Orthopaedic Injuries FAQ
What is included in the category of orthopaedic injuries?
Orthopaedic injuries can range in severity from spinal fractures and skull fractures to sprains. They include fractures, post-traumatic arthritis, whiplash, torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, thoracic outlet syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome. Orthopaedic injuries are those that occur to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Why should one seek the help of a lawyer when filing a personal injury claim for an orthopaedic injury?
One should seek the help of a lawyer when filing one of these claims simply because they can be so complex in nature. Injuries involving joints can cause osteoarthritis, a condition that will lead to increased pain and impairment over time. It is important the joints be properly tested for injuries and these injuries treated correctly.
What compensation is available to a person who has suffered an orthopaedic injury?
Those who have suffered an orthopaedic injury as the result of an accident may be eligible to receive an award of damages including compensation for medical or attendant care expenses and loss of income as well as housekeeping or home maintenance expenses.