Compound fractures are fractures where the bone is sticking out through the skin, also known as open fractures. With a compound fracture injury, there is the risk of infection, so speedy medical treatment is essential to prevent the open wound from becoming infected, which could be life-threatening. If you have suffered a compound fracture injury, you’ll usually need to take time off work whilst your fracture heals. This could impact you and your family financially, so claiming personal injury compensation may be a consideration, if somebody else is to blame for your accident.
Compound fractures could be caused after a range of workplace accidents. For example, your hand or arm could become trapped in moving parts of heavy machinery, causing crush injuries and fractures. Or you could suffer broken bones after a fall from height at work. If you believe more could have been done to prevent your accident from occurring, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the personal injury compensation you deserve, so get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Risk of complications
With any injury, there is the risk of complications – in the case of compound fractures, the main risk is infection of the open wound, as the bone is sticking out through the skin. There is also the risk of shock, vascular damage or damage to the surrounding nerves, skin or tissue. In some cases, bones will heal abnormally, which could lead to deformity or chronic pain in the future. You may require ongoing medical treatment if you suffer complications, which can cost money and cause you more pain. Why suffer in silence when you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident? The settlement you receive could help to pay for medical expenses as well as compensate you for any loss of earnings. Our professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and we offer no-obligation advice, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.
Next steps to claiming
Many people avoid making a claim for personal injury compensation as they simply don’t know enough about what’s involved. The process is actually fairly straightforward for most claims, and it’s unlikely that you will need to attend court, as most claims can be settled before this stage. In order to claim, you’ll need to speak to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert personal injury advisors by calling 0800 689 0500 – we have been in the personal injury industry for years, so you know you’ll receive the very best advice and customer service from us.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown