Car Accident Injuries can Keep You Out of Work for a Significant Period of Time

Returning to work after an extended absence may be difficult, even if you feel excited to get back to work and need the income.  Many injuries sustained in car accidents require months or even years to fully heal, and sometimes the pain associated with these injuries makes accomplishing everyday tasks a challenge. Sometimes, the fact that an injury requires ongoing treatment means that you may be out of work for a few days or weeks at regular intervals for a significant amount of time, making getting back on track difficult.

Here are some of the more common injuries that often result in a significant period of missed work.

Broken Bones

Broken bones may take a significant amount of time to heal, depending on the severity of the break, the age, and health of the injured car accident victim as well as the bone in issue.  For example, a compound fracture of the tibia1 (shinbone) may take much longer to heal than say a bone in the wrist, although depending various factors the injury to the wrist bone may be more significant.  Depending on the job and the extent of the injuries, broken bones may take a significant period of time to heal.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Soft tissue injuries slipped and herniated disks are common injuries to those injured in car accidents.  Not only is it common, it can be painful and debilitating.  It can be significant in extent and when severe can cause paralysis.

Concussion and closed head injuries

Concussions2 and other closed head injuries can be debilitating and extensive in nature, depending on their severity.  Some of the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome are:

  • Blurry vision; and
  • fatigue; and
  • trouble sleeping; and
  • moodiness or quick changes in mood; and
  • tinnitus; and
  • dizziness and/or extensive headaches.

Concussions are not the only closed head injury that exhibits these types of symptoms, and every head injury should be evaluated by a physician.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries often require significantly more time to heal than most other injuries, since there may be the need for plastic and reconstructive surgeons as well as dental specialists.  In addition, the large number of nerve endings, with the eyes, nose, mouth, tongue and ears requires extra special care to be adhered to.

Facial injuries are more common in low-speed collisions since the airbag will not likely deploy, as most airbags are engineered to deploy at a certain speed.

Contact a Clearwater Auto Accident Attorney Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Every case and every accident victim are different.  So, whatever the extent of your injuries are, it is in your best interest to consult with your Clearwater, Fl. auto accident attorney.  The auto accident lawyers at the Dolman Law Group have decades of experience in representing auto accident victims.  They always make sure that all of their clients are compensated to the fullest extent of the law and never stop until you are fully compensated for all of your losses.  We always offer a free consultation.  You can contact us online here or call us directly at (727) 853-6275.

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