Can I make an injury claim in Roade for broken bones?
Roade is a picturesque place that straddles the busy Northampton to Milton Keynes A508. It has a population of fewer than 2,260, who unfortunately are just as likely to have broken bones as anyone else who resides in the UK. If their injury is a result of an accident that was not their fault, they may be eligible to make an injury claim in Roade.
If you have a broken bone, an injury claim in Roade might be needed
The medical profession refers to cracks and breaks in bones as a fracture, no matter how minor or severe, even though there is a common misconception that there is a difference between the two. If one or more of your bones become broken because of the negligence of someone else, you may be able to make an injury claim in Roade. We have 206 bones in the body to break, so there’s a lot of choice for fracturing.
Different types of fractures:
More common types of fractures are:
- Spiral fracture – a break winding around the bone;
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered;
- Simple fracture – where there is no break in the skin;
- Bowing fracture – the bone bends rather than breaks. This usually occurs in children, as their bones are softer;
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two;
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin; and
- Greenstick fracture – the bones only breaks on one side.
You may be able to make an injury claim in Roade if you become a blameless victim of an accident in which you sustain injuries.
How do broken bones happen?
Most broken bones happen in situations like road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, or accidents at work, but broken bones can happen at anytime or any place.
How to treat broken bones
This depends on the severity of the break, but also which bones are broken. It could include:
- Support bandages;
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates;
- Ice packs;
- Plaster cast;
- Crutches; and
If you are in a situation such as having a broken bone in the skull causing a brain injury, or your spine causing a severe back injury, then the consequences could be life changing and treatment will be intended to limit the outcome, rather than cure the problem. If this is your situation, you should make an injury claim in Roade.
How do I make my injury claim in Roade?
If you have been severely injured in an accident, the last thing on your mind will be making an injury claim in Roade. However, it is really important that you or someone else on your behalf consider the future and contact Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
One of our friendly advisors will answer the phone. They will give you free advice and guide you through the required processes to make your personal injury compensation claim. You will be under no obligation and they will tell you only to proceed if you want to.