A broken or fractured collarbone or clavicle is commonly caused by a fall, but could also be the result of trauma sustained in a car accident. Your collarbone is a long, narrow bone running from your breastbone to each shoulder, and it’s usually fairly easy to tell if you have sustained a broken collarbone or clavicle injury. If you’ve suffered injuries to your collarbone after a fall at work or have been injured in a public place such as a shopping centre, you could find you’re eligible to claim broken collarbone compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping customers claim compensation since 2000 and we specialise in personal injury law. So whether your employer or somebody else is responsible for your injuries, get in touch to find out if you could make a claim.
What’s the prognosis?
Fractured collarbones are usually left to heal on their own and it can take between 6 and 8 weeks for your injury to heal. It’s important to see your GP if you think you’ve sustained a clavicle fracture. Treatment is usually in the form of a sling to support your arm as your collarbone heals, but if bone is poking through the skin, you may need to have surgery under general anaesthetic. The bone will usually be repaired using plates and screws, and physiotherapy may be needed once your fracture has healed.
If you’ve suffered a fall from height whilst working on a construction site or injured your collarbone after a slip or trip in a shopping centre, you could claim broken collarbone compensation. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so get in touch to see how we could help you.
Is it worth claiming personal injury compensation?
Absolutely. You could be entitled to a settlement which compensates you for your pain, suffering and any loss of earnings – as well as the costs of any physiotherapy or other treatment you have had to pay for. The more severe your injuries, the more compensation you could receive, and you can find out right now how much you could be entitled to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. Or call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today and speak to one of our expert personal injury advisors.
It may be that you have suffered a fractured clavicle after a car accident caused by a speeding driver, or maybe you slipped on a wet floor at work. Whatever has happened, if somebody else is to blame, you could be entitled to make a claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton