What Constitutes a Severe Orthopaedic Injury?

Some of the most common injuries people have is of the orthopaedic variety. That is to say they are injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system of the human body which includes bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. A twisted ankle is an example of a minor orthopaedic injury – one that can cause some discomfort for a time but otherwise heals relatively quickly and with no lasting damage.

Severe Injuries

However with significant physical trauma such as those which accompany car accidents the level of injury can be much more serious. A severe orthopaedic injury can be defined as one that has a significant impact on the injured person’s quality of life through the inability to properly complete daily tasks, participate in recreational activities, or pursue job opportunities. Severe orthopaedic injuries can manifest in many different ways, including the inability to walk, chronic back pain, movement issues for arms and shoulders, and many others.

These injuries bear not just costs in lost income and payment to others to assist with normal everyday responsibilities. The greater losses can often be psychological and emotional ones that come with the inability to fully interact with the world including one’s own loved ones or the sudden loss of sense of self when one is no longer able to provide for their family. In short, severe orthopaedic injuries can be devastating to all aspects of a person’s life and affect all of the loved ones who rely on them for care and support.

Looking for Compensation

Often when these injuries are suffered it is through no fault of the injured party. Car or boating accidents are common causes as are slip and fall injuries from improperly maintained property. Do not allow yourself to suffer more from your injuries than you have to. Take action and seek recompense from those who caused this pain. Call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.

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