Broken bones are a frequent result of accidents, whether motor vehicle, slip-and-fall, or other mishaps. For the most part, many fractures resolve within a few months and your compensation can be easily determined.
Sometimes the injury is more severe, and may require more time to heal. Surgery may be required. The muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissues surrounding the bony structures may be impacted as well.
We’re here to ensure that you are fairly 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— 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 your hobby is painting or guitar. Children’s injuries also can impact their future career options. Depending on how your orthopaedic injury affects your life, your compensation needs may be higher.
- Surgeries: If your orthopaedic injury requires surgery or hardware, this may be significant damage to your life.