Workers’ Comp for Broken Bones and Joints
Fractured bones or joints are one of the most common workplace injuries, and can occur in any profession. Some industries pose a far higher risk than others; the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous, carrying a high possibility of serious injuries. A number of jobsite conditions can result in a worker suffering broken bones or joints, including:
Types of Fractures
There are several types of bone fractures, and treatment and recovery time varies based upon the damage to the bone structure and surrounding tissue.
A broken bone that has not pierced the skin and is cracked is generally far easier to treat, requiring about four to six weeks of recovery time. The bone naturally knits together, and is restored. This type of fracture is termed a “closed fracture” or “simple fracture.”
When the skin has been broken and the bone has pierced the skin, the fracture is called a “compound fracture” or “open fracture.”
The types of bone fractures include:
Complications of Bone Fractures
Serious complications can make treating a fracture a long and painful journey. These complications include:
Why You Should Choose Our Workers’ Comp Lawyer For Your Bone Fracture Injury
If you were injured while performing your job duties, you have a right to seek benefits through workers’ compensation. Although this should be a simple process, many people who try it on their own are devastated to find out they have to fight just to get the benefits that are part of their job. Workers’ compensation insurance companies are entities that are focused upon profits, which can include reducing the value of your claim or denying it altogether.
Don’t be a victim of this common insurance company practice – let our professional team get to work for you. We will aggressively pursue every possible form of compensation that could be available. With years of success in workers’ comp law in North Carolina and two Board Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation law on our team, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Connect with us by phone, or use our online injury evaluation form. We are ready to help you now – call us.