Compensation for broken bone injuries
Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa David Hollingsworth
One of the most common injuries in car accidents is broken bones; otherwise known as orthopedic injuries. An orthopedic injury often may seem like a small injury; however these injuries often prevent people from returning to their everyday life and in some cases unable to return to work or enjoy a day without pain and suffering. I meet daily with people whose lives have been turned upside down because of an orthopedic injury. Not only are they suffering, their family is suffering. I’ve seen how an orthopedic injury can negatively change someone’s life. That is why I take orthopedic injury cases extremely seriously and fight the insurance company for maximum compensation. For years, even decades to come, most accident victims will need compensation for their orthopedic injury.
Often times, broken bones require serious medical intervention such as surgery , the insertion of metal hardware plates , pins or screws and typically require ongoing physical and occupational therapy.
Not all orthopedic injuries are the same…
There are several types of bone injuries or bone fractures. Generally, most orthopedic injuries fall into these categories:
1-Compound bone fracture – This is when the bone breaks through the skin and is an open fracture.
2-Simple bone fracture– This is when the bone breaks under the skin but is not visible from the outside and does not pierce the skin. There are several types of simple bone fractures.
3-Complete bone fracture –This is when a bone completely breaks; either in two or more parts.
4-Incomplete bone fracture-This is when the bone cracks but does not break apart.
If you or a loved one has suffered an orthopedic injury, it’s important to remember that your insurance company needs to compensate you for financial shortfalls, damages, rehabilitation and other Ontario accident benefits to which you may be entitled to. As an Ottawa personal injury layer who has had hundreds of bone fractures injury cases, I can honestly say that it is in your best interest to consult with a top Ottawa personal injury lawyer to know your rights and options. All my consultations are free and I’d be happy to help you get the maximum compensation for your broken bone injury. You have to take care of yourself. You owe it to yourself and your family.