A hip fracture can be one of the most painful and debilitating injuries sustained, especially for senior citizens. In some cases hip fractures can be life threatening depending on how and where they occur. If you sustained a hip fracture due to a car accident or an incident at work, contact the Boston-based personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today, as you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to assist you in your recovery and help pay medical expenses and recoup money lost from being unable to work.
Although it is sometimes viewed as an injury that only happens to the elderly, and indeed a majority of hip fractures do occur in people aged 65 or older, a fracture of the hip can occur regardless of age or occupation. Hip fractures can occur commonly in car accidents or through other traumatic injuries such as falls from large heights or crushing injuries as the result of at-work incidents.How did you fracture your hip?
People over the age of 65 commonly fracture their hip after the result of slip and fall injuries, due to bones becoming more brittle as we age. If such an injury occurred because the lobby floor of an apartment complex or work office was left slippery following a cleaning or waxing, and no signage was posted, the property owner or cleaning company may be liable for the damages that result.
Fractured hips may also occur as the direct result of work duties. For example, a construction worker may fracture their hip if a crane malfunctions and drops a heavy piece of equipment or piece of material, such as stone or steel, on top of them. Roofers also risk fractured hips should they fall from a roof due to a malfunctioning harness that fails to prevent such an accident.
Car accidents can also commonly cause fractured hips, as violent forces resulting from the impact may cause devastating injuries to the drivers and passengers, especially if a car flips or is hit at a high rate of speed. In the event that you were involved in a car accident with another driver who was distracted by a phone or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may have a solid case to pursue a claim against them for damages to compensate you for medical expenses and time missed from work.You are guaranteed certain rights in Massachusetts
If you were injured and sustained a fractured hip while at work, or suffered a fractured hip as the direct result of somebody else’s negligence while on the job or while driving, you are entitled to certain rights. If your injury occurred on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that will allow you to collect a paycheck while being unable to perform your regular work duties.
In some cases, you may be eligible to collect short term or long-term disability payments depending on the severity of your injury. The only way to ensure you are getting the benefits guaranteed to you by law is to consult with a professional and experienced personal injury attorney. Our services are especially useful if you feel your employer is withholding rights that you are entitled to.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we have over 50 years of experience helping our clients from all over the Greater Boston Metro Area and throughout Massachusetts. We hold ourselves to incredibly high standards to ensure that our clients receive the best legal representation and are able to collect the maximum amount of financial compensation possible. We work with you to craft a comprehensive legal strategy perfectly tailored to your unique circumstances, and we will make sure you understand all of the details that go into this strategy.
Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.