When you do your grocery shopping, the furthest thing from your mind is the possibility of sustaining an injury. Yet the most common cause of injury in grocery stores is slip-and-fall accidents, and the injuries can be more serious than you think.
However, you cannot just stop buying food for your family. Instead, you can prepare with knowledge on how to avoid slips, trips and falls and what to do if they happen.
The first step to preventing a slip, trip or fall is knowing how they happen.
It is also wise to be aware of other shoppers around you and places under maintenance to avoid further accidents.
Because you are in a public place, you will be able to receive help after a slip, trip or fall, and the store manager will know of the incident. Explain in detail what happened and take photos on your phone if possible. Then seek medical treatment immediately. Common injuries include fractures, sprains and even head trauma. Even if you feel fine, schedule an appointment with your health care provider. Finally, speak to a personal injury lawyer about pursuing financial compensation for your injury and its effects on your life.