Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere. People often don’t report the incidents due to feeling humiliated or embarrassed. Whether these incidents occur at work, at your local supermarket, or your home, you should always see a doctor as soon as you can.
Signs That You May Be Injured
If you have any pain after a slip and fall incident, seek medical attention. The pain could be a significant indication that you have an injury. Research shows that approximately one million people in the United States alone are seen in the emergency room due to injuries with a slip and fall incident. The most common injuries from these incidents are…
- Fractured or dislocated bones
- Sprained and strained muscles
- Facial Lacerations or fractured facial bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Extremity laceration
- Puncture wounds
Should you experience any of these injuries, you need immediate medical attention. If you do not seek medical attention, short or long term disabilities could be the result.
Injuries May Be More Serious Than You Think
Most people will ignore signs of injuries after an accident due to our body’s natural response to pain. You may not realize the severity of your injury when it occurs. This is why it is very important to see a doctor for evaluation after a slip and fall incident even if there isn’t any pain at all. Without being evaluated by a physician you won’t know the severity of the injuries that may or may not have occurred. With thorough examination after a slip and fall incident, a doctor will determine if there are concerns of more serious injuries such as bleeding or swelling of the brain. This is a very serious injury and could cause long term disability if not treated immediately.
Medical Care Can Determine Whether Injury Is Result of Incident
If you seek prompt medical attention following a slip and fall incident you can ensure that there aren’t any long lasting issues. It is up to you to take care of your overall health and well being. Also, if the incident is a result of negligence the doctor can provide proper medical documentation that will support any claims for that you may need to file for compensation.
Michael A. O’Hara, PLLC Can Help You With Personal Injury Negotiation and Litigation
Injuries happen unexpectedly, and they can lead to major setbacks for victims and their families. Injury victims and their loved ones not only have to deal with the injury itself but also with a significant financial burden that these situations cause. I have an experienced team with the resources necessary to fully investigate your claim and recover the compensation you deserve.
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When you have to deal with the justice system – whether related to a civil or criminal matter – you need more than the truth on your side. You need a skilled attorney who can employ sound legal strategies to produce the results you are hoping for. I am attorney Michael A. O’Hara, and I am licensed to practice in Kentucky and Ohio at the state level, as well as in Federal District Court and the Federal Court of Claims. I have been representing clients in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area since 1994.
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