Orthopaedic Injuries

Waterdown, St. Thomas and Fort Erie Orthopaedic Injury Lawyer

Often, a motor vehicle crash, slip and fall or another type of accident can leave a victim with substantial orthopaedic injuries. Orthopaedic injuries causing trauma to bones and the entire musculoskeletal system can seriously affect your range of motion, often causing significant pain and considerable medical costs. In the case of negligence, liability falls on the at-fault party to compensate an injury victim for their losses. That is when it’s to your advantage to have a skilled Waterdown, St. Thomas and Fort Erie orthopaedic injury lawyer on your side.

What Injuries Are Considered Orthopaedic Injuries?

Orthopaedic injuries are those that involve injuries to muscles, bones, tendons, joints, ligaments and soft tissues surrounding these body parts.

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These can manifest as

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Spinal fractures
  • Neck, shoulder and back injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Soft tissue damage

as well as many other injuries. They can be the result of a single accident or repetitive trauma and can result in chronic pain, permanent disability or nerve damage. Although minor injuries may see results from rest and rehabilitation, more serious injuries often require surgery and extensive periods of therapy.

Most orthopaedic injuries can be categorized in one of three ways:

  • Acute injuries can be the result of a sudden event or accident
  • Chronic recurring injuries are when a chronic condition or injury makes the tissues more susceptible to further damage
  • Chronic overuse injuries are caused by repeated, low-force impact to a joint, muscle or bone by anyone who makes repetitive movements.

Orthopaedic Injuries Can Have Life-Long Consequences

Although many orthopaedic injuries can be repaired with surgery and rehabilitation, many of these can result in chronic pain and physical immobility. Orthopaedic injuries will often lead to arthritis, mobility impairment, or RSD and can have a long-term impact on the victim’s quality of life.  Recovery times vary greatly and may have long term consequences on mobility and strength that have a large impact on a victim’s earning capabilities. Injuries that lead to nerve damage or other issues will often require further surgeries and future medical procedures. Unfortunately, orthopaedic injuries can sometimes result in permanent impairment.

Additional and long-term medical interventions can cost a victim and his or her family thousands of dollars. The cost of hospitalization and surgeries can be compounded by the financial cost of lost wages, continual pain and suffering and may even require the victim to find a new job.

Orthopaedic Injury Experts

If you or a family member has sustained orthopaedic injuries in an accident due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to compensation for your losses. At Barapp Law Firm, we represent victims of accidents to ensure that they are getting the compensation they deserve after an accident. Over our careers, we have protected the rights of hundreds of Waterdown, St. Thomas and Fort Erie orthopaedic injury victims. Call us today for a no-cost consultation. You don’t pay unless we win.