One of the UK`s favourite pastimes these days is walking. If you are a walker, we hope that you are not out one day, and suddenly have an accident that was not your own fault and become injured as a result. If this has happened to you then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim at Accident Advice Helpline, using compensation solicitors in Epping Forest to help you.
Broken bones and compensation solicitors in Epping Forest
Broken bones usually happen in an accident of some sort. For example, if someone falls from height, they may break a few of their bones. Or the victims of car crashes often have a few broken bones, as do the victims of work related incidents. If the accidents were not the fault of the victims, they may want to use the services of the solicitors in Epping Forest to make a personal injury claim.
The different types of breaks to the bones that can occur
In the human body, there are 206 bones, all waiting to get broken at some point. There are lots of different types of breaks that could happen in those bones, and just some of them are:
- Complete fracture – This is where the bone breaks completely into two pieces
- Compound fracture – If the skin is broken as well
- Oblique fracture – Slanted breaks
- Spiral fracture – A winding break
- Simple fracture – No broken skin
- Bowing fracture – A bend in the bone rather than a break. Often happens in children because their bones are soft
- Comminuted fracture – Crushed or shattered bones
The treatment of broken bones
In the medical profession, they call any breaks, cracks and crushes of bones fractures. The way they treat your fractures depends on the severity of the break but can include:
- Ice packs to reduce swelling
- Surgery to repair bones
- Plaster cast
- Support bandages
The recovery time depends on how bad your fracture is and your age. The bones of children heal a lot quicker than those of the elderly, but are more likely to break in the first place.
Accident Advice Helpline and your broken bones claim
Many people have an accident, which is not their fault, and end up with a broken bone because of it. Some of them do not make a personal injury compensation claim, and if you ask them why a lot of them will say because they do now want the hassle involved, or they think they cannot afford it.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and your claim will be hassle free. We will deal with everything for you, insurance companies, local authorities or whoever. Our solicitors have dealt with them all and are experts in achieving the best possible compensation award for our claimants.
Money is not a problem either. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so no money is needed to start your personal injury claim.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will give you some guidance to the amount you may receive, or you can phone our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors.
Date Published: 28th March 2014
Author: David Brown