You just finished up your weekly run to your local supermarket. You fall on the way out of the building while pushing your trolley. You notice that you slipped on a loose tile on the premises and realize that you are hurt from the tumble.
There were 654,000 visits to emergency departments in Canada due to accidental falls in 2016-17. The average hospital stay due to a fall was two weeks. If you or someone you love has a slip and fall injury, there are some steps you should take — read more to learn all about them.
Possible Injuries from a Slip and Fall Incident
- Spine injury
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Thoracic injuries, like rib fractures and lung contusions
- Shoulder injury
- Back injury
- Muscle sprain
- Ligament sprain
- Other injuries
Also, please note that people with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and children are more susceptible to harm.
Three Steps to Take After a Fall
Get Medical Attention
If your accident is serious, call an ambulance immediately or get someone to call one for you. Remain on the ground until the medical personnel arrive to prevent any further harm. If there’s someone certified in first-aid on the scene, they can give you the medical attention you need while you’re waiting for the ambulance. If your fall is mild, you should still see your doctor and have a check-up.
Ensure you act appropriately so the extent of your accident is recorded. If you do not seek a medical check-up, you might not get much compensation.
Document Any Evidence
Take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries. Write a detailed description of the incident and the contact details of any witnesses to the fall.
If you have to take sick leave, ask your employer to explain the ramifications of not going to work, including any pay cuts. Ask your doctor also to document the full extent of your ailments.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer immediately. Diamond and Diamond Lawyers has legal experts who will be able to compile a strong case for you. They will present the evidence you have captured within the proper time frame. They will also assist you in getting any other evidence that might be needed.
You need to be able to prove that the property owners knew or should have been aware of the cause of your accident. A professional will help you prove the proprietor failed to take adequate steps to prevent an injury. A legal expert is capable of proving negligence on the part of the defendant.
Get peace of mind and hire a legal expert as they know how to win a slip and fall injury case. They will save you the time and energy needed to get justice.