A guide to making a No Win No Fee fractured or broken bone claim
Quittance's network of solicitors have years of experience ensuring that Claimants receive the maximum possible compensation for broken bones and fractures, and that Claimants get the support and care needed for their rehabilitation.
In the workplace, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show, 148,000 workers sustained injuries requiring more than 7 days absence from work. A significant proportion of these workplace injuries were fractured or broken bones.
The time a bone fracture or break takes to heal can vary, depending on the severity of the injury, and the age of the individual. Physically active jobs, such as in construction or agriculture, may also require a higher degree of recovery before return to work is possible.
If an accident causes bone fractures or breaks, a personal injury claim may be made against the negligent party.
Fractured or broken bone injuries
Fractures, breaks and crushed bone injuries can affect any part of the skeleton, including:
Although fractures and breaks are sometimes viewed as ?minor' injuries, there are risks of serious complications.
Potential complications with fractured or broken bone injuries
As you would expect, complications are more likely with a broken or fractured skull or spinal bones, and also with crushed bone injuries. The impact of misaligned bones, and protruding bone fragments, can cause serious damage to internal organs.
Complications can also arise with breaks that are not easily accessible for repair. Surgery may be required to open the limb, or part of the body, to access the damaged bone and tissue. Bones can also be splintered at the point of breakage, requiring surgical intervention to clean up the damaged ends.
With some injuries, bones have been too severely damaged to be able to knit together neatly on their own. In these cases, pins, plates or wires may need to be surgically attached to the bones to help them heal tidily. In severe cases, plates or pins may be needed permanently at the injury site.
Impact of fractured and broken bone injuries
Fractured and broken bones can result in permanent, disabling injuries. These can include:
- Necrosis of surrounding soft tissue
- Scarring from surgical intervention
- Difficulties in walking, holding objects, or operating machinery - depending on the injury
- Increased risk of arthritis in the future
Your solicitor will arrange for an independent medical report of your injuries and their likely future impact. This medical report, and your solicitor's assessment, will assist the Court in understanding the full impact of your injuries.
How much compensation can I claim for fractured or broken bone injuries?
Personal injury compensation can be claimed for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Personal pain and suffering
- Loss of amenity
- Loss of earnings
- Expenses related to on-going care and accommodations for life-altering injuries
The amount of the claim settlement will reflect the severity of the injury, and any permanent disability or impairment caused.
No Win, No Fee agreements for broken bone injury claims
A No Win, No Fee claim is started after the injured Claimant signs up to, with their chosen solicitor, a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a "CFA",.
A CFA sets out the service executed by your lawyer and a percentage-based "success fee". This is the fee to be deducted from your damages once the case is won.
By choosing a Quittance injury-specialist solicitor, you can prioritise your rest and recovery, with the knowledge that that there is nothing to pay if the case is unsuccessful.
What happens next?
We provide detailed answers to help Claimants choose whether to make a claim for injury compensation.
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Ready to start?
When you are ready to proceed, you can start your claim for compensation by phoning 0800 612 7456 or 0333 344 6575 or using Quittance's contact form.
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