When you are injured in an accident, different types of injuries can occur. Best case, you suffer from only minor injuries such as soreness, bruises, and cuts, when subject to a car accident or other dangerous situation. An accident can result in an orthopedic injury, which can alter how you live your life. Among the most debilitating injuries that can take place are orthopedic injuries. This type of injury involves the musculoskeletal system, affecting your mobility. This can range from making movement painful or being unable to move due to the injury.
In general, an orthopedic injury will be categorized as one of three types: Acute, Chronic Recurring or Chronic Overuse. With an acute injury, the injury is a result of a sudden or traumatic event. This can include a minor injury such as an ankle sprain to a major injury like breaking your back.
With a chronic recurring injury, a condition or injury makes the tissue susceptible to damage. An example of this would be weakened ligaments of the ankle that results in a sprain several times over a year-long period.
An injury classified as chronic overuse will be one that is caused by repeated impact to the bone, joint or muscle. This type of injury is common to an individual who completes repetitive movements. This type of injury can lead to chronic pain over time or inhibited mobility.
The recovery process for orthopedic injuries requires several treatment types such as electrical stimulation, ultrasounds, advanced therapies, exercise, etc. These treatments are not cheap and are not easy to endure. The cost of your injury will far extend past the basic medical expenses. You may lose wages due to time off from work or you may not be able to work due to constant pain due to the injury. This is where Cueria Law Firm can help. When you or a loved one have been involved in an accident where an orthopedic injury has occurred, medical treatment must be provided. Depending on the cause of your accident, you may have the ability to seek compensation for your injuries.
At Cueria Law Firm, we focus our efforts on helping those who have suffered from a wide range of orthopedic injuries. From broken bones to skull fractures, herniated discs and fractured vertebrae, we are ready to assist with your personal injury case.
Causes of Orthopedic Accidents
An accident that causes an orthopedic injury can occur due to a number of reasons. You may find that your workplace has slippery surfaces and a fall occurs. An area where handrails should be present can result in an accident with orthopedic injury. A motor vehicle accident is a major cause of orthopedic injury and can take place due to the negligence of others.
In the workplace, an accident can occur based on improper training, poor supervision, negligent actions of co-workers or the lack of necessary equipment to complete the job.
At Cueria Law Firm, we are prepared to review your case and help you file for just compensation. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment so we can determine the right course of legal action for your individual circumstances.