Anyone can become a victim of slip and fall injuries probably in the midst of the day, a week, at workplace or while performing some house chore. Ranging from mild to severe, these types of injuries can be quite frightening and can become worse if immediate medication and care is not taken. One can surely prevent these injuries if he/she is well aware about the causes that might have lead to such as injury. Here we are exploring the most common causes that usually become the reason of the mishaps
The Most Common Causes
Wet & Uneven Surfaces
This cause is said to be as the most common one due to which most of the slips and fall injuries happen. It is true that the uneven surfaces make the domestic, commercial, industrial and public places very difficult areas for anyone to cross. Just imagine, in single day only several individuals pass from the public places and if they find uneven surfaces then in no time they are struck by acute injuries. The situations that make up for a problematic walking area include:
- Cluttered floors
- Defective sidewalks
- Loose floorboards
- Loose mats
- Areas that have water spilled
- Parking lot potholes
- Staircases that are poorly constructed
- Recently waxed or mopped floors
- Torn carpeting
In order to prevent the aforementioned conditions, good housekeeping is required as well as frequent checkups to ensure that the area is safe for anyone to cross.
According to a research it has been found that 24 percent of the slip and fall injury cases occur because of improper footwear. It doesn’t matter whether a person is habitual of wearing heels or sneakers. The mishaps can occur any way. But the thing that must be cared about is to see if the shoes you are wearing offer the right type of traction or not. If it doesn’t then you are indeed at a risk of suffering from an injury.
It is true that the weather conditions are not in the hands of any individual. However, people who are responsible, such as the property owners and municipalities must take charge at the right time to clear the sidewalks and steps, plow streets, shpvel the sidewalks etc.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from any slip or fall injury or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.