(This is a featured blog post from the Tenge, and Fort Collins Personal Injury Law Firm in Colorado.)
Accidents are sudden ” and in case of slipping and falling, although you can brace for impact, there is no way to expect that you are going to fall down. Sure, your house and your workplace are built to be slip-proof ” they have walkway and proper flooring ” but there are still numerous things that can lead to you slipping and hurting your back, suffering a concussion or fracturing a bone.
Slips and Falls
A fall can be painful and it is better to be safe than sorry. Some falls are so severe that they can lead to lifelong injuries. However, if you have already experienced a fall, it is crucial that you take good care of yourself and consult a doctor. The following are a few steps that you can take to nurse yourself back to health.
1. Check for Pain
When experiencing a fall we often fall on our backs and experience a muscle pain in our hips. Most people will suggest walking it off; however, if this pain persists it may be a serious issue. A twisted ankle or scenarios in which you are unable to move a limb are very severe cases. Make sure you are able to walk or stand and bear the pain if it is even slightly severe you need to consult a physician.
2. Visit the Doctor
Taking the right steps to ensure you recover fully from a fall is necessary. The severity of the fall may force you to promptly visit the doctor, however, if it isn’t severe and you cannot feel severe pain at that specific time you should visit the doctor anyway and get a professional opinion about it.
3. Correctional Measures
If you experience a fall in your home make sure that you are taking the right steps to make the place safe. If you fall at the grocery store or sidewalk make sure you alert the concerned authorities that can take the correctional measures.
If the slip and fall accident occurs in a restaurant, store, your workplace or any public area, make sure there are eyewitnesses that have seen how you fell and what caused you to slip so that if it is something at the workplace or anywhere else, you can file a personal injury claim. In severe cases you need evidence to exert the importance of making a place safe, or to get a claim. It is crucial that people are able to identify you as the victim.
5. Take Care
No matter how much medical advice or assistance you receive from your physician, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will not fully recover. So, before filing a personal injury claim, you need first get the right treatment plan to help recover from your injuries quickly. If you are not hospitalized due to your injury make sure it stays that way and you do not cause any further injuries by negligence.
Slipping and falling can lead to serious injuries and a lot of the times, it isn’t you that is responsible for the accident, which is why it is very important to seek the consultation of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Professional attorneys can help you file and win a claim, legally compelling the defendant to pay for your medical bills and compensate for your physical and mental trauma.
Guest Post provided by Fort Collins injury lawyer, Todd Tenge of Tenge Law Firm, a boutique injury litigation firm specializing in insurance and personal injury cases in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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