Falling is one of the most common ways that people are injured. When someone is claiming fall injury compensation, there are plenty of ways that they are injured from the fall. Below are some of the injuries that result from falling from different heights and why these kinds of injuries happen to the people who are falling. They are also going to help you realise what you may be able to get compensated for when you have fallen and you are injured.
Claiming fall injury compensation – broken bones
One the most common things that happens when someone falls is that they break a bone. Often it’s their arm that they break when they fall, because they put out their arm or hand to catch themselves when they’re falling. Therefore, one of the most common types of claims that people make when they have fallen is for a broken bone.
Another good example is when an elderly person falls and breaks their hip at home. One of the bad things about an elderly person breaking their hip is that they often have complications from the break. Since they generally will need to have surgery to have pins put into their hip, they often will suffer from pneumonia because of the broken hip and their inability to move.
Injuries to the head
Another common injury that people have when they have fallen is that they have an injury to their head. This often happens when someone falls from a great distance, such as from a ladder.
When someone falls back from a great height, often they will land on their head. This will result in them having a concussion or traumatic brain injury. Depending on the severity of the injury to the head, it can leave the person in a coma. Head injuries from falls can be very devastating and can have lasting effects on the person and their family.
Injuries to the spine
Another common injury that people suffer from when they have fallen is they injure their spine. After injuries to the head, this is one of the most devastating injuries that someone can suffer from when they have a fall. The reason for this is because many people who damage their spines in a fall will wind up in wheelchairs, paralysed from the neck or the waist down. Their lives are often changed forever. That is why so many people who have fallen are claiming for spine injuries.
If you’ve fallen and been injured due to someone else’s negligence then you need some sound legal advice. Claiming fall injury compensation with the help of Accident Advice Helpline will be straightforward and as stress-free as we can make it.
We are a large law firm specialising in personal injury compensation claims and will work for you on a no-win, no-fee* promise.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles to start claiming fall injury compensation.
Date Published: 29th August 2013