A serious slip and fall injury can significantly alter your life. During the pain and the confusion you feel afterwards, it may be hard to know how to deal with the long-term repercussions caused by this situation.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the main health issues people encounter after a fall is traumatic brain injury. Other physical symptoms may also arise, but concussions or brain-related injuries are particularly hazardous due to the serious behavioral and cognitive issues that can occur afterwards. Some warning signs of traumatic injury include slurred speech, bouts of unconsciousness, seizures, insomnia, and unusually agitated behavior. Seeing a medical professional as soon as possible is incredibly important if you or anyone you know are experiencing any of these symptoms.

One of the toughest parts of adjusting to life afterwards is dealing with your workplace. The National Floor Safety Institute found that slip and fall cases are the main cause for missing days of work due to injury. In particular, people over the age of 50 are most impacted by this problem. It is important to keep in mind that some industries are more risky when it comes to slip and falls than others, such as mining, construction, and trucking. Being able to return to work may not be a possibility if you are unable to complete the daily tasks necessary for the job. Some employees may even be too afraid to bring a claim against a company due to the uncertainty of how the company will respond.

Severe medical issues arising from slip and fall situations are not something to ignore. The long-term symptoms of your injuries are serious and you may want a legal professional to defend you.