Broken bones can mean a compensation claim in Plockton
Plockton is a picturesque village on the shores of Loch Carron in the Highlands of Scotland. It has a population of less than 400 who unfortunately are just as likely to have broken bones as anyone else that resides in the UK. If the bones get broken as a result of an accident that was not their fault, they may be able to make a compensation claim in Plockton.
A compensation claim in Plockton might be needed if you have a broken bone
There is a common misconception that there is a difference between a fracture and a break in the bones but in fact, the medical profession refer to cracks, breaks and crushes of bones as a fracture no matter how minor or severe.
We have 206 bones in our body so a lot of choice for fracturing, if one or more of yours get fractured because of the negligence of some one else, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Plockton.
The differing types of fractures
Some of the more common types of fracture are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bones bends rather than breaks and usually occurs in children as their bones are softer
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin
- Greenstick fracture – the bones only breaks and one side
- Spiral fracture – a break winding round the bone
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered
- Simple fracture – where there is no break in the skin
These are just a few of the many types of fractures and if one of these happens to you as the blameless victim of an accident you may be able to make a compensation claim in Plockton.
How broken bones occur
Broken bones can happen in any sort of accident but most occur in situations like road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls or accidents at work.
Treatment for broken bones
This really depends on which bones are broken and the severity of the break, but could include:
- Plaster cast
- Support bandages
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs
If the broken bone is 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 cure. If you are in this situation you need to make a compensation claim in Plockton.
How to make your personal injury compensation claim
If you have just ben severely injured in an accident, the last thing on your mind will be making a compensation claim in Plockton. However, it is really important you, or some on else on your behalf, consider the future and contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 180 4 123. 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.
Date Published: 18th August 2013