Accidents at work and in public places, such as slips, trips and falls are a common cause of bone fractures. Depending on the nature of the accident, bone fractures can differ in how severe they are, but nevertheless are always extremely painful.
There are various side effects and symptoms of a bone fracture, however, bruising is one of the most common, often prevalent in bone fracture injuries.
Bruising and bone fractures
When you break a bone, bruising does not always occur, however, when it does, it can significantly add to the pain of the injury.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), a bruise is defined as, ‘an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels’.
Inevitably, an accident significant enough to fracture a bone is likely to cause some element of bruising.
Can I claim for my injury?
When the injury you have incurred is not your fault, you may be left feeling a little disgruntled or, indeed, highly aggravated by the situation.
In cases such as these, you need to assess the situation and decide where you place the blame for the accident you experienced.
If you believe that your employer was at fault or you incurred your injury in a public place, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. This is because both your employer and owners of public places, attractions and establishments, all have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety.
Online, Accident Advice Helpline provides a compensation calculator via their website that gathers the basics of individual claims and helps both the legal firm and the claimant determine whether their case is worth pursuing.
Creating a strong case for compensation
It is possible to strengthen your case for compensation by providing various pieces of documentation and evidence. The following list indicates some of the more valued items, however, it is by no means extensive:
- Photographs of the incident
- Photographs of the issue that caused your injury
- Photographs of the injury that caused your fracture
- Records of medical treatment and attention you have received as a result of the incident
- Contact details of the person or company you believe to be liable
- Contact details of witnesses who are willing to give an objective account of events
Don’t suffer in silence – Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in pursuing your personal injury claim today. To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 15, 2014
Author: David Brown