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Orthopedic Injuries

Often times after a car accident or a work injury people suffer from orthopedic injuries. These injuries can range from mild cases to very serious cases that requires significant treatment and may eventually lead to surgery. If you have suffered an orthopedic injury from an accident where someone else was at fault, the personal injury attorneys at the Cambridge firm of Altman & Altman LLP may be able to help you – whether it’s by pursing a claim or just helping you understand what to do.

Orthopedic injuries include any injuries which cause trauma or damage to bones, muscles or ligaments which affect your range of motion. These injuries can result in significant pain, considerable medical expenses (especially if surgery is required) and even longer recovery and physical therapy commitments. Needless to say, an orthopedic injury can be quite a costly and traumatic thing to go through.

What to Do if You Suffered an Orthopedic Injury

Orthopedic injuries are those where the bones, vertebrae, joints, ligaments, or cartilage are hurt. These can be seen with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle or feet injuries, and such problems may lead to fractures, sprains, and strains, slipped disks, diseased or arthritic disks, neck pain, headaches, occipital neuralgia, whiplash, or rotator cuff injuries.

If you suffered an orthopedic injury due to a car accident, medical payments are made from your automobile carrier or health insurance carrier. If you suffered an orthopedic injury from a work-related event, then the company’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier would cover the medical bills.

Poor medical care from orthopedic doctors and surgeons may also result in orthopedic injuries. These include developing blood clots before or during surgery, losing an arm or leg, surgical complications following knee, knee or hip replacement, or arthroscopic procedures, nerve or blood vessel damage during surgery, or not properly treating or diagnosing a fracture.

Common causes of orthopedic injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Falls
Orthopedic Injuries Can Also Be Caused by Negligence

As with all injuries, orthopedic injuries can happen as the result of negligence, which is the purposeful or unintentional carelessness of a third party individual or other entity. Negligence can be something as simple as a driver failing to yield at a sign, causing an accident that results in a serious orthopedic injury, or something more complex like a faulty product malfunctioning and causing your injury.

Symptoms you suffered an orthopedic injury may include pain, swelling, bruising or redness. Immediate medication attention is needed following an orthopedic injury. Since there is such a wide range of different orthopedic injuries, any symptoms should be examined by a medical professional.

Depending on the severity and location of the problem, some orthopedic injuries can be treated with activity and exercise, dietary supplements, medications, and physical devices such as casts and splints. Others require surgery to regain or maintain function and movement.

We Can Help You Through Your Injury

No matter how your injury was caused, the attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have the experience and ability to help you – whether you want to file a claim for damages against a negligent third party or you simple want help navigating the complex worlds of workers’ compensation or insurance claims, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience advocating for our clients.

We understand that suffering an injury can be frustrating and, given the situation, scary. Injuries prevent us from being able do the things we normally do and can prevent you from collecting a regular paycheck, which you or your loved ones might rely on. Filing a personal injury claim may lead to compensation that can help cover medical costs or make up for money lost from being unable to work.

If you or a loved one has experienced an orthopedic injury, contact us online or call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199.

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