Broken bones are one of the more common injuries to happen in accidents and they are often the reason innocent victims make a personal injury claim in Adur.
As far as the medical profession are concerned, it does no matter if your bones are cracked, broken or crushed, they refer to all damaged bones as fractures.
It is a common misconception that there is a difference between a break and a fracture, and that a fracture is a lesser injury. They all cause victims suffering till they have healed. Thankfully, most bones heal with no after affects.
Breaking one of the 206 could lead to a personal injury claim in Adur
Most people have 206 bones, although there is a few that for various reasons have a couple more or a couple less. Breaks to any of them usually happen because of a direct forceful blow, or excessive twisting, both of which can be caused in an accident that was not your fault.
Most fractures are treated in a similar fashion and depending on which bones you have broken, the treatment could include:
- Support bandages
- Plaster caste
- Surgery to insert pin or plate, or to realign bones
There are some bones that can cause much more serious problems if they are broken.
Various types of fracture than can could lead to a personal injury claim in Adur
Most fractures heal in 6 – 8 weeks, partly depending on the age of the victim. Basically, the younger you are, the quicker the bone will heal. Its because bones are softer in the early years, becoming more brittle brittle with age.
Some bone fractures are worse than others in term of the degree of debilitation and the effects on your life. The fractures that cause more severe problems include:
- Breaking backbones can cripple a victim, and they could have to rely on a wheelchair for the rest of their life.
- Breaking your skull could cause more damage than just a broken bone, you could end up with a brain injury as well.
- Breaking a bone in your chest could pierce one of your lungs, or even your heart, the consequences of which, could be dire.
Any broken bone should receive immediate medical attention, as if there are slivers of bone floating about, they can cause an awful lot of damage. Only an X-ray will identify this problem. X-rays can also form an important part of the proof necessary to support a personal injury claim in Adur or wherever here in the UK
If you are sitting at home recovering with a broken leg, browse through the website you are now on to see how we here at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you, and perhaps try our 30-second test. It just takes four simple answers to find out if you have a valid claim and to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
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Date Published: 5th October 2014