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Orthopedic Injuries

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What Are Orthopedic Injuries?

Orthopedic injuries can lead to insurance compensation based on a loss of future income earning capacityOrthopedic injuries include hip fractures, knee fractures, shoulder fractures, ankle fractures, wrist fractures, foot fractures, and spinal fractures. Sometimes these injuries are very serious and require surgical intervention by an orthopedic surgeon. Days or weeks of hospitalization are not uncommon.

A permanent clinical impairment can have a serious impact on future employability and a loss of future income or income earning capacity claim. A person can still be employed or earning the same income before an injury as after an injury and still have a valid claim for loss of future income earning capacity (LFIEC). LFIEC is defined by the courts to mean a “loss of a capital asset.”

In assessing damages for loss of capacity, consideration is given to the following factors:

  1. Whether you have been rendered less capable overall from earning income from all types of employment;
  2. Whether you are less marketable to potential employers;
  3. Whether you have lost the ability to take advantage of all job opportunities which might otherwise have been open to you;
  4. Whether you are less valuable to yourself as a person capable of earning income in a competitive labour market.

A LFIEC claim will require many of my team of specific experts to assess your medical condition and functional and vocational capacity. Courts and insurers will require specific proof before payment will be made to fix, help, or make up for your ability to earn future income. It can make a huge financial difference in the outcome of your claim.

Joseph A. Nagy provides advice to victims of orthopedic injuries.

Advice on Orthopedic Injuries

I have handled many cases of orthopedic injury including, hip fractures, knee fractures, shoulder fractures, ankle fractures, wrist fractures, foot fractures, and spinal fractures.

I often see these injuries in cases where a pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle or was in a high speed highway crash. It is important to have an orthopedic specialist review all of your medical evidence and conduct an assessment to determine how your overall body function has been affected. Not every orthopedic specialist can do this.  The specialist must be certified in using the American Medical Association Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the specifics of your orthopedic injury.

Joseph A. Nagy
Injury Lawyer

I sustained a severe brain injury when I was hit by a car while walking in a back alley. I had no idea what I needed to do because there was no insurance available for the hit and run driver.

Joe informed me that there was a special government fund from which I could collect up to $200,000. As a resident of B.C., there was also up to a million in coverage under my wife’s auto policy known as “underinsured motorist protection.” Joe filed 2 lawsuits and fought very hard with ICBC and the lawyer representing the government fund.

I was very pleased with how Joe represented me and I had complete faith in his ability to ensure I was properly compensated for my brain injury, past and future wage loss, cost of future care and other expenses. After several lowball offers, Joe just kept pushing the case to trial and we eventually settled out of Court. It was a long hard fight but Joe got me the result I wanted. I highly recommend him.