How can a slip and fall accident affect you?

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2020 | Injuries

Whether they occur indoors or outside, slip and fall incidents can leave you with a variety of health-related problems.

Lasting issues from this accident can also leave you confused and not knowing where to turn.

Physical complications

According to the QSR Magazine, over 25,000 people slip and fall every day in the United States alone. Many buildings have cracked sidewalks, puddles of water on the floor or iced-over stairways, which are all tripping hazards.

Negligence on a store owner’s behalf can lead to an accident that leaves you with soft tissue injuries, back pain or even head trauma. If you are older or have mobility issues, this increases your risk for complicated health problems stemming from the fall.

Financial issues

Once you are injured, your workplace may force you to take time off to recuperate from your injury. The expense of the additional hospital bills can also drain your savings.

Although some people assume falls are not a serious issue, many severe injuries can arise from dangerous slip and fall conditions, such as poor lighting in a store or rickety stairs. You may even need physical rehabilitation after the incident, which is usually an additional expense.

Emotional struggles

Many falls involve head injury, which can change your emotional regulation. In the days or weeks following the accident, you may not feel like your normal self. Instances of memory loss or severe mood swings can leave you wondering what is wrong.

Emotional distress damages can also stem from stress or anxiety from the fall itself. If the owner of the premises did not fulfill his or her duties to keep the area clear of tripping hazards, you may have a case against him or her.