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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

  • Spilled liquids

  • Greasy surfaces

  • Unsalted ice

  • Trash, debris, and other objects on the ground

  • Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see obstacles

Doctor speaking to patient after slip and fall accident
Female warehouse worker touching ankle in pain after slip and fall accident
  • Unfastened cords

  • 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:

  • Construction

  • Professional Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Hospitality

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

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Types of Injuries Caused by Slip & Fall Accidents

A slip and fall accident may lead to the following injuries:

  • Concussion

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Fracture

  • Severe sprain of wrists or ankles

  • Contusions, abrasions, and lacerations

  • Compressed disc 

  • Disc dislocation

  • Soft tissue injury

  • Neuromuscular dysfunction

  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia

  • Torn tendon and/or ligament

  • Nerve damage

  • Broken hips/pelvis

  • Spinal cord injury or cut

Male body lying on the floor after a work accident. Fallen ladder and safety helmet lying next to the body.

Common Symptoms After Slip & Fall Accidents

  • Chronic pain

  • Swelling

  • Bleeding

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Difficulty walking or moving an arm

  • Muscle tension

  • Painful collarbone or shoulder

  • Painful knee

  • Hip pain

  • Back pain

  • Pressure in the neck or head

  • Intense or sudden headaches

Injuries after a slip and fall accident may cause the following symptoms:

Treatment Options

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.

Advanced Treatment

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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Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


APPOINTMENTS

Call us to schedule an appointment at


EMERGENCY SERVICES

We provide
emergency services

7 DAYS A WEEK!