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Biking injury in the USA

How we helped when this nomad got their ribs fractured in the USA

I was out mountain biking in the elements… when a tree got in my way. On impact, the handle bars of my bike twisted, bluntly jutting into my ribs before I went flying. I was in a lot of pain but there was no external bruising. I figured that even if I had broken a rib, there was nothing much anyone could do, so I didn’t seek medical attention. Two weeks later, though, I was still in just as much pain as when the accident had happened — and my internal organs felt painful, too. When I started having muscle spasms near my ribs I started to worry that something might be wrong, so I went to a nearby hospital. After initial concern that I had damaged my spleen, I was told I had multiple fractures in my ribs.

Canadian in the USA.

How World Nomads helped

Hospital medical care including CAT scan and chest X-ray.

CLAIM PAID: USD 5.236

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World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 21 October 2016 and rated 4 stars

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