Broken bones are a frequent result of accidents, whether motor vehicle, slip-and-fall, or other mishaps. For the most part, many of them resolve themselves within a few months and your compensation needs can be easily determined.
Sometimes the injury is more severe, and may require more time and cost to heal. Surgery may be required. The muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues surrounding the bony structures may be impacted as well.
Bergeron Clifford LLP's lawyers are here to ensure that you are compensated.
Some of the situations that may make your orthopedic injury more serious than mere broken bones include:
- Injury to a joint: Because joints are moving, working parts of your body, they may take longer to heal and may impair your functioning much longer than other breaks. Damages to the moving, articulating surfaces of knees, ankles, wrists, shoulders or elbows for example, often heal unevenly and will wear down and become weak or arthritic over time.
- Pain: If your injury is serious and permanent and the pain becomes chronic — for example, if permanent damage to a joint is involved — you may be compensated for your suffering.
- Your lifestyle and career: A broken wrist may be devastating for you if you work with your hands for your day job or are a painter or guitarist. Depending on how your orthopedic injury affects your life, your compensation needs may be higher.
- Surgeries: If your orthopedic injury requires extensive surgery or hardware installed, that may be significant damage to your life, especially if you have to undergo repeated surgeries. Every case is different, and the important factor is the effect on your life.
Contact Bergeron Clifford LLP
Contact us if you have suffered an orthopedic injury. Call us at 877-391-2923 or fill out our online form. We can meet you at any of our Ontario offices, including Perth, Whitby, Ottawa and Kingston, or at your home or hospital.