Bone Fracture Claims – When Could You Claim Compensation?

This guide will explore the bone fracture claims process. This type of injury can happen in a range of scenarios, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, and public place accidents. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering. Negligence involves a third party breaching the duty of care they owed you and causing you harm. We will explore the duty of care you may have been owed further in our guide.

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Bone fracture claims guide

A fractured bone could cause difficulties moving around, attending work, and enjoying certain leisure activities. The impact the fracture or break has on your life will be taken into consideration if you are awarded compensation. We will discuss the personal injury claim payout you could receive later on in this guide.

Additionally, we will explore how a fracture might occur and the steps you could take following an accident in which you sustain harm.

Read on to learn more about this kind of personal injury claim. Alternatively, you can contact our advisers to discuss the details of your potential claim. Get in touch with us by:

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  1. What Are Bone Fracture Claims?
  2. Types Of Bone Fractures
  3. What Accidents Could Cause A Bone Fracture?
  4. How To Make Bone Fracture Claims
  5. Calculating Settlements For Bone Fracture Claims
  6. Contact Us To Make A No Win No Fee Claim

What Are Bone Fracture Claims?

Bone fracture claims are a type of personal injury claim that could be pursued after being injured in an accident. However, in order to bring forward a claim, you must be able to show that three criteria are true of your circumstances:

  1. Someone owed you duty of care. This can include employers, road users or the person in control of a public space.
  2. That person breached their duty of care.
  3. As a result of that breach, you sustained harm in the form of a physical or psychological injury.

For example, you may have sustained a broken cheekbone while riding on a faulty fairground ride that wasn’t adequately maintained by the person in control of the space.

There are several third parties who may have owed you a duty of care. For example:

  • Employers: The duty of care for employers is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. As such, they must take all reasonable steps to protect you from experiencing harm in the workplace.
  • The person in control of a public space: The duty of care of those in control of a public space is set out in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. As part of their duty of care, they must take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of those visiting the space for it’s intended purpose.
  • Road users: The Road Traffic Act 1988 sets out the duty of care for road users. As such, they must navigate the roads in a way that reduces the risk of others sustaining harm. The Highway Code also provides guidance and rules for different road users to follow.

To learn more about how duty of care is considered throughout the claims process, contact our team of advisers.

Types Of Bone Fractures

There are several different types of fractures that could occur after an accident. Additionally, fractures can be inflicted upon a variety of different bones. Depending on what kind of accident you were in, examples could include:

The type of injury you have and the severity could influence the compensation you receive. Other factors are also considered when valuing your injuries, such as the recovery time and the impact the injury has had on your quality of life. To learn more about the bone fracture claims process and what could influence the payout you receive following a successful claim, contact our advisers today.

What Accidents Could Cause A Bone Fracture?

According to the NHS, broken bones could happen after an accident such as a fall or being hit by an object. Accidents involving broken bone injuries could occur in the workplace, on the road or in a public place.

Public place accidents could include:

  • Slipping on a spill that wasn’t signposted in a supermarket causing you to sustain a broken wrist.
  • Tripping on a raised paving stone that wasn’t fixed in a timely manner causing you to sustain a severe head injury.

Read on to learn more about other situations that could lead to a fracture or broken bone.

Accidents At Work

An example of an accident at work could include:

  • Your employer failed to provide you with adequate personal protective equipment, such as steel toecaps, that were necessary to reduce the risk posed by hazards while working on a construction site. As a result, you sustained a foot fracture due to a heavy object falling on your foot.

Road Traffic Accidents

An example of a road traffic accident could include:

  • A driver is speeding down a narrow road and collides with you head on. As a result, you sustain multiple fractures and a serious head injury.

Please remember, not all accidents will form the basis of a valid claim. In order to seek compensation, you must prove that a third party breached the duty of care they owed you and caused you to sustain harm as a result.

How To Make Bone Fracture Claims

As part of the bone fracture claims process, there are several steps you could take to seek personal injury compensation. This can include gathering evidence to support your case. Examples of evidence could include:

  • Medical records, such as a doctor or hospital report detailing the treatment and diagnosis you received.
  • Contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  • CCTV footage showing the accident.
  • Picture of the accident and your injuries.

To learn more about the steps you could take as part of the bone fracture claims process, get in touch with our team.

Calculating Settlements For Bone Fracture Claims

A personal injury settlement can comprise of up to two heads of claim: general damages and special damages. General damages are supposed to reimburse you for the pain and suffering brought about by your injury.

Instead of redirecting you to a personal injury calculator, we’ve included a table of guideline compensation brackets for different injuries that are based on past court settlements. These figures are pulled from the Judicial College Guidelines which a personal injury solicitor can consult when valuing the general damages head of claim.

Please only use the figures listed below as a guide because they aren’t reflective of what you will receive. This is because each personal injury claim is unique.

Injury Type Compensation Bracket Notes
Severe Neck Injury (a) (i) In the region of £148,330 This bracket includes an injury to the neck that leads to incomplete paraplegia.
Severe Back Injuries (a) (iii) £38,780 to £69,730 Disc lesions or fractures are included in this bracket.
Moderate Pelvis and Hip Injuries (b) (i) £26,590 to £39,170 There is no permanent disability after a significant pelvis or hip injury and there is no great future risk.
Serious Hand Injuries (e) £29,000 to £61,910 Injuries reduce the hand to around a 50 percent capacity.
Less Serious Hand Injury (g) £14,450 to £29,000 A severe crush injury causing function to be significantly impaired.
Severe Leg Injuries (b) (ii) £54,830 to £87,890 Very serious injuries such as multiple fractures that have taken years to heal, needed extensive treatment and led to a serious deformity as well as other issues.
Less Serious Leg Injuries (c) (ii) £9,110 to £14,080 A femur fracture that is simple and where there is no articular surface damage.
Severe Knee Injuries (a) (ii) £52,120 to £69,730 Fractures of the leg that extend into the knee and cause constant pain and permanent mobility issues.
Moderate Foot Injury (f) £13,740 to £24,990 Fractures of the metatarsal that are displaced and cause permanent deformity with ongoing issues.
Modest Ankle Injuries (d) Up to £13,740 This bracket includes undisplaced, minor or less serious fractures.

Additionally, general damages aren’t necessarily all that can be awarded in successful bone fracture claims. In some cases, special damages can be awarded to reimburse you for financial expenses you’ve incurred because of your injury. For example, they could help you recoup:

  • Lost earnings
  • Lost future earnings
  • Medical expenses such as prescriptions, the cost of physiotherapy, and specialist consultations
  • Travel expenses, such as travelling to and from hospital appointments

Proof of financial loss is crucial for this head of claim, so saving receipts and bank statements after a work or public accident is useful when considering making a personal injury claim.

To get a more personalised estimate of how much you could receive in compensation, contact our team of advisers.

Contact Us To Make A No Win No Fee Claim

If you’d like to learn more about bone fracture claims, our advisers can help. They can assess the validity of your claim and may put you in touch with our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors if you’re eligible to have them represent your case.

The solicitors on our panel usually offer their services under a type of No Win No Fee agreement known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This means that you will not have to pay for their services upfront, while the claim is ongoing or if it fails.

Instead, you will pay a small percentage of your compensation amount, in the event your claim is successful. This amount, called the success fee, is capped by law.

To learn more about hiring a solicitor to represent you on this basis, get in touch with our team. An advisor can also provide further guidance on the personal injury claims process. For more information, contact us today by:

  • Calling on 0800 408 7825
  • Speaking to an advisor via the live chat feature below
  • Filling in the online contact form with your query

Learn More About Different Types Of Bone Fracture Claims

More guides about personal injury claims:

Other resources you may find helpful:

  • First Aid – An NHS guide on first aid.
  • Request CCTV Footage – Government guide for requesting CCTV footage of yourself.
  • Accident Book – Health and Safety Executive information about workplace accident books.

We hope this guide about the bone fracture claims process has been useful. To find out more, get in touch with us today using the details below.