Have you broken or shattered a bone?
Although it can be extremely painful, a broken bone or a fracture can be a relatively common form of injury. As broken bones can be caused in numerous ways, they can affect people of all ages and all demographics.
Often, children break bones when they’re younger because they aren’t aware of inherent dangers. For example, they may climb a little bit too high on a climbing frame and slip. Similarly, they may engage a little too forcefully whilst playing sports at school and suffer a broken bone as a result.
Although people of any age can suffer a broken bone because of a fall, older people do seem to be more likely to suffer this type of injury. As our bones can become more fragile with age, we can be more likely to experience a break as we get older.
For example, if you happen to fall or trip whilst in your thirties or forties, you may be able to walk away with just a bruise or a sprain. However, if you were to fall in the same way in your seventies or eighties, the impact could cause a bone to break or fracture.
Although a broken bone can heal relatively easily, it can be extremely painful and uncomfortable for weeks or even months after the incident. If the break isn’t clean, or if the bones have shattered, it may be a complex recovery procedure and you may require surgery or additional treatment to ensure that the bone heals properly.
If you’ve suffered a broken or shattered bone and it wasn’t your fault, you may be relieved to know that a personal injury lawyer in Barham could help you to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Could a personal injury lawyer in Barham help me to claim back income I’ve lost?
As many people are forced to take time off work when they’ve broken a bone, there can be a financial impact from this type of injury. Luckily, if you’re making a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barham and you have experienced a loss of income, they may be able to help you to claim this back as well as helping you to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Similarly, if you’ve incurred any costs as a result of your injury, a personal injury lawyer in Barham could help you to claim this back as well.
If you’d like to know more about making a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barham or you want to make a claim today, why not contact us? Our friendly and dedicated team is available to help around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can always contact us when you need to.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making a compensation claim.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown