Severe injuries affecting the different components of the musculoskeletal system are commonly referred to as orthopedic injuries. These injuries affect the bones, cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons as well as any related supporting tissues. At BPCAB Personal Injury Lawyer, our personal injury lawyers have seen every type of these injuries you can imagine. As your legal representative in an orthopedic injury claim or lawsuit, we can help you prepare for the emotional, financial, and physical challenges that often come with coping with the aftermath of these injuries.
In the majority of the personal injury cases we’ve handled, orthopedic injuries stem from motor vehicle or slip and fall accidents. However, some of the other common causes of these injuries include:
Furthermore, some individuals are more prone to orthopedic injuries, such as people who are diagnosed with osteoporosis, poor eyesight, and rheumatoid arthritis. In many cases, orthopedic injuries are often accompanied by one or a combination of the following symptoms:
If you think you’ve suffered an orthopedic injury, you should call for emergency medical help immediately before speaking with a BPCAB Law personal injury lawyer. Don’t try self-diagnosis as there could be life-threatening internal injuries, even if you don’t notice any symptoms right away.
As previously mentioned, orthopedic injuries affect the musculoskeletal system. Since there are numerous components involved, these types of injuries come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most common orthopedic injuries include:
The hips, knees, and shoulders are the most vulnerable to orthopedic trauma. Injuries often become more common as we age. As we grow older, there is an elevated risk of broken hips, compound or compression fractures and osteoporosis, especially among elderly individuals. Some of the more acute orthopedic injuries include:
If you or a loved one has suffered an orthopedic injury, a BPCAB Law can help ensure your legal rights are protected and by maximizing your compensation in an orthopedic injury claim or lawsuit.
After suffering an orthopedic injury, your primary thought is most likely about how fast you can recover and get back to work. But if the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to consider filing a personal injury claim. If your earnings have stopped, medical bills are piling up, and you’re unable to do things around the house, why should you have to keep suffering because of another individual’s negligence? The answer is you shouldn’t!
You can file a personal injury claim and recover damages to compensate you for the losses associated with the physical harm you suffered. Chances are, the at-fault party’s insurance company will contact you and offer you a settlement initially. But unless you’ve spoken with a BPCAB Law personal injury lawyer, you probably won’t know if the offer is fair. Speaking from our experiences with past orthopedic injury cases, they will most likely lowball that offer.
If you want to know what your orthopedic injury claim is worth, don’t try to find a specific formula for calculating the amount, because no such formula exists. Nor are there any legislative tables you can refer to. Injury compensation in Edmonton and throughout Alberta Province is calculated by taking the extent and severity of your injuries into consideration as well as how they have adversely impacted your life.
Compensation is usually based on the severity of the injury including your pain and suffering as well as how long you’ve been coping with your injuries. For instance, making a full recovery from your injuries will decrease the amount of compensation you receive. Conversely, permanent injuries and disabilities will usually result in being awarded much higher compensation.
You should always consider hiring a BPCAB Law orthopedic injury lawyer because of their experience with these types of cases and because:
As we have handled such cases in the past, we understand the nuances of getting justice for our clients. For additional information, call BPCAB Law at (800) 276-0973 and schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced orthopedic injury lawyer today.