If you’ve been involved in an accident recently you may be feeling sore and bruised. Sometimes the symptoms of an injury don’t become apparent for hours or even days after the accident happened. Are you wondering how you could develop a rib injury from an accident?
How you could develop a rib injury in a road traffic accident
Quite often ribs get bruised and broken in car crashes even when seat belts are worn. Of course you should always wear a seat belt to prevent more serious injuries. Perhaps you’ve been a passenger on public transport and the vehicle has had to make a sudden stop.
The sudden lurch forward to collide with the seat in front of you can cause you to break or bruise your ribs.
Because road traffic accidents often involve a sudden and violent impact, rib injuries are quite common.
Slips, trips and falls
Hitting the ground in a fall or tripping up a flight of steps can also cause nasty rib injuries. Falls from a height or slipping on a wet floor can also result in this kind of painful trauma.
It’s important to take responsibility for your own safety when you’re out and about. Unfortunately accidents can still happen due to someone else’s negligence.
If you think you’ve hurt your ribs then get some medical attention as you may wish to claim compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Claiming compensation for your rib injury
Fortunately most rib injuries heal within a couple of months. During that healing period, however, you may suffer pain and have to give up some of your normal activities. You may have to take time off work depending on the work you do. If you’re self employed this can have a serious impact on your income.
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, then you should think of claiming some personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
We all know that legal advice can be expensive. Fortunately, Accident Advice Helpline can offer you some free legal advice about your accident. We can tell you if you have a strong case for claiming compensation and if you wish to go ahead we can handle your claim on a no win no fee promise.
We are a large and well respected law firm with expert lawyers, experienced in personal injury law, who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Stop wondering how you could develop a rib injury and get in touch with us to see what we can do for you.
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