Broken Bone Claims and Fracture Claims
If you have suffered a broken bone or a fracture through no fault of your own, we are here to assist you in making a claim for compensation.
We are accredited personal injury solicitors by The Law Society and have the expertise to assist you in successfully making a broken bone or fracture claim.
Established in 1988, we have represented many other people who have suffered from breaks and fractures in the past. From this experience, we understand how a broken bone or a fracture can get in the way of everyday life and the inconveniences that it can bring.
The majority of our spinal injury compensation claims are funded through a no win, no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you and we will only charge for legal fees after the claim is successful.
To find out how we can assist you in making a broken bone or fracture claim, call our expert solicitors on 0800 195 95 90. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.
Making a broken bone or fracture claim
Whilst broken bones and fractures are common injuries caused by a wide range of accidents, it is wrong to assume that they are minor injuries. In medical terms, any type of cracked, broken or crushed bone is referred to as a fracture regardless of its severity.
Fractures can range from complete fractures and single fractures which will heal in a matter of weeks without any surgical procedures, to more complicated fractures which require surgery.
In the most severe cases, treating a fracture will involve surgical procedures to open the limb or part of the body to access the fracture site. It may then be necessary to insert pins, plates or wires to aid the healing process. Where pins, plates or wires are inserted, further operations may be necessary to remove them. Because of this, there is a high risk of complication and infection, which can be incredibly problematic for the person affected.
Unfortunately, there is also a risk of a fracture causing problems such as arthritis in later life. This is particularly the case if the fracture affects joints such as the knees, hips, wrists, fingers or elbows.
Types of broken bones and fractures
Avulsion fracture – An avulsion fracture involves a small piece of broken bone detaching from the main bone.
Bowing fracture – A bowing fracture is where the bone bends but does not break. It is more common in children, as they have softer bones.
Comminuted fracture – A comminuted fracture is where the bone is shattered into pieces or crushed.
Complete fracture – A complete fracture is where the bone is broken into two pieces.
Complicated fracture – A complicated fracture involves an injury to other body parts such as major blood vessels and nerves.
Compound fracture – A compound fracture is where the bone breaks through the skin.
Compression fracture – Mainly affecting the spine, a compression fracture is where the bone collapses.
Greenstick fracture – Commonly affecting children, a greenstick fracture is where a bone is fractured on one side only.
Impacted fracture – An impacted fracture involves a fragment of broken bone being driven into the other, rather than being separated.
Longitudinal fracture – A longitudinal fracture is a fracture which runs along the shaft of the bone.
Oblique fracture – An oblique fracture is a slanting break across the bone.
Simple fracture – Also sometimes known as a closed fracture, a simple fracture is any fracture where the skin around the broken bone does not get broken.
Single fracture – A single fracture is a fracture where the bone is only broken in one place.
Spiral fracture – A spiral fracture is a fracture where the break winds around the bone.
Transverse fracture – A transverse fracture is a straight break across the bone.
What can be claimed for?
If you have been affected by a fracture and wish to make a broken bone or fracture claim, we will always bear in mind how the accident has affected your everyday life, your ability to work and your dependence on others.
When seeking compensation, we will look to obtain a settlement which takes into account the following:
- The physical injuries suffered and the lasting effects of these
- Loss of earnings due to being unable to work, or work at a limited capacity
- Unexpected expenses incurred as a result of the injuries
- The costs for rehabilitation
- Mobility aids and home modifications.
If you wish to talk to us about making a broken bone claim or a fracture claim, call our free advice helpline now on 0800 195 95 90 to talk to one of our expert solicitors. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to deal with your case with the utmost care and sensitivity.