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Broken bones and fractures are common workplace injuries in Kansas and across the nation because they have the potential to occur in a variety of workplace accidents and in nearly any industry. Slip and falls, and crushing or twisting type injuries often cause fractured bones. If you broke a bone at work, you could be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits, especially with the assistance of our skilled Kansas workers compensation attorney.
Perhaps you slipped on a wet floor and fell breaking your ankle, or maybe you were helping a client back into bed, causing your wrist to suddenly snap. No matter how your workplace injury occurred, you are entitled to benefits under the law.
If a work accident leaves you with one or more broken bones, you could miss an extended period of time from work and even require surgery. You may not even be able to return to the job or the same position that you had before.
Fractures vary in severity, and no two bone fractures are alike. Some may require you to wear a brace or a cast for just a few weeks while the bone heals and may only require you to take a few days off of work.
On the other hand, severe fractures can be debilitating and may require one or more surgeries and months or even years off of work. There may be many unknowns, especially after your initial injury. Without the proper treatment and rest, you may be left with an extremity that does not function as it should or with debilitation pain for the rest of your life. It is imperative that you follow the advice of your healthcare provider not only to aid in your healing but to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under state laws.
Your treatment and time off of work will depend upon the type of fracture you sustain, the bone(s) affected, and the physical requirements of your job. You will want to discuss your prognosis with your physician as well as your Kansas workers compensation lawyer.
Recognizing broken bone symptoms so that you can seek treatment promptly and report your injury as soon as possible to your employer per Kansas Statutes §44-520 is imperative to your physical, financial, and occupational health. Although symptoms can vary depending on the location and type of break, the most common signs and symptoms of a broken bone are:
If you sustained a workplace injury in the form of a broken bone, you likely have many questions about what your next steps should be and what the future holds. We are here to help you during this often confusing time in your career. Call Pyle Law today at (888) 381-1155 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney in Kansas.