Most of us have 206 bones in our bodies, although for various reasons some people have a few more or less. Whatever the exact figure is, there is plenty of choices to have a few breaks, and if any of your bones were broken in an accident that was not your fault, our law firm in Porthcawl can assist you with a personal injury claim.
Break or fracture, they are all the same
The medical profession calls all damage to bones a fracture, whether it is broken, cracked or crushed. It is a common misconception that breaks and fractures are different things, as far as doctors are concerned, they are all the same.
Most broken bones happen in accidents, and if it is an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim. Some of the ways they can happen are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Work related accidents
- Motorbike accidents
- Accidents at school
- Falling off your bicycle or horse
- Playing contact sports
This is not a finite list of the ways bones are broken, but if you happen to be the faultless victim of any accident in which you sustain a fracture, whoever was to blame should compensate you, and our law firm for Porthcawl is the best option to help you with your claim.
The different types of break that you may be telling our law firm in Porthcawl about
There are numerous different types of breaks in the bones but some of the more common ones are:
- Bowing fracture – this is where the bone bends rather than breaks and tends to happen in children
- Comminuted fracture – this is where the bone is shattered or crushed
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two pieces
- Compound fracture – where the bone breaks the skin
- Oblique – the break slants across the bone
- Spiral fracture – the break winds round the bone
- Simple fracture – where the bone has not broken the skin
The treatment of fractures
The main treatments are:
- Support bandages
- Plaster cast
- Ice packs to reduce swelling
- Pain killers
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates.
Making a fracture claim with a law firm in Porthcawl
Whatever you prefer to call it, broken bones or fractures, if someone else caused it to happen to you, Accident Advice Helpline has the experience and expertise to give your personal injury claim it’s best chance of success.
We have been established for over 16 years and have been helping the blameless victims of accidents to get access to justice for their injuries. We have been successful in making sure that many thousands of claimants have received the compensation to which they were entitled.
We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis so you will not have to find any money to start your claim with our law firm in Porthcawl.
Our advisers are available to give you free advice regarding your claim and you can contact them on our freephone helpline, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone (charges may apply from mobiles).
Date Published: 29th July 2014