Have you suffered a broken bone or fracture due to somebody else’s negligence? If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and have sustained a broken bone or fracture injury, our team of specialist personal injury solicitors can help you. If the person or organisation responsible for your accident owed you a duty of care, and the accident occurred as a result of a breach in that care, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Even the most seemingly minor broken bone injury can have an impact on your life as you will likely need to take time off work to receive treatment, and you may become more reliant on your loved ones to care for you whilst you heal. It can be even more frustrating when the injury occurred due to somebody else’s negligence.
Bone breaks and fractures are fairly common injuries after an accident, so you may not immediately think of them as being serious enough to consider making a claim for compensation. However, if the injury could have been avoided, had the correct health and safety procedures been followed, you may be entitled to claim.
In some cases a fracture may need to be treated with surgery, which usually involves a stay in hospital plus a lengthy period of healing, rehabilitation, and follow-up treatments. Depending on the type and severity of the fracture, some people may experience lifelong issues with their mobility and sensations around the site of the wound, for example if the surrounding nerves and tendons do not recover fully after the accident.
Here at Lanyon Bowdler we understand the complex recovery and ongoing healthcare needs of individuals who have suffered from a life-changing fracture injury. We treat every case as unique, taking the time to get to know you and understand your personal circumstances, which enables our highly qualified and experienced personal injury specialists to tailor their approach to suit your needs. Using our empathic approach, we can ensure you receive the legal and medical support you need as you recover from your injuries.
Any type of accident could potentially cause a broken bone injury, but some of the most common accidents that bring about a compensation claim for a fracture include:
This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you have been involved in an accident of any type, which was caused by somebody else’s negligence, resulting in a broken bone injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Speak to our specialist team of personal injury lawyers today to find out how we can help you on the road to recovery after your fracture injury.
Fractures and bone breaks are interchangeable terms, both referring to a bone which has been shattered after being subjected to excessive force. In most cases, fractures are not life-threatening, but they do require urgent medical attention in order to heal properly and prevent further complications.
Some of the most common types of bone fracture include:
Compression fractures are common in accidents involving elderly people and those who suffer with osteoporosis. However, even if the osteoporosis was previously diagnosed before the accident, the law states that you must take your victim as you find them, also known as the Egg Shell Skull rule. What this means is that if you’re more vulnerable to breaks and fractures due to a medical condition and you sustain a fracture in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the defendant must still compensate you.
If you need any clarification on whether or not you are entitled to bring a claim for compensation after a bone break or fracture injury, please get in touch and one of our friendly and experienced personal injury lawyers will be happy to assist you.
The healing ability of the human body is amazing, and in most cases the broken bone just needs a little bit of help from a medical professional to aid it as it heals. In order for a bone to heal effectively it will usually need to be immobilised using a splint, rod, sling, or plaster cast, depending on where the broken bone is situated.
If the broken bone is misaligned, the pieces will need to be put back into place in order for it to heal properly. This is usually done with a local anaesthetic to numb the wound site, but in more severe cases it may need to be done under a general anaesthetic. Once the bone has been realigned it can be immobilised and allowed to heal.
In some severe fracture cases, for example where the bone is broken into several pieces or is poking out of the skin, it may be necessary for the individual to undergo orthopaedic surgery to repair the break. Depending on the type and severity of the fracture, the surgeon may need to use pins or plates in order to position the bones, enabling them to heal properly.
Whilst bone fractures are not usually life-threatening, they can sometimes be life-changing depending on the type and severity of the fracture, as well as your general health and age at the time of the incident. There are a number of potential health complications that could occur as a result of a bone fracture, including:
It is important to speak to your doctor about the potential risks after your fracture injury as there may be preventative treatment and measures that can be taken to minimise the risks. If you have developed any additional health issues after breaking a bone in an accident which wasn’t your fault, we can help you to claim compensation and access the right treatment and rehabilitation to aid your recovery.
Here at Lanyon Bowdler our expert team of personal injury solicitors has a strong track record of success in achieving maximum compensation awards for clients who have suffered a broken bone or fracture injury which wasn’t their fault.
We are proud to be one of the leading law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, North Wales, the West Midlands, the Marches, and all across England and Wales. Here are just a few of the reasons why our clients choose us:
With Lanyon Bowdler on your team, you can be assured you’re in safe and competent hands. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help and support you with a serious injury compensation claim. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side. We can also arrange a home or hospital visit, if more convenient.
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An accident that results in a fracture or broken bone can affect all aspects of your life, but with the right support, intervention, equipment and facilities, you can lead a full and productive life.