Any sort of injury can be traumatic and have a major impact, not only upon your health, but upon your life too. If you have suffered in the past due to orthopaedic injury, or anything that has incapacitated you for a while, you will know that not only your lifestyle gets impacted upon negatively but your work and income can also suffer.
What about orthopaedic injuries?
First of all, let’s clarify exactly what an orthopaedic injury comprises.
If you have suffered medical trauma to one of your limbs, spine, hands, feet, and the muscles, ligaments, joints, bones, tendons or nerves have been affected, then this would fall under the category of an orthopaedic injury.
Sometimes, damage to these parts of the body can result from an accident, but they can also come about if you undergo surgery and it is not performed correctly for any reason.
Here are just a few of the areas of surgery that may cause you to suffer orthopaedic injury:
- Surgery on the arm
- Knee surgery
- Replacement of the hip
- Surgery on the hands
- Surgery on the ankles
- Surgery to the shoulders
- Leg or foot surgery
- Replacement knee
What to do if surgery goes wrong
If you have suffered orthopaedic problems due to any of the above surgeries where you feel that the medical expert did not treat you professionally, you can consider claiming for compensation.
You may not have been advised by the orthopaedic Surgeon of all the risks associated with your surgery and something you were not told about has happened to you causing an adverse effect on your health.
If you’re Orthopaedic injury was not due to surgery but was due to a slip or trip or some other form of accident that was not your fault, a claim can still be made. By suing the party that caused the problem, you can expect to receive redress that will help to cover all of your losses by applying monetary remedy wherever possible. This may be for loss of earnings, stress, trauma and pain suffered during the event or action needed to attempt to restore the situation to how it was prior to the incident.
If you feel that you have a possible claim due to orthopaedic injury, then you should consult with a claims specialist as soon as possible. Some cases can be dealt with on a no-win-no-fee basis, but time constraints do apply. For this reason, you should take advice as soon as possible after the problem occurred.