The most common personal injuries caused by slips and falls are sprains, strains, and muscle tears, with an average recovery time of two weeks. The Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County provides personalized treatment plans to enhance recovery time and get you back to doing what you love.
Some injuries go undetected immediately after a slip and fall and can take 24 to 72 hours for symptoms to present. Seeking medical evaluation and treatment is recommended after a slip and fall accident, this can help reduce further damage and improve recovery time.
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Slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. While some individuals may only suffer from common bumps and bruises, slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that may have long-lasting effects.
Did you know slips and falls are the primary cause of lost workdays and workers’ compensation claims? Our care team is dedicated to providing specialized services to meet the needs of both the patient and the employer.
Wearing proper shoe attire, being aware of your surroundings, and watching for hazardous areas can help reduce slips and falls. Facility maintenance issues can also cause slip and fall accidents, some common areas include: