Fractured or broken bone injury compensation claims
In the following article we set out what you should know about making a successful broken bone accident compensation 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.
If you have suffered a fractured or broken bone in the last three years (longer if children were involved) and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.
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.
I have a strong claim - why won't a solicitor take it on?
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.
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.
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.
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 there is nothing to pay if the case is unsuccessful.
Road traffic accident claims
Every year almost 200,000* people are injured on Britain's roads. If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, you can claim compensation.
Find out more about claiming compensation for a road accident: Read more about road accident claims
*Source: Official Department of Transport statistics (gov.uk)
Accidents at work - Claims against your employer
Every year, 600,000* employees are injured in accidents at work. If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, you may able to claim compensation.
Find out if you can claim broken bone compensation from your employer: Read more about work accident claims
*Source: 2016/17 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report
The national network of QLS solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of compensation claim, from fast track cases to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their years of specialist experience and their track record in winning claims.