What Are The Most Common Causes Of Broken Bone Cases?
Posted on October 21, 2021 in Serious Injuries
Broken bone cases are considered serious injuries because of the potential long-term effects they can have on an individual’s future ability to work and quality of life. Fractures can be the result of a workplace accident, especially on construction sites, however, that is not to say that accidents leading to breaking bones cannot occur off these sites. For instance, a sidewalk defect can cause an individual to trip and fall – if they land on the wrong angle, serious injury can ensue.
If your job is dependent on your physical ability, you may find yourself out of work for a time due to a broken bone case. If your injury leads to a permanent condition that impacts your capacity to work in future, you may even have a catastrophic injury case. In this article, we share with you the most common causes of broken bone cases in New York.
Although construction workers are at higher risk of accidents caused by falls, heavy equipment, defective ladders and more, broken bone injuries can also occur in work settings outside of construction. For instance, if you work in a café or grocery store, you may slip on the floor or in the parking lot. Warehouse workers can also sustain serious injuries when a falling heavy object strikes them.
Slips & Falls
Slips & falls can occur almost anywhere, from the entrance of a restaurant to within a mall. As the leading cause of broken bones in New York each year, chances are, you have been a victim or know someone who is. In such cases, it is wise to engage a premises liability lawyer who can help you establish that the property owner has breached their duty of care to ensure that places accessible to visitors are kept reasonably safe.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Did you know that close to 12,100 individuals in New York are hospitalized each year due to a motor vehicle accident? While some victims may be lucky enough to get away with minor injuries, motor vehicle accidents remain a major cause of broken leg, back and neck bones in the state.
Injuries are prevalent in sports, especially contact sports. Collar bone fractures are the most common broken bone case in large sporting events due to the size and scale of these events. Broken hip, arm and hand bones are also common sport-related injuries.
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Have you or a loved one been the victim of a broken bone injury? If so, our experienced attorneys at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. are here to help you seek legal recourse. Following an injury, you may be bearing the brunt of financial and emotional strain, but this does not have to be the case. You have legal recourse if your injury was caused by another party’s negligence.