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How broken bones affect you after a car crash

Broken bones affect you in many ways. If you're already living paycheck-to-paycheck, then breaking a bone in an arm or leg could put your job and income at risk.

Fortunately, if your broken bone is related to an accident caused by another party, you can file a claim for compensation. That compensation can take a while to arrive, but that doesn't mean you should rush to get a settlement. It's in your best interests to make sure you understand the full impact of a broken bone and what it means for you now and in the months ahead.

1. Broken bones aren't covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act

One problem with broken bones is that they are generally not considered to be disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That means that the injury is not protected, and you may not be protected from losing your job if you can't perform it. While many employers will offer reasonable accommodation or allow you to return to work when you heal, it could be months before you're able to work again.

2. Broken bones can be costly

Requiring X-rays, MRIs and sometimes surgeries, broken bones can quickly add up. The expenses you face by having to travel, take time off work and live without your income can take a toll on you and your family. Keep all your receipts and bills, so you can include them in your claim.

3. Broken bones hurt

One thing many people don't consider in claims is the fact that their broken bones hurt and caused them significant pain and distress. This is often something you can seek compensation for.

Broken bones affect you by slowing you down and making you miss work and the things you love to do. They take time to heal, but soon, you'll be back to your old self.

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