Fracture injury Lawyers in Rhosneigr
The medical profession refers to most damage to bones as fractures, whether it is a break, a crack or a crush. It is a common misconception that there is a difference between a break and a fracture, they are the same thing.
Fractures can happen very easily. Our bones are often broken in an accident, some breaks quite mild but some are really severe. We have 206 of them in all, so plenty of fractures waiting to happen. If you sustain a fracture in an accident that happened within the last 3 years, and it was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, using fractureinjury lawyers in Rhosneigr..
The Fractures That Might Mean You Need to Use Fracture Injury Lawyers in Rhosneigr
There are plenty of different fractures that could cause you to want to make a personal injury claim using fracture injury lawyers in Rhosneigr, just some of them are:
- Complicated fracture – this is where there are other injuries close to the fracture such as nerves or main blood vessels.
- Transverse fracture – this is a straight break across the bone.
- Compound fracture – this is when the broken bone protrudes through the skin.
- Compression fracture – this is where the bones collapses, it mainly affects the spine.
- Avulsion fracture – this is where a piece of broken bone detaches itself from the main bone.
- Greenstick fracture – when the bones only break on one side, this is called a greenstick fracture and is more likely to happen in children.
- Spiral fracture – this is a winding break that seems to wrap itself around the bone.
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks. It usually happens in children because their bones are much softer.
- Complete fracture – this is when the bones breaks cleanly into two. It is not unusual with this type of break, to hear the snap as it happens.
- Comminuted fracture – this is where the broken bone shatters into pieces.
- Simple fracture – The bone in a simple fracture can have several breaks, but does not break the skin.
If you sustain any type of fracture in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the guilty party.
The treatments of fractures are fairly standard, depending on the severity of the injury. Some treatments are:
- Support bandages if the break is not severe.
- A sling to support a broken arm.
- Plaster cast if the bone really needs to be kept in place.
- Ice packs to reduce the swelling.
- Painkillers as certainly to start with, a break can be quite painful.
- Crutches if it’s your feet or legs in plaster.
- Surgery if the breaks are really severe.
Making a Fracture Claim
Accident Advice Helpline can help make your personal injury compensation claim. With over 13 years’ experience in the personal injury compensation industry, we have the expertise you need.
Our friendly advisors, who you can contact on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, will talk you through your accident and resulting injuries. If you are able to make a claim, and you want to proceed, they will start the processes for you.
Date Published: 3rd November 2013
Author: David Brown