Injury Care Chiropractic
Harold Byers Jr., B.A., M.Sc., D.C.
Chiropractor & Injury Care located in Louisville, KY
Slip and fall injuries account for millions of emergency room visits each year, causing fractures, spinal injuries, and general aches and pains. If you’ve experienced a slip and fall injury, Harold Byers Jr., BA, MSc, DC, and the skilled team at Injury Care Chiropractic in Louisville, Kentucky can help. They provide a comprehensive orthopedic and neurological evaluation and treat a wide range of issues in your upper and lower body. The team is also available to help you with workers’ compensation claims. Call the office today.
Slip and Fall Injuries Q & A
What is a slip and fall injury?
Slip and fall injuries happen without warning and are often quite painful. Injuries incurred during a slip and fall can interfere with your ability to work and affect daily function, costing you time and money. It’s estimated that 85% of workers’ compensation claims are due to employees slipping on slick floors.
What types of injuries are sustained during a slip and fall?
Slip and falls cause injuries that range from mild to severe, even deadly. They include:
Soft tissue injuries
Soft tissue injuries often show up days or weeks after your initial fall. They range from wrist or ankle sprains to ligament or tendon tears. Soft tissue injuries aren’t something you can see, but they can cause chronic pain. If you’ve experienced a slip and fall, seek consultation with Injury Care Chiropractic for a comprehensive exam.
Broken bones range from minor fractures to severe breaks. If you have pain and swelling following a fall, get it evaluated to make sure you receive the treatment you need. At Injury Care Chiropractic, the team offers digital X-rays and can refer you to an appropriate orthopedic specialist if needed.
If you fall and hit your head, get to a medical provider for evaluation. While a minor concussion usually clears up on its own, more serious concussions can cause long-term disability. Be especially diligent in seeking care if you have bleeding, swelling, or a loss of consciousness.
Cuts and abrasions
When you take a fall, it’s common to experience scrapes and cuts upon landing. Usually, these injuries need a thorough cleansing or possibly stitches. But, if the landing was hard enough and you have significant pain, you may also have a fracture or corresponding soft tissue injury.
Spinal cord injuries
A crush or other injury to the spinal cord can occur due to a slip and fall. Many of these injuries are serious. After your initial immediate care, the team at Injury Care Chiropractic can help you with ongoing treatment and management of a spinal injury.
What causes slip and fall injuries?
A slip and fall could have no cause, other than your own negligence, but in many cases, the incident occurs due to conditions around you. Common reasons you could sustain a slip and fall include:
- Debris on the floor
- Excessive floor wetness
- Unsafe construction or work zones
- Uneven surfaces
If you sustain a slip and fall and are injured, call Injury Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online for diagnosis, treatment, and medical claim support.