Most people will experience a broken bone at some time within their life, as fractures in your bones can happen easily. This will happen if your bone is put under extreme physical force which is greater than your bone. This is why children’s bones break so easily, they are a lot softer than the bones of adults.
Fracture is the medical term for a break or crack in the bones, which if it happened in an accident that was not your fault, may mean using a personal injury lawyer to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
Different types of fractures
The different types of fracture are, some are more common than others such as:
- Greenstick fracture – when the bones only break on one side, this is called a greenstick fracture. It is quite common in children.
- Spiral fracture – just like the staircase, 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.
- Transverse Fracture is where the break is at a right angle to the bones axis.
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks. This is more common in children.
- Complete fracture – this is when the bones 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.
Generally, when someone tells you they have fractured a bone, the first thing you think of is an arm or leg break. But there are many other bones in the human body, such as ribs, fingers, skull, in fact 206 in all – and we only have 4 limbs. If you sustain breaks in any of them, in an accident that was not your fault, you should make a personal injury claim, using a personal injury lawyer.
How to treat fractures
Depending on the severity of the fracture, they are treated fairly easily, it is more a matter of time for the bones to heal. Some of the main treatments are:
- Support bandages
- Plaster cast
- Ice packs
- Surgery if the breaks are really severe.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Martin Mill?
To make your fracture 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 a large number of those have included fractured bones.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Martin Mill 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 a personal injury lawyer in Martin Mill, or anywhere else, make us your first point of call.
Our friendly advisors, who you can contact on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They will talk you through your accident and resulting injuries. If you are able to make a claim, and you want to proceed, they will start the processes for you.
Date Published: 5th March 2014
Author: David Brown