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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Broken bones: The first steps on the road to recovery

    Broken bones can be very painful. Whether caused by a slip, trip or fall or other accident it can be a long recovery to mend the bones depending on the severity of the break.

    What should I do if I think I have broken a bone from a slip, trip or fall or other accident?

    If you think you have broken a bone you should seek medical advice immediately. The longer you leave your trip injury the worse the potential break could be and longer it will take to heal. The hospital will most likely X-ray it and if broken, depending on where the bone is, they will stabilise it with a cast or splint.

    What next?

    After you have been discharged it is just a case of resting and making sure you do not put too much weight on the fall injury break. If the break is in your leg you may be given crutches to use in order to alleviate the pressure, make sure you use these. You may find that the slip, trip or fall injury becomes very itchy under the cast as you will sweat and dead skin cells will accumulate. Do not be tempted to stick a pen or other long object under the cast to scratch as this could damage the injury more.

    Broken bones are no laughing matter and should not be ignored. Any break needs medical attention as a broken bone could cause serious damage internally if the broken section becomes loose, dislodged or cuts into tissue or tendons around it.

    If you have broken a bone from a slip, trip or fall or any other injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as slips and trips. With 15 years’ worth of experience, our skilled team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their claim without the need to step foot in a court room.

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    To find out if you could be eligible to make a slip, trip or fall claim or any other type of injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on Freephone number 0800 689 0500 today.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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