When a person in California thinks of the types of injuries that could render one permanently unable to work, they might initially think of very severe medical conditions such as paralysis, amputations or burn injuries. However, other injuries, such as orthopedic injuries, can also make it impossible for a person to work and earn an income. Thus, orthopedic injuries can significantly impact not just a person's health, but also their livelihood.
Some types of orthopedic injuries include: broken bones; joint injuries; back injuries; spinal cord injuries and knee injuries. Some of these injuries can be suffered in a single incident, or they can come after years of wear and tear through repetitive motions. However, what is important to keep in mind is that employers are obligated to keep employees safe. If an orthopedic injury was caused by the negligence of one's employer, the victim may want to learn more about his or her legal options.
At Butler Viadro, LLP, we give our clients' cases the time, attention and resources they deserve. For example, we have represented clients who have experienced career-ending orthopedic injuries due to dangerous work conditions, poor maintenance of tools and facilities, and other unsafe conditions that could have been prevented. While sometimes a settlement is possible in such cases, we are not afraid to litigate our clients' cases when necessary.
Career-ending injuries can be devastating. Not only has a person been robbed of their good health, but they have also lost the ability to work to support themselves and their families. It is a physical and emotional blow that is made all the worse when the injury could have been prevented. Our firm's overview on career-ending orthopedic injuries may be a good starting point for those who want to learn more about how we handle such cases.