Fractures and Orthopaedic Injuries
Fractures and Orthopaedic injuries involve any injury to the musculoskeletal system;
- injuries to bones
- Injury to joints
- ligament Injury
- damage to cartilage
- damage to tendons and muscles that support the bones
Bone fractures and orthopaedic injuries, are often sustained in motor vehicle accidents, falls or other personal mishaps. If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongful act, such as negligent driving, you may have a claim for compensation.
Broken bones and serious fractures can take a long time to heal. A displaced fractures can injure the tissues and nerves surrounding the fractured bone. These fractures are sometimes fixed by surgical insertion of “hardware” such as plates, screws and nails, which can cause further pain, swelling of tissues, and irritation.
In some cases, further surgery will be required months or years following the initial fractures and orthopaedic injuries, to remove the hardware, resulting in a further period of recovery and rehabilitation.
When fractures involve the bones of the hips, legs, feet or ankles, a person may be wheelchair bound for up to three months or more following injury. If fractures occur at the location of a joint, typically a hip, ankle, foot, or knee, complications are common. Such complications might include arthritis, chronic pain, swelling and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
When you have received a traumatic injury to the complex musculoskeletal system, your body requires a timely diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Buckley and Company’s lawyers understand through experience that fractures and orthopaedic injuries can cause pain and disability for years, and in some cases, for life. In the course of representing injured clients, we retain appropriate medical experts to accurately diagnose your injuries and any complications you have suffered, or are likely to suffer and provide a prognosis so that you receive compensation for past and future losses for the full extent of your injury.