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A compound fracture is generally understood to be a body injury whereby the bones in the body are broken and pierce the skin causing an even greater risk of acquiring major infections.
Compound fractures also include when a broken bone in the body is overlying the skin but has not yet pierced through the skin well enough to be visible on the body surface or exposed to air.
Like all; compound fracture claims vary in compensation rates and are dependant on circumstances and severity of the case. If you’ve suffered a compound fracture injury which wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to a life-changing sum. Contact Tylers Solicitors today and we can make a more informed estimation on the amount of compensation you could claim when looking at the circumstances, evidence and severity of your compound fracture injury.
If you think you’re suffering from a compound fracture injury, take a look at the following most common symptoms (please note, if you’re suffering from any of the following, Tylers Solicitors recommends you urgently seek medical advice):
- Excruciating pain located in the injured body area which heightens when the body part is moved.
- Swelling around the injured area which is due to the fractured bone being displaced from its actual position and has pierced the internal flesh to get to the skin whether it pierces it or not.
- Deformity of the injured body part. This tends to occur when the bone is already fractured and broken away from its original attachment. For example, if a compound fracture takes place in the arm then the arm below the fracture will lean more outward in search for firm balance whereas the bone upwards to the shoulder will remain in the same position as it is still firmly attached to the other bone structure of the body.
- In open compound fractures: the bone is visible as it does pierce through the skin and in the closed compound fracture: the bone does not protrude the skin and can somehow look like a point object under the skin.
- An injured individual will be unable to function the injured body part as in the case of the fractured arm used above the individual will be completely unable to move their arm and hand as freely as they could before.
- Bruising along the body area in which the injury has occurred.
The steps of diagnosing a compound fractured bone are:
- By first heading to the hospital to attain medical assistance. With this in mind, an X-ray will be performed in order to examine the fracture and how severe it is. It will also be important to ascertain the cause of the fracture.
- In order to reduce the swelling and pain, ice is placed on the injured area and then this is very gently massaged for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, wrapping the ice in this injured area is important but it should not be done directly as the ice can burn the skin. This will help to soothe the inflammation.
- Once the proper diagnosis has been stipulated by the doctor you will be advised on the procedure for healing such as possible surgical procedures or if it is not very severe it may also be repositioned to a point where it can heal on its own with the addition of pain medications prescribed to support the healing process.
Yes, we are a no win no fee claim solicitor as we do understand the major financial challenges our clients have to undertake with the health procedures they need to undergo in order to regain their health.
You can visit us at our office premises or call us today and we can talk you through everything you need to know about compound fracture injuries.
You will need to consult a professional, skilled solicitor who has expert knowledge in dealing with these cases. You will also need to have your medical details provided for the compensation claim to be valid enough with evidence. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we’d also advise you take as many photographs as possible of your injury and (or) injury causes to further support your case.
You can make your claim as soon as your medical report is written up though you do have a time limit of three years (from diagnosis) to make a compound fracture compensation claim.
If you would like to make a compensation claim for a compound fracture case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!
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