Slip and fall accidents are common occurrences and can result from walking on snow, ice and other slick conditions. Sometimes, the owner of a property is at fault for the accident if the fall is due to the owner failing to properly maintain their floors, sidewalks or parking areas. This means that the owner may need to pay for any medical expenses that arise from the fall.
What are some common injuries caused by slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania?
Ankle sprains can happen when someone moves their ankle in a way that is not natural to the body. This might occur if someone is attempting to catch themselves to try and prevent themselves from falling after they slip. It can also happen if their foot gets caught on something prior to falling.
If a fall is severe enough, someone may be unable to catch themselves with their hands and feet and instead bump their head on the ground. This can cause a concussion, which is a serious head injury that comes with symptoms such as headache and nausea.
In addition, it is not unusual for someone to break their arm or leg during a slip and fall accident. Some symptoms of broken bones include pain at the site of the injury, swelling and bruising, broken skin and the inability to put weight on the affected limb.
It is important for someone to be aware of possible injuries that can occur after a slip and fall accident.