When you slip and fall in your Connecticut home, you may consider the incident to be inconsequential. However, slip-and-fall accidents can lead to serious injuries, and it is important to understand the kind of wounds you might incur.
Slips can result in injuries to your knees. The Brain Injury Society says that this is because sometimes you may turn suddenly in your attempt to stop your fall. This can cause your knee to be dislocated or have ligament and cartilage wounds. You may also break a bone when you fall. If you fall on one side of your body, you might break your hip, an injury which can have serious ramifications if you are over the age of 65. Additionally, you can sometimes break your arm or your wrist if you clutch something as you fall.
Your back and neck can also be harmed in a slip-and-fall accident. You might experience a compression fracture, a herniated disc or whiplash. Additionally, a fall can cause you to experience a decreased range of motion and neck pain. You may also find that your hands and arms tingle and that you have headaches. If your lower back was injured, you might have numbness in your feet and legs. An injury to your back and neck can somtimes result in long-lasting pain, although most people find that their symptoms disappear over time.
Spinal and cord and brain injuries are some of the most serious wounds you may have after a slip-and-fall accident. Your spinal cord may be harmed if your neck snaps back as you fall. If you hit your head as you fall, you may incur a concussion. Additionally, you can experience more serious traumatic brain injuries which can sometimes leave you with cognitive impairment.