Slips, trips and falls – the number one cause of bone fractures.
From severe falls at work and little slips in public places, wherever and however you have been injured, a bone fracture is likely to cause you immense amounts of pain and considerable inconvenience resulting in the need for immobilization.
While all bone fractures are problematic, they do vary in severity and different treatments are required in reflection of the nature of the infliction incurred.
When a fracture occurs due to an accident, the primary concerns are reducing pain and repairing the fractured or broken bone.
One of the most common ways of repairing a fracture is immobilization.
This involves influencing the bone back into its proper position and restricting movement to the area. This is typically done using a cast or plaster, however in some cases, if surgery is required, tools such as nails and plates are used to aid recovery.
How your accident happened
If your accident occurred in a public place or while at work, it is worth asking yourself if you are to blame for the incident that caused your injury.
Often, victims of personal injury find that the blame lies with their employer or an establishment, and in this case, there is often a likelihood that you will be able to claim personal injury compensation.
The conditions of personal injury compensation
Regardless of whether you experienced an accident at work or in public, there are a few conditions to consider:
- The accident in question must have occurred within the last three years
- You must have evidence to support your claim – this will become clearer during the claims process, but typically includes witness accounts, photographs of the accident and/or injury, and medical records
- The claimant must also be able to prove that they are not accountable and that someone else is to blame for the accident that caused their injury
All checked – taking things further
Once you have these factors in hand, it is worth handing your case over to a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, who will advise you in the best course of action for your individual circumstance.
It may be that your claim is not worth pursuing, but in the case that it is, Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that your claim is handled on a no-win, no-fee basis by one of their specialised lawyers. To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 15, 2014
Author: David Brown