With over 270 bones, both large and small, making up the human skeleton, it’s little wonder that the majority of people will break at least one bone in their lifetime. Falls, general carelessness and rough play are often to blame for a broken bone but on some occasions, they can be the result of an accident which you did not cause.
English law gives any person who has been injured in an accident which wasn’t their fault the right to make a compensation claim Steyning – and as part of personal injury, claims for broken bones are extremely common.
What is a broken bone?
A broken bone is exactly as it sounds – the impact of an accident or fall causes the bone to break, splinter or completely crumble. Of course, the specific damage to the bone in question will depend on the accident in question, the weight of the impact and any other environmental factors such as the age, health and weight of the victim.
Like many severe injuries, broken bones have a lot of symptoms including pain, swelling, and even deformity to the area in question if the break is severe.
It may also be the case that if one bone is broken, for example to the upper arm, then you cannot move a countering area of the body such as the wrist or fingers.
Depending on the area or severity of the break, and any surrounding injuries, broken bones have been known to poke through the skin.
If you experience any of the symptoms as listed above following an accident, it is essential that you seek medical attention. In order to properly treat a break or fracture to a bone, it must be properly diagnosed – normally by way of X-Rays – and then treated normally by way of a plaster cast which fixes it in place whilst the body heals the damage.
In more severe cases, a surgical procedure may be required in order to treat the break. It may be the case that the bone now lies in such a way that it cannot reset itself or that metal pins are needed to fix the bone back into place while the body heals because otherwise, the bone will never lie in the right way again.
However severe the break, and wherever it occurs within the body, it’s likely that you’ll need to undergo some form of recovery period and may experience a large degree of pain whilst you recuperate. If this is the case, then a compensation claim in Steyning could help to redress the balance.
Starting Your Compensation Claim in Steyning
In order to make a compensation claim in Steyning, you’ll need to prove that the accident which led to your broken bone or bones wasn’t your fault. Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline have 15 years’ experience in this regard, we have a 30 second test which could tell you whether your compensation claim in Steyning is valid and we’ll support you throughout the entire process.