If you have broken one or more bones in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Peel
Broken bones happen so easily. Our bones are often broken in an accident, some breaks quite mild but some are really severe. Whichever they are, if the accident happened within the last 3 years, and it was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Peel.
The types of breaks that might create your injury claim Peel
The medical profession refer to al breaks and cracks in bones as fractures. There are numerous different sorts but some of the more common ones are:
- 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.
- Compound fracture – this is when the broken bone protrudes through the skin.
- Greenstick fracture – when the bones only break on one side, this is called a greenstick fracture. It is quite common in children.
- Spiral fracture – just like the staircase, this is a winding break that seems to wrap itself around the bone.
- 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 have any of these, or any other type of break, that happened in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Peel.
How the medical profession treats fractures
The treatments of broken bones are fairly standard, depending on the severity of the fracture. Some of the main treatments are:
- Ice packs to reduce the swelling. Never put ice directly onto the skin-you should wrap it in something first, something like a tea towel perhaps.
- Painkillers as certainly to start with, a break can be quite painful.
- Support bandages if the break is not severe and just needs a bit of help to heal.
- Plaster cast if the bone really needs to be kept in place for the healing process.
- Crutches if it’s your feet or legs in plaster. These will make it easier for you to move around but you must make sure you use them properly or they will cause problems under your arms.
- Surgery if the breaks are really severe. The surgeon may need to insert pins, screws or plates to hold the bones together.
How to make your personal injury compensation claim
To make your injury claim Peel, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 13 years’ experience in dealing with injured parties who ere the non-fault victims of accidents.
Our friendly advisers, 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: 8th September 2013