About 206, that’s how many bones we have in our bodies. We say about because it is the number most people have, but for various reasons, some people have a couple more or a couple less. Together with our muscles, tendons and ligaments, our bones support us and move us around, and without them we would be pretty useless.
They are very easily broken though, and the majority of times it is in an accident, often caused by someone else. Someone else causing you the pain, suffering and inconvenience of a broken bone entitles you to make fracture claims in Smethwick, so that you get the compensation you deserve.
The different breaks that can be the reason for fracture claims in Smethwick
There are many different breaks that can happen to bones, and in fact the medical profession refer to breaks, cracks and crushes to bones as fractures. It is a common misconception that breaks and fractures are different, as far as doctors are concerned they are all the same.
Sometimes in children the bones bend rather than break because their bones are so soft, and the bones of the elderly break very easily as well, but in their case it is because their bones are brittle.
In a clean break the victim will sometimes hear the bones snap, and there are breaks that spiral round the bone. There are breaks that puncture the skin, and some, such as in the toes, where the victim cannot be sure if it is a break or sprain they have sustained.
If you think there is any chance at all you have a broken bone, visiting the local A&E for an x-ray is the first thing you should do. Broken bones can cause other damage if they are left, and in some cases surgery is need to realign bones, or insert pins or plates in them.
Victims of broken bones will initially suffer severe pain, which will start to subside, and they can take painkillers and use icepacks to help with it. For this pain and suffering alone, with all the other affects a broken bone can have, they should be considering making fracture claims in Smethwick.
Are you considering making fracture claims in Smethwick?
Before you make a definite decision about whether to make fracture claims in Smethwick, you owe it to yourself to speak to the expert claim advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. Victims tend to know bits of the information about making a claim, but our advisors will ensure you know the facts, so that your decision whether to proceed or not, is an informed one.
They will not charge you to do this, and this service also comes free of any obligation or pressure. But as all claims have to be made within time constraints, at least make the call to find out if you are eligible to make a compensation claim.
If you want to speak to one of our advisers to ask some questions, or begin a claim then contact us on 0800 689 0500 free from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 5th November 2014