Broken bone injuries happen all the time – on the playground, at a friend’s house, at the workplace. However, this is not an injury can should be taken lightly, especially when the injury is caused by the neglect of another person. Broken bones can take a long time to recover from and you could be faced with several weeks or months off work. You could also be looking at hefty medical bills for x-rays and possible surgery. And, in some instances, a broken bone will never fully heal and you could be faced with a lifetime of pain. It is hard enough having to go through this pain and suffering, especially when the incident was not your fault. Having to struggle financially is simply something you should never have to go through.
At Heimerl & Lammers we make it our mission to ensure you are fairly compensated after an accident resulting in broken bones. Compensation can be used to pay for medical bills, lost wages, medical assistance and equipment you may need, x-rays and surgery, medication and much more.
Injury Lawyer in Minnesota
Broken bones can be caused by a number of different factors. We often see instances of fracture injuries due to the following:
- Car accidents and truck accidents – any incident that involves a heavy impact and pressure to your body can result in a serious fracture or break
- Slip and fall accidents – this is especially the case in elderly and in small children where the bones are not as strong
- Playground accidents – if your child receives a broken bone on the playground at daycare or in school, you are probably left wondering how this happened. If the result was due to the lack of care or neglect of a worker, then you could be eligible for compensation.
- Construction site accidents – workplace related broken bones should be covered through workers compensation but are you getting enough for your losses?
Broken bones can include any type of break such as:
- Hairline fracture – the bone is cracked but not completely broken
- Simple fracture – the bone is broken in one place
- Comminuted fractures – a bone is broken in more than one place. This injury may require screws and a plate to repair the injury
- Compound fractures – a bone has broken and protrudes through the skin. This injury is dangerous as infection may develop.
Minnesota Broken Bone Attorney
Your bones are not designed to handle intense pressure and, when the accident is serious and the pressure too deep, then the bone will break or fracture. A serious fracture is going to result in a longer recovery time, more pain and more expenses. If you have broken bones as a result of another person’s negligence, contact a Minnesota injury attorney for a free consultation.