Bones may be fractured in many types of accidents and incidents, resulting in the requirement of surgical intervention to repair and realign them. Anyone living in Denbigh who has suffered broken bones as the result of accidents that weren’t their fault within the last 3-years, may be wondering if they are entitled to pursue personal injury compensation by way of raising Denbigh accident claims.
What accidents can result in broken bones?
Fractured bones are caused by a wide variety of accidents, including various fall incidents such as:
- From motorcycles or bikes
- During close contact sports such as rugby or boxing
- Down flights of stairs
- Due to obstacles
- From height e.g balconies
- Slips and trips
A variety of road traffic accidents also cause bone fractures. Accidents like:
- Pedestrians being hit by motorists
- Cyclists or motorcyclists being hit by motorists
The treatment of bones fractures relating to Denbigh accident claims
Fractured bones may be diagnosed by a physical examination initially by a medical practitioner. However, the exact location and severity of a broken bone is usually assessed using an x ray or CT scan which can pinpoint the precise site of any injury to the skeletal frame.
Depending on the bone, type of break and severity of the injury, treatment may involve surgical intervention to repair and realign the broken bones to restore function and mobility. Titanium plates and screws may be inserted into the bones to strengthen them and encourage them to heal, without the need for additional surgical procedures. These plates are left in the body for life and ensure that the bones remain fixed in place and strong enough to support the body.
Open fractures where the bone is exposed at the surface of the skin are particularly dangerous, as essential blood vessels may become ruptured, leading to severe blood loss and shock. These types of injury require urgent transfer to hospital and surgery to repair and treat.
Fractures and more simple breaks may be treated by plaster cast to immobilise the bones, allowing them to heal back together over a period of time.
Physiotherapy is an important component of the treatment process, as this encourages mobility and restores the strength of targeted muscles to support and allow the skeleton to move correctly.
Providing that treatment is properly recorded on the injury victim’s personal medical history, this can then be used as evidence to support Denbigh accident claims.
Get help from Accident Advice Helpline for Denbigh accident claims
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a painful broken bone through an accident or incident that wasn’t their fault within the last 3-years’, then call an expert law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
The unrivalled team of in-house advisors we employ ensures that you are offered free, no obligation advice about your eligibility to claim compensation for your injury over the phone. To chat to an advisor call 0800 689 0500 if you are calling from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile to make your call.
All claims that we help people to register are covered by our no-win, no fee guarantee, so why not call us today to see if you have a valid claim?
Date Published: 31st May 2014