The skeletal system of the human body is quite fascinating. It supports the structure of your body and provides you with the ability to stand up, move, and even lift objects. It works in tandem with muscles, ligaments, and joints.
Therefore, you rely on this system heavily. So, when you break a bone in an accident, you might find that you are unable to perform day-to-day tasks as you did once before.
If you have a broken bone caused by someone’s negligence, such as an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation can help with your medical costs, physical therapy, and pay for your time away from work. Severe breaks can lead to long-term complications and severe pain too; therefore, you may qualify for compensation for your pain and suffering.
Broken bones, also known as fractures, come in many forms. Some are severe and clean breaks, while others are complex fractures requiring an orthopedic surgeon to correct the bone.
Depending on the location of the fracture and the extent, you could miss several days or even weeks from work. A collarbone fracture, for example, might require extensive rest at home during the initial healing weeks. A femur fracture might require bed rest for several weeks.
Even after the cast comes off, a broken bone could prevent you from returning to work at full capacity, especially if your job is physically demanding.
Broken bones are not cheap. In fact, you often have multiple costs associated with the treatment and recovery of a broken bone. First, you have the cost of the emergency room visit. Then, you may need an orthopedic specialist to monitor your care. If the break is severe, specialized surgeons known as orthopedic surgeons conduct the repair. Compared to general surgery, the orthopedic surgical procedure could cost thousands.
If your broken bone was the result of someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Due to the extensive pain, suffering, and costs you might experience, it is best that you speak with a personal injury attorney regarding your fractures and the accident that caused them.
Following your injury, speak with an experienced injury lawyer from Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP today. Schedule your consultation by calling one of our three office locations or request a free case evaluation online.