Broken Bones and Broken Resolutions

It is not uncommon for on-the-job injuries to result in broken bones. In fact, Fort Lauderdale workers’ comp attorney Nick Panebianco has handled quite a number of cases involving fractures during his long career in workers’ compensation law.   

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 85,710 workers’ comp claims in private industry in 2019 (the last year for which data is available) involved someone breaking a bone. That is up by more than six thousand from the previous year when 79,470 cases involving broken bones were recorded in the private industry sector. 

In the manufacturing sector, a total of 13,400 workers comp claims involved bone fractures. The previous year, the number was 13,210.

Bones vs. Resolutions

Those are significant numbers but nowhere near the number of New Years’ Resolutions that are broken every year. 

As Marla Tabaka writes in Inc., “If you’re one of those rare people who actually achieve your New Year’s resolution each year, congratulations. Seriously, you are rare indeed. According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is said to be about 80 percent, and most lose their resolve by mid-February.” 

In addition to the numbers, here are some other ways that broken bones and broken resolutions differ:

  • It is definitely much easier to break a resolution than it is to break a bone. 
  • It is usually a lot less painful to break a resolution, too. 
  • You may get flowers or a get well card if you break your leg or your arm, but you won’t get any sympathy whatsoever if you break your New Year’s resolution. 
  • It is much easier to bounce back from a broken resolution. 

If you are among the thousands who filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2020 because of a broken bone that was sustained in a workplace accident, you may need assistance in getting all the benefits you are entitled to. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you navigate the system. Contact us for a free consultation.