No one starts their day expecting to be injured in some way. You wouldn’t expect to go to work and suffer an accident, nor would you expect to suffer an accident on the way there because of the actions of another person. However this can and does happen to some people every day.
While many of them suffer only minor injuries or get away with no injuries at all, some are not so lucky. If they suffer spinal fractures they could potentially be looking at a long and involved recovery.
Needless to say, spinal fractures are always serious in nature and they could be life-changing. Careful treatment as soon as possible is imperative if the affected individual is to recover as best they can. If someone else caused you to suffer a spinal fracture you could have a chance to claim compensation if they were negligent.
How can spinal fractures occur?
It takes a lot of force to fracture the spine, which is why people can suffer the injury if they are in a car accident or similar situation. In other cases someone might be hit by something heavy that hits them in the back or side with enough force to cause the fractures. No two fractures are identical and they are classified in different ways depending on where they are and how serious they are.
There is the potential for surgery to be required to treat a fracture. In other cases immobility will help heal the fracture so the person can recover. Unfortunately in some cases people are paralysed if the fracture is a serious one. This is life-changing and if it was someone else’s fault a considerable amount of compensation might be payable if a court case goes ahead.
What should you do in this situation?
Getting prompt medical treatment goes without saying. When an accident of a severity strong enough to cause such injuries occurs, paramedics should be on the scene quickly. Some people have been taken to hospital by air ambulance for speed.
However once you are being treated your thoughts may turn to compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with no-obligation advice to determine whether you might have a good claim to make.
Call on 0800 689 0500 now – it doesn’t cost a thing and it provides you with access to the information you need to know.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen