In the highly complex legal world of personal injury claims, the simple question about how much compensation will be awarded can often get lost. Yet that is the main thing that many people thinking about hunting for compensation claim solicitors in Fishponds want to know.
No-one can answer this question accurately until the end of the claim, but there are ways of estimating how much your claim is worth at a much earlier stage. Not all compensation claim solicitors in Fishponds can get this estimate for you, but Accident Advice Helpline is one legal firm that can.
We have a unique 30-second test which will give you an idea of whether your case will be successful and of how much money you may get. If you have just had an accident in the Fishponds area and are looking for compensation claim solicitors in Fishponds because it was not your fault, it would be a good idea for you to give Accident Advice Helpline a call.
Compensation claim solicitors in Fishponds
Firstly, the amount of compensation that you receive will be determined by which part of your body you have injured. An injury to some parts of the body tends to be more serious than other injuries. If you have broken your spine (back bone), then this is usually a more serious injury than a broken wrist. This is because some parts of the body are more delicate and fulfil a more vital function. If you break your spine, you could be paralysed because the spinal cord (a major nerve) runs down the middle, whereas this is not the case for the wrist.
Also, breaking some parts of a limb is more serious than others. So, a broken thigh bone (femur) is generally regarded as more serious than a broken ankle, even though they are both bones in the leg. A fractured femur can result in huge blood loss in a very short time because it is close to a major blood vessel, whereas the ankle bone is not.
This is by no means the complete picture. The size of the compensation pay out that your solicitor in Fishponds will get for you may also be affected by the severity of the break. A broken ankle can be a straightforward break where the bone has just cracked, but not moved out of place. This will probably be treated by putting the affected limb in plaster for a few weeks and some physiotherapy may be needed to get you moving again.
At the other end of the scale is a serious compound ankle break. Here, the bones have moved completely out of position and are actually sticking out of the skin. The treatment for this type of injury is much more invasive – orthopaedic surgery with plates and pins may be required as well as several days or weeks in hospital followed by a long rehabilitation at home.
Accident Advice Helpline: call to claim!
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get your claim underway now!
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry