New York City Broken Bone Injury

Broken bones, also referred to as traumatic fractures, are among of the most common injuries suffered in car accidents, bike accidents, recreation accidents and falls. Bones break when then due to force exerted upon them. They are painful and can take weeks to heal. Broken bones can be complicated to treat, and victims sometimes suffer life-threatening complications such as infections so severe that an amputation becomes necessary. While recovering victims often miss work and as a result face a decrease in income just as they receive significant medical bills. To help counter these financial challenges the law allows victims of accidents to hold the negligent party accountable by filing a personal injury claim and demanding compensation. If your broken bone injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to demand that the negligent person pay for your expenses related to the accident. If your broken bone occurred in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In order to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive the compensation and benefits to which you are legally entitled, contact an experienced New York City broken bone lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case.

Broken bones and accidents

Broken bones are one of the most common type of injuries suffered by victims of a variety of types of accidents including car, truck and SUV accidents, bicycle and motorcycle accidents, fall and fall accidents, sports and recreation accidents, and criminal assaults.

Hypothetical

Emily was driving through an intersection in Manhattan, when a city bus ran through the red light and hit her car. Emily suffered several injuries, including a comminuted right femur fracture. Emily had to undergo surgery to have a rod inserted into her leg. After weeks of recovery and rehabilitation, Emily still had difficulty walking and required a cane. Because of her mobility problems she was not able to return to her teaching job. Emily’s attorney filed a claim against the City of New York demanding payment for medical bills, lost income and other losses.

Trina was leaving her client’s house when she tripped and fell down the front porch steps. When her client, Stew, realized what happened, he said, “Are you OK? I should have fixed that step a long time ago!” When Trina tried to stand up, she experienced a great deal of pain in her foot. She went to the emergency and was told that her foot was broken. Trina decided the file a premises liability claim against Stew. She should have a good chance of winning since Stew was aware that the porch step needed to be fixed.

Pursuing compensation for a broken bone injury

Depending on the details of your accident, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to demand compensation from the person whose negligence caused your injury. Or, if your injured occurred while you were working, you may be required to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover benefits. A broken bone attorney serving New York City will explain your options for recovering compensation or benefits based on where you injury occurred and who caused it. If you file a personal injury claim, compensable damages include medical expenses, lost wages, benefits and other type of compensation, and pain and suffering.

If your injury occurred while you were working, the accident may be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Beware that if the accident is covered by workers’ compensation, you may not have the right to also file a personal injury claim. While workers’ compensation provides compensation, typically compensation from a successful personal injury lawsuit is more generous. Workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits, wage replacement, and vocational counseling. Failure to timely apply for workers’ compensation benefits may result in the victim forfeiting benefits.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

Whether you have suffered a broken leg, broken wrist, broken collarbone, skull fracture or any other type of broken bone in an accident, contact our legal team for guidance as you may have the right to compensation or benefits. The broken bone attorneys representing clients in New York City at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from vehicle, slip and fall, and construction accidents. Contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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