Portballintrae is a small seaside village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It was originally a fishing village; a cluster of whitewashed cottages nestled around the horse shoe-shaped Ballintrae Bay. Many of its earlier buildings have been restored and maintained.
If you live in this village, or anywhere else in the UK, and you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. In this case, you make want to use the services of expert injury lawyers in Portballintrae.
We have 206 bones in our bodies, all of them just waiting to be fractured. If you are in any sort of accident which was not your fault, but you sustained bone fractures, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim with expert injury lawyers in Portballintrae. Children’s bones break easier than those of an adult, although they heal quicker. If the fractured bones belong to one of your children, you can make the claim on their behalf.
The medical profession calls most damage to bones a fracture, whether it be a break, crack or the bone being crushed. Some of the more common ones are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks, and it tends to happen in children because of the softness of their bones;
- Comminuted fracture – a severely damaged bone that has been crushed or shattered;
- Complete fracture – you may hear the snap of this when the bone breaks clean in two;
- Compound fracture – in this situation, the broken bone breaks through the skin;
- Oblique fracture – this break slants across the bone;
- Spiral fracture – as the name suggests, this break winds round the bone; and
- Simple fracture – this is where there is no break in the skin.
Recovery and treatemnt
This can be a relatively short time in the case of children. Their bones are softer and often heal in about four weeks. Older people’s bones usually take about six weeks to heal.
The treatment of fractured bones depends on the severity of the injury, but can include:
- Support bandages;
- Plaster cast;
- Icepacks to reduce swelling;
- Surgery to put bones back in place; and
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates.
Making a fracture injury claim with expert injury lawyers in Portballintrae
If you have fractured bones as the non-fault victim of an accident, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience of dealing with all types of injuries from all types of accidents. We have helped many thousands of claimants to obtain the compensation they deserved, and fractured bones claims have been among them.
On our website there is a 30-second test, which will give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to receive. Alternatively, you can call our confidential helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. You will find our advisors friendly and professional. They will take your details and discuss your accident and injuries with you, then together you can decide the best way forward with expert injury lawyers in Portballintrae.