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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Types of bone fracture: Impacted fracture

    Impacted fractures are fractures in which bones break into multiple pieces that are then driven towards and into each other. Often presenting challenges when setting fractures and waiting for them to heal, impacted fractures are typically treated by specialised orthopaedic surgeons and supporting teams. Like many other personal injuries, impacted fractures can happen through accidents in public places; home accidents; or workrelated accidents.

    Diagnosing and treating impacted fractures

    Diagnosed by x-rays, impacted fractures are indicated by small bone fragments around the fracture site, as well as signs of compaction and compression. Treatments include:

    • Decompressing the fracture
    • Ensuring all fragments are accounted for
    • Casting the broken limb

    Depending on the nature and severity of the fracture, rods, pins, cases, or other suitable devices, may be used to hold the fractured bone sections in place during the healing process.

    Accidents at work

    Often the result of falling at work, impacted fractures mostly occur if the falling individual tries to break the fall by using their arms or legs. In such cases, the impact of a fall not only breaks bones, but causes fragments to be pushed into or against each other. Usually extremely painful and very noticeable, impacted fractures cannot be confused with lesser sprains. Workers injured by falling may qualify for work injury compensation if someone else was responsible for the accident.

    Slips, trips and falls

    Occasionally, trip or slip hazards cause members of the public to be injured by falling down stairs, escalators, and so forth. If such accidents are the result of negligence by store owners or managers, or other authorities responsible for public health and safety, the injured individual may have eligibility to claim for compensation.

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    Injuries by faulty equipment

    In a similar manner, individuals incurring accidental injuries of this type due to faulty ladders, scaffolding, or similar climbing aids, may also have the right to claim injury compensation.

    Making personal injury claims

    Determining claim eligibility can be done quickly and easily by filling in the compensation calculator, or 30-second test, provided on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, or by calling the 24/7 free phone number – 0800 689 0500. Obligation-free and strictly confidential, calls can be used to establish eligibility and initiate compensation claims.

    No-win, no-fee claims

    On initiating claim procedures, injured parties are offered legal assistance under conditional fee agreements. This means solicitor fees are not charged for until claims are settled. Any solicitor fees are then deducted from the payable compensation amount.

    Date Published: January 28, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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