As with any injury, there are different types of bone fractures. Each with different recovery periods and treatment options based upon the nature of the injury. A bone that is broken but has not pierced the skin can require four to six weeks for recovery and time away from your job. This is known as a simple or closed fracture.
When the skin is broken through by the bone, the break is referred to as a compound or open fracture. Fractures vary widely in size, location, and severity.
All of these factors are considered when determining the value of a workers’ compensation claim. Some of the other most common types of fractures are:
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