Compensation for a compound fracture at work

In terms of personal injury claims, the workplace is perhaps one of the most common areas for this type of claim to occur, and this is generally because it’s an area where a person tends to spend the greatest majority of their life. If you are involved in an accident in the workplace then you could sustain a fracture to almost any area of your body, but as with any type of injury, there are a number of different fractures that you could sustain.

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If the impact from your accident is particularly severe it could cause your bone to break and pierce the surface of your skin – this is often referred to as a compound fracture. These fractures can be particularly painful and incredibly traumatising to the victim and can often leave them with serious psychological scars. If you find yourself the victim of a compound fracture through no fault of your own, then you could consider a compensation claim.

Where could I sustain a compound fracture?

There are a number of different areas in the workplace where you could sustain a compound fracture, but in general it will be as the result of a serious impact, some common examples of this include:

  • Injuries sustained from a fall from a height or off scaffolding
  • Injuries sustained on a building or construction site
  • Injuries caused by trips and falls
  • Injuries caused by a lack of appropriate lighting
  • Accidents caused by machinery.

Who could I claim against if I suffer from a compound fracture?

In general, to sustain a compound fracture you would have to be involved in quite a serious accident and this will often point to a serious safety issue within the workplace. If you feel that your injuries have been caused by the negligence of your employer and that precautions could have been taken, you may consider a compensation claim against them to recoup any financial damages or medical costs that you have sustained.

Can Manners Pimblett help me with my compound fracture claim?

If you are looking to make a personal injury claim then the team at Manners Pimblett are here to help, we can work with you throughout your personal injury claim, every step of the way. Our team will be on hand to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

For more information on how working with Manners Pimblett can help your personal injury claim, contact us today on 0845 077 0772.

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