A broken collarbone can be a very painful injury. In most cases, the collarbone is damaged as a result of an impact injury which affects the shoulder, or a fall. If you’ve sustained a collarbone injury after a slip, trip or fall in a public place and you weren’t to blame, you may be able to claim compensation.
3 signs of a broken collarbone injury
If you’ve sustained a collarbone injury, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Inflammation around the collarbone
- Tenderness and pain
If the nerves in the arm have also been damaged, you may experience a tingling sensation in your hands or loss of feeling. In rarer cases, when the bone has damaged the skin, there may be bleeding.
What to do if you’ve injured your collarbone
Whether you’ve had a fall or you’ve been injured while playing sport, and you suspect that you might have a broken collarbone, it’s wise to book an appointment with your GP. If your GP thinks that the bone may be broken, they will refer you for an X-ray. If the injury is very severe, for example, the bone is showing through the skin or there is excessive swelling or bleeding, go straight to A&E for an X-ray.
You have a right to claim compensation if you’ve been injured in a public place, you weren’t at fault and somebody else’s negligence was to blame for your injuries. Once you have seen a doctor, write down everything that happened, and gather as much information about the incident as possible.
How can I make a compensation claim?
If you’d like to claim compensation for a slip, trip or fall, Accident Advice Helpline is here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. When you’re making a claim, it’s helpful to have expert personal injury lawyers behind you. Using the evidence you provide, our experienced team will do everything it can to fight your corner.
We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim slip and trip compensation, and we do everything possible to eliminate any additional hassle at what is often a very trying and difficult time. Most people never have to go to court, and we can communicate with you via the telephone. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, and you weren’t to blame, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.