A common injury sustained in falls is an injury to the tailbone. The tailbone is located at the bottom of the vertebrae column and consists of a bony structure that is made up of 3 to 5 bones, which are held together by joints and ligaments. This type of injury may cause bruising to the region, dislocation and even a fracture, causing tremendous pain.
If you have fallen or slipped and think you may have suffered a tailbone injury, you should look for symptoms that include extreme pain in the tailbone area, visible bruising, tenderness, pain is worse when sitting for long periods of times, painful bowel movements and serious pain when direct pressure is put on the area.
An injury to the tailbone can cause excruciating pain and affect a people’s everyday activities, such as playing with their children and their ability to perform their duties at work. This impairment can lead to a loss of wages. You should know that you may be entitled to compensation if you have suffered a tailbone injury from someone else’s negligence.
If you have injured your tailbone from a slip and fall accident or other catastrophic event, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles slip and fall attorney at Steinberg Injury Lawyers at (800) 350-8888.