In many accidents such as a fall from a balcony or a high impact motor vehicle accident, broken bones are a commonly suffered injury.
The types of breaks or fractures that commonly occur are as follows:
- Stress fracture – a break to the bone caused by repeated pressure, such as in your foot or toes from high levels of exercise
- Displaced fracture – the bone fragments move, causing the two ends not to align properly
- Impacted fracture – the bone fragments are driven into each other, which shortens the bone
- Greenstick fracture – an incomplete fracture where the broken bone is not completely separated
- Transverse fracture – the break is in a straight line across the bone
- Spiral fracture – the break spirals around the bone; this is common in a twisting injury
- Oblique fracture – a break of the bone at an angle
- Compression fracture – the bone is crushed, causing the broken bone to be wider or flatter in appearance
- Comminuted fracture – the break is in three or more pieces and fragments exist at the fracture site
- Intra-articular fracture – the fracture extends into the joint
- Segmental fracture – the same bone is fractured in two places, causing a part of the bone to “float”
It is important that you seek early legal advice regarding your potential entitlements to compensation. A compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm can help you by explaining how the law operates and what your potential entitlements may be.