If you are injured in a Wisconsin slip and fall accident, it is imperative that you go to the doctor right away.

Obviously if you know that you are hurt you also know that should be looked at by a physician, but what many people do not realize is that not going to the emergency room or doctor’s office right away can seriously jeopardize your personal injury claim.

In fact, the Wisconsin injury lawyers in our office have seen firsthand what can happen when a victim does not seek immediate medical attention after a serious slip and fall accident.

Of course, your first concern should be your health, especially if you hit your head. Sometimes traumatic brain injuries result in symptoms that may not seem severe. Headaches, dizziness, or the inability to concentrate can be easily mistaken for stress related to the accident.

From a claim standpoint, seeking medical treatment proves that you really were injured the way that you say you were. For example, suppose that you fell on a broken set of stairs at your apartment complex and injured your back. You did not go immediately to the emergency room, and dealt with the pain for two weeks. After no longer being able to take the discomfort, you visit a physician and discover that you have a slipped disk that will require therapy and a potential surgery.

When you try and submit these medical bills to your landlord’s insurance company, the adjuster initially denies the claim, stating that the slipped disk most likely occurred because of an unrelated incident since you did not seek immediate medical attention.

A good injury lawyer will be able to prove your claim to the adjuster, but in order to preserve your claim from the start it is always a good idea to visit the emergency room right away.

Need more information on how to handle a slip and fall claim in Milwaukee? Contact the Wisconsin personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham to schedule your complimentary consultation. Simply call 800-800-5678 toll-free or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment today.