Personal Injury | April 18, 2022 by JOSHUA D. ANDERSON

5 Injuries That Will Require Medical Treatment

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When accidents – such as car crashes – occur, the injuries sustained range from minor to severe and sometimes catastrophic or even deadly injuries. Somewhere in that range are injuries that are not fatal, but that also require professional medical attention.

These are injuries that cannot be treated with the use of simple first aid, so they require a visit to the emergency room. If you need medical treatment for an accidental injury, always discuss your rights to possible compensation for your medical costs with a personal injury law firm. DO not hesitate to contact Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys if you are nearby Bonney Lake, Auburn, Puyallup, and surrounding cities where we help injured clients to get the best possible outcome compensation.

Common Accidental Injuries Requiring Medical Treatment


Suffering any degree of burn requires a visit to the emergency room though others with means may opt to visit private urgent care centers where they may be seen faster than going to an emergency room. Doctors at these urgent care centers can take care of the wounds from the burns to prevent infection. However, these urgent care centers are only suitable to treat minor burns such as first-degree and small second-degree burns. More serious burns require going to the emergency room at a hospital near you.

Bone Fractures

A bone fracture caused by an accident requires the injured person to be seen by a doctor immediately. Symptoms of bone fractures include bruising, swelling, or bleeding in the area around the fractured bone. In cases where the fracture is near a joint, the injured person’s movement of that part of the body may be limited or painful, so getting immediate medical treatment can help in preventing the situation from getting worse.


Whiplash is a type of injury that most often occurs after a vehicle accident. The whiplash happens when the neck moves rapidly and forcefully and in a jolting manner, causing injury to the sensitive muscles and tendons. Symptoms of whiplash may include headaches, neck pain, and headaches. A whiplash injury – however minor – requires immediate medical treatment.


People sustain cuts of varying degrees, ranging from minor ones that only require a band-aid to serious ones that require an immediate visit to the emergency room for suturing. Underestimating or ignoring serious lacerations can result in infection and permanent scarring. Some lacerations can cut tendons or other soft tissue, so that will need professional medical repair, as well.

Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents happen all the time. The injuries sustained ranged from minor scrapes to life-altering spinal cord injuries. Some common fall-related injuries include:

  1. Concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  2. Hip fractures
  3. Other fractures
  4. Back and neck injuries
  5. Joint injuries

A fall might not seem that serious at first, but if you feel any pain or you suffer back or head trauma, always seek medical attention immediately. You could have invisible injuries that will worsen without treatment.

Speak with a Bonney Lake Personal Injury Lawyer Near You Today

Contact Anderson Law | Injury Attorneys and schedule with our best personal injury attorney a free case evaluation, if you have been injured in an accident requiring medical treatment. We are ready to help and assess your legal rights and options following an injury.

The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Nothing in this website establishes an attorney-client relationship between us. Different facts can dramatically affect a legal opinion. You should consult an attorney for legal advice that pertains to your personal situation.


Joshua D. Anderson

Joshua D. Anderson grew up in Enumclaw, Washington with a close-knit family who instilled in him the values of faith, family, and hard work. Since a young age, Josh knew he wanted to be an attorney so he could advocate for others and always knew his focus would be personal injury. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego and graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law. While pursuing his degree, Josh served as an extern for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office.


This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partiner, Joshua D. Anderson who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.