It goes without saying that a broken leg is a hugely painful ailment, both at the initial point of injury and for a significant period of time afterwards, but what is often not considered is the fact that there are a number of other difficulties and issues which arise for people who have a broken leg. This article will discuss these in order to make it more apparent just how difficult having a broken leg can be, and then will also put forward a way in which someone suffering from these difficulties can seek help and recompense. It will also look at how to wash with a broken leg.
How to Get Around with a Broken Leg
The first issue that people do not consider enough when it comes to a broken leg is just how difficult it makes getting around for the victim. A broken leg in any position and of any real degree leads to the immobilisation of the leg, by means of a cast which can stretch over a great proportion of the limb. This means that the victim will have to walk on crutches and, as anyone who has tried to do so will tell you, this shortens the distance that the person can travel on foot drastically. What’s more, with a broken leg the victim will not be able to drive either and this means that they are entirely reliant on either public transport or lifts from friends and colleagues to get around. Now, many people do rely on public transport and in the main this arrangement can work but the task is often made much more difficult and more painful if you are trying to do so with your leg in a cast. You also need to know how to wash with a broken leg, which can be very difficult without someone assisting you and this is not always possible.
What to Do
If you are going through these difficulties, and your broken leg was somebody else’s fault then you could be entitled to seek compensation as a means of recompense. If you wish to do so a great place to start is to call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 11th October 2013
Author: David Brown