Littleborough is a town within the metropolitan borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester. In 2001, Littleborough and its suburbs of Calderbrook, Shore and Smithy Bridge had a population of 13,807. Historically a part of Lancashire, Littleborough and its surroundings have provided evidence of Neolithic, Celtic, Roman and Anglo-Saxon activity in the area. In 1898, Dame Gracie Fields was born in Rochdale. She sung our soldiers through the war and no doubt met many of them with broken bones.
Unlike the soldiers who were injured in war, if you have broken bones sustained in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using expert injury lawyers in Littleborough.
Broken bones that are the result of an accident that was not your fault may mean you want to use expert injury lawyers in Littleborough
A doctor refers to cracks and breaks in bones as a fracture no matter how minor or severe, even though there is a common misconception that there is a difference between the two. If one or more of your bones get broken because of negligence of someone else, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
The human body has 206 bones, all just waiting to be broken. There are many different types of fractures, some more severe than others, but some of the more common ones are:
- Spiral fracture – a break winding round the bone;
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered;
- Simple fracture – there is no break in the skin;
- Bowing fracture – the bones bends rather than breaks, which usually occurs in children as their bones are softer;
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two;
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin; and
- Greenstick fracture – the bones only breaks and one side.
The ways in which fractures occur
Fractures occur in accidents of any sort, including road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work. Broken bones can happen at anytime or any place.
The treatment for broken bones
This depends on the severity of the break, but also which bones are broken. It could include:
- Support bandages;
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates;
- Ice packs;
- Plaster cast;
- Crutches; and
How to find expert injury lawyers in Littleborough
The easiest way to find expert injury lawyers in Littleborough is to contact Accident Advice Helpline by:
- Completing our 30-second test online;
- Completing the online claim form online; or
- Calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Any of these methods will put you in touch with our friendly advisors, who will give you free initial advice about your personal injury compensation claim. If you then decide to proceed, we will not want any money from you to start the claim as we operate on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown