Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries: Understanding the Different Types to Understand your Rights

An avid concertgoer has his/her share of witnessing slips and falls from their beloved musicians. Some are just too passionate about their songs, while others slip or trip from wires or even from their own costumes. Beauty pageants also had its own shares of slips.

Walking on high heels and in a long gown is no easy feat. Sometimes, despite training, beauty queens still slip and fall to their embarrassment or even defeat from the competition. While most slips and falls are minor, there are ones that would lead to severe injuries and would even require the assistance of a brain injury lawyer or attorney.

Yes, slips and falls can turn into legal cases which have to be solved in court. But not everyone is aware of such facts and often bear the burden of such injuries financially. If you think that your sustained injuries from slips and falls can grant you legal compensation, then it is just proper to fight for your rights.

Below are some of the most common injury types sustained from slips and falls.

1. Muscles and tissue injuries

Simple sprains and strains fall under this category. Because it is not as visible as other types of injuries, it can be quite challenging to prove in a lawsuit. Recovery from this kind of injury is often easier as it does not usually pose severe consequences to the body.

2. Head injuries

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Concussions, in a state of comatose, or aneurysm among others, are some of the most common types of head injuries. No matter how seemingly small the damage is, you need to be checked by a doctor to make sure that there are no damages to your brain. If there are, immediate care and attention can be given. Also, immediate professional assessment can increase your chances of winning a lawsuit.

3. Spinal injuries

A simple fall has led to paralysis for some people because their spinal cord was affected by the accident. Spinal injuries are one of the most severe, complex, and costly injuries to treat. Treatments are usually long term and would need the expertise of a skilled doctor.  Although your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit are high with spinal injury cases, effects of the injuries are often long term and life-changing. 

4. Orthopedic injuries

Fractures can also happen when one slips of falls wrongly. Putting the affected area in a cast or a sling to help it heal quickly is often done.

Prevention in private and public spaces

Slips, trips and fall can happen in public or private areas. Making sure your home is free from clutter and is organized is one of the most effective ways to prevent such accidents from happening. If you are operating on a public space, proper maintenance, signs and warnings about potential threats, and being careful and vigilant, can prevent the avoidable circumstances from happening.

Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Knowing how to respond to such emergencies and subsequently knowing your rights to compensation can help one get what is due.