Fracture Solicitor - Personal Injury Accident Compensation Claim Lawyers

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Our fracture solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and personal injury compensation is paid in full. If you would like legal advice on personal injuru compwnsation claims with no further obligation from a fracture solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form oe email our lawyers offices.

If you have suffered a fracture that is the result of a car accident, slip, trip or fall or work accident, then you may be entitled to compensation. Here are 3 good reasons to choose our fracture solicitor:

  1. Our lawyers will provide you with detailed fracture compensation claims advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.

  2. Our personal injury solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.

  3. If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee< basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.

Bone Fractures

There are different types of fractures :-

  • simple - a single break across the whole width of the bone
  • hairline - a tiny crack part way through a bone
  • avulsion - a fragment of bone is pulled off
  • compound - the skin over the fracture is broken by bone end
  • depressed - a piece of bone is pushed in below the level of surrounding bone
  • impacted - forcible shortening of a bone as one part is pushed into another
  • comminuted - more than one break in the one bone
  • greenstick - break is on one side of the bone which bends
  • Transverse - break is at a right angle to the length of the bone

When a bone is broken there will usually be pain, swelling and tenderness at the site of the fracture, bruising, loss of function of the limb or area. X-rays will detect most broken bones, but sometimes, a CT scan or bone scan is required. The exact treatment will vary considerably from one location to another, with some requiring minimal fixation while others require major surgery. In general terms broken bones lead to high damages awards and require the attention of a fracture compensation solicitor for compensation claim advice.

In order to heal as quickly as possible, without any deformity, the bones must sometimes be first put back in proper position. This is called "reduction" and involves putting the broken bone in a cast, after the doctor manipulates the bone into proper alignment. The use of casts is also known as external fixation. For some breaks, immobilization through the use of a cast may be enough to facilitate healing. The majority of fractures can be successfully treated with an eventual return to full function of the bone.

The time needed for complete healing varies. Bones generally heal more slowly the older we get. Some broken bones, especially in children, heal within a couple of weeks. Others may take months or even years.

Compound fractures are susceptible to infections and death of bone tissue can occur in small fragments. Other complications of broken bones include traumatic arthritis, compartment syndrome, nerve damage and damage to blood vessels.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here