A broken pelvis can potentially occur in a variety of situations. However, most of these will boil down to one of two things – either a fall onto the pelvis or an impact from something else that causes part of the pelvis to break in some way. Some breaks are more serious than others, so the average healing time for a broken pelvis might vary depending on how involved the fracture is.
You should expect a period of about four weeks to pass before the fracture (or fractures) begins to heal. You might require pain relief up to six weeks after the incident though, because this can be a very painful injury to go through.
How could someone break their pelvis?
Car accidents can potentially be a major cause of a broken pelvis. This is due to the speeds involved in such a collision. In this situation, it may be possible for the pelvis to be fractured in more than one place. The danger with a broken pelvis is that it protects many internal organs. Thus in a serious fracture, there could be the potential of further internal damage.
A pelvic fracture might also include a break of the coccyx, the small bony ‘tail’ at the end of the spine. This is hard to treat and it is very painful, and it could potentially occur in a number of ways. For instance, a fall down a set of stairs can result in just this type of injury.
Was it due to negligence?
When you break your pelvis, you’ll initially be more interested in finding out what the average healing time for a broken pelvis is. However, when you are on the road to recovery, you will want to know more about what caused your accident and whether a third party was responsible for it.
If so, or even if you think they might have been, you should get in touch with the experts at Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as you can. A fast and free call to 0800 689 0500 is by far the best way to make a no win, no fee* claim if you are able to do so. We can advise you on your specific situation, and our professional injury compensation lawyers could be able to take your case further. Find out more today and get the definitive answer you are looking for.
Category: Pelvic injury claims