Slip & Fall InjuriesSlips and Falls account for more than 1 million injuries in the United States. In most cases, foot contact is broken, and the individual attempts to right himself or herself. There are a number of reasons why people fall, but the main reason, is the negligence of a third party. If you walked into a store, or other public place, and you slipped and fell on some object that was on the floor, or there was a liquid on the floor that caused it to be ‘slick’, it is most important to file a claim with a supervising entity.
When walking in a public place, we have a right to be advised of any hazards. Choosing to proceed through a public area, knowing the hazards, places some blame on ourselves. However, these hazards are easily disguised through lighting, paint and orientation. If you did fall in a public area, it is important to take plenty of photographs and have witnesses to increase credibility.
It is very important to get examined right away after injury. First, go to your nearest Emergency Room for immediate care. Afterwards, you can call our Chicago Physical Therapy clinic so that we can design a specific therapeutic approach to get you back on your own two feet again!