Types Of Back Injuries That Can Be Sustained In A New Haven Slip And Fall Injury

December 9, 2020
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As temperatures cool and sidewalks and walkways get slippery with black ice or snow, back injuries from New Haven slip and fall accidents can range from annoying to devastatingly painful.  Accidents can cause injuries that last for a while or go away in a short amount of time.  No matter what the accident is, a back injury that occurs from it may require a review from a medical professional.

After being seen by a medical professional there are certain types of injuries that may be identified and they include;

  1. Muscle sprain
  2. Muscle strain
  3. Herniated disc
  4. Fractures
  5. Whiplash

The tricky thing about back injuries is that they often linger for extended amounts of time.  For instance, a muscle strain in your back may not be terribly severe but it can last for a very long time.  It can get in the way of you performing duties at work or at home.

It often doesn’t matter how you injure your back because the back is such a tricky part of your body.  What might seem like a minor slip and fall injury can actually cause long term pain that may not appear at the scene of the accident.  For this reason, it is important that you see a medical professional immediately after your fall so he/she can diagnose your back and get you the appropriate help.

Being seen immediately after your fall and injury is not only important medically but it is also important if you are seeking damages in a personal injury case.  If you wait days or even weeks after your injury to see a professional it may be argued that you injured your back in a different way then you are alleging and this could impact how your case is seen.

When you are involved in a New Haven slip and fall accident, take pictures, be seen by a  medical provider, and then contact our office if you need a review of your case.

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