Not such a Safe Way to Slip and Bang my Head on Concrete!
January 25, 2014 9:04 PM Subscribe
Earlier this evening, as I was entering a large chain grocery store from the upstairs patio entrance, I slipped on the wet tile surface as I was about to open the door, fell, and banged my head hard against the concrete outer wall of the store, glasses flying off my face. What steps should I take now to ensure that I am protected should I experience health consequences from this in the future?
posted by tenderly to Law & Government (12 answers total)
It has been misty here lately, so I guess the mist collected on the square outdoor tiles and made the surface slippery. My body (below the head), clothing, and glasses all seem to be OK, however there is a bruise above my right temple where I hit the wall, and I felt a pounding pain there until the two painkillers they gave me at the store kicked in (though I can still feel it slightly).
I immediately went to Customer Service after this happened, and described the incident to the evening manager, who made some notes in a small notebook, took my number, and told me I would hear back from an actual (daytime) store manager within a day or two. I made it clear that I would like a copy of the footage from the security camera right outside the door I was entering as documentation of the incident. (Are they obliged to provide this to me?) I am hoping this will pass without any permanent or worsening consequences, and I generally prefer to avoid hospitals unless absolutely necessary, so I am not inclined at this point to head to Emergency for an X-Ray (although I might feel differently about that if I were to still be feeling this pounding in a couple of days).
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to proceed here? Is there something I'm not doing which those of you who have been in a similar situation realized only later that you should have done immediately? If it makes any difference, I am in Canada (so I do have gov't medical insurance).