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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim clavicle injury compensation

    Your clavicle, or collarbone, is the long, slim bone which connects your breastbone to each shoulder via tendons. A clavicle fracture is usually the result of a fall, but could also be caused by crush injuries sustained in a car accident or other accident. The good news is that anyone who has fractured their collarbone may be eligible to claim clavicle injury compensation, if their accident is somebody else’s fault. When you’re making a claim for personal injury compensation, you want to know you can rely on the lawyer you choose, and Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience and a great track record of success helping customers claim clavicle injury compensation.

    Have you fractured your clavicle?

    It might not be immediately obvious if you have suffered a clavicle fracture after a fall from height at work or a crush injury sustained in a car crash, but here are some of the signs to look out for:

    • Bruising
    • Swelling and tenderness
    • Bone poking through skin
    • Numbness or pins and needles in your arm, as the nerves may be affected

    Your first priority should be to seek medical treatment, either from your GP or Accident & Emergency (if the bone is poking through the skin). Most clavicle injuries won’t require surgery and it’s usually a simple case of being fitted with a sling, which supports your shoulder as the collarbone heals. This process usually takes between 6 and 8 weeks, although it can take a further 6 to 8 weeks for full strength in your shoulder to be restored, so you may struggle with work or strenuous physical activities. If you’ve suffered an open fracture, where the bone is poking through the skin, surgery may be needed and this could mean that you’ll require physiotherapy after you have recovered.

    Taking an extended period of time off work can affect your finances, which is why making a claim for personal injury compensation is a good idea. If your employer or somebody else is to blame for your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers can help you make a claim, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.

    How do I make a claim?

    The first step is to find out more about the claims process, so you can decide if this is the right next step for you to take. It may be that you have been injured after a fall from height whilst working on a roof, or perhaps you’ve tripped on damaged paving stones in the town centre and fractured your clavicle. Whatever has happened, Accident Advice Helpline’s expert personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more today.

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    Date Published: September 29, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.