A fractured vertebra is a very serious injury that requires professional medical treatment to ensure it heals properly. It may sound like an uncommon injury, but it is actually more common than you might think, with thousands of injuries occurring across Europe every year.
There are many ways in which someone can fracture a vertebra in their back. One of the most common ways to do it is to fall in some way, either from a height or onto something that causes the injury. While these injuries are rare to suffer at work, the people at Accident Advice Helpline have come across cases where they have occurred. As a result, a number of clients have been able to claim compensation because their injuries were the fault of someone else.
Is this a serious injury?
It can be. A lot will depend on whether the individual has one or more broken or fractured vertebrae. If someone were to fall at work, perhaps from a height for example, one or more breaks may potentially occur. The exact method of treatment will depend upon the complexity of the injury and whether one or more vertebrae are involved.
You will know how complex the treatment can be if you have been through this situation in the past. If the injury happened within the last three years and you suffered it at work, it is worth knowing whether or not someone else was at fault for you being injured in the first place. Accident Advice Helpline are a good port of call to trust if you want to find out more. We can reveal whether you could make a claim; if so, it would be on a no win no fee* basis.
Could you recover from this injury?
It is very possible that recovery will be achieved, but again it depends on the complexity of each individual situation. Once you have good medical care and treatment to go through, it is worth calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 so you know whether you can make a no win no fee* claim. We are here to provide you with no-obligation support, so why not call now? This is an excellent way to determine whether the injury you suffered could warrant a compensation payment, and to see how we can help you through the process.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Back injury claim