Injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can be serious and debilitating. Slip and fall injuries are one of the most common causes of visits to the emergency room and are easily the leading cause of many workers’ compensation cases. However, certain tips can help the injured individual recover following a slip and fall accident. While the injured individual’s doctor will have specific recommendations that are key to recovery, the following recovery tips can help, as well, and should be kept in mind:
Ensuring the Diagnosis is Correct
Before moving into a recovery plan, the injured individual needs to make sure that he or she has received the correct diagnosis from a skilled and competent doctor. In situations where the injury is severe, the person may need to go to the emergency room. The person may also need to follow up with a specialist, depending on the injury. It is extremely important that the patient give all of the symptoms he or she is experiencing, including all of the details of how the slip and fall occurred. The doctor may want to conduct some tests to properly diagnose the injury, and it is equally important that the patient follow up by attending all of the appointments and taking the needed tests.
Eat Well and Get Plenty of Rest
The injured person’s body needs to properly recover following a slip and fall injury. Sleep allows the body to heal wounds through the process of cell division, protein synthesis and the rebuilding and growth of tissue. Further, the body needs proper nutrients to repair itself and fight any infection that can result.
Rest is important, but do not become sedentary. Get up and move around some to keep your body moving. Do not push the body too hard and be sure to ask the doctor what your limitations are in recovery.
Strategize Recovery with the Doctor
It is important to be an informed patient. Talk with the doctor to discuss the different types of recovery strategies that can be taken. Also discuss the different options to repair the injury, whether the options include medication, surgery or physical therapy.
Once the doctor gives a treatment plan, it is extremely important that the patient follow doctor’s orders. Treatment is not always easy or pleasant, but it is important that the patient follow the plan and attend all follow-up appointments to recovery fully.
Utilize Physical and Psychological Therapy
In addition to medication and treatment, physical therapy can be helpful in getting the body’s strength back. Physical therapy involves exercises or massage to the injured areas of the body and requires multiple treatments and appointments for it to properly be successful. In addition, many victims of slip and fall accidents end up with serious emotional and psychological damages and therapy can be helpful in allowing them to work through these issues. It can be especially helpful if the injuries resulted in disfigurement, scarring or disability.
Consult with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is extremely important that you sit down with an attorney to discuss your legal rights. The sooner you do this the better. Important evidence (such as photos and video surveillance footage) must be obtained quickly to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
As experienced Miami slip and fall accident lawyers, we understand Florida’s slip-and-fall laws and how to hold businesses accountable for our client’s injuries, lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. If you have suffered a slip and fall at a grocery store, restaurant or retail store in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, The Keys or anywhere in the State of Florida it is critically important for you to consult with an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer who will fight to protect your legal rights. When selecting a lawyer- ask them about their qualifications and experience in claims against grocery stores, retailers and restaurants. Spencer Aronfeld is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer and our firm, Aronfeld Trial Lawyers has successfully represented people and their families in slip and fall claims across the country since 1991. Call us today for a free initial consultation 1-866-597-4529 or email [email protected] and speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer about your potential claim.