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A slip and fall injury is a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim or case based on a person slipping on the premises of another and, as a result, suffering injury. Slip and fall injury is also known as a trip and fall.

Causes of slip and fall injury:

You may slip while walking or you maybe fall due to floor conditions or due to many other reasons. Most common reasons of slip and fall injury can be;

  • Wet or uneven surfaces
  • Bright light reflecting on a shiny floor that causes glare
  • Poor lighting that makes it difficult to see obstacles
  • Weather conditions
  • Ladders and stairs
  • Some occupations which includes workers in the construction industry, housekeepers and other custodial staff, chefs and other kitchen workers, manual laborers and factory workers
  • Transition from one type of surface to another such as from wood to carpet or carpet to wood

Common slip and fall injuries:

Common slip and fall injuries include the following list;

  • Broken bones
  • Sprained ankles or wrists
  • Knee damage
  • Shoulder dislocations or muscle strains
  • Spine and nerve damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cuts and bruises

Broken bones:

The older you are, the more likely you are to break your bones after slip and fall accident. In slip and fall incidents, hip, wrist, and ankle fractures are some of the most common types of broken bones.

Sprained ankles or wrists:

You might make an unusual or uneven step and fall. You may receive a sprain or a strain if ligaments in your wrist or ankles tear during a fall. This type of slip and fall injury can interfere with your life.

Knee damage:

You may twist your knee while falling and it can results into knee damage.  Knee damage can take time to heal as knee is a sensitive and most useable joint of body.

Shoulder dislocation and muscle strain:

Shoulder dislocation can also call as slip and fall injury because you might hit your shoulder as you fall. Shoulder dislocations and strains may require immediate surgery.

Spine and nerve damage:

Nerve damage can result from direct trauma, from stretching or from cuts in slip and fall as nerve and spine are fragile.

Traumatic brain injury:

A traumatic brain injury is serious slip and fall injury. It can be dangerous because you may not realize the severity of the injury. You can continue to have pain for months if you left traumatic brain injury untreated.

Cuts and Bruises:

Slip and fall can also cause cuts and bruises. And even if it not seems serious, you should treat it in a proper way.

Pain management institute is helping people to cure acute and chronic long term pain to resume a normal life style. PMI has provided many treatments like stem cell therapy and many others.

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