Do you have a bone fracture in Kirkbymoorside?
No matter where you live in the UK, you could have an accident that was not your fault, and you could sustain a bone fracture in Kirkbymoorside as a result. If this happens, you should use a personal injury lawyer to help you make a compensation claim.
A personal injury lawyer will help with your bone fracture claim
We have 206 bones in our body, any of which could be fractured. It is often thought that there is a difference between a fracture and a break, but the medical profession refer to cracks, breaks and crushes of bones as a fracture no matter how minor or severe.
If you have broken bones because of the actions of someone else, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Kirkbymoorside at Accident Advice Helpline.
The different types of fractures
Some of the different types of fractures are:
- Greenstick fracture – the bone only breaks on one side;
- Spiral fracture – a break winding around the bone;
- Bowing fracture – where the bone bends rather than breaks, which usually occurs in children as their bones are softer;
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two;
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin;
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered; and
- Simple fracture – where there is no break in the skin.
These are only a few fractures that can happen. If any fracture happens to you as the blameless victim of an accident, then you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Kirkbymoorside.
How bones get broken
Fractures can happen in any sort of accident, but most occur in situations like road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work.
How to treat a fracture
The treatment depends on which bones are broken and the severity of the break, but could include:
- Support bandages;
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates;
- Ice packs;
- Plaster cast; and
If the broken bone is in the skull causing a brain injury, or the spine causing a severe back injury, the consequences can be life-changing and treatment will be to limit the outcome rather than a cure. If you are in this situation, you need to make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your broken bone claim
If you have been severely injured in an accident, the last thing on your mind will be making a compensation claim. However, it is really important you consider the future and contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123. One of our friendly advisors will answer the phone. They will give you free advice and guide you through the required processes to make your personal injury compensation claim. If you have a bone fracture in Kirkbymoorside, we can help you.