Compensation for wounds and fractures



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Sometimes you might unexpectedly get serious wounds and fractured bones accidentally at workplaces or through a road accident. This might have serious impacts to your life which at times it may cost you your career. This is why you need to claim for compensation. There are many law firms that deal with Serious wounds & fractured bones injuries (personal injury solicitors) claims where they have lawyers who can help you claim for your compensation either from an insurance policy or workplace.

There are 206 bones in your body which includes both major bones and small bones. For example, the arms, legs, fingers, toes; all these parts have bones that facilitate their normal functioning which is very crucial. These bones take different time to heal in case they get injuries.

For instance, a bone which breaks but does not pierce the skin takes less time to heal than the one which pierces the skin. This might take you around four to six weeks to recover fully in the prior broken bones situation. A bone can either crack, splinter, shatter into several pieces or snap into two, All these are forms of bone fractures since a fractured bone simply means a broken bone.

The wounds also take the same principle, where the size of the wound determines its recovery time among other factors. In cases of serious wounds you need to be compensated because these serious wounds may impede your normal functioning and you may take time to recover or even cost you your career.

Types of bone fractures

Impacted fracture: Where the ends of the broken bones are driven into each other.

Closed fracture: This is which there is no open wound linking to the break although there is bruising and pain.

Open fracture: There is a wound associated with the break.

Non-displacement: In this case the segments of the broken bones stay in line despite the fracture.

Displacement: Where the bones break and the segments are not in alignment with each other, that is, end to end.

Oblique fracture: In this case the fracture has a curved pattern to it.

Comminute fracture: It occurs when a bone fractures and shatters into several pieces.

Greenstick fracture: A fracture that occurs mostly in children, the bone bends but does not fracture completely.

Transverse fracture: This is a type of fracture that the bone’s axis and the fracture are at a right angle.

With serious wounds and fractured bone injuries, you need personal injury solicitors who can help you claim your compensation in. Many insurance companies are after profits so they try to evade compensating their clients. If you or any member of your family covered by a policy that insures these fractures or serious wounds, it’s advisable to seek a lawyer or visit any law firm to help you push your claims.

It’s your right to be compensated through a workers’ compensation policy in case you get serious wounds or fractures while performing your job duties. This should be a simple process but many companies make it hard for workers to get compensations. Also in cases of accidents it’s your right to be compensated since you’ll spend money to cater for hospital bills and also take time to recover.

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