If you have ever been involved in a "slip" or a fall at work, you are probably already familiar with the tendency many of us have to wave off these events. Sometimes we get embarrassed and are quick to proclaim that all is well, or maybe we simply do not begin to feel the pain until our adrenaline dies down. Whatever the reason, it is important to take these issues seriously and keep in mind that falls can be serious, even if they do not immediately appear to be. In fact, you could seriously hurt yourself and not even know until a day or more has passed.
If you have been involved in a workplace fall, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney who can help ensure that your rights are upheld. At Dixon Law Office, we can help make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering.
Consequences from Falls
While many individuals are quick to wave off concern when they slip in the workplace, these incidents can be quite serious. Depending upon how and where you fall, for example, you could end up with a broken tail bone, broken bones in your arms or legs, brain injury, bruising, and even cuts that require stitches to treat. In the long term, falls can cause you recurrent issues and pain that never really goes away. There are a wide variety of serious health issues associated with falls, in other words, that you should keep in mind before you declare everything to be fine.
Keep in mind that sometimes injuries are not immediately apparent. You might fall and feel like you are okay, for example, only to experience abnormal pain or swelling in the days or even weeks following. Falls can create unexpected health issues that require prompt medical treatment to address, and even then there is sometimes little to do to heal the issue.
Have you fallen in the workplace?
Are you a victim of a workplace fall? If so, you should reach out to an experienced attorney today. Make sure that you have your medical notes, and document your symptoms. That means that you should visit an emergency room or, at the very least, your doctor if you experience abnormal health symptoms after a fall, and make sure that they are promptly looked at and recorded.