Snap! Broken a bone through an accident that wasn’t your fault? The injury solicitors can put your life back together again!
Breaking bones can be a painful and distressing experience. Suddenly, your mobility and flexibility can be compromised and you may find yourself unable to carry out simple everyday actions. Your body simply cannot achieve what you had taken for granted before the accident occurred.
Keeping a positive outlook can ensure that your recovery is maintained and your health is restored as quickly as possible. However, if your painful injuries were sustained as the result of an accident that wasn’t even your own fault, then you may quite rightly feel that you are eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, using expert solicitors in Grampian to help.
Common causes of broken bones
Any accident can result in bones being broken; it doesn’t necessarily follow that the more severe an accident, the more likely it is that you may sustain a broken bone.
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Motorcycle accidents
- Cycling accidents
- Sports related accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Work related accidents
Solicitors in Grampian can help you claim compensation for any accident that was not your fault.
How are broken bones diagnosed?
When a bone is broken, it may be clearly seen externally by the malformation of the limb. The broken bone may protrude obviously and the limb may appear misshapen and distorted. Open fractures may occur when the fractured bone actually moves through the layers of tissue and results in the bone being exposed. These types of fractures are particularly painful and serious, as they can result in the blood supply becoming compromised to the rest of the limb.
However, despite external signs of a broken limb such as swelling and tenderness to the affected area, many broken bones are diagnosed using X-ray equipment which can provide a visual diagnosis of the damage sustained and inform treatment.
What is the treatment for broken bones?
Depending on the type, nature and degree of damage to the bones, treatment can take a number of paths.
- Broken bones may be treated using manipulation.
- The bone may be immobilised in a plaster cast to enable the bone to heal in the correct position.
- If bones are splintered or fractured, then they may require surgical intervention using titanium screws, wires and plates to ensure that the bones are held together and heal without further surgery.
- If the patient is young or has a particularly difficult break, then they may be given an anaesthetic to enable the bones to be manipulated correctly.
How do I make a personal injury compensation claim and can solicitors in Grampian help me?
Call the leading personal injury compensation claim specialists, Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. We can provide no-obligation advice over the phone on our dedicated telephone helpline. Our team of professional advisers can inform you of your eligiblity to make a claim for compensation over the phone.
Should you decide to proceed with your compensation claim, then we will handle all aspects of your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. So call us today.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown