Fractures to Joints
Orthopaedic injuries include fractures, damage to tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscles that support the bones and can include tissue damage to arteries and nerves.
Fractures and orthopaedic injuries occur as a result of all kinds of accidents. When a fracture extends into a joint, like a hip, knee or ankle, complications can include arthritis, chronic pain, fatigue, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). The likely ramifications of the arthritis must be considered when quantifying a person’s economic losses.
Joint injuries can leave you permanently unable to work or perform routine chores around the home. Injuries to the hips, legs, ankles and feet can affect your ability to stand, walk and climb stairs. A shoulder injury can make it impossible to lift objects above shoulder level. Injuries to the wrists and hands can prevent you from doing computer keyboarding or other skilled work with your hands.
Your injury may prevent you from generating an income, and may require expensive surgery or rehabilitation. Your ability to care for yourself and your family could be seriously compromised, and the stress of this realisation could disrupt your recovery.
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.