How To Claim Compensation For A Broken Or Fractured Bone
There are many different accidents which could end up you with sustaining a broken bone. However, if the accident was caused by the negligence of somebody of another person or by someone who owed you a duty of care, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injury you sustained. This guide covers when you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim for a broken bone, and the level of compensation you could be entitled to receive.
Legal Helpline believes that anybody who’s considering a compensation claim should be able to make one without worrying about how much it will cost. That’s why the legal advice we provide is free. We also offer a free, no obligation, assessment of any claim. Finally, if the claim is strong enough, we could introduce you to a personal injury solicitor on our panel. If they agree to take your claim on, it’ll be on a No Win No Fee basis.
To begin a claim right away, you can call our team of specialists on 0161 696 9685 today. If you’re not quite ready to begin yet, you can carry on reading to find out more about fractured bone compensation claims.
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- A Guide To Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims
- What Is A Broken Or Fractured Bone?
- Is There A Difference Between A Break Or Fracture?
- Causes Of Broken Or Fractured Bone Injuries
- Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Road Traffic Accidents
- Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Slips And Falls
- Claiming For Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Accidents At Work
- Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims Calculator
- Special Damages Which You Could Claim For A Break Or Fracture
- Steps To Take Before Making A Personal Injury Claim
- How Our Team Could Help You Claim For A Broken Or Fractured Bone
- No Win No Fee Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims
- Begin A Broken Or Fractured Bone Injury Claim
- Medical And Claims Resources
A Guide To Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims
If you’re involved in an accident that results in a fractured bone, you might be entitled to claim compensation. However, to do so, a personal injury solicitor will want evidence that:
- The accident was caused by somebody who owed you a duty of care
- The responsible party was negligent
- And that you suffered an injury as a result of the accident
If you can demonstrate the above, you could have a case for making a claim against the responsible party. Another thing that’s important, is the personal injury claims time limit. This is generally 3 years from the date of the accident which caused a bone to fracture or break. There are exceptions though. For instance, if you claim on behalf of your child, you can do so at any point before they turn 18 years of age. If you don’t, they can claim broken or fractured bone compensation as an adult before they turn 21.
We look at the types of accident that could cause a fractured bone and answer some common questions like:
- How much can I claim for a broken humerus?
- How much can I claim for a broken elbow?
The guide also provides a personal injury claims compensation table to help you answer questions like:
- How much compensation will I get for a broken fibula?
- How much compensation do you get for a broken leg?
- And, finally, how much compensation will i get for a broken foot?
Due to the number of potential injuries in this category, we can’t provide information on every type of fractured or broken bone. Therefore, if you have a more specific question like, “Can I claim compensation for tibial plateau fracture in the UK?” please call and discuss your options with an adviser. Remember, all advice is free, even if you don’t go on to make a claim.
What Is A Broken Or Fractured Bone?
A broken bone is where a break negatively impacts part of a bone, or where the bone splits into two or more pieces following an accident. The most common symptoms of a fracture or break are pain, swelling and deformity of the affected area. Other symptoms that can indicate a broken bone include:
- A snapping or grinding noise when the accident happens
- Swelling, tenderness or bruising around the affected bone
- Pain when putting weight on a joint or when pressing the affected area
- The bone may break the skin in more severe cases
There are different types of fracture which could happen too, these include:
- Comminuted Fractures. These are where the bone is fragmented into at least 3 parts
- Compression Fractures. Where the bone is flattened because it has been crushed
- Transverse Fractures. There is a clean break across the bone.
- Spiral Fractures. The fracture spirals around the bone (usually caused by twisting injuries)
- Oblique Fractures. Where the fracture is diagonal across the bone
- Segmental Fractures. This occurs where there are two fractures meaning the piece of bone in the middle is completely separated
Whatever the type of fracture you sustained, if it was caused in an accident because of somebody else’s negligence, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the injury from the responsible party.
Is There A Difference Between A Break Or Fracture?
You’ll often hear about fractures and breaks of the bone but what’s the difference? Well, they are in fact the same thing. The term is interchangeable. One doctor might say break where another will say fracture, but the medical diagnosis is the same. In this guide, we’ve referred to both broken bones and fractured bones.
