Personal injuries can result from a variety of unexpected events, including slips and falls.
Soft tissue injuries
A slip-and-fall event can cause injuries in your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues. You may not notice any issues in the hours after the incident, but over time, your pain may increase while your mobility decreases.
Spinal cord injuries
Your spinal cord can take on the impact of a slip and fall, which can lead to compression of your spine nerves. In more severe cases, a slip or fall can sever your spinal cord. You can also be at risk for partial or full paralysis depending on the severity of your injury and its location in your spine.
Head injuries can be serious. If you slip and fall, especially on a hard surface and hit your head, it can lead to concussions or a traumatic brain injury.
Fractures from a slip and fall can range from minor to severe breaks in the bone. You can also damage the tissue surrounding the bone and increase your risk for infection.