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Sarah was only 10 years old when she sustained an injury to her forearm during a visit to her local shop, when she tripped over a floor tile, which was damaged. Initially, Sarah went home for a brief period, before her parents took her to her local A&E department where she was assessed and x-rays revealed she had sustained two fractures in her left forearm as a result of the accident.
Sarah’s arm was plastered and she was sent home, needing to return to the fracture clinic the following day. She underwent surgery with internal metalwork of two bones and further surgery to remove the metalwork of the two bones at a later date. Sarah had plaster cast on for a further six weeks before being able to move her left wrist and elbow.
Sarah continued to experience severe pain in her elbow for over a year. She had two weeks off school as a result of her injury and did not attend PE lessons for six months.
When Sarah was 18 years old she instructed Irwin Mitchell in order to claim compensation for her ongoing discomfort as a result of her injury.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist personal injury team helped Sarah claim compensation with an out of court settlement in the sum of £5000, and in addition, legal fees were also paid.
If you or a loved one has suffered a fracture or broken bone as the result of an accident, our specialist serious injury solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Broken Bone Or Fracture Claims page for more information.
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