Injury Claims and the various types of injury you may sustain
What makes Broken bones different in a personal injury claim?
Broken bone means at least 6 to 10 weeks recovery for an adult maybe less for a child as they heal quicker. That is of course for an uncomplicated break that was reset fairly quickly after the accident injury took place. Whether the broken bone was placed in a cast or bandages it will more than likely still requires the same amount of time to heal.
If the break was a complicated and needed surgery to reset and pins or plates were involved then the recovery time can be 3 to 6 months at least. Further complications could take far longer to heal with the chance of a full recovery is less the longer it takes.
The impact of an even a basic break on an injured person differs and each injury has its own unique set of circumstances. If the injury is to the arms or legs and you are employed in a physical role then the impact could be huge. If you are self-employed in that role then that ratchets the claim up further. If in your free time you are a dancer then not being able to dance could have a massive effect.
Treatment and the benefits of making a Personal injury claim
If you have suffered a broken bone in an accident that was not your fault then, of course, you have a claim. Park that aside for a second. Obviously, you would rather not have been injured. However, as you are injured one of the key benefits of making a personal injury claim is that once established that the other side is at fault your solicitor can arrange for private care for you. Whilst it would be nice and less of a bother for most people to use the NHS. Sadly the NHS is under so much strain to deal with increased treatment with limited or reduced funds. The reality is that if you want to get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible then you need to consider making a claim. By doing so you make the person who caused your injury pay for your treatment through their insurance.
The NHS benefits if you make a claim for personal injury
In most cases when a person has a serious injury where there are broken or fractured bones, they would require hospital attention. Often these types of accident involved an ambulance or paramedics that attend to you at the scene. The NHS is able to recover some of if not all of their costs from the insurer of the person that caused your accident. Be it at work or in a shop or a car. This is in addition to any treatment costs you would have incurred at the time of the accident as well as an outpatient treatment further down the road to recovery. By not claiming all of those costs of your treatment costs go unpaid and the NHS has to shoulder the cost.
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The different types of broken bones that you can claim for:
- Broken Back / Fracture to the vertebrae
- Broken Ankle/ Hairline fracture to the ankle/ dislocated ankle (although not technically a broken bone)
- Broken Finger/ Broken Hand/ Broken thumb/ fractured knuckles/ broken arm/ broken wrist
- Broken rib / dislocated rib
- Broken Hip
- Broken Foot/ Broken toes
- Broken leg/ broken fibula/ broken tibia
In fact, all types of breaks from any part of the body can be claimed for. Some have more importance than others and some require little aftercare whilst some require surgery. In most cases, a broken back is the most serious but is often a term used to cover many types of brakes to the spine and surrounding area. Then there are the odd brakes like the thumb. But when you think about it the thumb is the single most important appendage as without it will lose the ability to hold things and manipulate them. Bones like the ribs whilst sounding bad require little care and you just need to soldier on. That's not to say you can't claim.
Broken Bones Or Fractures as a result of an Accident
Lets not forget a fracture is a break and a broken bone is a fracture. It is thought that psychologically a fracture sounds less severe than a broken bone. So medical professionals will often say a hairline break is a fracture and then if the bone is completely broken they will say it is broken.
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