Causes Of Broken Or Fractured Bone Injuries
A fractured bone is a common injury and could happen in any type of accident. In the next few sections we look at some of the more common accidents which could lead to a fracture. If you don’t see your type of accident listed, please get in touch because you could still make a claim for compensation.
Bone fractures are usually caused when the bone is hit by something stronger than the bone itself. That might be when an item falls onto the bone, or where the victim collides with a hard object during an accident.
Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents can lead to a multitude of different fractures for both drivers and passengers in a car with upper body fractures being very common. For instance, hand, wrist, arm and shoulder fractures, could be caused when the force of a collision travels from the steering wheel up through a person’s arms.
Other road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are even more at risk of sustaining fractures. That’s because, if they’re involved in a collision, they have nothing to protect them from the impact of the collision or the impact of a resulting fall.
You could claim for a broken bone caused by an RTA if the accident was caused by another road user’s negligence. Remember to collect evidence to support your claim and prove who was at fault. More information can be found below.
Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Slips And Falls
Some of the more common fractures that occur during a fall involve hand fractures, wrist fractures, arm and collarbone fractures. That’s often the case because the victim places their hands out to break their fall which they do instinctively. It is worth noting that not all falls will result in a compensation claim because for a case to be valid, it needs to have been caused by the negligence of somebody else. For instance, you could claim for:
- Slipping on a wet floor which had no warning signs. This could happen following cleaning, a spillage or a leak
- Tripping on a raised paving slab, missing kerb stone or even a large pothole
- Falling down a flight of stairs because a handrail was missing or broken
Claiming For Broken Or Fractured Bones Caused By Accidents At Work
While you’re at work, your employer has a duty of care to protect your safety wherever possible. While no workplace will be entirely risk free, employer should:
- Perform regular risk assessments and remove any dangers
- Train staff properly
- Ensure staff are aware of the health and safety procedures
- Provide personal protective equipment when required
- Maintain equipment in good working order in accordance with manufacturer guidelines
Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims Calculator
We look at how much compensation you could claim for specific injuries. While we’re not going to provide a calculator for each type of injury, like a broken arm, we have provided the table below which contains amounts for many different injuries. For instance, you’ll see what a broken ankle compensation payment might be and a potential broken foot settlement amount too.
|Fractured Finger||Up to £34,480||Severe fractures which could lead to partial amputation and cause a deformity.|
|Fractured Thumb||£11,820 to £15,740||Serious fractures of the thumb where wires need to be inserted to aid recovery but as a result the thumb is ultra sensitive and leads causing loss of manual dexterity.|
|Fractured Metacarpal||£5,260 to £12,460||This bottom of this range covers permanent injuries but where non-intrusive symptoms persist. At the top of the range are injuries that surgery has failed to fix and permanent disability remains.|
|Fractured Wrist||In the region of £6,970||This compensation bracket covers an uncomplicate Colles' fracture of the wrist.|
|Fractured Arm||£36,770 to £56,180||Serious fractures of one or both forearms where there will be significant and permanent disablitly as a result.|
|Fractured Humerus||£11,980 to £18,020||A fractured humerus that leads to restricted shoulder movement is included in this category.|
|Fractured Radius||£6,190 to £18,020||A simple fracture or the radius bone.|
|Fractured Ulna||£18,020 to £36,770||This category is for less serious arm injuries where substantial recovery has taken place (or will take place).|
|Fractured Cervical Vertebrae||£61,710 to £122,860||Serious fractures to discs in the cervical spine which cause substantial loss of movement in one or more limbs.|
|Fractured Thoracic Vertebrae||£2,300 to £7,410||Injuries including fractures which recover fully within 3 months to 2 years without the need for surgery.|
