The clavicle is the bone in the shoulder that links your sternum and scapula. It lies just above your first rib on either side of your neck. It forms a narrow and elongated Spine, also referred to as the collarbone. The rib cage is the structure that is formed by your ribs and the thoracic vertebrae, the costal cartilages and sternum.
Rib and clavicle injuries often occur when an individual is involved in an auto accident. The sheer force of the impact can send someone into the steering wheel and fracture bones in mere seconds. Broken ribs and a fractured clavicle can be extremely painful to deal with. Just breathing can be difficult. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot that can be done for a broken rib except to give it time to heal on its own. You can’t put a cast around it like you can a broken wrist.
Because of this, you need to give your body the time it needs to heal properly and move past the injuries. This often means that you are going to be stuck taking time off from work to allow your body time to heal as best as it can. To make sure you get the compensation you are owed, consult for free with the New York top rated and multi-million dollar advocate attorneys of Michael Manoussos & Co PLLC.