Slip and Fall(s)

  • Should I go to the doctor after the fall or should I wait a few days to see if I get better and go to my primary doctor?

The best thing to do initially is to make sure you have no debilitating injuries that are visibly present and to move yourself safely and without further injuring yourself to a safe place where you can assess the situation. Next is to be sure to take as many photographs of the area, especially the ground and the ground surrounding where you fell. Also, take photos of your injuries if any are visible. If you need to and feel as if it is necessary call the ambulance or have someone call them for you. Make sure if you are going in an ambulance that you first attempt to make contact with the store, preferably a manager, and explain to them what happened. If an ambulance ride is not necessary, still attempt to make contact with the store, preferable a manager, again to explain to them what happened. Fill out an incident report if one is available.

  • Should I go to the doctor after the fall or should I wait a few days to see if I get better and go to my primary doctor?

As stated above, if you believe that you are seriously injured or if there are serious physical injuries, then the best course of action is to call an ambulance if necessary. If an ambulance is not necessary, but you still feel you are seriously injured and/or have serious physical injuries, then you should still find a way to go to an emergency room. If you feel an ambulance or the ER is not necessary, then you should go to see your primary doctor as soon as possible to have yourself examined. If you do not have a primary doctor, then you should find an urgent care style facility that you can go to and have yourself examined.