|Fractured Lumbar Vertebrae||£26,050 to £36,390||Injuries such as a crush fracture of the lumbar vertabrae which cause constant pain and discomfort.|
|Fractured Sacral Vertebrae||£24,950 to £36,770||A significant injury to the pelvis where any permanent disability is not major.|
|Fractured Coccygeal Vertebrae||£2,300 to £7,410||Fractures and other back injuries which resolve fully, without surgery, between 3 months and 2 years.|
|Fractured Shoulder||£11,980 to £18,020||Injuries in this bracket include a dislocated shoulder causing pain in the shoulder and neck.|
|Fractured Scapula||£11,980 to £18,020||Injuries to the shoulder which could affect grip in the forearm and hand.|
|Fractured Collarbone||£4,830 to £11,490||A fractured collarbone injury. The amount paid will depend on how severe the injury, any residual symptoms and whether they're permanent or not.|
|Fractured Malleus||£29,380 to £42,730||Injuries that result in the complete loss of hearing in a single ear.|
|Fractured Zygomatic Bone||£9,570 to £14,810||Serious fractures of the cheekbone which require surgery and have permanent consequences such as paraesthesia.|
|Fractured Nasal Bone||£3,710 to £4,790||Displaced fractures of the nasal bone with complete recovery following surgery.|
|Fractured Maxilla||£28,610 to £42,730||Very serious fractures of the jaw followed by extended treatment and permanent consequences.|
|Fractured Mandible||£6,060 to £8,200||Simple fractures of the jaw which require immobilization but where fully recovery takes place.|
|Fractured Frontal Bone||£14,380 to £40,410||Rather than looking at compensation for a skull fracture, this category covers any brain damage caused as a result. This category covers cases where a good recovery has been made and the claimant will enjoy a normal social life.|
|Fractured Temporal Bone||£2,070 to £11,980||Skull injuries which cause little or no brain damage.|
|Fractured Occipital Bone||£85,150 to £140,870||Cases where brain damage causes moderate to modest intellectual defecit. There will be a large impact on the ability to work and a risk of epilepsy.|
|Fractured Scaphoid Bone||Rarely exceed £9,620||Wrist fractures that takes a lot longer than 12 months to recover from.|
|Fractured Phalanges||£5,260 to £12,460||The top of this category would cover fractured fingers where surgery had failed and a permanent disability remains.|
|Fractured Hip||£36,770 to £49,270||An example of an injury in this category would be a fracture of the acetabulum leading to leg instability requiring an osteotomy.|
|Fractured Pelvis||£3,710 to £11,820||Cases of significant pelvis injuries that result in little or no residual disability.|
|Fractured Femur||£8,550 to £13,210||Simple femur fractures where there's no damage to the articular surfaces.|
|Fractured Patella||£48,920 to £65,440||A leg fracture which extends into the knee joint causing constant, permanent pain.|
|Fractured Tibia||Up to £11,110||Simple fractures of the tibia. Factors that will increase compensation include dull aches and restricted movement.|
|Fractured Fibula||Up to £11,110||Fractures of the fibula. One factor used to determine compensation is the amount of time spent in plaster.|
|Fractured Rib||Up to £3,710||A fractured rib which causes disabling pain.|
|Fractured Ankle||£12,900 to £24,950||Fractures of the ankle which result in difficulty walking on uneven ground, standing for long periods or difficulty climbing stairs.|
|Fractured Metatarsal||Up to £12,900||Simple metatarsal fractures. There may be some continuing symptoms like pain, a limp or aching.|
|Broken Finger||£8,550 to £11,480||This covers a broken index finger which healed quickly but resulted in imparied grip and pain when used heavily.|
|Broken Thumb||Up to £4,461||A minor break of the thumb which recovers in around 6 months.|
|Broken Metacarpal||£13,970 to £15,330||Fractures which result in stiffness, deformity and permanent loss of dexterity or grip.|
|Broken Wrist||£3,310 to £4,450||Minor undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures of the wrist which require plaster or bandage and where recovery is complete within 12 weeks.|
|Broken Arm||£6,190 to £18,020||This category covers simple breaks of the forearm.|
|Broken Humerus||£11,980 to £18,020||A break of the humerus which causes the patient to suffer from restricted shoulder movement.|
|Broken Radius||£36,770 to £56,180||This compensation bracket covers serious fractures of one or both forearms. The patient will suffer a significant and permanent functional or cosmetic disability.|
|Broken Ulna||£6,190 to £18,020||A simple fracture of the ulna bone.|
|Broken Cervical Vertebrae||£61,710 to £122,860||Serious damage to the cervical spine including breaks and fractures such as permanent damage to the brachial plexus.|
|Broken Thoracic Vertebrae||£7,410 to £11,730||Fractures of the back which fully recover in 2 to 5 years without the need for surgery.|
|Broken Lumbar Vertebrae||£26,050 to £36,390||A compression or crush fracture of the lumbar vertabrae resulting in a susbstantial risk of osteoarthritis.|
|Broken Sacral Vertebrae||£24,950 to £36,770||Where a fracture of the hip or pelvis causes a significant injury but where the future risk of further suffering is not great.|
|Broken Coccygeal Vertebrae||Up to £2,300||Minor back injuries, including a broken tailbone, where full recovery is made within 3 months.|
|Broken Shoulder||£18,020 to £45,070||The more serious injuries associated with neck injuries and damage of the brachial plexus.|
|Broken Scapula||£11,980 to £18,020||Shoulder injuries which could include symtpoms including restricted shoulder movement.|
|Broken Collarbone||£4,830 to £11,490||A broken collarbone injury. Compensation will be determined based on factors like whether there will be any permanent residual symptoms or not.|
|Broken Malleus||£29,380 to £42,730||This compensation range is for injuries which result in the total loss of hearing in one ear.|
|Broken Zygomatic Bone||£4,080 to £6,060||Simple fractures of the cheekbone which might require reconstructive surgery.|
|Broken Nasal Bone||£9,990 to £21,700||Serious or multiple fractures of the nose requiring a number of operations.|
|Broken Maxilla||£16,860 to £28,610||Serious fractures of the jaw which cause problems such as difficulty eating or opening the mouth.|
|Broken Mandible||£6,060 to £8,200||A simple fracture of the jaw where immobilization will be required. Fully recovery will occur as a result.|
|Broken Frontal Bone||£2,070 to £11,980||This compensation category looks at brain damage rather than the skull injury. In this category, brain damage will have been minimal but the severity of the initial injury will be considered.|
|Broken Temporal Bone||£14,380 to £40,410||This compensation covers brain damage which there may be some persisting problems which affect leisure activities or ability to work but the injured party will have made a good recovery.|
|Broken Occipital Bone||£40,410 to £85,150||Again, this skull injury could lead to brain damage. This category covers cases where concentration and memory are affected. The ability to work may be affected and there will be very limited dependance on others.|
|Broken Scaphoid Bone||£3,310 to £4,450||Minor undisplaced fractures of the wrist.|
|Broken Phalanges||£8,550 to £11,480||A broken index finger which heals quickly but still causes an impaired grip.|
|Broken Hip||£24,950 to £36,770||A significant hip injury but where there is not much future risk and any permanent disability is not major.|
|Broken Pelvis||£58,100 to £73,580||This category would cover a fracture dislocation of the pelvis involvling ischial and pubic rami.|
|Broken Femur||£8,550 to £13,210||This category covers simple breaks of the femur where there's no damage to articular surfaces.|
|Broken Patella||£24,580 to £40,770||Injuries in this category will result in continuing symptoms such as pain, discomfort and the risk of degenerative changes.|
|Broken Tibia||Up to £11,110||Simple breaks of the tibia The amount of time spent in plaster is one factor used to calculate compensation.|
|Broken Fibula||Up to £11,110||A broken fibula injury.|
|Broken Rib||Up to £3,710||Broken ribs which lead to serious pain.|
|Broken Ankle||Up to £12,900||Less serious undisplaced or minor fractures of the ankle.|
|Broken Metatarsal||£12,900 to £23,460||Displace metatarsal fractures which cause a permanent disability and could cause a long-term risk of osteoarthritis.|
|Type of Injury||Severity||Compensation Range||Comments|
|Head Injuries||Minor||£2,070 to £11,980||This bracket covers head injuries where there is very little or no brain damage. Skull injuries such as a broken frontal lobe, fractured temporal bone or a broken occipital bone could be included. If a fractured frontal bone, a fractured occipital bone or broken temporal bone leads to brain damage, then different amounts of compensation could be payable.|
|Le Forte Fractures||£22,350 to £34,480||This category is for fractures to the bones in the frontal region of the face. They could include a broken mandible, broken maxilla as well as a broken nasal bone.|
