Your forearm, between your wrist and elbow, contains two bones. One of these bones is called the radius. If you break this bone you might be said to have a broken arm or a broken wrist, depending on where the bone actually breaks. This might be referred to as a fracture, since any type of break or damage to the bone is referred to as such in the medical field.
Usually someone will break their radius in a fall or an accident of some nature. It must involve an impact that is strong enough to break the bone. The bone might break cleanly or it could shatter into several pieces in a serious accident. It all depends on what happens and how the injury occurs.
Were you at fault?
Sometimes we make decisions that turn out not to be good ones. For example you might end up breaking your arm if you try and run down the street with your shoelaces untied and you trip over them. That wouldn’t be anyone else’s fault but yours.
Accident Advice Helpline has represented other people who have been hurt because of something someone else did to cause them to experience a broken bone. For example if someone is driving along the road and fails to stop or see you crossing the road at a crossing when the lights are in your favour, they could knock you down. You might experience a broken radius in this instance, and if so, broken radius compensation could be a possible outcome.
How can you make a broken radius compensation claim?
Making a claim to seek compensation for such injuries can seem like a complex process to go through. In reality though, it is more important to find a professional injury compensation lawyer who can handle the entire process for you. They will make sure you have appropriate no-obligation advice to begin with, and you can make a claim under a no win, no fee* agreement.
The easiest way to learn more about your own likelihood of winning compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline. Our number is open now on 0800 689 0500. This is our free enquiry line and we will make sure you get the no-obligation advice you are seeking at a time like this. Don’t let the chance to claim pass you by – call us today instead.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead