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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Bishop’s Waltham

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Bishop's Waltham

    One minute you’re walking happily around Bishop’s Waltham and the next you are in an undignified heap on the ground. Not the ideal start to your day out. In fact, forget the day out, your next stop will be the local accident and emergency department because you have a suspected broken ankle. This is the moment when you start to rely on others for help – something that we don’t all find easy.

    At a time like this, you really have to swallow your pride and accept the help that is offered. If this accident was not your own fault, then you may even have to think about starting a compensation claim with a personal injury lawyer.

    Getting help from a personal injury lawyer

    The first people who will help you with your slip, trip or fall compensation claim are likely to be the people who are with you or saw you fall. Do not be tempted to try and jump back onto your feet – take some time to assess you injuries. If someone saw you fall, make a note of their contact details as they may be able to provide a witness statement in the future. If you suspect that you have broken your ankle then you will need somebody to take you to the hospital, as you will not be able to drive safely.

    Whilst you are on the way to hospital, it may be helpful to raise your ankle and apply something cold. This can be as simple as a bag of peas. At the hospital you will need to give your details in to the receptionist and then be assessed by a nurse. Most suspected broken ankles are further investigated by taking X-rays, and this is carried out by a radiographer. Then a doctor will review the X-rays and decide on the most appropriate treatment. An ankle injury can be treated by:

    • Simply encasing the affected ankle in plaster and keeping the weight off it using crutches – the plaster has to stay in place for several weeks and the ankle may have to be X-rayed again before the plaster is removed.
    • If the bones have moved out of position, they will have to be moved back before the plaster is applied or they will not set properly – this is called reduction. It can either be carried out under sedation in the accident and emergency department or may require surgery with a general anaesthetic. Serious fractures may require pins or rods to keep the bones in position as they heal.

    Looking for an injury lawyer in Bishop’s Waltham?

    Once you are back home, you can look for some legal help from a personal injury lawyer. Many people turn to Accident Advice Helpline for this, as we are a well-established legal firm with wide experience in this type of claim. If you want to speak to an adviser about your accident just call 0800 689 0500 now.

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    We do not have a lawyer in Bishop’s Waltham working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need an injury lawyer in Bishop’s Waltham or anyway make us your first point of call.

    Date Published: 10th January 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Location Posts

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