Common Types of Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents
While the injuries that result from slip and fall injuries vary depending on the person and circumstance, many victims experience at least one of the following:
1. Bone Fractures
Otherwise known as broken bones or bone bruises, bone fractures are the most common type of injury that occurs after a fall. Research suggests
that falls are the direct cause of 95% of all hip fractures, leading to death in 20% of cases among Canadian seniors.
2. Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Falls are the leading cause of head injury hospitalizations among children and youth, as well as among adults over 60 years. In order to prevent the long-term complications or death that can result from traumatic brain injuries, intense and expensive medical rehabilitation may be required.
3. Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are associated with trauma to muscles, tendons, or ligaments. The severity of soft tissue injuries can vary, ranging from minor injuries that can be cured with at-home remedies to painful injuries that are severe enough to warrant surgery. Symptoms of soft tissue injuries from a fall can include:
- Muscle Spasms
- Reduced Range of Motion
- And more
4. Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is one of the most severe types of injury to treat, and it can result from a slip and fall accident. While it may be very difficult and expensive to treat, there are options that can be of assistance.