Manhattan Broken Bone Injury
Many people do not realize that a Broken Bone can be a serious injury. While these injuries are always painful, some injuries can cause serious permanent injuries and even death. A skull fracture can lead to serious brain swelling for instance. A pelvic fracture experienced by an elderly person can set the stage for life threatening complications. Having a Broken Bone is a painful experience, with increased medical bills and a potentially long recover time. Contact Manhattan Broken Bone Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. If your injury was caused due to the negligent or careless actions of another, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering as well as your financial loss.
Medically speaking, a break or a fracture is the same thing. There are many different kinds of orthopedic fractures, such as greenstick, open or closed. A greenstick fracture is an incomplete fracture usually seen in children. The bone bends but does not break completely. In an open fracture, the bone to exits from inside the body and comes through the skin. In a closed fracture, the bone does not tear surrounding tissue and come through the skin, and is the most common type of fracture. Breaks usually heal normally, however complications can arise that can impair movement of a limb, cause disfigurement, infection or compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome occurs because of compression of the nerves and blood supply caused by the bone, which can lead to tissue death.
Personal injury law governs this type of injury. This area of law deals with individuals who have been hurt psychologically or physically because of the negligence or recklessness of another individual, company or other entity. These types of cases are often seen in cases involving:
- A Trip and Fall accident resulting in injury;
- Birth injuries as a result of negligent medical care;
- A Bike Accident where the victim is injured because of a careless action of another;
- Where a victim is injured in a Motorcycle Accident because of the negligence of another;
- Injuries resulting from a taxi cab accident.
If your injury occurred at your place of work, it is important to speak with our legal team. You may be able to file not only a Workers Compensation claim, but also a personal injury claim for your injuries. There are specific laws in New York that address these types of matters. For instance, there are specific laws in place that protect workers that have been hurt in a Construction Accident. It is important to be advised that personal injury claims are subject to New York statute of limitation laws. This means that an action must be filed within a certain period of time, or you can lose your right to file a case permanently. A Manhattan Personal Injury Lawyer from our office can ensure that an action is filed in a timely manner.
If your injury was a result of Automobile Accident, or a construction accident contact our office for legal guidance and advice. We have office locations throughout New York City, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. If you are on Long Island, come and see us in either our Nassau County of Suffolk County offices. We also have offices in Westchester County. We will provide you with a free consultation, so call today to make an appointment at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW.