In the human body there are 206 bones, which means a lot of bones that could become broken through an accident that was not your fault. There are many ways in which a break could happen, but it is usually in an accident of some sort, such as a:
- Road traffic accident;
- Work-related accident;
- Slip, trip or fall;
- Holiday accident; or
- School accident.
Whichever way in which your bones were broken, if it was caused by the actions of someone else then solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim the compensation to which the law of the UK says you are entitled.
How our solicitors can help if you have broken bones
Some people believe that there is a difference between a broken or fractured bone, but in truth it does not matter what damage had been done to your bones, the medical profession always refer to it as a fracture. Some of the more common ones are:
- Compound fracture – the bone breaks through the skin;
- Greenstick fracture – the bone only breaks on one side;
- Spiral fracture – a break winding around the bone;
- Comminuted fracture – the bone is broken into pieces or shattered;
- Simple fracture – there is no break in the skin;
- Bowing fracture – the bones bends rather than breaks; and
- Complete fracture – a clean break into two.
Bowing and greenstick fractures tend to be common in children because of the softness of their bones. Any fracture, if it has been caused in the last three years through the fault of someone else, may make you eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How broken bones are treated
Treating broken bones depend on how severe the break is, but could include:
- Plaster cast;
- Sling to support the arm;
- Support bandages;
- Surgery to insert pins, screws or plates; and
- Ice packs.
If the bones that are broken are in the skull, back or chest, the consequences can be dire. These bones protect internal organs, which can also be damaged in the accident. Bones broken in your back could take away your ability to walk. These sorts of breaks would have life-changing effects for the victim and those close to them.
Looking for solicitors in Eday?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault some time in the last three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in personal injury claims. We have been handling claims for over 15 years and have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they deserved. Now, let us help you.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Eday we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Eday look no further than our expert service.
You can complete our 30-second test online to see if you have a valid claim, as well as get an estimate of the amount you may be awarded, or you can call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our friendly advisors. They will give you all the help and support you need to make a personal injury compensation claim.