Injury Attorney for Wrist Pain After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. Whether out shopping at your local grocery store, or dining at your favorite restaurant, a slip and fall accident can occur whenever there is a tripping or slipping hazard present. One of the main damages that occur as a result of a slip and fall accident is wrist pain. Many individuals complain about wrist pain after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident without investigating the cause of the pain. In some cases, the wrist pain is caused by a minor sprain or strain, but in other, more severe cases, the wrist pain may be caused by a bone fracture. For this reason, it is incredibly important to understand the nature of what causes wrist pain after a slip and fall accident, and some of the common injuries that can arise after tripping and falling. In this article, we will cover the causes of wrist injuries after a slip and fall accident, how best to treat these injuries, and what you can do to receive compensation for the damages that you have suffered. If you have further questions, consult with an expert lawyer experienced in wrist injury cases at the top-rated Normandie Law Firm. One of our experienced lawyers will be able to answer your call.

What Causes The Injury   
Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can be incredibly damaging. The force that is applied to the body from falling can put significant strain on some bones and tissues, resulting in devastating injuries. In most slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, the victim will try and brace their fall with their hand. When this occurs, the full impact of the fall is focused on the hand, and the joint which connects the hand to the arm; the wrist. While the wrist can withstand some pressure, all bones and muscles have a breaking point. There are multiple delicate bones in the wrist, and a slip and fall accident can cause damage to all of them. If you have experienced wrist pain after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, it may be because you suffered a wrist injury. When this is the case, it is important that you can identify what kind of injury you have sustained so that you can administer the proper treatment and make a full recovery. An accomplished attorney who has experience in wrist injury cases can recommend you to a proper doctor or treatment.

Common Wrist Injuries Caused By Slipping (Tripping) and Falling
As mentioned prior slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can put a significant amount of pressure on the wrist. This pressure can end up causing breaks in the delicate bones in the wrist joint, and can even tear the tendons within the wrist’s soft tissue. When a slip and fall victim experiences wrist pain, it is more than likely caused as a result of some form of wrist injury. This injury can vary from mild sprains to severe tears, but regardless of the intensity of the damage, it is in your best interest to be able to know and understand the kind of injuries that can occur. Listed below are some of the common wrist injuries that a slip and fall victim can experience:

  • Tendonitis: This injury occurs when the tendons in the wrist become inflamed. These tendons attach the muscles in the wrist to the bone. Tendonitis causes severe pain in the wrist joints. However, it is best to see a doctor to diagnose your condition as pains in the wrist joints could be a sign of another issue.
  • Fractures: There are 13 bones in the wrist, each of which is small, delicate, and prone to breaking. A wrist fracture often involves one of the primary carpal bones, but the bones in the arm that connect to the wrist can be broken as well. One of the most common types of wrist fractures is a distal radius fracture. Symptoms of wrist fractures include a sharp shooting pain and are best diagnosed through the assistance of a doctor and the administration of an X-Ray.
  • Strains and Sprains: The ligaments that connect the bones in the wrist can also be damaged, and results in a sprain or strain. The ligament can be stretched, partially torn, or fully torn which can require intensive reparative surgery.

These injuries can directly hinder the mobility and everyday ability of an individual. While they may appear as minor pains at first, they can quickly worsen to become debilitating conditions that can be more and more difficult to recover from. For this reason, it is incredibly important that you seek out assistance from a medical professional as soon as possible if your wrist pain is severe or ceases to dissipate after a few days of at home care. The longer you wait to receive adequate treatment for your wrist injury, the more likely it is that you will develop a chronic lifelong issue. Don’t hesitate in calling a skilled attorney with expertise in wrist injury lawsuits.

Treatment For Wrist Pain After Slipping and Falling
As mentioned prior, receiving adequate treatment for your wrist injury is vital to the recovery process. With proper treatment, you can see a full recovery in your wrist and can return to the state of living that you had previous to your accident. Treatment for wrist pains after slipping and falling on the street, at your local restaurant, at a shopping mall, or any place, in particular, can be somewhat tricky if you cannot identify the injury you sustained. This is precisely why it is important that you seek assistance from a skilled medical professional. Through x-rays, ultrasounds, and trained evaluations a qualified physician can diagnose your injury and set about the best treatment so that you can make a complete recovery. This treatment can vary depending on the injury and the severity of the damages, however. For instance, a wrist sprain can be treated at home through the following course of remedies:

  • Rest the wrist for at least 48 hours
  • Ice the damaged wrist to reduce pain and to swell every 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for roughly two to three days; or until the pain has dissipated.
  • Treat the damaged wrist with a hot or cold compress
  • Elevate the injured wrist above your heart as to decrease swelling. Do so as often as possible.
  • Take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory painkillers such as Advil, Aleve, or Motrin. Unfortunately, these drugs have side effects and should be used only on occasion unless otherwise specified by your doctor.
  • Wrap damaged wrist in cast or splint. This should usually be done temporarily before seeing a doctor
  • Practice stretching and strengthening exercises if recommended by a doctor. However, if your injuries are severe, it is in your best interest that you seek proper physical therapy.

While a wrist sprain or strain can be treated easily at home, there are other instances where more advanced medical treatment may be necessary. For instance, with wrist fractures, a skilled physician will be required to assist you in putting the pieces of your broken wrist back into position. Then they must also be able to keep these wrist pieces from shifting out of position while the injury is being healed. Tears in the wrist tendons or soft tissue can require invasive wrist surgery which can require a whole host of hospital visits and thorough physician evaluations. These treatments can become more and more expensive as they wear on, and for an uninsured victim can result in a mountain of debt that can be difficult to overcome.

Fortunately, if you or a loved one has experienced a wrist injury after a slip and fall accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owners responsible for your injuries. Through the filing of a successful lawsuit, you could find significant monetary compensation for your damages. This compensation can then be used to cover things like medical bills, a loss of wages, a potential loss of future wages, and even any pain and suffering you endured as a result of your accident. However, when filing a lawsuit, it is in your best interest that you seek assistance from a trained attorney experienced in fighting for the rights of wrist injury victims. A qualified lawyer with experience handling wrist injury claims can guide you through the often arduous process of building your case, filing a claim, and collecting compensation for your damages.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Having the right attorney on your side for your car accident slip and fall case can make the difference between filing a successful claim for compensation and having your case dismissed from court entirely. At Normandie Law Firm, our Los Angeles attorneys with experience in wrist injury cases will commit all the resources that you need to find a positive outcome for your lawsuit. Clients who file a claim through our top Los Angeles law firm can 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 wrist injuries from slip and fall or trip 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 attorneys also practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and throughout the state of California.

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