obtaining advanced treatment.
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