Some broken bones heal more easily than others and still allow you to get on with your daily life, at least to some extent. However, a broken pelvis is a major injury and it may take some considerable time to make a good recovery.
A lot will obviously depend on the nature of the fracture, how complex it is and how it occurred. Many important organs sit within what is called the ‘pelvic ring’ – a series of bones that eventually fuse together as we get older. While a hairline fracture is unlikely to do any further damage, a more serious break may cause internal bleeding and also damage one or more internal organs. If you suspect you might have a broken pelvis as the result of an accident of some kind, you should always call for an ambulance as it is a serious injury.
A severe impact is usually required for a broken pelvis to result. While the bones can be easier to break in the elderly, younger people may suffer a broken pelvis as the result of a fall from height, or in a car accident.
It may be that you are reading this because you have suffered a similar injury as the result of an accident. Perhaps you are wondering if broken pelvis compensation could be a possibility. For this to be true, someone else must have been the cause of your accident. Sometimes it is a lot easier to work out whether this is true than others. For example a drunk-driver who ran you over on the pavement would certainly be to blame for your injuries.
While most workplaces are safe and most employers do an excellent job of adhering to health and safety standards, there are rare occasions when things may go wrong and fall short of those high standards. If you think your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of your employer, contacting Accident Advice Helpline might be a very good idea.
All you have to do is to use the free enquiry line to get through to our team. This is available on 0800 689 0500 throughout every day and night. We recognise how important it is to get proper legal advice on a no-obligation basis in a situation like this. Find out more about broken pelvis compensation from our team now.