Sprains and strains and how it affects your everyday life

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Sprains and strains that are caused by accidents can negatively impact your life in several different ways. Whether you were involved in a car accident or another unfortunate incident that caused these types of injuries, you will likely have to make adjustments to your everyday life while you heal. You can always consult with your attorney to find out if you are eligible to receive compensation for any serious sprains or strains.

Limited Mobility

Sprains and strains make it difficult for muscles and joints to function properly, and this can limit your mobility. Working, cleaning and other everyday activities may be almost possible to perform if the injury is serious enough. Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D. states in an ABC News article that the most serious types of these injuries can take six weeks or longer to heal, and this can greatly affect your mobility and quality of life while recovering.

Financial Loss

With a sprain or strain, you may have a tough time paying for everyday expenses because of lost work wages. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that sprains and strains account for 54 percent of injuries that require hospital staff alone to miss work. Doctor visits, pain medication and medical aids to stabilize joints and muscles and help with the healing process can also affect you financially.

Pain and Discomfort

The pain and discomfort caused by sprains and strains can take a lot of enjoyment out of everyday life. Physical pain and limited mobility may even cause you to become depressed. Pain and discomfort can also make it nearly impossible to perform certain tasks that are essential to maintaining your quality of life.

Possible Recourse

If you want to seek compensation to cover losses related to any sprains or strains, your lawyer will help you explore your legal options. In addition to receiving money to cover your medical bills and lost work wages, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering you endured. The main objective is to make you financially whole again so that you can put the pieces of your life back together.

Sprains and strains will cause some obvious disruptions to your everyday life, but you may be awarded payment if someone else was at fault for your injuries. Talking to your attorney will allow you to receive the information that you need to make the best decisions moving forward.

References:

www.abcnews.go.com/Health/MensHealthQuestions/story?id=7931646
www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/documents/1.1_Data_highlights_508.pdf

Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.

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