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The most common injuries seen in A and E departments


If you walk into any A and E department you are likely to be greeted by a hive of activity. These areas always seem to be busy with a variety of different injuries and ailments. However, what are the most common injuries seen in A and E departments?


Slips, trips and falls

These are very common in an A and E department. Whether it has been a slip injury on an icy pathway, a fall off scaffolding or a trip injury from a loose paving slab or kerb. The most vulnerable group for a nasty slip, trip or fall injury resulting in a visit to A and E are the elderly as their bones and joints are more prone to damage.


Alcohol-related injuries

One of the most common injuries seen in A and E, especially at the weekend and over such times as Christmas, are alcohol-induced injuries. This could be alcohol poisoning, a slip, trip or fall injury that wouldn’t have happened if sober or worse, injuries from a fight.


Breaks and sprains

This is another common injury seen in the A and E department. The cause of the break or sprain could be a variety of things from a horse riding accident resulting in a painful fall injury to a child falling off a climbing frame. Broken bones require treating as soon as possible to ensure the bone is stabilised and splinted or put in a cast to stop further injury.

These are three of the most common injuries seen in A and E departments across the UK but there are so many more. If you have sustained an injury within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.


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Endorsed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Ranzten, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury cases such cases as slips, trips and falls. We offer clients an expert law team with over 15 years’ worth of experience who can help make the claims process as simple and as stress-free as possible.

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