If you suffer from osteoporosis you may require the services of Accident Advice Helpline who specialise in injuries that have been exacerbated by the existence of brittle bone disease. Even a seemingly innocuous slip, trip or fall can result in a broken or fractured bone; in most instances, a wrist or pelvis injury.
Increased risk for women
Osteoporosis is more prevalent in women. This is because of the hormonal changes that women go through as their menstrual cycles decline, and eventually stop. It’s caused by the ovaries no longer producing oestrogen, which is important for maintaining bone integrity. Men also suffer from osteoporosis, but less frequently.
Approximately 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture and in women, the figure for the same age group, is 1 in 3.
Increasing the hazardous effect of a slip, trip, or fall
For most people, a slip, trip, or fall dents their pride more than anything else, even if the fall is not through any fault of their own. But when such a fall happens to someone with osteoporosis, the chances of sustaining a fracture are dramatically increased.
Even putting out your hand out to prevent yourself from hitting the ground can easily cause a fractured wrist. It means that anyone who is responsible for a trip hazard, like a slippery floor that hasn’t been cordoned off, and has no warning signs, or objects left in walkways and aisles, or even uneven paving stones, all could be held liable.
No win no fee in Eastville with Accident Advice Helpline
If you suffer from brittle bone disease and fracture a bone through a slip trip of fall that is not your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to raise a no win no fee in Eastville claim for compensation.
Establishing if you have a claim and how much it could be worth
If before you instigate a claim, you would like to establish how much that claim could be worth, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator on our website’s homepage to get an estimate. It only takes 30 seconds of your time.
There are three important prerequisites to the validity of any no win no fee in Eastville claim
- The fault for the accident/incident that result in injury, must be attributable to someone other than the injured party
- The nature and severity of the injury must warrant the raising of personal injury claim, and will need to be supported by medical evidence
- The incident/injury must have happened in the last three years
Follow Esther Rantzen’s recommendation
If there is anything you are not sure of, why not follow Esther Rantzen’s advice and call our free 24/7 helpline to speak to one of our experienced advisers?
You can call on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014