Effects of Serious Orthopaedic Injuries

The musculoskeletal system is fundamental in allowing people to be active, so a serious orthopaedic injury can have a life-changing impact on a person’s life.

This makes the compensation from a successful serious orthopaedic injury claim crucial in order that an injured person may receive professionally tailored rehabilitation, therapy and long term care.

The experience of serious orthopaedic injury claims among our panel of expert solicitors ensures that they are the ideal legal representation to pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf. The help they can provide through obtaining compensation for you will go some way to relieving the burden on you so you can plan ahead for the future while concentrating on your recovery. Without this vital help, serious orthopaedic injuries can have devastating effects on all aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of those closest to them.

Physical Effects


Individual elements of the musculoskeletal system work in tandem to allow the body to perform varied movements.

Damage to it can cause a person to suffer pain if they attempt to move a particular part of the body in a particular way due to the damage caused by the injury. Movement of certain areas of the body may even become impossible due to the incapacitating effect of serious orthopaedic injuries.


A person suffering from serious orthopaedic injuries may suffer extreme fatigue, particularly in areas of the body that must compensate for the lost function of the injured area of the body.


A joint or bone considered damaged beyond recovery may be amputated. This means that a person may suffer amputation specific symptoms, such as phantom-limb pain. Please see our section on amputations for a more detailed overview.

Psychological Effects

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is more likely to be suffered by a person who has suffered serious orthopaedic injuries in a traumatic and painful incident, especially if they struggle to forget or move on from the horrible memories of that traumatic event. Please see our section on serious psychiatric injuries for a more detailed overview.


Social activities participated in before a serious orthopaedic injury may not be possible to the same extent or at all for a person who has suffered such an injury due to the nature of the activity in question, such as many sports, and the restrictions in movement they may  suffer from for an extended period of time or even permanently.

A person unable to participate in the same activities as before their serious orthopaedic injuries may feel helpless and isolated due to the lack of social interaction they are experiencing in comparison to before their injury was sustained.