Broken bones and fractures are among the most common types of injuries. While not life-threatening, they can result in permanent disabilities if not cared for properly. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our experienced Rockford, Illinois personal injury attorneys understand the financial impacts these injuries can have, both in terms of medical expense and in lost wages. We can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.
Broken bones and multiple fractures can occur even in otherwise minor accidents, requiring extensive medical treatment and causing you to miss weeks or even months of time on the job. As one of the most common types of personal injuries, MedlinePlus advises that broken bones commonly occur as the result of the following:
Symptoms of a bone fracture include swelling, pain, numbness, and difficulty in moving the affected body part. Symptoms of a broken bone may take several hours to appear. Any time you are involved in an accident, even if you think your injuries are minor, it is important to seek medical care immediately to protect your rights to compensation.
The time it takes to recover from your injury depends on the type of bone fracture you suffered. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), there are five common types of fractures:
With a minor break, treatments may involve the use of a cast while more severe cases could involve surgery and the use of metal pins and plates to hold the bone together.
When broken bones leave you facing lost wages and mounting medical expenses, contact Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. to get the professional help you need. Our Rockford, Illinois injury attorneys work hard on your behalf, so you can get the maximum amount of compensation you need to recover. Call or contact us online and request a free consultation today.
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