|Fractured Facial Bones||£13,970 to £22,470||These injuries could result in some form of permanent facial deformity. Injuries include a fractured maxilla, fractured mandible or fractured nasal bone.|
|Fractured Cheek Bones||Serious||£9,570 to £14,810||Serious fractures, such as a fractured zygomatic bone, which require surgery and causes lasting symptoms such as paraesthesia or disfigurement.|
|Fractured Cheek Bones||Simple||£4,080 to £6,060||Fractures of the cheekbone, like a broken zygomatic bone, which will require reconstructive surgery but a full recovery will be made.|
|Fractured Jaw||Very Serious||£28,610 to £42,730||This type of fracture can result in severe pain, problems eating, paraesthesia and cause a risk of arthritis.|
|Neck Injuries||Severe||£61,710 to £122,860||Serious cases of broken cervical vertebrae or fractured cervical vertebrae which cause considerably severe disabilities such as substantial loss of neck movement and loss of function in some limbs.|
|Back Injuries||Severe||£36,390 to £65,440||Cases in this category could include broken thoracic vertebrae (or fractured thoracic vertebrae) which lead to chronic conditions which, even after treatment, cause symptoms such as severe pain, discomfort, reduced agility, depression and increase the risk of arthritis.|
|Back Injuries||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,390||Examples in this category include a broken lumbar vertebrae or broken sacral vertebrae which leads to a substantial risk of osteoarthritis and leads to constant pain and discomfort. Compression or crush injuries that result in a fractured sacral vertebrae or a fractured lumbar vertebrae could also be included in this bracket.|
|Back Injuries||Minor||£2,300 to £7,410||These types of injuries will eventually fully recover, without the need for treatment. It's possible that a broken coccygeal vertebrae or fractured coccygeal vertebrae could be within this bracket.|
|Fractured Ribs||Up to £3,710||Broken rib injuries that last a couple of weeks but cause pain and disability during that period.|
|Broken Arm||Serious||£36,770 to £56,180||Fractured arm injuries which result in substantial and permanent disablement. A fractured humerus or fractured radius may be included in this category.|
|Broken Arm||Simple||£6,190 to £18,020||Simple fractures of the arm such as a broken ulna or broken radius. Cases of a broken humerus or fractured humerus might be considered in the shoulder injuries category.|
|Broken Elbow||Moderate||Up to £11,820||Simple fractures of the elbow.|
|Broken Shoulder||Severe||£18,020 to £45,070||These injuries include damage to the brachial plexus and result in significant disability. These types of injuries could be associated with injuries such as a broken scapula or fractured scapula.|
|Broken Shoulder||Serious||£11,980 to £18,020||A fractured shoulder or dislocated shoulder which causes damage to the lower part of the brachial plexus.|
|Broken Shoulder||£4,830 or £11,490||A broken collarbone or fractured collarbone will fall into this category. The amount paid will depend on the type of fracture, whether any disability is permanent and if there are any residual symptoms.|
|Broken Wrist||£22,990 to £36,770||These injuries cause a significant permanent disability but there will still be some movement of the wrist.|
|Broken Wrist||Rarely exceed £9,620||A fractured wrist which takes a long time to heal but is complete.|
|Broken Wrist||In the region of £6,970||Uncomplicated Colles' fractures of the wrist.|
|Broken Wrist||Minor||£3,310 to £4,450||Minimally displaced fractures of the wrist which heal within a matter of weeks.|
|Broken Fingers||Severe||Up to £34,480||Fractured fingers which cause a deformity, impaired grip, reduced sensation or reduced function can be included in this bracket. This could include a broken metacarpal, carpal bone (such a broken scaphoid bone) or broken phalanges. These types of injuries could also result in partial amputation.|
|Broken Fingers||£8,550 to £11,480||A fractured index finger where grip is impaired, pain is felt when used heavily and osteoarthritis is likely even after the initial injury healed quickly. Injuries could include fractured metacarpals, fractured phalanges or fractured carpal bones (including a fractured scaphoid bone).|
|Broken Fingers||£13,970 to £15,330||Fractures of the ring or middle fingers that result in stiffness, permanent loss of grip and deformity.|
|Broken Thumb||Serious||£11,820 to £15,740||Fractures that require the insertion of wires which causes loss of grip, loss of dexterity and thumb becomes ultra-sensitive.|
|Broken Hip / Broken Pelvis||Severe||£73,580 to £122,860||An extensive fractured hip or fractured pelvis that could result in spondylolisthesis of a lower back joint causing massive pain and requiring spinal fusion.|
|Broken Hip / Broken Pelvis||Moderate||£24,950 to £36,770||A pelvic fracture or similar injury which is significant but any permanent disability caused isn't major.|
|Fractured Femur||£8,550 to £13,210||A simple broken femur which doesn't cause damage to an articular surfaces.|
|Fractured Tibia / Fibula||Simple||Up to £11,110||Simple broken tibia or broken fibula injuries. The amount paid in this category will depend on any ongoing symptoms such as aching or restricted movement.|
|Fractured Patella||Severe||£24,580 to £40,770||Where a broken patella leads to pain, discomfort, limited movement, instability or deformity.|
|Fractured Ankle||Moderate||£12,900 to £24,950||A broken ankle injury which can lead to difficulty in walking on uneven surfaces, difficulty walking or standing for long periods. Also, the claimant might struggle to use stairs and suffer scarring or residual pain because of metal plates used to hold the bones in place while healing.|
|Fractured Metatarsal||Moderate||£12,900 to £23,460||A broken metatarsal (displaced) which causes continuing symptoms as well as some form of permanent deformity. These injuries could mean surgery is required later and there's a risk of osteoarthritis.|
These figures are based on a legal document known as The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). It’s a document used in personal injury claims by solicitors, courts and insurers. Each injury is awarded a different amount of compensation based on its severity. Therefore, broken leg compensation payouts for a simple fracture will probably receive less than the fractured vertebrae compensation amount paid when the claimant has life-changing injuries.
Please bear in mind that while this table might indicate answer to questions like, “How much compensation will I get for a broken foot?”, or “How much is broken tibia and fibula compensation?”, every claim is unique. Therefore, for a personalised compensation estimate, we’d advise you to let a member of our team assess your claim.
To try and ensure you receive the correct level of compensation, our panel of solicitors use independent doctors to assess your injuries. These assessments are usually carried out locally to prevent you travelling too far. The doctor will assess your injuries physically and ask some questions about how you’ve been affected.
Then the doctor will prepare a medical report to show what injuries were sustained, the short-term effects and if there are likely to be ongoing issues. Your solicitor then will use the report, along with other evidence, to make sure the level of fractured bone compensation you are awarded is fair.
Special Damages Which You Could Claim For A Break Or Fracture
In the previous section, the personal injury claims compensation table included amounts paid out for “general damages”. That’s the compensation paid to cover any pain, suffering or loss of amenity your injuries caused. As well as general damages, your solicitor would also claim “special damages”. This is an amount of compensation paid for financial losses caused by your injuries.
Here are some examples of special damages:
- Medication Expenses
Although you’ll usually receive free treatment for your injuries from the NHS, you could still end up paying out for prescriptions and other medicines. Therefore, it’s possible you could claim these back
- Care Costs
If your injuries are serious enough that you need somebody to care for you while you recover, then any associated costs could be claimed back. This might be to cover a professional carer’s fees, or it could include the time of a family member who looked after you
- Travel Costs
Should you need to make visits to a GP or hospital for treatment, you could end up paying for additional fuel and parking charges. Therefore, they could be added to your special damages claim
- Lost Earnings
An important part of a special damages claim is for lost income. If you take time off work to recover or to attend a medical appointment, you could claim for any earnings lost. Furthermore, if you are affected in the long-term, you could ask for future loss of income too
When your solicitor discusses special damages with you, they’ll need to see proof of your spending. Therefore, you must retain bank statements, wage slips and receipts to show how much you’ve spent due to the injury you sustained.
