If you sustain any type of injury in a road traffic accident in Barrhead and this accident was the fault of someone else, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for help to make a personal injury claim.
The medical profession refers to any damage to the bones as a fracture. It does not matter if the bones are cracked, broken or crushed and it is a common misconception that a fracture is not as bad as a break. Most fractures happen in accidents and if this has happened to you in a road traffic accident in Barrhead, or elsewhere, that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
Fractures can be caused by direct blows or forceful twists and some bone damage develops over a period of time.
Road traffic accident in Barrhead
A clean break often causes a snapping sound but even if you do not hear this, the pain initially is usually intense, and then starts to subside fairly soon. If the skin has been broken there will be bleeding, but if not you should expect it to swell and bruise at least, and sometimes a look of deformity.
If someone else caused the road traffic accident in Barrhead in which you sustained fractures, the law says they should compensate you for the suffering and inconvenience they have caused.
Most fractures will heal in 6 – 8 weeks and leave no ill effects for the victim. The treatment you are given could include:
- Plaster cast
- Surgery to realign bones, or to insert pins to hold them in place
Unfortunately, if the fractures are to the backbones, chest bones or skull, the treatment, and the usual time scale of recovery will not apply since these sorts of fractures cause much more damage.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
You need the best legal representation for your compensation claim following a road traffic accident in Barrhead and Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with that. We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims and have done for the last 16 years. Many thousands of past claimants have benefitted from our experience and expertise for their claims, made in a simple and efficient manner with no stress for them. We work in partnership with a wide network of the most specialist personal injury lawyers across Scotland. They will work on your case on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
On our website, you can complete our 30-second test. This will let you know if you qualify to make a compensation claim and give you an estimate of the amount you could receive.
Or you can phone our freephone number and speak to one of our advisors for assistance. The helpline number is 0800 689 0500 which is free from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile (charges may vary) and they will give you all the information you need to decide if you want to proceed with a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 26th August 2014