We are all at risk of a bone fracture any time, any place, an accident could happen resulting in a bone fracture. There are many types of fractures that a person can suffer from. The risk of a bone fracture varies from person to person. It can depend on a person’s age, for example, they are more likely in older people as the bones get weaker and become brittle and in young children whose bones are still growing and not that strong yet. Peterborough road traffic accidents could cause a bone fracture, causing misery for the victim.
Types of bone fracture
Some of the different types of bone fractures are:
- Displaced fractures, this is when the bone snaps into two or more bits and the bones move so the bones are no longer in line with each other.
- Non Displaced fractures, this is when the bone breaks or cracks but does not move, it maintains its alignment with the other bones.
- A closed fracture, this happens when the bone breaks inside the skin with no puncture or cut to the skin itself.
- An open fracture is when the bone breaks through the skin, leaving an open wound and the bones are visible.
Serious bone fractures need to be treated properly or they could cause complications such as damage to the blood vessels, nerves or an infection in the bone. The seriousness of a fracture will depend on how much damage has been done to the bone and the surrounding tissue and where the fracture is.
Peterborough road traffic accidents can result in people suffering from bone fractures but thankfully most fractures are easily fixed with a cast and sometimes an operation. The actual time for recovery will depend on the general health and age of the patient and of course how severe the fracture is.
Sometimes, we can be unaware that we have a fracture. For instance people involved in Peterborough road traffic accidents may just think they have a sprain or bruising at first. The symptoms to look out for are a deformity, loss of the areas functions, swelling or bruising and if the pain in the injured area gets worse when you move it or there is pressure applied to the area. If you think you have a fracture you should seek medical advice immediately.
If you have sustained a bone fracture in an accident that was not your fault then you may be able to claim for compensation for your personal injury.
How to claim for fractures caused by Peterborough road traffic accidents
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on our either 0800 689 0500 (landlines) or 0333 500 0993 (mobiles). Our team of experienced advisers will gather the details of your accident and tell you if you meet the criteria to claim. Our team has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims and pride ourselves on our quick, friendly and professional service. We work solely on a no-win, no-fee basis so you do not need any money to get started.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown