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Types of Slip-and-Fall Injuries

After a serious slip-and-fall accident in Hollywood, Florida, you may be facing debilitating injuries and a long road to recovery. Treatment for such injuries can be costly, and you may struggle to make ends meet if you are forced to miss work due to your injury.

Slip and Fall Accident Injury in Hollywood FloridaGet Workers’ Comp Help After Your Slip and Fall Accident

You shouldn’t have to suffer financially if you were hurt on someone else’s home, apartment, commercial, or boat property due to negligence on the part of the property owner or manager. Let the skilled Florida slip-and-fall attorneys at Rosen & Ohr, P.A. review your case for free today and map out a plan for pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Slip and Fall Lawyers in Hollywood, Florida

We do not charge any legal fees or costs to start work on an injury case, and we only collect fees and costs if and when we recover compensation for you. Contact us today to learn how our experienced personal injury lawyers can help if you are suffering from injuries after a slip-and-fall accident.

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Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Victims of slip-and-fall accidents may experience a wide variety of injuries, depending on how they fell and how they landed. Some of the most common injuries from slip-and-fall accidents include:

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Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries: Falls are the second-leading cause of spinal cord injury (SCI). A slip-and-fall accident may result in broken vertebrae in the back or neck, as well as compression of the spinal cord. Serious back and neck injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and treatment, and damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or full paralysis.
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Head, skull, and brain injuries: Many victims hit their heads when they fall, causing skull fractures or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions. Head and brain injuries can affect a person physically and emotionally for many years to come. Severe traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s cognitive skills, speech abilities, and movement. Treatment may last a lifetime and involve a team of therapists and life-care planners.
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Broken bones and fractures: Many people will instinctively try to brace themselves from a fall. Hands, wrists, elbows, arms, knees, and shoulders can bear the brunt of the force as people try to protect themselves from further injury. Older people commonly suffer fractures of the hips and pelvis in falls. Broken bones may require a simple cast or a more serious treatment plan, including surgeries to insert metal plates, rods, pins, and screws. Victims may require rehabilitative therapy, and they can suffer long-term pain and arthritis down the road.
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Soft-tissue injuries: Falls can lead to torn or stretched tendons, ligaments, and muscles anywhere in the body. These strains and sprains may seem minor at first, but if left untreated, they can result in further injury. Initial treatment may include medication as well as icing and elevating the injured area. For severe soft-tissue injures, your doctor may recommend surgery or physical therapy.
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Bruising and lacerations: Cuts and bruises may seem like minor injuries after a slip-and-fall accident. However, you should always have them examined by a doctor. Lacerations may require stitches and precautions to prevent serious infections. Bruises may be signs of internal injuries that should not be ignored.

After any slip-and-fall accident, you should see a doctor immediately. Not only is seeking immediate medical attention important for protecting your health, it also begins the documentation process for your personal injury claim. Your doctor can document the extent of your injury, your treatment plan, and the progress you are making toward recovery. All this will be used as evidence in your case to support the extent of your injuries.

Our experienced slip-and-fall lawyers may also enlist the help of medical experts and life-care planners to provide assessments on how your injuries will affect you into the future. These calculations will factor into the amount of compensation we pursue in your case.

Slip and Fall Attorneys to Help with Your Workplace Injuries

Falls are a common cause of workplace injuries. If you slip and fall at work, you may be entitled to pursue a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim, depending on the circumstances of your accident.

  • Workers’ compensation benefits in Florida are meant to protect people who are hurt at work, regardless of whether negligence was the cause of the accident. However, workers’ comp claims can be complex and require injured workers to see a doctor chosen by the Employer and Employer’s insurance company. In addition, there are strict deadlines you must meet when filing for workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Personal injury claims, under certain circumstances, may also be pursued in addition to workers’ comp benefits if negligence on the part of a company other than your employer caused you to slip and fall at work. For example, if you were hurt in a fall at a construction site that was due to another subcontractor or other company’s negligence, you may also be able to pursue a “third-party” injury claim.

If you fell and were hurt on the job, you need to speak with an attorney who has experience handling both personal injury cases and workers’ compensation claims. At Rosen & Ohr, we can answer all your questions and discuss your options for pursuing the compensation you need after a serious fall. In addition, our worker’s compensation lawyers at Rosen & Ohr are often contacted by other Florida personal injury law firms to assist their clients with the workers’ comp aspects of their cases as this is a very specialized area of law. Whether you are referred to us by a friend, a family member, another lawyer or law firm, or if you found us online, our staff at Rosen & Ohr is committed to providing you, our client, with the dedicated and zealous representation you deserve.

Talk to Our Experienced Personal Injury and Workers’ Comp Lawyers Today

A property owner has a duty to keep his or her premises free from hazards and dangers to visitors. If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property or at work, you need to learn about your rights to compensation.

Contact an experienced South Florida personal injury attorney at Rosen & Ohr today to discuss your case and review your legal options. In addition to helping injured victims, we also work with families who have lost a loved one in a serious accident and need help filing a wrongful death claim.

We have been fighting for the rights of injured accident victims for over 50 years!For more than 50 years, our dedicated South Florida law firm has been fighting for the rights of injured accident victims. We are proud to serve the communities of Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Miami, Sunny Isles, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Broward County, Dade County, and Palm Beach County, as well as other areas throughout the state of Florida.

Schedule a free consultation with our highly dedicated and knowledgeable legal team today and learn how we can help you.

Our Hollywood, FL Law Firm & Practice Areas:

Whether you come to Rosen & Ohr, P.A. after a car accident, workplace accident, medical malpractice, or any other personal injury matter, you can rely on our firm for effective representation at the highest level of professionalism. We are a focused boutique law firm and our Hollywood attorneys work as a team to aggressively pursue our clients’ causes in every case we take on. Here are some practice areas we can help you with: