Bone fractures are the result of excessive forces being applied to bones, typically suddenly and at speed. As these forces hit the bone, its structure gives way and cracks along it or breaks across it occur.
Vehicle accidents are often to blame for broken bones. As victims inside vehicles are violently thrown forward within them, they may hit steering wheels, the back of seats and so on. In road accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists or motorcyclists, the impact of being hit by a vehicle creates similar, typically even greater forces, often resulting in serious compound factures where bones are snapped so violently that they pierce the skin.
When slipping, tripping or falling, victims typically reach out to break their fall. For this reason, many slips or trips result in wrist fractures. Injuries by falling can be more severe, depending on the height from which the victim falls. Here, accidental injuries may range from simple to severe compound fractures, back and head injuries.
Work injuries consisting of fractures may be caused by slipping or tripping, or falling off ladders, scaffolding or other structures. Occasionally, workers suffer fractures through being trapped under falling objects, hit by vehicles or caught by / inside machine parts.
Personal injury compensation
If you suffered a fracture due to an accident caused by someone else, regardless of whether it happened at work, on the road or in a supermarket, museum or any other public place, you may be entitled to claim for injury compensation.
Claiming for compensation
Compensation for traffic or work accidents, accidents in public places and so on must be filed no more than three years after the personal injury was sustained. In order to successfully claim compensation, you need to provide evidence showing who was responsible for the accident, the extent of your accidental injury and any medications / treatments you received and more.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can get started by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to have a confidential chat with one of this law firm’s experienced advisers. Once it has been confirmed that you are entitled to claim, you will be offered the assistance of a legal professional on a no win, no fee basis. This professional will then guide and assist you throughout the process of claiming. His or her fees and other legal costs will be deducted from your compensation once your claim has been successfully settled.