What are the types of injuries that could result from a slip, trip or fall?
If you have suffered broken or fractured bones, torn ligaments or whiplash then you could have been involved in a slip, trip or fall. These are the types of injuries that could result from a slip, trip or fall and could leave you with weeks or months of recovery or even longer depending on the severity of the injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in providing personal injury advice and assistance when it comes to making a claim for compensation after an accident. We have been doing this since the year 2000 and have a reputation and success rate that is second to none.
You’ve been involved in a slip, trip or fall
No one expects to be involved in an accident and when it does happen it comes obviously as a shock, not only to the system but to the body as well. The types of injuries that could result from a slip, trip or fall are such that it is not always apparent you have sustained an injury right away.
Some fall-related injuries such as whiplash may take hours to make their presence felt. Indeed whiplash generally takes between 6 and 12 hours to begin taking a hold over the victim of an accident but the resulting injuries can last for weeks or even months.
In some extreme cases whiplash can be a long-term problem resulting in continual and chronic pain for the accident sufferer. But what other types of injuries are there? Here is a brief list:
- Broken arm
- Fractured wrist
- Broken leg
- Twisted or broken ankle
- Skull fracture
Of course this is not an exhaustive list and in many instances the victim of a slip, trip or fall could experience more than one of these injuries as result. While some of these injuries can heal in a short space of time, such things as breaks to leg and arm bones can take much longer. It is also sometimes necessary to have surgery to reset bones in the leg such as the tibia, fibula or femur.
What to do after your accident?
If you have been injured in an accident and know the accident could have been avoided, you may well want to pursue a personal injury claim. If you do and are unsure as to how to go about it, contact our team of personal injury advisers at Accident Advice Helpline.
Every year, we help thousands of accident victims receive the compensation they are entitled to in the aftermath of their accidents. Our advisers are a telephone call away and can explain how the process works. They will pass your details to our no-win, no-fee* solicitors if you are indeed eligible to make a claim.
To find out if you are entitled to make a compensation claim, call us today. Our freephone landline number is 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile you can call us on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 29th July 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims