Bone Fracture Lawyers in Calgary & Edmonton
What is a Bone Fracture?
Bone fracture may occur when impact applied to a bone that is stronger than the bone itself. Your risk of fracture may depend partly on your age. Children are more susceptible to fracture, but they tend to be less complicated than broken adult bones. In the older population, bones are sometimes brittle and therefore more susceptible to serious injury.
Types of Bone Fractures
There are many types of fractures, but some of the most common injuries are:
- Undisplaced Bone Fracture or Hairline Fracture is when a bone develops a crack or break through, but the broken ends are still in place, without any displacement or gap. These fractures are best treated with a simple fiberglass or plaster cast and generally do not require surgical treatment.
- Compound Bone Fracture is when the fracture pierces the skin and creates an external wound. These fractures are associated with higher rates of infection due to exposure of the bone to the surrounding bacterias and also cause bleeding from the wound.
- Pathological Bone Fracture occurs when the bone is weakened by a disease such as cancer, or osteoporosis and eventually develops a fracture. These fractures do not require much power and are possible after a trivial slip and fall or any slight impact.
- Displaced Fracture of the bone is where the broken ends of fractured move away from each other creating a gap between them. The amount of gap is different for different types of bone fractures, for example, a difference of two or three millimeters may be insignificant in a fracture of the humerus, but may be serious in fracture phalanx fingers
Types of fractures by location:
- Skull fracture – A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the skull usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. If the force of the impact is excessive the bone may fracture at or near the site of the impact.
- Spinal fracture – A spinal fracture (or vertebral fracture) is a fracture affecting the bones of the spinal column. They can affect the cervical vertebrae (a cervical fracture), or other parts of the column.
- Rib fracture – A rib fracture is a break or fracture in one or more of the bones making up the rib cage. The first rib is unlikely to be fractured although if it does happen, it can lead to serious relating injuries.
- Sternal fracture – A sternal fracture is a fracture of the sternum (breastbone). Sternal fracture commonly occurs from trauma by vehicle accidents when the chest strikes a steering wheel or dashboard or is wounded by a seatbelt. Broken sternum can make breathing difficult, so it is more painful. In some cases, sternal fracture leads to injuries to what’s underneath – heart and lungs.
- Shoulder fracture – Major injuries to the shoulder include rotator cuff tear and bone fractures of one or more of the bones in the shoulder.
- Arm fracture – Arm fracture includes upper arm or forearm fracture.
- Hand fracture – Fracture of of one or more bones in a personʼs hand
- Pelvic fracture – Pelvic fracture is an injury or disruption of the bony structure of the pelvis, including the hip bone, sacrum and coccyx. The most common causes of pelvic fracture include slip and fall, auto accidents, or bicycle accidents.
- Patella fracture – A patella fracture is a fracture of the kneecap usually caused by a hard blow to the front of the knee. Treatment options for patella fracture include nonsurgical and surgical options, depending on the type of fracture.
- Foot fracture – A foot fracture is quite often in car accidents as driver’s right foot on pedals can get jammed and injured from traumatic forces.
- Broken neck – Commonly referred to as a cervical fracture.
The Long Term Effects of Bone Fractures
The long-term impact of bone fractures can be financially devastating. Experience in this area is necessary when obtaining a fair settlement. We understand the importance of looking beyond your present situation and considering how your injuries may impact your abilities in the future. We seek compensation for the full extent of your damages, including loss of income-earning capacity, cost of future care, loss of the ability to perform housekeeping and home maintenance, and other damages.
How We Can Help You
As Bone Fracture lawyers, we understand the challenges resulting from trauma that have become a part of everyday life, and act as your trusted advisor and advocate as you navigate the new normal.
We also understand the legal, health and insurance processes related to Bone Fracture injury; a lawyer at RecoverWell Injury Law acts to protect your best interests and those of dependant and caregiving family.
Avoid Costly Upfront Fees
A RecoverWell Injury Law Personal Injury Lawyers Bone Fracture injury lawyer will not charge the upfront or hourly legal fees which we believe add unnecessary financial strain when loss of income or earning ability may be of concern.
The bone fracture injury lawyers at our respected firm work together to obtain for you the appropriate medical treatment, rehabilitative therapies and counselling services, as well as any necessary attendant care and career re-training resources that can improve your quality of life and facilitate daily activities.
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If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, contact the dedicated bone fracture injury lawyers at RecoverWell Injury Law LLP for a FREE CONSULTATION at 1 (844) 512-4098 or fill out our enquiry form. You pay no fees until your bone fracture injury case is won or settled.