Los Angeles Stress Fracture Attorney
Stress Fracture Injuries – Recovering Damages
Stress fractures typically involve hairline fractures of the bones, usually in weight-bearing bones such as the feet, due to muscle fatigue and overuse. When muscles become tired, they are no longer able to absorb shock as effectively when rested. As a result, weight-bearing bones are subjected to more stress and can develop small, hairline fractures. Persons that stand all day or engage in constant physical activity on the job are more prone to developing stress fractures than others. However, slips and falls or motor vehicle accidents can put enough strain on muscles and bones to cause stress fractures as well. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we help people suffering from stress fractures recover damages for their medical expenses, loss wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have developed a stress fracture due to an accident or an on-the-job injury, contact Los Angeles stress fracture attorney Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.
Work, Recovery and Stress Fractures
Recovery from a stress fracture requires avoiding activities that place weight and stress on the area affected. As a result, recovery time for a stress fracture can last anywhere from four to the eight weeks to as much as twelve to sixteen weeks. Additionally, after most of the pain and swelling has subsided, it can take months for a bone to fully heal. This can lead to a need to curtail the amount of work and daily activity one engages end, resulting in the need to take additional time off from work. Depending on your situation, the lost wages involved could be more than expected, especially if your stress fracture affects your ability to manipulate objects or perform core functions of your job.
Determining the Cost of a Stress Fracture
An insurance agent may try to downplay costs associated with a stress fracture. In order to accurately assess the scope and financial effect of a stress fracture, we consult orthopedic specialists and physical therapists in preparing and presenting our client’s case. If you can’t return to work and must take unpaid leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), we quantify your lost earnings in addition to your medical costs. Here, we also work with clients to make sure they’ve taken the appropriate steps with their employer to protect their job and initiate any benefits they may be eligible to receive.
Contact Los Angeles Stress Fracture Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg
While stress fractures may seem minor when compared to other kinds of injuries, the time they require for recovery can lead to significant loss wages. If you have a stress fracture due to a car accident, slip and fall, or work-related accident, contact personal injury lawyer Howard Craig Kornberg today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg