Fractures can be caused by a number of accidents such as slip-and-falls, car accidents, workplace accidents and much more. While some fractures may be minor, there are others that can take a very long time to heal and can cause weakness or pain into the future.
If you have sustained a fracture in an accident that was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation. Just because the injury is a fracture and fractures are not always considered serious, that doesn’t mean you cannot receive compensation for the medical expenses that were not your fault or the time you missed at work. The attorneys at Meshbesher Law Firm can help.
Types Of Fractures
Fractures in certain areas of the body can be quite severe and very painful. These injuries can make it difficult for a person to walk, use an arm and so much more.
There are many types of fractures. Some of the most serious ones include:
- Skull fracture
- Hip fracture
- Femur fracture
- Pelvic fracture
- Tibial plateau fracture
- Tibia fibula fracture
- Elbow fracture
- Fractures of the ankle or foot (calcaneal, lisfranc, metatarsal, talus and trimalleolar)
- Fractures of the spine (compression or burst fracture)
- Ulna radial fracture
Symptoms To Look For
The symptoms of a bone fracture will depend upon which bone is fractured. The common symptoms are pain in the affected area and swelling, and there is no doubt that a bone is fractured if part of the bone is sticking through the skin.
If you are experiencing anything indicating a bone fracture after an accident, even if you received immediate medical attention and did not notice the pain when taken to the hospital, it is good to have the issue looked at.
Reach Out To Learn More
If you have experienced a bone fracture or any degree of broken bone in an accident that was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. We can thoroughly evaluate your case to determine if you have a claim.