According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%).
- Slips and falls account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls.
- Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
- Slips and falls do not constitute a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries but represent the primary cause of lost days from work.
- Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people ages 55 years and older.
Injuries from falls need proper medical attention right away. Injuries can range from head to toe and may include vertebral fracture or disc displacement, and chipped and/or broken bones. Additionally, orthopedic injuries such as shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, and knee pain are common as well. Muscles may also be sprained or strained resulting in serious debilitating pain.
Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida always recommend that anyone involved in a slip and fall incident should have a medical evaluation following a fall to check for possible injuries. A pain management doctor specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a variety of acute and/or chronic pain with non-surgical treatments to relieve and alleviate a patient’s pain.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on or off a job, please call (888) 352-7694. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physicians are ready to examine and evaluate your injury and create a specialized treatment plan based on your specific needs for a speedy recovery.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (888) 352-7694.