A pelvic fracture is very serious and could be life-threatening. If your pelvis was broken during a wreck or work-related crush injury, you may have additional injuries along with the fracture. Internal bleeding is usually common and you can expect a long and painful recovery.

Many people who have sustained a pelvic fracture in Westchester County never regain the ability to walk or perform other daily tasks. As devoted Bronx Social Security disability lawyers, we understand that coping with the aftermath of a disabling pelvic injury can be both frightening and frustrating. Here are a few things you should know while you’re healing.

  • Medication

Take your medications as prescribed. You will likely be taking blood thinners and painkillers, among other medications. Never stop or change your medication without talking to your doctor, especially if you are having side-effects.

  • Pain

Additionally, don’t wait until your pain has become severe to take your pain medications. If you are having any new pain or if your medication does not seem to help, talk to your doctor immediately.

  • Frustration

Any pelvic injury can be a life-changing event, and you may be frustrated that you now have to rely on friends and family for help with things you used to be able to do yourself. This is normal. Don’t try to do too much too soon, rest if you need to, and find a few little things you can do to relieve stress. Talk to your family and friends about your frustrations and let them help you.

If you are seeking Social Security disability for a broken pelvis in New York, contact a friendly White Plains disability lawyer today at 855-614-4351. We have the experience and skills to ease your way through the complicated New York workers’ compensation or disability process while you focus on recovery. You might also be interested in our book: 5 Deadly Sins That Can Derail Your New York Workers’ Compensation Case. We’d be happy to send you a free copy so you can learn more about who we are and what we do for injured and disabled New Yorkers.