The truth is that accidents happen all the time. We’ve all seen it happen, but a lot of times people allow their pride or their busy schedules to get in the way, leaving potentially serious injuries from getting the treatment they need for a full recovery.
It’s really important that, if you are injured by a slip or fall, you get a full examination by a qualified medical professional. When it comes to accidents and falls in the workplace, proper documentation is usually necessary in order to fill out worker’s compensation paperwork and move claims through.
Furthermore, when we’re out and about, companies serving the public have an obligation to do their best to clean up spills, ensure proper walking surfaces are in place and functional, and that handrails are available for stairs and other more cumbersome obstacles.
But, this isn’t always the case, and if you lose your footing, you need to know what to do to ensure that you can get back to full health and that you do not lose any entitled benefits.
Ultimately, first and foremost, do a mental check of how you’re feeling. If you need to make notes, then do so, and rely on the people around you if necessary. Sometimes, if you hit your head or sustain a shock, there can be injuries to the head, and this can cloud your memory if there’s a concussion.
Check around you and make sure that you can move, and if there’s extensive pain, make sure to call for emergency services if necessary.
If you do not think that it’s necessary to get emergency treatment, it’s still important that you get a thorough medical exam from a qualified professional. This is when you should find a doctor in order to get your situation documented to provide history in case that’s needed in the future.
First, with us, you will get checked out by a doctor. They will review your relevant medical history and provide recommendations on treatment and referrals.
From here, it’s in the professionals’ hands. Our philosophy at Integrated Health and Injury is to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to your condition, in order to assure that you are getting the best medical care possible, whether that takes the form of chiropractic care, physical therapy, or any other service.
Our team of experts will document everything and will put you on the road to recovery. But it all starts with your initial consultation.
You have to look out for your interests. You should always speak to an attorney before making any decision about your legal decisions, but just in case, it’s always helpful to have your medical concerns documented.
We are proud to offer a 72 hour turnaround on all paperwork requested by your attorney and enjoy creating and maintaining great working relationships with legal staff in order to get you what you need.
Slips and falls often come with long term care issues, like slipped discs and neck injuries, along with chronic pain. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation if the slip or fall was due to negligence.
You do not want to miss out on what you are entitled from such an injury, as sometimes they can take months or years to fully heal properly. Make sure you are covered and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.