Orthopedics is a specialized medical field that focuses on bones, and how they work with muscles, ligaments etc. In most cases orthopedics is concerned with the breaking or fracturing of bones which is extremely common. Breaking a bone or multiple bones is costly as the injuries suffered can sometimes take a very long time to heal.
If you have recently broken or fractured a bone in Denton County, or are suffering from a previous fracture, then you should call The Lenahan Law Firm at (214) 295-1008 so that they can help make your recovery more comfortable.
Orthopedic injuries occur in the bones and joints of the body and can include broken bones, fractures, dislocations, and sprains. The more serious the injury, the longer it will take for your body to heal from it. Some common types of fractures or breaks include:
- Open fracture - an open fracture, also referred to as a compound fracture, is where there is an open wound, most often caused by a complete break in the bone that also penetrates through the skin.
- Impacted fracture - an impacted fracture involves two or more broken bones that have collided with each other.
- Comminuted fracture - if the bone is broken into three or more pieces this is known as a comminuted fracture.
- Greenstick fracture - often occurring in small children, this fracture is the result of the bone bending, but not to the point that it is broken.
- Stress fracture - the overuse of bones can result in a stress fracture, this can particularly happen in the spine.
- Stable fracture - a stable fracture is the result of broken bones keeping the break secure by lining up.
- Femur fracture - the largest bone in the body, a broken femur needs a major impact for it to break.
These injuries can occur for a number of reasons, most commonly they are caused by transport accidents or workplace accidents. Car accidents can be caused by a number of mistakes that drivers make including speeding, ignoring road rules, texting while driving, getting distracted, or not driving to the weather conditions. In any event, the driver that caused the accident will be liable for your injuries.
In the workplace, your employer is liable for any injury (within reason) that you receive while working. So if you are injured while performing your everyday tasks then you are covered by your employer. In other cases where an injury occurs, the party who caused the injury is likely to be held liable and will have to compensate you for any loss you suffered because of that injury.
In complex cases, a person may have contributed to their injuries, by disregarding rules/policies or by not following medical advice. In this instance you need to seek advice from a Denton County personal injury lawyer to determine if you may be jointly liable for your injuries.
Orthopedic injuries are long-lasting and they restrict your ability to move and do even the most mundane tasks. The recovery for orthopedic injuries involves long hours in physical therapy and rehabilitation, and a break may require surgery or multiple surgeries to allow the bone to fully heal.
People often struggle to continue working with a broken bone leading to more financial stress. The cost of an orthopedic injury is extremely high due to the large initial cost and the continuing cost of therapy throughout a person’s recovery. Because of this an orthopedic patient is entitled to a large amount of compensation from the liable party. Compensation may include:
- Medical bill costs
- Therapy costs
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
To be able to recover the compensation that you are entitled to, you should contact the Denton County injury attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm. A firm with a proven reputation, they have helped many others before you and can give you the same service. Call The Lenahan Law Firm at (214) 295-1008 to get yourself on the path of feeling financially secure.