Working on a landfill site can be dangerous if the employer does not take the proper precautions. Like many employees, the workers may well sustain broken bones through their job and then they should make a personal injury claim using injury solicitors in Gerrards Cross.
If sometime in the last three years, you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, that is when you would need to use the services of injury solicitors in Gerrards Cross. If your injuries happen to be broken bones, then lets hope it is one of your limbs or digits and not your skull or chest bones because the secondary effects of breaking these bones can be life changing.
Breaks that injury solicitors in Gerrards Cross deal
They are many different types of breaks that could result from an accident that was not your fault, some of the more common ones we come across are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks. It usually happens to children because their bones are much softer.
- Complete fracture – this is when a bone 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 – 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.
The medical profession refers to any damage to bones as fractures, regardless of if it is a break, crack or the bones has been crushed.
Treating broken bones
The treatment of your broken bone will depend very much on which bone has been broken, but it could include:
- Ice packs to reduce the swelling.
- A sling
- Support bandages
- Plaster cast
- Surgery if the breaks are really severe.
Making your broken bone compensation claim
To make a personal injury claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 16 years’ experience in dealing with injured parties who were the non-fault victims of accidents and have helped them to get the compensation they were entitled to.
Our friendly advisors, who you can contact on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, will talk you through your accident and resulting injuries. You can also call from a mobile if You prefer, the number to call is 0333 500 0993. If you are able to make a claim, and you want to proceed, they will start the processes for you.
Date Published: 19th December 2013
Author: David Brown