A serious orthopaedic injury can significantly affect a person’s ability to function normally on a daily basis. It is imperative that a person who has suffered an orthopeadic injury seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
A fractured bone whether completely or partially fractured means that your bone is broken. A bone may be partially or completely fractured in a number of ways. There are several causes of fractures; however, the most common cause of fractures is trauma. This includes injuries sustained during a car accident or a slip and fall.
In order to assist with the healing process from a fracture injury, doctors use splints, casts, pins and other devices to ensure that the bone is held in the correct position while it heals. Fractures may require several weeks to months to heal depending on the nature and extent of the injury. Following the removal of the cast, your regular activities may need to be limited, your muscles may be weak and your ligaments stiff. A rehabilitation period involving exercise and increasing activity will be required until the healing process is complete. This may cause you to incur medical expenses and result in you being unable to work for an extended period of time.
Ligament, Tendon and Muscle Damage
Orthopaedic injuries are not limited to bone fractures. Trauma can also cause significant injury to tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscles that join bones together and support them. Ligaments stabilize and support the joints connecting the bones in your body. For example, ligaments in the knee serve to connect the upper and lower leg, enabling people to walk and run.
During trauma, a bone can shift from its proper position and overstretch. In severe cases, this can cause a rupture of the supporting ligaments and nerve damage. Often, surgery may be necessary to repair the displaced bone as rehabilitation techniques can only do so much. Regardless of whether a fracture is involved, evaluation of the injury by a doctor is recommended to ensure that a proper treatment and rehabilitation plan is implemented. In some cases, surgery or immobilization may be required, followed by months of rehabilitation therapy, which may result in an inability to work for an extended period of time and associated medical fees.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
The Toronto personal injury lawyers at Goodman Halioua LLP understand the significant and life-altering impact of a severe orthopaedic injury. We are in contact with many leading healthcare professionals including rehabilitation experts who can treat and provide an accurate prognosis of the full extent and long-term implications of your fracture and/or soft tissue injuries. We will make certain that the insurer is held to pay for your long-term needs so that you can receive the treatment and care necessary for maximum recovery and so that you can return to your ordinary activities of daily living.
Regardless of whether your orthopaedic injury is the result of a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident, the Toronto personal injury lawyers at Goodman Halioua LLP are equipped and specialized to handle your case. We will ensure maximum financial compensation is obtained from the insurance company. Contact us at (416) 367-4642 or toll-free at 1-855-GHPI-LAW for your free, no obligation consultation.