If you break any bones because you have been involved in an accident in which you were an innocent victim, then you may want to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Highworth at Accident Advice Helpline to assist you.
If you suffer from a broken knee, then that might mean you want to use the solicitors in Highworth
A fracture and a break are the same thing, there is no difference between the two. The medical profession call it a fracture and victims tend to call it a break. In the human body there is 206 bones, all that are just waiting to be broken in an accident that was not your fault.
There are some bones, such as your knee cap, that if they get broken, will cause you a lot of pain and suffering, but also could leave you not being able to do anything for yourself, especially if the fracture is severe. 6-8 weeks recovery time does not sound a lot, but when you are the victim unable to walk around properly, it seems like an eternity.
Fracturing your knee can be very distressing and painful, so if this has happened to you because of an accident which was through no fault of your own, then you may be able to make an injury compensation claim, using the solicitors in Highworth to help you.
How you will know if you have a fractured knee
The majority of fractured knee injuries happen because of a direct impact to the knee, which would then result in the bone to break in lots of different ways. You will know if this has happened because:
- You will be unable to bend the knee
- In the case of a single break across the knee cap, because of the lack of muscle covering to the knee, you will be able to feel the break
- You will immediately suffer intense pain
- The knee will start to swell very quickly
A hospital visit is called for
A hospital visit is called for if you believe that you have fractured your knee. This is because you do not want to do any more damage to the area and it need treatment straight away, before any bones become displaced or fragments move out of place.
Accidents that cause fractures may need the use of our solicitors in Highworth
Our solicitors in Highworth will look at your accident and all aspects of your injury, including:
- Private medical treatment
- Extra costs incurred because of the accident
- Replacement of equipment or accessories damaged in the accident
- Travel costs
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and stress
- Loss of earning
Any cost or loss can be recouped as part of your claim, providing you have the proof to substantiate the amounts.
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousands of claimants in the thirteen years since we were established, many thousands of claimants who we have won personal injury compensation claims for, many thousands of very satisfied customers.
Make contact with us by telephoning our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisers.
Date Published: 9th April 2014
Author: David Brown