Claim personal injury compensation today
Only a lucky few people who are involved in a road traffic collision may be able to walk away unscathed, without any injury to themselves or their passengers.
For the majority of people, a personal injury following their Greenock car accident, is commonplace. Many casualties will be taken by paramedics to hospital, for their injuries to be examined in greater detail and for treatment to be administered.
If you, or some one you know, has suffered a personal injury, as a result of a Greenock car accident, that was caused through no fault of their own, within the last 3 years, then they may be able to legally claim personal injury compensation for their injuries.
Suffering a broken limb
Broken, fractured, and dislocated bones are common injuries following a Greenock car accident. However obviously, being a common occurrence doesn’t make this type of injury less painful.
Broken arms can result from the force of a collision, particularly for the driver, as they may grip the steering wheel hard during the impact. In side impact collisions, the legs are more vulnerable to being broken or fractured.
At the scene of a road traffic accident
- If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, whether or not it was caused by your own, or some one else’s fault, it is a legal requirement to stop at the scene.
- If a casualty has a suspected broken limb, it is important that they are not moved unnecessarily.
- Call the emergency services as soon as the number and severity of any casualties has been assessed.
- Reassure the casualties that assistance is on the way and keep them warm and as comfortable as possible, until help arrives.
- If possible, call an emergency contact for them on their mobile to ensure that a family member or next of kin is alerted to the accident.
- Notify the paramedics at the scene to the location of the most serious casualties and provide details of the casualty.
Treating a broken limb
Once the casualty has been assessed by the team at the Accident and Emergency Department, they will decide whether an x-ray or CT scan is needed to determine the exact location and severity of the break.
Many broken limbs are plastered to immobilise the bone and allow the tissue to heal, whilst protecting it from further damage. If the bone has shattered, then surgical intervention may be required.
This involves inserting titanium plates, screws and wires into the bones to secure and re-position the fragments, allowing them to heal without the need for further surgery.
Make your compensation claim for a Greenock car accident count
If you have sustained a broken limb through suffering a car accident, then you can quickly establish your eligibility to pursue a personal injury compensation claim using the expert team of advisers and injury solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Their team of friendly advisers can provide no obligation advice to ensure that you are fully informed of your legal rights to make a no win no fee personal injury compensation claim for your car accident.
If you wish, you can use their team of professional and highly experienced injury solicitors to handle all aspects of your car accident claim on your behalf.
So call today on – 0800 689 0500 – at any hour of the day, and any day of the week!
Date Published: 18th June 2014