If someone says they have got a broken femur you may not immediately know which bone they have broken. However if they were to tell you they’d broken their thigh bone, you would certainly be aware of where they’d experienced their injury.
You may know first-hand what it is like to break your femur. It is actually quite uncommon to break this bone. It is incredibly strong – when you think about it, it has to be in order to withstand the weight it must support every day. Bones can become diseased and break because of their fragility, but thigh bones may also break if someone is unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident or a fall from a significant height.
A significant force
This is what is required for the thigh bone to break. A break could result in a hairline fracture where the pieces of the bone do not move out of alignment with each other. On the other hand, the two pieces of bone may move out of alignment and require surgery to re-align properly so they can heal. The worst-case scenario would be where the bone shatters because of the force of the impact.
This is why injuries such as these are usually seen when someone has a high-speed car accident where the impact is significant. If someone falls from a height they can also break the bone upon impact with the ground or whatever else they hit.
What about broken femur compensation?
This type of compensation may be paid to you if you experienced your injury as a direct result of someone else’s actions. For example, if you broke your leg in a car accident where another driver was to blame, they would be held liable and you may well be entitled to broken femur compensation. The same applies if you were injured at work and your employer was found to have neglected their duties under the Health and Safety Act.
As you can see, there is much to think about here. You can find out some answers relating to your own injury too if you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our enquiry line doesn’t incur a charge when you call, and we can provide you with no-obligation advice as well. What better way could there be to see if broken femur compensation is a possibility?
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead