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What injuries typically happen due to a fall indoors?

On Behalf of | May 2, 2024 | Personal Injury

Falls can happen anywhere, even in a store or other public place. While it is easy to overlook the potential dangers of a fall indoors, the reality is that serious injuries can occur.

Understanding the typical injuries resulting from indoor falls is important for everyone.

Head injuries

One of the most concerning outcomes of indoor falls is head injuries. These injuries can range from minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries.

When a person falls, their head may impact hard surfaces such as floors, walls or furniture, leading to head trauma. Symptoms of head injuries can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and loss of consciousness.


Another common consequence of indoor falls is fractures, particularly in the wrists, arms, hips and ankles. When individuals attempt to break their fall with their hands or arms, they may suffer from wrist or arm fractures.

Additionally, falls can result in hip fractures and other health complications, especially among older adults, due to weakened bones. Fractures can significantly impact mobility and require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.

Back and spinal cord issues

The impact of a fall can also cause back injuries, ranging from strains to spinal cord injuries. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis or loss of sensation and function below the injury site. These injuries often require long-term rehabilitation to regain function and mobility.

Soft tissue trauma

Soft tissue injuries, such as bruises and sprains, are common after indoor falls. These injuries can increase the risk of developing complications such as infections if not properly treated.

Indoor falls are a serious danger for people of all ages. After understanding these risks, property owners can create safer indoor environments. Those hurt due to slip and fall incidents may want to seek fair compensation.