Des Moines Broken and Fractured Bones Lawyer
If you suffer a broken or fractured bone as a result of an accident in the workplace, contact the Des Moines broken bones lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 today. Broken bones are serious injuries that require lengthy and expensive treatment. Depending on the severity of the injury, breaking or fracturing a bone can put you out of commission from several days to a few months.
Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for any employee injured on the job. However, successfully filing for this compensation can be difficult. To ensure that your claim for compensation is successful, be sure to contact a lawyer. LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can assist you in filing your initial claim, or investigate a delayed or denied claim. To learn more, contact us today at (515) 225-2600.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you have been injured in the workplace, you are probably facing medical bills, lost wages, and an uncertain path to recovery. Iowa law states that you may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries sustained in the workplace. However, filing a claim for compensation is not as easy as it sounds. Injured workers often have their claims denied, delayed, or minimized. It is all too easy for insurance companies and employers to deny their workers the money they deserve if a workers’ compensation lawyer does not represent them.
Hiring an experienced attorney will be the key to receiving compensation. A workers’ compensation lawyer has extensive knowledge and resources and will help you assemble and review the documents of your case (including information about the incident and your medical treatments), file your claim, and negotiate with insurance companies and your employer. The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a multitude of factors, including the severity of your fracture, the type of medical treatment you’ll need, the time it takes you to recover, whether you are able to return to your pre-injury position, and the physical requirements of your pre-injury job. Collecting all this information and ensuring it is reported correctly throughout your paperwork can be overwhelming, especially when you are healing from an injury. Your attorney will take the burden of the legal process off your shoulders, enabling you to focus on treating your injury. With a lawyer’s help, you are far more likely to receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Why LaMarca Law Group, P.C.?
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our belief in fairness is what drives us to fight for the rights of workers. Our team of talented and dedicated attorneys has years of experience in helping people just like you. Supporting our attorneys are a brilliant group of accountants, MBAs, and legal investigators who can gather all the necessary evidence to support your workers’ compensation claim. Our track record of success speaks for itself, and we are determined to get you the money you deserve.
Over the years, we have successfully taken on huge companies, including Monsanto, Exxon, State Farm, and Allstate. We can lift the legal burden of a workers’ compensation claim off your shoulders, no matter what company you are up against.
Cases We Handle
Several types of bone injuries commonly result from workplace accidents. Reviewing your medical documents for the following terminology can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain:
- Partial and Complete Fractures: With a partial fracture, the bone does not break entirely into two or more parts. Complete fractures, on the other hand, occur when the fissure in the bone completely severs it into two or more pieces.
- Closed and Open Fractures: Having a closed fracture means that the skin was not ruptured when the bone broke. Open fractures, more commonly called compound fractures, occur when the broken bone has pushed through the skin. Open fractures present a higher risk of infection because the wound is open to the air and the bacteria of everyday surfaces.
- Displaced Fractures: Displaced fractures result when a gap forms between two ends of a broken bone. These cases usually require surgery to repair.
- Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are small hairline fissures found in bones. They are often hard to see on an X-ray and are sometimes able to be identified by comparing the bone with its uninjured pair on the opposite side.
Within the general categories of open, closed, partial, and complete fractures, there are different ways the bone can break. These include:
- Transverse Fractures: Transverse fractures result when the bone breaks in a straight line.
- Spiral Fractures: As the name denotes, spiral fractures occur when the bone breaks in a corkscrew-like fashion.
- Oblique Fractures: Oblique fractures of the bone happen in a diagonal line.
- Compression Fractures: These types of fractures occur when the bone is crushed and/or flattened.
- Comminuted Fracture: When the bone breaks into several pieces, doctors call it a comminuted fracture.
- Avulsion Fracture: Bones are held in place and support our bodies with the help of ligaments and tendons. However, under extreme force or repetition, the ligaments and tendons can pull off a fraction of the bone to which they are connected, causing an avulsion fracture.
- Impacted Fracture: When two bones are forced together, an impacted fracture can occur.
Broken bones are severe and painful injuries, but they are not always detected immediately. The following are symptoms of broken or fractured bones:
- Pain at the injury site
- Unusual warmth near the bone
- Inability to move the affected area
- Unusual bend in the area
If you have a bone injury that occurred in the workplace and would like to make a workers’ compensation claim, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C.. Schedule a free evaluation of your case with one of our workers’ compensation lawyers today.
If you sustained a broken or fractured a bone in the workplace, contact the workplace injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600 or online. Whether you are just starting out in your workers’ compensation claims process or you have already run into a bump in the road, we can assist you in getting the full compensation you need and deserve.