There are many reasons why you or someone you know may need to make a South Kesteven accident at work compensation claim. One of these reasons is if you have an accident at work and sustain a fracture to one or more of your bones.
A fracture occurs when there is a physical force stronger then the bone exerted onto the bone. A fracture is when you break or crack your bones. In most cases a fracture can easily be realigned and put into a cast to heal.
However if you have suffered from an open fracture then you will have damaged the actual skin as well meaning that the bone is visible. This will need to be treated with antibiotics to make sure there is no chance of infection and the skin itself will need stitches.
If you suffer from a fractured bone no matter where it is it can turn your life upside down. Simply daily routine tasks can become impossible. The affect a fracture has on your life will depend on what bone you have broken, your general health and your age. If you break a leg bone then you will be immobile for awhile and need extra help around the house and you will be unable to drive.
Similarly a broken arm would mean you could not drive or do your household chores. Even a simple broken finger of rib can cause you daily difficulties. Due to what you are suffering this makes you entitled to make a South Kesteven accident at work compensation claim for your injury.
In your personal injury claim you may also be able to get back some of your extra expenses such as childcare, travel expenses and prescription charges. Your employer has a duty of care to protect you while you are in the workplace but if the accident was not your fault then you should be compensated for your employer’s negligence.
To make a South Kesteven accident at work compensation claim
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline and talk through the circumstances of your accident and the injuries you sustained with an experienced advisors. Simply call the free phone number 0800 689 0500 any time of day or night seven days a week where our trained advisors are waiting to help.
The advisors will be able to offer you an estimated compensation figure, discuss the claims process and then you can make the decision about whether or not to go ahead and make your personal injury claim. By making the call you will not be under any obligation to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline also has a website where you can fill in acclaim form or use the 30 second test to see if you are eligible and how much you could receive in compensation.
Date Published: 19th September 2014
Author: David Brown