A broken or fractured bone can be the unfortunate result of almost any major or minor incident and there is a common misunderstanding that the two are very different. In medical terms, however, there is no difference between a break and a fracture, in fact, they both mean that the bone has been disturbed in a certain way. Whether the outcome of an accident is a ‘hairline fracture’ or an ‘open break’, you may be entitled to compensation if you were not at fault.
With 206 bones in the human body, technically they can all become subject to a break or fracture. From a broken toe to a fractured skull, the level of severity for this injury can differ massively with some even resulting in life-changing surgery.
A number of factors contribute towards the risk of a broken bone or fracture and medical research has shown they are common in young children and the elderly. However, as any bone can be broken on impact, it may only take a small mistake which ends up causing such injury. There are a wide range of breaks and fractures; those known as ‘greenstick’ fractures do not require a cast, whereas, in some cases, the bone is so badly damaged that it could take months of rehabilitation.
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Breaking a bone can result in a huge amount of swelling, pain and countless hospital visits. If an individual or a company was responsible for the incident that caused your injury you may sue them for negligence. This could be in response to poor health and safety at work, for example, meaning your injury was potentially the cause of failings in the workplace.
Break or fracture? We can help
Breaks and fractures require time to heal. It can be a frustrating process. You may be immobilised for several weeks as you wait for a break or fracture to heal. After that, you’ll need to regain your strength through exercise and physiotherapy.
The rehabilitation period can also prove to be costly in the sense that everyday tasks become challenging, and assistance in terms of getting around or having time off work may put a strain on your bank balance. When a break or fractures is not your fault, it’s your right to make a claim. A successful broken bone compensation claim can help to ease this financial burden.
I’ve never been in an accident before. I was hesitant about making a claim but First Personal Injury sorted it all out and explained everything.
Mr Harris from Cornwall
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Whether you’ve broken your hip or fractured your ribs, our professional team of personal injury solicitors are on hand to guide you in the right direction. We have years of experience in ensuring our clients get the result they deserve and we will handle all negotiations along the way.
Get in touch with one of our solicitors at First Personal Injury on our helpline 0800 808 9740 to discuss your no win, no fee claim. Alternatively, fill out our online injury claim form and one of our advisors will be in contact with you shortly.
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