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    Types of Personal Injury – Fractured Bones

    Types of Fractured Bone Injuries

     

    A broken bone is a broken bone, right? Well, yes and no. There are several types of fractures, and each one is a bit more complicated than the last. These are the types of fractures that can occur and a brief description of each:

     

    • Incomplete or hairline fractures occur when a bone cracks, but does not break
    • Simple fractures occur when the bone breaks but does not pierce the skin
    • Compound fractures describe a bone break that does pierce the skin
    • Greenstick fractures describe a bone that bends, but does not break—this type of injury usually occurs in children
    • Comminuted fractures describe an injury where the bone is broken into several pieces or shattered

     

    Personal Injuries and Fractured Bones

     

    It is always upsetting to be involved in an accident, especially if you or someone you love becomes injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless behavior. Nevertheless, injuries often occur due to car accidents, workplace mishaps, and falls—and often through no fault of our own. One of the most common injuries experienced in these situations is one or more broken bones.

     

    All fractures are painful, but some are more serious than others. Complications may arise from shattered bones that are difficult to set and rebuild, bone shards that damage surrounding organs, or bone infection complications. Furthermore, any complex fracture will probably require extensive medical treatment. This may include surgery, extended hospitalization, and long term therapy. The medical bills will add up quickly, and without a regular paycheck, financial problems are sure to arise.

     

    Legal Action

     

    When you or someone you care about is involved in an accident, you may have a right to seek financial compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. Even if you feel you are partially to blame for an auto accident or work related injury, you may be entitled to receive payment from an insurance company. The only way to know your rights is to speak with a qualified Chicago personal injury lawyer.

     

    If you do have a claim, taking legal action as soon as possible will help you get back to getting well—without the worry of where the money is going to come from to pay the bills. At Shea Law Group, we have worked with hundreds of people in similar situations to yours, and we are here to help you. Give us a call today at (877)-365-0040, and let us help you get back on track.