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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

    Personal injury lawyer in Preston Chorley


    Fractures

    If you have an accident that was not your own fault, and you suffer broken bones as a result, then you should make an injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Preston Chorley to help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled.

    There are 206 bones in our bodies, and any serious accident is bound to produce a few cracks and breaks, or fractures as the doctors call them.

    The different types of fractures

    There are many different types of fracture you can have, but some of the more common ones are:

    • Simple fracture – where there is no break in the skin;
    • Bowing fracture – where the bones bend rather than break. A bowing fracture usually occurs in children, as their bones are softer;
    • Complete fracture – a clean break into two;
    • Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin;
    • Greenstick fracture – the bone only breaks on one side;
    • Spiral fracture – a break winding round the bone; and
    • Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered.

    You may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Preston Chorley if you sustain any of these, or any of the other numerous fractures, in an accident for which you were not to blame.

    How the fractures can occur

    If you are involved in an accident, then it is usually very sudden and unexpected. They can happen at any place and at any time. Most fractures happen in an accident of some sort. Road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work are examples.

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    Treatment for fractures

    This depends on the severity of the fracture, but also which bones are affected. It could include:

    • Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates;
    • Ice packs;
    • Plaster cast;
    • Crutches;
    • Painkillers;
    • Support bandages; and
    • A sling.

    These treatments will be used for most fractures, but if the fracture is in your skull or spine then that’s a different matter. The treatment could then well be to limit the damage rather than repair the damage, and injuries like these could change your life forever.

    Accident Advice Helpline and broken bone claims

    Accident Advice Helpline have been helping the blameless victims of accidents get the justice, and therefore the compensation, they deserve for over 15 years. We have helped many thousands of them, and now you should let us help you.

    On our website there is a 30-second test, which will let you know if you have a valid claim and also give you a rough estimation of the amount you might receive if successful.

    Or, you can contact our advisors on freephone 0800 180 4123. They are a mine of information about making personal injury claims, and will be able to answer any questions you may have before deciding to pursue the claim, or not as the case may be.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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