A broken bone as the result of an accident or injury, is a painful experience, which for many will require a visit to your local A&E department for a plaster cast and a few weeks / months healing.
Examples of common broken bone cases are below:
Broken bones can take a varying amount of time to heal. This time is often dependent on the type of bone broken, the break itself and the age of the person. In general, small bones take about four weeks, with larger bones taking between six weeks to three months in the average healthy adult.
In some more severe cases, surgery may be required to fix a broken bone using metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to hold the bone in place.
Compensation for a broken bone
If you have suffered a fractured or broken bone as the result of someone else’s actions or negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. (So long as the accident or injury occurred within the last 3 years. Rarely, claims can be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and children have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim).
Compensation can be awarded for the following, when suffering a fractured or broken bone.
Complications from bone fracture repair surgery, although extremely rare, can happen and include:
If you have suffered a fractured or broken bone and you think you have a personal injury claim, contact us on 01603 877000 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.