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A broken bone, also known as a bone fracture, can be very painful, debilitating and inconvenient. Breaking a bone may put you out of work for some time. The recovery can also be long, and even longer if you don’t get proper medical treatment.

If you or a loved one has fractured a bone at work, on company property, using a certain product, or in an accident, the legal team at Cruz & Associates can help you receive settlement for damages.

What Causes Bone Fractures?

Oftentimes, a slippery sidewalk, unfortunate misstep, or simple clumsy fall can lead to a fractured or broken bone. In other instances, the cause can be a different kind of accident completely out of your control.

Car accidents are one incident that may result in broken bones. Workplace accidents also commonly lead to broken bones as employees may fall on the job or experience falling objects, especially on a construction site. If your work requires repetitive movements or overexertion of your body, that could eventually cause broken or fractured bones. Other instances at work could also result in broken bones, along with blunt force trauma, defective products or explosions.

Types of Bone Fractures

If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, bruising, deformities or are unable to use a limb, you may have a bone fracture. Different types of fractures require different paths to healing. Some injuries may require a simple brace, while others may need surgery. It’s impossible to know what kind of fracture you’ve suffered without medical attention, so be sure to get a professional’s opinion as soon as possible. Then, you’ll be able to begin healing your broken bone.

Hairline Fracture

This is a very common fracture, also known as a stress fracture, and often caused by repetitive motions like running. These are generally found in the foot or leg.

Stable Fracture

A stable fracture is one in which the bones are minimally out of place. The broken parts of the bone still line up and should be relatively simple to heal.

Open, Compound Fracture

An open, compound fracture means that the skin was broken during the time of the fracture. This could mean the bone is visible, but that is not always the case. This type of fracture runs the risk of bone infection since it may be exposed. A fracture that has not pierced the skin is known as “closed.”

Transverse and Oblique Fractures

A transverse fracture means the bone broke with a horizontal line, while an oblique fracture is one that has broken in an angled pattern.

Comminuted Fracture

A comminuted fracture has been broken into three or more pieces. This type of fracture may take the longest to heal.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Cruz & Associates

Fracturing a bone at the negligence of another person, or entire company, is never okay. If this has happened to you or a loved one, our team of top personal injury attorneys at Cruz & Associates can help you secure the settlement you need and deserve.

Our team proudly serves the Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe communities with legal guidance you can trust. We start all of our cases with a consultation at no cost to you. Call us for an advocate every step of the way. Our Phoenix office is reachable at (602) 777-6666, or you can fill out our online contact form.