Recovering after a fracture
After your accident, it can take several weeks to a few months before your broken bones are healing. It will depend on your age and general health, as well as the extent of your injuries, how quickly you’ll recover from your accident.
The physical recovery process already starts when you’re still in plaster, as nurses may show you simple exercises you can do to keep your joints above and below the plaster in good health and mobile. A physiotherapist will tell you how to regain mobility and strength after your plaster has come off.
If you fractured your wrist in a fall on slippery steps leading up to your town hall, or tripped over broken paving stones while out shopping, a nurse at the fracture clinic may suggest you make a fist and stretch out your fingers to prevent them from becoming stiff. Alternatively, nurses might suggest you bend and straighten your elbow and move your shoulder joint at frequent intervals to retain mobility on the injured side of your body.
While nurses and physiotherapists sort out your physical recovery, sorting out your emotional recovery is often left to you, your family or friends. Part of getting over a traumatic experience like an accident is knowing that you’ll receive justice and something will be done to prevent another person getting hurt.
Make a personal injury claim with an accident solicitor in Brighouse
If your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence and happened within the last three years, you can claim compensation. An accident solicitor in Brighouse will typically handle your personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, but not all solicitors work in that way and some may ask you to pay some money upfront to start your claim or make payments during the claims process for legal fees.
You may have been told your claim is worth a considerable amount of money and will have made a decision based on this estimate, but there’s no guarantee you will get that much compensation. If your claim goes to court, a judge may well rule that you were to blame for a proportion of the accident and award compensation accordingly, or the defendant may not be insured and close to bankruptcy, in which case it could be a long time before you see any money.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7. Our friendly advisors will tell you if you qualify for no win no fee legal representation and how much compensation you can expect.
Accident Advice Helpline’s patron, TV presenter and consumer champion Esther Rantzen, calls it a “no fuss” type of legal service, where highly experienced specialist solicitors deal with most claims over the phone and ask all the right questions, when they write to the defendant (the negligent party).
The accident solicitor in Brighouse or other specialist appointed by Accident Advice Helpline will handle all paperwork, so you can concentrate on getting better instead of filling out forms or trying to find a specialist who understands your particular medical diagnosis and care needs to establish how much compensation you’ll need to get your life back on track.
Date Published: 3rd July 2013