How do I know if I have suffered a severe broken bone or fracture injury?
Although suffering a broken bone may seem like a common injury and many people may have this experience in their lifetime, they are not always simple and the majority of the time will have an impact on our physical abilities, sometimes leaving us dependent and our mental well-being.
If your broken bone injury has been complicated or resulted in a lasting impact on your life, then it would be considered as a serious/life-changing injury. If you are unsure, then we can advise if you have required one of the following, then your injury would be classed as serious and/or life-changing:
- You have had long periods of time off work
- You are having ongoing or repeated medical treatment or have spent long periods of time in a hospital
- You have received care from a family member or friend or have had to gain help with travel. (In this instance, our solicitors will also consider compensating your loved one for the care provided and the travel costs incurred whilst helping you recover from your injury)
There are many ways compensation can help, depending upon your personal circumstances, towards rebuilding your future as much as possible. Our solicitors will look to include within the compensation amount the impact the injury has caused on:
- Future loss of earnings
- Impacts on your career prospects or education
- Adaptations required to your home or vehicle
- Care and support you may need
- Spare time activities e.g. learning a new skill or playing a sport
We understand that suffering a broken bone is painful and can have unexpected results, especially when it has occurred due to an accident. Although compensation cannot take the pain away it can help towards preparing you and your loved ones for the future.
If you have suffered a broken bone or fracture from an accident that wasn’t your fault then you could be eligible to make a claim, contact our legally trained team of advisors today and find out in minutes if you have a claim.
How do I know if I’m eligible to claim?
In order to know if you are eligible then you could contact our legal advice team, we can tell you in minutes if you have a claim or not.
We can, however, advise that you are likely to have a case for personal compensation if:
- The accident happened in the last 3 years
- You were injured as a result of the accident
- The accident happened as a result of someone else’s negligence
Knowing if someone else’s negligence caused your accident may be difficult. The quickest way to find out is to contact our team on 08000 250 250. We will discuss your experiences and give you the tailored advice you need to make an informed decision on a free, confidential, no-obligation basis.
What are the differences between a fracture and a broken bone?
If you have been diagnosed with a fracture, by no means does it mean you have suffered a lesser injury, which is actually a very common misconception? Fractures, similar to broken bones, have a different range of types, the main types being:
- Simple (closed) – a break in the bone that doesn’t penetrate the skin
Complete – bone snaps in two or more parts
Incomplete – bone cracks but doesn’t break all the way
- Compound (open) – bone protrudes through the skin causing an open wound
When contacting our team it would be useful to know the type of fracture you have sustained, however, if you don’t have this information don’t worry, you can still start your claim today or just make enquiries and gain advice, we will just find out where the fracture has happened e.g. ankle, wrist etc.
If you have suffered a fracture and your doctor has failed to diagnose it or they have misdiagnosed it then it may mean you have had a substantially longer recovery time, it is important you know your options about this also. Contact our team today and we can advise you about the work we have done and how we could be able to help you.
What types of accidents can cause broken bones and fractures?
An accident caused by someone else’s negligence or inaction means somebody else is at fault. So whatever your experience may be, if you have suffered a broken bone or fracture due to any type of accident that was someone else’s fault we could help. Contact our legal advice team today, we can discuss your accident, injury and guide you through your options with tailored advice.
There are many accidents that can cause a broken bone or fracture, listed below are some of the main examples, however, if your accident type is not listed below it doesn’t mean we cannot help:
Accident At Work
It is often the case that people who have suffered an injury at work feel like their “on the job” experience is enough to protect them from sustaining an injury, however, this is not enough and you still could be eligible to make a personal compensation claim.
It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure your health and safety is protected at work, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive. If you have sustained a broken bone or fracture whilst in your place of work then it could mean your employer has failed their responsibility.
Your employer has failed their responsibility if:
- They have not provided you with the correct training or haven’t provided training at all
- They haven’t provided the correct safety equipment fit for the task you are undertaking
- They have failed to maintain a safe place to work e.g. failure to undertake regular inspections or keeping the floor hazard free
If you are concerned about how a claim might affect your job or your employer then don’t worry, there are laws to protect you when making a claim and it would be illegal for your employer to dismiss you or discipline you for exercising your legal rights. Also, your employer would not have to pay out of their own pockets in the UK, all employers, by law, have to take out an employer’s liability insurance policy, which will cover these types of claims.
Road Traffic Accident
Sufferers of a road traffic accident can be left feeling traumatised, it is often found that some people are anxious about getting back on the road where it is as a driver, cyclist, passenger or motorcyclist. As well as the physical injuries sustained road traffic accidents can leave you feeling nervous in what once was a comfortable everyday situation.
If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence then you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for not only your broken bone/fracture but the financial impact that may have been caused as a result.
For more about road traffic accidents and the different types, click here.
Whatever type of road traffic accident you have been involved in we’re confident we can help you claim the compensation you deserve, call out legally trained advice team today and find out how.
Slips, Trips Or Falls
It is a common misjudgment that slip, trips or falls cannot result in serious/severe injuries, however, they can lead to severe physical damage including broken bones and fractures.
Suffering an injury from a slip, trip or fall doesn’t have to leave you feeling embarrassed or uncertain about claiming. If you have been put at risk due to health and safety precautions that have not been followed appropriately by a shop owner, local council etc. then you could be eligible to claim for the injury you have sustained.
If you’re unsure about whether you want to make a claim, want to know what options you have, find out more about claiming and your personal experience, then contact our team today, we will ask about the accident to gain a better understanding of what has happened and give you expert tailored advice, then if you decide you want to make a claim we can get everything set up in one quick and easy call.
I want to start my claim
If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault in the last three years and have sustained an injury then we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Starting your personal compensation claim today couldn’t be easier, contact our legal advice team, we will be able to guide you further on the process, answer any questions you may have and assess your claim. All of our calls are free and confidential with no-obligation.
No pressure will ever be put on you to make a claim but if you do decide you want to proceed with our services we can get your claim set up today with one of our experienced specialist solicitors who have a proven success rate.
We will tell you if we can work on your claim on a No Win No Fee basis so you don’t need to worry about any more financial stress whilst recovering.
Get in touch today, we can get your claim up and running in one quick and easy phone call, or you can fill in your details and we’ll call you.