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Workplace Fractures

workplace fractures

Regardless of your profession, you may be at risk for suffering a work-related injury. Falling object or a misplaced filing cabinet could easily lead to one of the most common workplace injuries, a fractured or broken bone. Of course, the severity of a fractured bone depends on location and circumstances. Unfortunately, suffering a broken bone at work could lead to extended time off and lost wages.

Ways That You Can Suffer a Broken Bone

Broken bones can happen in many circumstances. The leading cause for fractures in the workplace stem from slip and fall accidents; improperly mopped areas or misplaced warning signs could lead to serious injuries. In fact, any kind of impact can break a bone, and it could take weeks or months for fractured bones to properly heal.

Types of Fractures

There are different types of fractures, some are more serious than others. Fractures can even lead to immobilization and deadly infections. Some common types of fractures include:

  • Open fractures: These types of fractures happen when the bone breaks the skin; they are often very serious and can lead to bone infection if not treated right away.
  • Displaced fractures: This fracture occurs when a bone breaks and becomes unaligned.
  • Non-displaced fractures: This is when a bone breaks but is still aligned.
  • Comminuted fractures: This fracture occurs when a bone breaks into several pieces.
  • Compression fractures: Compression fractures happen when a bone or joint breaks from significant compression, most likely from extreme impact or pressure.
  • Spiral fractures: A spiral fracture happens when the bone twists and breaks.
  • Transverse fractures: A transverse bone fracture happens when a bone breaks and relocates perpendicularly to the original bone.

Workers’ Compensation and Broken Bones

Regardless of the type, bone fractures are easier to prove in a workers’ compensation claim. The actions of a negligent employer can lead to an injury like a fracture, so keeping the right medical records are vital to your case.

With a fracture, doctors have an easier time to diagnose the injury and recommend the right therapy or time to heal. Due to a straightforward diagnosis, it is easy to prove that the broken bone happened at work. However, with any workplace injury, a knowledgeable lawyer is required to help you receive the right compensation.

Wilmington Work Injury Lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow Defend Victims of Workplace Fractures.

Suffering a fractured bone at work could lead to long rehabilitation, extended time off from work, expensive medical bills, and lost wages. If you have been injured at work, you may be eligible for compensation. Our experienced Wilmington work injury lawyers at Rhodes & Morrow will get you justice and the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us online or call us at 302-427-9500 to schedule a free consultation. With offices located in Wilmington, Bear and Milford, Delaware, we also proudly serve the communities of Elsmere and Seaford.

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