It’s not easy to tell if you have an injury that you need to head to the hospital for. But all types of injuries — motor vehicle accidents, sports trauma, falls, and burns — can cause serious issues that can become life-threatening. So it’s best to be safe than sorry if you endure any of these five injuries that may warrant a trip to the hospital.
A head injury can literally mean life or death. It’s important to go immediately to the hospital when enduring any type of head trauma. The hospital is the only place where you can have a CAT scan to determine if there is any bleeding happening inside. Bleeding in the brain can be life-threatening so the sooner it’s found, the better chances you have for survival.
Did you know that a burn can cause more than just tissue damage? It can also become infected and even life-threatening if not treated. If you suffer a burn to the face, eyes, ears, hands, feet, or genitals, you should head to the hospital regardless of the severity. If the burn has started to blister or turn white or grey, this is another sign to head to the emergency room. You should also go to the hospital if the burn takes up a large area of your skin becomes infected.
If you’ve suffered a fall or sports injury and your bone appears to be broken, it’s important to head to the hospital (if you’re not sure, you should still go). The doctor can place it back into the proper position and provide the necessary treatment.
Although some numbness and tingling are often present with an injury, if there is a lack of sensation, prickling, burning, or an inability to move, most definitely go to the hospital. Anything that results in trauma of the nerves can result in nerve pain and even nerve damage.
Many people do not regard pain as an emergency. However, it’s essential to avoid being the “tough guy.” Pain is a sign that something is wrong, so if the pain is significant and anti-inflammatory drugs are not helping, it’s important to go to the hospital.
If you’ve suffered an injury because of someone’s negligence, it’s essential to contact a lawyer after your hospital visit. At Zuber Brioux, our team specializes in helping personal injury victims and their families receive the compensation that they deserve. We’re here to help you and your family. Contact us today.