Have you suffered an orthopaedic injury that is affecting your life?
Orthopaedic injuries relate to the skeletal system and the related joints, ligaments and muscles. Orthopaedic injuries can be caused by road traffic accidents, slips, trips, falls and accidents at work.
Depending on the severity of the injury, this can have a serious impact on your social and family life, as well as your ability to earn a living. The term ‘major trauma’ describes serious and often multiple injuries where there is a strong possibility of death or disability.
In England, the most common cause is a road accident. We estimate that there are at least 20,000 cases of major trauma each year in England resulting in 5,400 deaths and many others resulting in permanent disabilities from orthopaedic injuries that require long-term care.
Serious orthopaedic injuries include:
- Severe fractures.
- Ligament damage.
- Tendon and nerve damage (which can result in amputation).
All of the above orthopaedic injuries require the correct diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation to ensure the best recovery is made. Even with a good recovery these kinds of injuries can have lifelong impacts and serious consequences.
TLW’s Care Navigators assist our clients and their families to understand some of the many different choices and challenges that will present themselves following a serious injury. Care Navigators are there to provide support and guidance to clients and their families during the process of recovering from a serious injury.
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TLW’S Orthopaedic Injury Solicitors
TLW’s team of orthopaedic injury solicitors have years of experience in dealing with complex orthopaedic injuries and you can rely on us to seek the correct compensation. This compensation can help to pay for care and rehabilitation, property adaptations or to assist with any loss of earnings as a result of the injuries.
Please see our FAQs and Serious Injury services page for more information.