2damnold4this. Two fellows I worked many years alongside of fell out of their stands. Both broke their back. Many years ago I got up in a stand that I thought was safe and fell out backwards as part of it collapsed behind and under me. Broke two ribs on that fall. As luck would have it I ended up landing on top of my own rifle. Long walk that afternoon close to a mile hurting each and every step of the way. That old winchester 94 I was carrying never suffered a dent or scratch. But it sure left a nice BIG bruise mark on me. Good luck with your healing process. "Better days are coming Sir."
Heartland of gun country. Fishing too.