Why Do You Get a Headache After a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents can be incredibly traumatizing to those who have to experience them. Whether caused at the home, your local corner store, or even at work, slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere and cause damages that range from minor bumps and bruises to truly severe spinal cord injuries. One of these injuries often felt by slip and fall victims are headaches and migraines. Often, those who experience migraines after a slip and fall accident have experienced some head injury that results in chronic pain. However, the severity of these injuries can vary from minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries that can be fatal. If you suffer from severe headaches after a slip and fall accident, it is incredibly vital that you seek adequate medical assistance, as some of these head injuries can be life-threatening when not met with the proper treatment. In this article, we will cover the causes of migraines and headaches after a slip or trip and fall accident, the treatment that you can receive for headaches after a slip and fall accident, and what you should do after receiving some of these damages. For more information, consult with an expert lawyer experienced in slip and fall cases at the top-rated Normandie Law Firm. Our experienced lawyers can help you receive a settlement.

The Causes
When someone slips and falls on their head, there is usually a tremendous amount of force applied to an incredibly sensitive area. The head and neck contain some of the most vital components of the body, and when damaged can result in some truly life-threatening conditions. Those who experience slip and fall accidents, however, sometimes walk away from their accident, complaining of only headaches and chronic migraines. While they may appear harmless at first, these pains can build and are sometimes regarded as telltale signs of a more severe head injury. Some of the causes of reoccurring headaches or migraines after a slip and fall accident are listed below for your reference:

  • Post-Concussive Headaches: This kind of headaches are usually associated with concussions which are caused by traumatic blows to the head or a sudden jolt of the head and neck area. In most cases these injuries occur during car accidents; however, they can be inflicted whenever a strong force is applied to this incredibly sensitive area. The headaches caused by post-concussion are often associated with nausea, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, and sensitivity to certain smells and sudden movement.
  • Whiplash Headaches: Like Post-Concussive headaches, whiplash headaches most commonly occur after auto accidents; however, they can also arise after a slip and fall accident. These injuries are caused by the head being forced forward and backward violently. This results in critical damage to the soft tissue of the surrounding area and can put a significant strain on the victim. These headaches occur near the base of the skull and are paired with neck stiffness, dizziness, and fatigue. Signs of whiplash typically don’t arise until days after the accident.
  • Post-Traumatic Headaches: This kind of headaches occur as a result of severe trauma to the head. The pain usually starts from the neck, the brain, the contraction or spasm of a muscle, or from the pinching of the nerves in the upper neck and base of the skull. The symptoms of these headaches aren’t often felt until several days or weeks after the accident.
  • Muscle-Contraction/Spasm Headaches: This kind of headaches, is caused when the muscles in the neck, head, or upper back are injured as a result of violent force.
  • Fracture Headaches: These headaches are caused by fractures to the skull and neck bones and can result in some incredibly severe headaches. The pain from these injuries typically resides at the back of the head and neck. These injuries can cause chronic headaches.
  • Occipital Neuralgia Headaches: Often called a pinched nerve headache, these headaches are often caused by the compression of the spine or disc herniation. This results in a pinching of the nerves in the upper neck, as well as the nerves located at the base of the skull. Some symptoms of this kind of headaches include pain, tenderness, burning, numbness, and tingling from the neck up to the back of the head.

If you suffer from severe migraines or headaches after a slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest that you seek care from a skilled medical professional. The head and the neck are incredibly sensitive to the application of direct force. When this force is applied as a result of a slip and fall accident, the damages could last a lifetime. With the help and treatment of a proper doctor, you could potentially mitigate the damages caused by these accidents. For a recommendation, talk with a skilled attorney who has experience in slip and fall cases.

Treatment for Headaches Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents & What You Can Do
When a slip and fall victim goes to see a medical professional regarding head pains, the doctor will often prescribe treatment based on the severity of a headache, and a thorough evaluation of the head injury itself. While some headaches may be just residual trauma, others could be the foreboding signs of a deeper medical problem. For this reason, it is incredibly important to see a medical professional after receiving some of these injuries. In most cases, a doctor may recommend a simple, at-home remedy like plenty of rest and a hot or cold compress applied to the pained area. However, in more severe cases of head injury, the medical professional may recommend more extensive medical treatments such as over-the-counter medications, prescribed medicines, or even highly invasive surgical procedures.

Unfortunately, these treatments can be incredibly expensive. Victims of slip and fall head injuries that require further medical treatment are often left facing a mountain of financial debt that can be incredibly difficult to tackle alone. Fortunately, if your accident occurred as a result of the negligence of a property owner, business owner, or failed safety procedures of the workplace, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation through the pursuit of a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit. However, when filing any lawsuit, it is important that you seek legal representation from an attorney experienced in dealing with cases of this nature. Having the right qualified lawyer with experience handling insurance claims can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
A mild headache or a migraine can be trace signs of a traumatic brain injury and if not addressed properly can result in a lifetime of trauma and damage. If you or a loved one have experienced brain or head injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation for your damages. At Normandie Law Firm, our top Los Angeles attorneys with experience in slip and fall accidents can help bring you a sizeable settlement. Clients who file a claim with our Los Angeles law firm could find some if not all of the following damages compensable to them:

  • Past and Future Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Wages
  • Potential Loss of Future Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress (anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc…)
  • Punitive Damages

Victims of slip and fall accidents can contact our law offices to receive more information on how to receive adequate compensation for their damages. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our accomplished attorneys also practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and throughout the state of California.

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