It’s so easily done – slips, trips and falls and other simple accidents are often the cause of bone fractures. Regardless of the severity of the injury you sustain, bone fractures are almost always extremely painful, yet in some cases recognising you have incurred one can be a little difficult.
Whether you have incurred your injury at work or during recreational activities, it is essential to stop what you are doing and check the hurt area for signs and symptoms of fractures.
While noticeable symptoms such as bruising and indeed when a fracture is severe enough to cause a wound to the skin, individuals should be aware of lesser visible symptoms, which can be the key to recognising a fracture has occurred.
Limb deformity is one of the most common symptoms of bone fracture. Once the injury has occurred, it is essential that you keep an eye on the inflicted area and watch out for any lumps or bumps that may appear as well as general swelling.
This is referred to as limb deformity and is one of the main, yet discreet, telling signs that you are likely to have fractured a bone.
Placing the blame
When you are certain that the injury you have incurred was not your fault, you may feel as though you want to seek legal advice in relation to your situation.
Generally, if the incident that caused your injury occurred in a public place or at work and you can prove that you were not accountable, it is likely that you will be able to claim personal injury compensation.
When out and about and while at work, employers and owners of establishments and public areas are legally obliged to ensure your safety. With this in mind, if they are responsible for the accident that has caused your fracture, it is likely they are liable and your claim will be successful.
Claiming with no legal experience
Thanks to law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline, you do not need to have a ‘legal brain’ to pursue a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has 13 years of experience in helping victims of personal injury receive the financial reward they are entitled to.
With an extensive legal team, Accident Advice Helpline manages your claim so that it is processed as efficiently as possible, taking all the pressure off you while you recuperate following your injury. To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.