Unless you have suffered from a fracture you cannot really understand how much it can affect your life. Firstly any type of bone fracture can be painful and all fractures will need medical attention. If you sustain a severe fracture then all of a sudden your whole day to day simple living could be turned upside down, simple things you took for granted like using the toilet or cooking could become impossible. If you are unable to look after yourself, for instance you have damaged your arms, then it can make you feel very depressed and could lead to emotional trauma.
A fracture can happen to anyone at any time, it occurs when a force stronger than the bone is exerted onto the bone causing it to break. If you suffer from a displaced fracture which is when the bone has moved then you will need the bone to be realigned before it is set in a cast. If you have been unlucky enough to get an open fracture this means the broken bone has actually come through the skin penetrating it leaving an open wound which will need stitches before it is set in a cast and you will have to take antibiotics to prevent you from getting an infection.
If you are suffering from a bone fracture from an accident at work which needed medical treatment then you could be eligible to make a South Derbyshire accident at work claim to reclaim any extra costs your injury has caused such as home help or travel expenses plus a figure for the injury itself.
When we are at work our employer has a responsibility to keep us safe and do their best to prevent accidents but we all know that we can never know when or where an accident is going to happen and stop them from ever happening. This is why most employers will have an insurance to protect them if you are injured while at work. This means you do not need to feel guilty for making a South Derbyshire accident at work claim for your injuries as your employer will be covered and knows you are well within your rights to make a claim if the accident was not your fault. They cannot dismiss you or treat you any differently for making a personal injury claim.
How to enquire about making a South Derbyshire accident at work claim
Contact Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your accident with one of our friendly and helpful advisors. The advisors will be able to tell you if you fit the criteria to make a claim and provide you with an estimated compensation amount you could be able to receive. Just call the free phone number 0800 180 4123 to speak with our friendly advisors.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown