How can a supermarket slip and fall cause serious injuries?

On Behalf of | May 15, 2021 | Premises Liability |

Slipping on spilled liquid or tripping on an item at a supermarket can leave you in pain for a long amount of time.

Symptoms from these injuries can occur so slowly you not realize what is happening at first. However, they can also come on suddenly and linger.

Head problems

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a hit to your head can leave you feeling weak and nauseous for days afterward. Serious health issues in your head or parts of your spine, such as concussions or spinal trauma, can happen after a slip and fall.

Being on certain medications can increase your chances of issues occurring. For instance, being on blood thinners can leave you more at risk for severe health complications.

Hurt limbs

Dealing with leg or arm pain after a fall can leave you unable to do basic tasks. This injury may distract you daily from your work, or even spending time with loved ones, as well as cause sleepless nights.

Problems with broken wrists or fractured hips can prevent you from driving or walking long distances. This can interfere with your everyday life and mobility.

Lingering fear

While many people may being to recover physically, you could still feel the effects mentally. You may hesitate to leave your house or stop attending certain gatherings because you fear you will fall again.

Your mental health may impact your long-term physical health since people who are afraid typically become less active and more passive. Slip and fall incidents greatly affect your mind as well as your body.