If you have suffered a broken bone as a result of someone else’s careless actions or negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation through an injury solicitor in Repton. This will help compensate you for the inconvenience and distress that you have been caused. You could have been injured in a car accident, injured by machinery at work, been the victim of an assault, slipped on wet or uneven ground, or had an accident while playing sports. No matter what the cause, if your broken bone is the result of someone else’s negligence then you could have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
Injury solicitor in Repton – Various types of broken bones
The most common type of broken bone is a fracture of which there are three main types. A hairline fracture is when the break is clean, but does not go completely through the bone. A simple fracture is a clean break that goes all the way through the bone, but does not pierce the skin or surrounding tissues. Finally, there is a compound fracture, which means the broken bone does come through the skin. Hairline and simple fractures tend to mend relatively quickly, but compound fractures can result in months of physiotherapy and even skin grafts to repair surrounding soft tissue. Regardless of which kind of fracture you have, if someone else is at fault, you could have a valid case for making a broken bone claim.
Making a claim through an injury solicitor in Repton for broken bones
If an individual or a company can reasonably be said to have been responsible for the circumstances leading up to your injury, then they can be prosecuted for compensation. If, for example, the injury happened at work and could have been prevented by proper training in the handling of machinery, better maintenance, or stricter safety guidelines, then your employers can be held responsible. They have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment for all employees and visitors to their premises and failure to maintain that duty of care can result in serious accidents.
Recovering from a broken bone can take a while, and may even, in severe cases, require extensive surgery, which only adds to the time needed for recuperation. Broken bones can also mean difficulty walking or performing standard everyday tasks, time off work to recover, having to hire help, or an increased reliance on access to vehicular transport (i.e. having to take taxis or your partner having to do much more driving). This can all add up financially, leaving you worrying about your bank balance, rather than concentrating on recovery. The compensation available to you can make life a lot less stressful.
How to claim
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and talk to one of our experienced advisors about making a claim. We have over ten years’ experience in the field and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. Call today and find out just what you could be entitled to.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown