For the majority of people there are 206 bones in our bodies, although for various reasons, some people have one or two more. Most of us know someone who has had a broken bone, you might even have had one yourself. Breaks to bones usually happen in accidents, and this type of injury accounts for a large number of the results of an accident at work in South Staffordshire.
The accident and emergency departments of hospitals deal with many broken bones every day, and it is why many of them have break clinics, especially to deal with the after effects of a fracture, and to make sure the bones are healing correctly.
If you have a broken bone as a result of an accident at work in South Staffordshire, and it was because of someone else’s negligence, then once you are recovering at home, you could consider claiming compensation, and that is when you should contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Why an accident at work in South Staffordshire entitles you to compensation
Your employer should be protecting you while you are at work. They should make sure all staff are safe and do everything they can to avoid accidents from happening. This is a legal duty, and if they fail in this, they are liable to pay you compensation. They are no different from anyone else that causes an accident, it is just in their case the cause is usually their negligence in not complying with matters relating to health and safety.
How bone breaks are treated
This depends on how severe the break is, and how the bone has broken, but generally you would expect:
- Support bandages when it is on the road to recovery
- A sling if you have a broken arm
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs to relieve the swelling and pain
- Plaster cast wherever the break is
- Crutches if you have a broken leg
- Painkillers to help with the pain
These treatments will deal with most breaks, but if your spine is broken, or your skull, the treatment would be totally different because of the secondary affects these breaks could have.
When you are making a personal injury claim, you want to feel that you can trust the firm you have chosen to help you, and that you can have confidence in them. Peace of mind is what you need, not more stress than the accident itself has already caused.
This is just what you get when you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline. The UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen will tell you that you can trust us, and that she knows we will look after you. Esther does not recommend anyone lightly, she has too much concern for the people we are helping to do that.
Contact our advisors on freephone 0800 180 4123. They are a mine of information about making personal injury claims and will be able to answer any questions you may have before deciding to pursue the claim or not, as the case may be.
Date Published: 19th May 2014