Are you claiming compensation in St Albans for a broken bone?
Although suffering a broken or fractured bone isn’t an uncommon injury, it can be very serious. If you, or someone close to you, have sustained this type of injury, it’s likely that you will know straightaway. In most instances, people who suffer a broken bone are in pain immediately and will struggle to move the affected area. If, for example, you were to break a bone in your leg, it’s unlikely that you would be able to walk or move properly.
If the break is relatively clean, doctors may simply fit you with a cast in order to protect the area whilst it heals. However, in some circumstances the bone may need to be reset to ensure that it heals properly and that you don’t have any on-going problems.
If you break a bone, such as a rib or the collarbone, it may not be possible for doctors to fit a cast. Although you may need to wear a sling to try and limit your movement, you may simply be forced to rest until the pain has subsided and the injury has healed.
In some rarer cases, surgeons may need to perform an operation on the affected area. If the bone has been shunted out of place or if pins are needed to hold the bone together, it’s likely that this will be done under general anaesthesia. As these types of breaks are normally more serious than a straightforward broken bone, your recovery time may be significantly longer.
Once the initial pain has subsided and the area has been treated, patients often feel frustrated that they are not recovering more quickly. It is common for people to wear a cast for weeks after the initial injury and if your mobility is affected you may find it difficult to carry out your normal daily activities during this time. If, for example, you regularly go to the gym or play sports, it’s unlikely that you would be able to do this until the cast is removed.
If you’ve suffered this type of injury and it wasn’t your fault, you may want to consider making a claim for compensation in St Albans. If you can show that the incident was caused by someone or something else and that they are responsible for your injuries, there is a good chance that you will be awarded compensation in St Albans for the pain you’ve suffered.
If you’d like to find out more about making a claim for compensation in St Albans, we can help. Contact Accident Advice Helpline regarding your claim and we’ll be happy to provide free no obligation advice so you won’t have to pay anything to find out more about the claims process! Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to start your claim for compensation in St Albans today!
Date Published: 4th August 2014