If you break a bone or two, you may need to make an injury claim in Marston Moretaine
If a roofer is working at his job repairing a roof, without the proper protection, and he falls and breaks a leg, he is able to make an injury claim in Marston Moretaine against his employer. If a motorcyclist hits a pothole and is thrown off his bike breaking his collarbone, he is able to make an injury claim in Marston Moretaine against the local authority. In fact, if anyone has an accident, that was not their fault and sustain broken bones because of it, may be entitled to make an injury claim in Marston Moretaine.
Types of breaks for an injury claim in Marston Moretaine
There are 206 bones in the human body so 206 bones that could be broken.
There are numerous different types of breaks that could occur in those bones, just some of them are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks and it tends to happen in children because their bones or so soft
- Comminuted fracture – this is where the bone is injured so severely it is shattered or crushed
- Complete fracture – a complete break into two, quite often the victim hears the snap of the break
- Compound fracture – this is where the broken bone breaks the skin
- Oblique fracture – in the type the break slants across a bone
- Spiral fracture – here the break winds round the bone
- Simple fracture – this is where there is no break in the skin
The treatment and recovery of broken bones
No matter what bone is broken, or how it is broken, the medical profession refers to them all as fractures. The way they treat your fractures depends on the severity of the break but can include:
- Plaster cast
- Support bandages
- Ice packs to reduce swelling
- Surgery to put bones back in place
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates
The recovery time depends on how bad the break is and your age. The bones of children heal a lot quicker than those of the elderly but are more likely to break in the first place.
Making a personal injury compensation claim for you broken bones
Many people have an accident, which is not their fault, end up with a broken bone because of it, and do not make a personal injury compensation claim, and if you ask them why a lot of them will say because they do now want the hassle involved.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and your claim will be hassle free. We will deal with everything for you, insurance companies, local authorities or whoever. Our solicitors have dealt with them all and are experts in achieving the best possible compensation award for our claimants.
On our website there is a 30-second test which will give you some guidance to the amount you may receive, or you can phone our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (mobile, charged) and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisers.
Date Published: 24th August 2013
Author: David Brown