What to Do If You Fall Down
Falls can happen anytime, anywhere, and you must seek medical attention immediately if you do – especially if you’re in a business. Seeking immediate help prevents any further injury or damage from happening and ensures the legalities of your potential claim are all in check.
The sooner you get medical attention, the better it will be for the healing process. Health and well-being are our number one priority at Physical Therapy Now, and our team of physicians can assist with any fall-related injuries. We have dozens of locations in Florida, so you can always find us just miles from most places in and around Miami Dade.
Physical Therapy Now works with insurance companies and lawyers
If your fall happens inside of a business or in a parking lot, you may be wondering what to do. The first thing to do is to seek medical attention. The doctor may then refer you to see a physical therapist for your injuries. From the legal perspective, businesses can be held partially or fully responsible when injuries happen on their premises, so you could potentially receive a settlement over to cover the cost of your injuries, physical therapy, and much more.
We work with personal injury lawyers who can go over the full details of your situation with you. These lawyers work with insurance companies who ensure that businesses have all their legal requirements for these types of incidents. In these cases, time is of the essence, so it is essential that claims are filed as soon as possible, and you prioritize your health.
What is considered a “fall”?
A fall could be any instance where the body physically falls to the ground after having lost balance from an object or surface. They typically occur at home but falls in stores and other places of business occur too. Some specific examples of a fall at home or a store are:
- Tripping over a rug or object on the ground
- Losing balance after walking on a wet surface
- Slipping on a patch of ice or a puddle of rain or mud
- Falling from a crumpling piece of sidewalk in a driveway or parking lot
What types of injuries can occur if I fall?
Any of the falls mentioned above could result in a minor injury or significant injury, depending on the person and nature of the fall. Minor injuries include most cuts or scrapes, while more serious injuries include broken bones or skull fractures (TBIs).
But no matter what the injury is, you must seek medical attention immediately after a fall to ensure your injuries are appropriately attended to and documented. And then, if necessary, once you’re cleared, you may need to begin physical therapy.
Our friendly team of physicians at Physical Therapy Now is always here for you. Give us a call today at 800-481-4582 and get started on your path to recovery.