Do you know the symptoms of a pelvic injury? Every year, a handful of people suffer an injury to their pelvis, and some of these people go on to make pelvic injury claims. This is most likely to occur when a third party was responsible for whatever caused the injury to be sustained.
This type of injury could potentially be caused in several ways. For example, some people who make pelvic injury claims have been hurt in car accidents. The seat belt will keep the person in the car, but if the impact occurs at speed, there is the potential for injuries to occur because the seat belt saved their lives. This is by far the lesser of two evils, of course, since not wearing a seat belt could result in a fatality. But road accidents can easily lead to pelvic injuries in some instances. Other situations where these injuries could potentially occur might include a fall, or a situation whereby someone is crushed – for instance, if something falls on them.
Symptoms can include pain in the pelvic area, and an inability to move or get up, if the person has fallen in an accident. If you are considering how you could develop a pelvic injury, this could happen in a fall from height, or in a car accident. Crush injuries can occur to the pelvic region, which aims to protect many of the vital organs in this part of the body. A broken pelvis may require surgery to be repaired, while surgery might also be required for crush injuries and damage to organs. Internal bleeding may also occur. Some people might have their spleen removed, while others need blood transfusions and other intensive treatment to recover.
More about pelvic injury claims
Treating a pelvic injury can involve treating one or more fractures to the so-called pelvic ring. A minor fracture will obviously be easier to treat, but serious fractures can be a threat to life. Serious accidents may result in the crush or impact injuries often seen in these cases. It may take many weeks or months to recover from any injury to this part of the body. Additionally, if the person involved did nothing to warrant the injury, and instead it is found to have been caused through a third party’s negligence, this could mean pelvic injury claims are worth making.
Some patients may also suffer from the long-term effects of a pelvic injury. For example, there may be lingering stiffness and discomfort in the region of the original injury. There could also be some limitation to movement. There might also be psychological effects that are separate from physical symptoms, and yet can be just as debilitating.
As you can probably imagine, pelvic injury claims will therefore take all this into account if someone else was responsible for what happened to you. You might be worried about the consequences of such an injury, as they can change your life from that moment on. You may feel you cannot go back to work as you did before, because you may have limited movement, or feel pain if you stand or walk for long periods. No two people are the same when it comes to recovering from such injuries, which is why pelvic injury claims will look at an individual’s situation, injury, and recovery prospects.
How can we help you?
No one ever imagines they will be among the people who make pelvic injury claims each year. However, if you are now in this position, you’ll appreciate how important it is to get advice you can rely on. If you want to find out about claiming for a pelvic injury, we can make sure you get the advice you need. Our lawyers have handled many pelvic injury claims already, and there is an opportunity for you to find out whether they could help you, too. If so, you may be able to make a no-win, no-fee* claim – something you will find out more about below.
Knowing where to turn following an accident resulting in serious injuries such as these is very important. It is important medically, but also legally, as you could have a chance to make a solid claim for compensation. Isn’t it worth making a call today to find out whether you could claim compensation for the injuries you have suffered? After all, you did nothing to lead the accident to happen – you were probably just going about your day and expecting nothing out of the ordinary to happen. As such, you may have been shocked, upset, and in a lot of pain because of the accident – and perhaps even facing surgery or intensive treatment to help you recover. It is definitely worth filling in our 30-second test (you’ll find this above), or ringing us for more details.
We are here to help you claim
Accident Advice Helpline has made sure you need not be worried about the cost of claiming for a pelvic injury. That’s because our personal injury lawyers accept cases on a no-win, no-fee* basis. You don’t need to be concerned about footing the bill for solicitors’ fees if you lost your case. With that in mind, call us now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile), and you can get the advice you need. It is that easy to find out your legal position, and how much compensation you could potentially receive if your case is found in your favour.
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