Injury claim in Stoneham Aspal
Stoneham Aspal is a village in the Mid Suffolk district of Suffolk. Located around 5 miles east of Stowmarket. An injury claim in Stoneham Aspal might be needed if you have a broken bone from an accident that was not your fault
There is a common misconception that there is a difference between a fracture and a break in the bones but in fact, the medical profession refer to cracks, breaks and crushes of bones as a fracture no matter how minor or severe.
With 206 bones in our body there is a lot of choice for fracturing, if one or more of yours get fractured because of the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to make an injury claim.
The differing types of fractures
Some of the more common types of fracture are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bones bends rather than breaks and usually occurs in children as their bones are softer
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin
- Greenstick fracture – the bones only breaks and one side
- Spiral fracture – a break winding round the bone
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered
- Simple fracture – where there is no break in the skin
These are just a few of the many types of fractures and if one of these happens to you as the blameless victim of an accident you may be able to make an injury claim.
How broken bones happen
Broken bones can happen in any sort of accident but most occur in situations like road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls or accidents at work.
Treatment for broken bones
This really depends on which bones are broken and the severity of the break, but could include:
- Plaster cast
- Support bandages
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates
- Ice packs
Some bones, such as the skull, give protection to something else within our body. If the skull gets broken, there stands a chance the brain will be damaged and the consequences of that can be dire.
How to make your personal injury compensation claim
If you have just been severely injured in an accident, the last thing on your mind will be making a compensation claim. However, it is really important you, or someone else on your behalf, consider the future and contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. One of our friendly advisors will answer the phone, they will give you free advice and guide you through the required process to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 30th September 2013
Author: David Brown