In general people believe that a fracture is not as bad as a break, however they mean exactly the same. The medical profession refer to all breaks, crushes and cracks in bones as fractures.
If you are injured in a road accident in Sevenoaks, and if your injury is a broken wrist, you should contact an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline to help you make a personal injury claim. Any type of injury, in any type of accident that was not your own fault entitles you to compensation from the guilty party, providing that it happened no more than three years ago.
Fracturing your wrist can also be caused by a forceful twist or impact, and this quite often happens when people are involved in an accident that creates a fall or nasty bang to the area.
The symptoms of a broken wrist when you have a road accident in Sevenoaks
If you have a clean break then this can cause a snapping sound, but other than that the severe pain will leave you in no doubt that you have damaged your wrist. It is also likely to swell and be very tender. If the skin has been broken, there might be some bleeding.
If someone else caused this to happen to you in a road accident in Sevenoaks, the law in the UK says that the guilty party should financially compensate you for the suffering they have caused. This is when you will need the services of an injury solicitor.
The treatment for a fractured wrist
The treatment for a fractured wrist will depend on how severe the fracture is, but it could include:
- Surgery may be needed to insert pins, rods, plates or screws
- An X-ray, and complicated fractures may need an MRI, CT scan or bone scan
- In the case of a minor fracture – a plaster cast to hold the bone ends together
- A sling to secure the arm to the chest
Making your fractured wrist personal injury claim at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to give access to justice for faultless victims of accidents. In 1998, legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was abolished so we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so you will not have to find any money to start your claim, and if we do not win your case you will not have to pay us a penny.
We are successful and thrive partly because of the ideals we adhere to of Integrity, Dependability, Reliability and Accountability, and partly because of our solicitors and their expertise, and partly because of our trained friendly advisors there to assist you at all times, and simply because all these factors combine to ensure we are the best.
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On our website you can complete our 30-second test. This is designed to give you a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
Or you can phone our freephone number and speak to one of our advisors for assistance. The helpline number is 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 19th March 2014
Author: David Brown