Whiplash, broken bones, fractures, torn ligaments or injured tendons, rotator cuff injury, herniated discs, neck and back injuries, sprains and other injuries to soft tissue, spinal fractures; all of these injuries and others are considered orthopaedic injuries. Orthopaedic injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident, an accident involving an ATV, motorcycle or snowmobile accident, skiing or snowboarding or other sport-related injuries and slip and fall incidents.
Orthopaedics is a specialty field in medicine which focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. Included in this complex system are your bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves. These are all of the things which allow us to move, play sports and go about our daily lives.
Take the case of someone who is out enjoying a day of shopping on a Saturday and trips over some uneven pavement on a sidewalk, or someone rushing through a busy airport where the floor is wet and slippery from melting snow off of boots—in an instant the resulting fall could lead to a broken arm, leg, a compound fracture, herniated disc or even spinal cord or a brain injury. Such injuries may require surgery or medical intervention to repair the damage.
Depending on the extent of the injury, the sad truth is that in some cases, a person with a serious orthopaedic injury does not always completely heal. Recovery time can depend on the age of the victim, the severity of the orthopaedic injury and how quickly medical \treatment was provided after the accident. Short and long-term complications may arise, including a loss of mobility, muscular atrophy, arthritis, nerve and tissue damage and chronic pain. These injuries can even lead to the development of chronic pain disorder.
The cost of recovery can be high—surgery, prescriptions, rehabilitation and the person may even need in-home nursing or caregiving support. Serious orthopaedic injuries may mean that the injured party is unable to work, or perhaps even perform routine tasks.
At Horowitz Injury Law Toronto, our legal team has almost 35 years of experience and expertise in litigating orthopaedic injury cases. We treat each case with care, compassion and empathy while working hard to advance your claim and help you receive the compensation you deserve. Some of the damages you may be eligible for include past and future loss of income, pain and suffering, caregiving costs, housekeeping and home maintenance costs and more. We are renowned for our educational approach, helping our clients stay informed of their legal and medical rights. While you recover, we deal with the no-fault benefit or disability insurance claims. No upfront fees are necessary. Call us today for a free consultation at 416-925-4100.