Bone fractures and breaks

Suffering bone fractures and breaks at the workplace can have serious consequences. If you’ve experienced such injuries while on the job, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

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Understanding Bone Fractures and Breaks

In the workplace, bone fractures and breaks can result from accidents involving falls, collisions, or heavy machinery. These injuries can vary in severity, from minor fractures to complex breaks. Common fractures and breaks include:

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Hairline Fractures

Small cracks in the bone that may not be immediately apparent.

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Simple Fractures

A clean break in the bone that may or may not require surgical intervention.

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Compound Fractures

A break in the bone that pierces through the skin, increasing the risk of infection.

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 Stress Fractures

Small cracks caused by repeated stress or overuse of a particular bone.

Workers' Compensation for Bone Fractures and Breaks

If you’ve sustained bone fractures or breaks while performing work-related activities, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which can cover:

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Medical Expenses

Including emergency care, X-rays, casts, surgeries, and ongoing medical treatment.


Temporary Disability

Compensation for lost wages during your recovery period when you're unable to work.


Permanent Disability

If the fractures or breaks result in lasting impairment, you might receive ongoing compensation.

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Vocational Rehabilitation

If the fractures or breaks result in lasting impairment, you might receive ongoing compensation.


Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Depending on the circumstances, additional compensation may be available.

Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim for Bone Fractures and Breaks

Filing a workers’ compensation claim for bone fractures and breaks involves several key steps:

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Medical Diagnosis

Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries and obtain documentation linking the incident to your work.


Notify Your Employer

Inform your employer about the incident and your intention to file a workers' compensation claim.

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Complete Necessary Forms

Fill out the required claim forms provided by your employer or the relevant workers' compensation agency.

Incident Report

Incident Report

Document details of the incident, including time, date, location, and any other relevant information.

Claim Review

Claim Review

Your claim will be reviewed by the workers' compensation board or insurer to determine eligibility.

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Contact Our Legal Team for Assistance

Dealing with the aftermath of bone fractures and breaks in the workplace can be physically and emotionally challenging. Our experienced legal team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the compensation and support you need. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your situation.

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