Steps To Take Before Making A Personal Injury Claim
When making personal injury claims, it’s vital that you can provide evidence which includes the following:
- What happened
- Who could be held responsible for the accident
- The injuries you sustained
- Any treatment you received
- The impact (physical, psychological and financial) the injuries have caused
Therefore, if you’re involved in an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, the types of evidence you could collect include:
- Medical records
These form a key part of any claim. They are used to demonstrate what injuries you initially suffered. Also, they’ll show what treatment you received, and any medication prescribed
- Photographs of the accident scene
Where possible, try to capture the scene of the accident, including the root cause. The sooner you can do this, the better. That’s because, if you go back at a later date, the cause of the accident might’ve been removed or repaired
- Witness statements
If there were any witnesses present, ask them for their details as their evidence could be used to support the claim
- Accident reports
If the accident occurred in a public place, you should report the accident to staff. All businesses are obliged to record incidents in an accident book. A copy could be obtained to prove when the accident happened and what advice you were given
- Photographs of your injuries
These could be used in conjunction with your medical records to demonstrate the extent of your injuries
- CCTV footage
Finally, where possible, CCTV footage or dashcam footage could be used to clearly show what happened
How Our Team Could Help You Claim For A Broken Or Fractured Bone
If you’re now thinking that you should claim compensation for a broken bone, we hope you’re considering letting Legal Helpline assist you. If so, here is some more information about us and how we work:
- We provide free legal advice to all potential claimants
- Our advisers also provide a free assessment of any claim
- You can claim whenever you like, our claims line is open 24-7
- Our panel of solicitors have extensive knowledge of legislation used to make personal injury claims
- You’ll be kept up to date as your claim progresses
- The solicitors on our panel would work hard to ensure you receive a full and fair amount of compensation for your injuries
No Win No Fee Broken Or Fractured Bone Compensation Claims
Something that bothers people who are considering filing a personal injury claim is the cost of doing so. Our panel of solicitors understands that concern, so they offer to work on a No Win No Fee basis for any claim they take on. A No Win No Fee structure makes the claims process a lot less stressful as the financial risk involved are greatly reduced.A
A No Win No Fee claims process begins with an assessment of your case by the solicitor. That’s because they need to make sure it has a chance of being won before they proceed. If they’re happy to take the claim on, you’ll be provided with a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to review and sign.
A Conditional Fee Agreement lays out two key points:
- A confirmation that there are no solicitor’s fees to pay if your claim is lost
- The success fee you pay if the solicitor wins the case
A success fee is the method in which the solicitor’s fees are paid. So that you don’t have to send any money to pay them, they are deducted from your compensation automatically. Success fees are expressed as a percentage of your compensation.
Begin A Broken Or Fractured Bone Injury Claim
You’ve now come to the end of this guide on how to use a personal injury solicitor to claim for a broken bone, we hope that you’ve found the information useful and that you’ve now decided to begin your claim with Legal Helpline. If so, here are the best methods of starting your claim:
- Call our team of specialist claims advisers on 0161 696 9685
- Connect with us using our live chat facility which is available 24-hours a day
- Or, if you’d like a call back from an adviser, please complete our online enquiry form
When you get in touch, if you’ve got any outstanding questions, our advisers will happily answer them for you. Then they’ll look at your claim to see whether you have enough evidence to begin right away. If you do, they could connect you to one of panel of No Win No Fee solicitors.
The solicitors on our panel always try to work as efficiently as possible so that they’re not the cause of any delays in a claim being settled. Please get in touch to discuss your claim today. Remember, you’re under no obligation to make a claim and the advice we provide will be free.
Medical And Claims Resources
Thanks for reading our guide about how to make a claim for a fractured bone. Should you require any further information, please get in touch with a member of our team. For more information, please take a look at some of our other guides, listed below, as well as some links to some useful external resources.
Broken Bone Diagnosis – An NHS guide which explains how to determine whether you’ve broken or fractured different bones in the body.
Bone Fractures In Children – This NHS guide, explains the different types of fracture that children can suffer.
First Aid For Broken Bones – A guide, from the St John Ambulance about what to do if you see somebody break a bone.
Slip, Trips And Falls – Information on making personal injury claims because you were injured in a fall.
Accident At Work Claims – This guide could prove useful if you’ve suffered a broken bone in a workplace accident and would like to use a personal injury lawyer to begin a claim.
Road Traffic Accidents – Finally, a look at when you could make a personal injury claim for an injury caused by the negligence of another road user.
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