Many people every year in the UK suffer from bone fractures caused by Plymouth road traffic accidents and accidents all over the country. The signs of a broken bone are: swelling and bruising all over the painful area, a deformity to the arm or leg, loss of the normal functions of the area, the pain in the area gets worse if pressure is applied or it is moved and in an open fracture the bone will be protruding from the skin.
Fractures can be caused by a fall or blow but most commonly from traumatic events such as Plymouth road traffic accidents. There are ways you can try and prevent a bone fracture such as wearing a seat belt when you are in a motor vehicle but sometimes fractures are unavoidable and accidents will happen.
The average person will suffer two fractures in their lifetime. A fracture happens when a physical force that is stronger than the bone itself is exerted onto the bone causing it to break. If you think you may have a fracture, you should seek medical advice. A doctor will examine the area and possibly perform an x-ray or a bone scan. Once the damage has been assessed it will be treated.
This could be with a plaster cast or splint. In some cases the bone may need to be repositioned and then set. In the worst cases the bone may need to be replaced with rods or be held in place with plates and screws. If the fracture was an open fracture then the doctor will prescribe antibiotics to prevent an infection. In most cases you will be given pain killers to help reduce some of the pain whilst the bone heals.
Maybe you have suffered a bone fracture in Plymouth road traffic accidents, or some other type of accident that was not your fault. If you needed medical treatment and the accident happened in the last three years then you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Making claims for Plymouth road traffic accidents is simple
Claiming for a personal injury is simple if you use Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, many of these to do with victims suffering from bone fractures. If you have suffered from a bone fracture you will have had to take time off work putting a strain on your finances so you may feel making a claim is impossible as you could not finance it.
That’s why at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a no-win, no-fee service making claims available to everyone. So what do you have to lose? Call our advisers today on the freephone number 0800 689 0500 and see if you are eligible to claim.
Alternatively, you can use the 30-second test on our website to see how much you may be able to claim and if you are eligible, then one of our advisers will call you to discuss how to proceed with a claim.