If you have broken a bone, the area around it will be painful, bruised and swollen. The first thing you must do is go to your local Accident and Emergency department. There, your bone will be X-rayed and placed into a cast or other support if appropriate. Perhaps you may require pain relief and antibiotics. Depending on the particular features of your fracture, you may require regular reviews in a fracture clinic.
Sometimes a broken bone will need surgery
Whether or not you will need surgery depends on many factors including your age, location of the fracture, displacement of the broken bones and whether previous attempts at realignments were successful. In addition, if you have a condition like osteoporosis which affects the condition of your bones, this may well have an influence on the extent of the fracture and how best to treat it.
Following removal of any cast or following surgery, you may require support from a physiotherapist or occupational therapist to help you regain as much function as possible. However, recovery time may be long and it could be complicated by medical problems, including infection and incomplete fusion of the broken bones. All this time, your life will be negatively affected. For this reason, Accident Advice Helpline believes that victims of accidents who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own should get the compensation they need and deserve.
Once you have had the appropriate treatment you may now be wondering: How much compensation will you get for a broken bone?
Accident Advice Helpline has been working hard since the year 2000 to get victims of accidents the compensation they deserve. In fact our industry-leading service is endorsed by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen who says, ‘ Take my advice, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.’
So, if your bone was broken in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is waiting to help you make that claim. We are on your side and will help you get the compensation to which you are entitled by law.
How much compensation will you get for a broken bone?
Precise compensation amounts depend on many different factors including the severity of the fracture and whether there is permanent loss of function or even limb loss. In addition, loss of earnings and compensation for pain and suffering must be considered.
To find out more about how much compensation will you get for a broken bone, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today. You can take our unique 30-second test to get an estimate of how much you may be able to claim in compensation.
How do you get in touch?
To ask one of our advisers, ‘How much compensation will you get for a broken bone?’ all you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown