Injuries in a slip and fall incident can be extremely serious. In some cases, the injuries that slip or trip and fall victims sustain can even result in long-term medical problems or even permanent disabilities. Many of our clients have suffered life-long injuries that have had an impact on their quality of life and ability to earn a living. A few examples of serious injuries that can arise from a slip and fall include:
- spinal cord injuries, including fractured vertebrae, ruptured disc etc.
- shattered bones in the hands, wrists, arms and legs
- broken hip injuries
- brain injuries
- permanent nerve damage
After a slip or trip and fall injury, it is important to document the severity of your injuries and the way in which they affect your life on a daily basis. For this reason, you should see a doctor after any slip or trip and fall injury. In addition, keep notes about the impact your injuries have on your daily life. Make note of issues such as pain during everyday activities, sleep disturbances, activities that you are required to forego due to your injuries, and feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety regarding your injuries.