Friday, 23 March 2012

Compensation Solicitor: Orthopaedic Injuries

A compensation solicitor can help you to claim a financial award to help with treatment for your orthopaedic injuries. To find out more visit

Many accidents can result in injuries which require attention from orthopaedic specialists. Orthopaedic surgeons and doctors concentrate on injuries and disorders to the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. In fact, statistics suggest that over 80% of road traffic accident victims suffer from a serious orthopaedic injury, and that an orthopaedic problem that is misdiagnosed or mistreated can result in lifelong problems for the patient.

It is for this reason that many of the cases that are seen by a compensation solicitor involve orthopaedic injuries. These can include single or multiple fractures, including skull, leg, pelvic and rib; pain caused by spinal or other back or neck injuries and shoulder and arm problems. All of these can cause significant pain to the sufferer and restrict their movement and ability to work.

If you have suffered a serious orthopaedic injury, it is likely that you will be referred to an orthopaedic consultant for treatment or possible surgery. If this is the case, and you are considering a claim for compensation, then you should keep a note of the date you saw your doctor originally, together with the date you were referred to a specialist and the dates that you have seen him or her. This will help your compensation solicitor to establish a time-line for your injury and to show that you have made a significant effort to resolve the problem.

You should also keep a diary or a brief written account which shows how your injury is restricting your day-to-day lifestyle. If it is stopping you carrying out your job properly, or you cannot perform everyday chores or movements, then your accounts will be included as part of your claim, showing that the injury is adversely affecting your life.

Our compensation solicitor can advise you on whether you have a strong case for a financial award following your accident. If you decide to go ahead and pursue a claim, we can put together the relevant documentation and contact third parties on your behalf. For more information on how we can help, or to talk through your orthopaedic problems and assess your chances of success, please give us a call.

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