Claim Compensation for a Broken Bone in an Accident
It doesn’t matter how your injuries happened, If they weren’t your fault, we can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Whether your fracture was due to mishap in public a road accident, through the negligence of a medical practitioner or from a workplace incident, we can help turn your luck around.
A fracture is almost a synonym from a broken bone. A bone may completely fracture or partially fracture in many different ways. The severity of a break depends on the force that caused the injury. If the bone’s breaking point has just met enough to crack the bone instead of breaking all the way through. If the force is extreme like a vehicle collision, then most likely the bone will shatter into many little pieces. Common types of fractures include:
- Stable/ Standard fracture- The bone is cracked but the pieces are barely out of place.
- Open Fracture- The bone is broken and either piercing the skin or impact can break the skin. The bone may or may not be visible.
- Transverse Fracture- Horizontal fracture line.
- Oblique Fracture- Fracture in an angle.
- Comminuted Fracture- Bone shatters into 3 or more pieces.
Most people think that only serious accidents result in fractured bones but If you land awkwardly after a slip, trip or fall you can easily fracture bones.
Motor vehicle accidents and workplace incidents are also common environments for bone fractures.
The most common causes of fractures are:
- Trauma/ Impact- a trip or fall or a motor vehicle accident
- Osteoporosis- weakens bones and makes them more likely to break.
- Overuse- repetitive motion can tire muscles and place more force on bone resulting in stress fractures.
In some instances, surgery is needed to re-position the bones which have come out of alignment. In some cases, metal pin and plates are added for breaks in multiple places where the bone has shattered and needs extra support. These types of treatments are called Orthopaedic surgery and usually needs long-term physiotherapy.
Fractures can take several weeks possibly up to several months to heal, depending on the extent of your fracture and how well you follow your doctor’s advice. The pain will generally ease as soon as it is solid enough to perform everyday activities.
During your recovery, you will likely lose muscle strength in the injured area. Specific exercises will help you restore normal muscle strength, joint motion, and flexibility. This is one of the reasons why rehabilitation is crucial to your recovery.
The whole process of treatment, recovery and ongoing support can be expensive and have a detrimental effect on you and your loved one’s lives. Therefore, the entitlements should reflect all these factors and circumstances of your injury and you. Our personal injury specialists can provide advice and support throughout your injury compensation claim.
What am I eligible for?
You are eligible to claim compensation for a fractured/ broken bone injury only if it was caused as a result of a no-fault accident. A no-fault accident is one in which you are the innocent victim and your injuries were the result of somebody else’s action or inaction. If you intend to file for compensation, you will need to provide solid evidence to support your fractured/ broken bone claim.
When negotiating a compensation amount for your injury your lawyer will take a few factors into consideration:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings + loss of future earnings
- Unexpected expenses
- Travel expenses
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Medical treatments
- Equipment needed for you to make a full recovery.
- Impact on lifestyle
At Unlucky we pride ourselves in efficiently assisting those who wish to claim entitlements for an injury they’ve sustained. We can help find the appropriate specialist for your individual compensation claim. Our legal representatives will work to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We have local Lawyers in Perth and WA ready to assist you. Our team have helped countless clients injured in accidents on a no win no fee basis. Call unlucky on 1800 865 825 or get on our website and start your claim.