£85,000 Compensation Payout For A Fractured Pelvis

By Richie Billing. Last Updated 17th November 2023. It’s a painful situation to suffer a pelvis fracture. But it can be even harder to take when it occurs through no fault of your own via a third party’s lack of attention. This is why you could consider filing a claim for a pelvic fracture settlement. And that’s what this guide is all about. We handle key topics forming the claims process, and we outline an example £85,000 case study for a pelvis fracture. The headings below can allow you to jump to the sections of most relevance to you.

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Fractured pelvis compensation claims guide

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  1. Case Study: £85,000 Compensation For A Fractured Pelvis
  2. Can I Claim For An Accident That Causes A Pelvic Fracture?
  3. Pelvis Fracture – How Long Do I Have To Claim?
  4. Average Compensation For A Broken Pelvis
  5. Evidence That Can Support Fractured Pelvis Claims
  6. No Win No Fee Settlements For A Broken Pelvis
  7. Additional Links

Case Study: £85,000 Compensation For A Fractured Pelvis

Mr Rogers, 36, had been working as a geography teacher at his local sixth form college for many years. He had dedicated his entire post-school life to his career.

One morning, Mr Rogers was driving to work. All of a sudden, he heard a loud screeching noise, but he wasn’t sure what it was. While trying to concentrate on his driving, Mr Rogers checked that the noise wasn’t coming from his car. But as he looked ahead again, another vehicle slammed into the right side of his car. The screeching was from a taxi driver who had lost control at the wheel and was unable to slow down. A serious collision was the outcome.

Mr Rogers was in tremendous pain, though conscious. The pain was shooting out of his hip, abdomen and the top of his right leg. After a lengthy on-site evaluation, he was taken to his local hospital.

There, Mr Rogers was told that he had suffered a severely fractured pelvis. A fracture of the pelvic involving both ischial and pubic rami. The impact meant the high possibility of Mr Rogers suffering from degenerative issues and leg instability which would need to be regularly checked in the months and years to come. But there was one additional consequence that he wasn’t prepared for. He may have to have a hip replacement in the future.

Mr Rogers sought legal advice, where he was told that the taxi driver had breached a duty of care under the Highway Code. Therefore, he filed a claim for compensation against the taxi driver and his employers. Mr Rogers received £85,000 in the form of a pelvic fracture settlement for general damages and special damages.

Type Of Special Damages Includes: How Much?
Lost Earnings Costs of being unable to work £15,000
Medical Costs Costs of medication during his recovery £100
Transport Costs Public transport requirements for hospital appointments taxis costs £500
Physiotherapy Costs Costs of physiotherapy treatment to restrengthen his pelvis £1500
Carer Costs £1500

Note: Mr Rogers’ case is a template scenario an example to show a case of personal injury. 

Can I Claim For An Accident That Causes A Pelvic Fracture?

To be eligible to make a personal injury claim for a fractured pelvis you must be able to satisfy the following criteria:

  • A responsible party owed you a duty of care
  • They breached this duty
  • You were injured as a result

A duty of care is a responsibility for your health and safety, and it can change depending on the situation. For example, you could be owed a duty of care:

  • In the workplace: Your employer owes you a duty of care, which means that they have to take reasonably practicable steps to keep you safe while you are working. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA).
  • On the roads: Each road user has a duty of care to prevent harm to themselves and others while using the roads. To uphold this duty, they have to comply with the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code.
  • In public: While in a public place, the controller of the space has a duty of care to ensure your reasonable safety while using the premises for its intended purpose. This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (OLA).

In each of these cases, if the duty of care is not upheld and you are injured as a result, this is known as negligence. If you can establish negligence, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim.

Get in touch for free to discuss your personal injury claim with our advisors. They can answer any questions you may have, such as, ‘What is the average compensation for a broken pelvis injury?’

Pelvis Fracture – How Long Do I Have To Claim?

As per the Limitation Act 1980, you generally have 3 years to begin a claim from the date you are injured. Whilst this time limit is typically adhered to, there are scenarios where it can be extended. For instance:

  • Date of knowledge – You could use the date you became aware of your injury as the start of your time limit. This is because you may not initially be aware you have fractured your pelvis.
  • Child claims – A litigation friend must claim on behalf of anyone under the age of 18. They can make a broken pelvis claim on a child’s behalf at any point before their 18th After this point, the claimant will have 3 years to start a claim themselves.
  • Those with a reduced mental capacity – The time limit begins from the date of recovery. If a recovery never takes place, a litigation friend must also be appointed.

Get in touch today about your claim for a fractured pelvis. Recovery time and the severity of your injuries are among the factors that can affect the value of your claim.

Average Compensation For A Broken Pelvis

Following a successful personal injury claim, your pelvic fracture settlement could consist of general and special damages.

Special damages are awarded to compensate for any financial losses or out-of-pocket expenses stemming from your injuries. For example, a hairline fracture in your pelvis might require extensive treatment, resulting in you taking time off work to recover. Therefore, you could experience a loss of earnings. However, in order to claim special damages, you will need to provide evidence of your financial losses, such as payslips or bank statements.

General damages compensate you for any pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries. Various factors could impact how much you receive when making a personal injury claim for a broken pelvis, such as your recovery time, the severity of the fracture and if there are any ongoing symptoms.

Below, we have created a table using the figures listed in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Many legal professionals will use this document to help them value claims, as it lists compensation guidelines for various injuries. However, it is important to note that there is no average compensation for a broken pelvis. This is because compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, you should only use this table as a guide.

Multiple injuries plus lossesMultipleUp to £500,000+
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsSevere (i)£78,400 to £130,930
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Severe£59,860 to £100,670
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsSevere (ii)£61,910 to £78,400
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Moderately Severe£23,150 to £59,860
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsSevere (iii)£39,170 to £52,500
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsModerate (i)£26,590 to £39,170
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsModerate (ii)£12,590 to £26,590
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Moderate£8,180 to £23,150
Injuries to the Pelvis and HipsMinor (i)£3,950 to £12,590

Evidence That Can Support Fractured Pelvis Claims

Collecting as much sufficient evidence as possible could help support your chances of a successful personal injury claim. It could help prove who was liable for the accident and the severity of your injury.

Some examples of evidence that could help support your personal injury claim include:

  • CCTV footage or other videos of the accident.
  • Medical evidence regarding your injury, such as a copy of your medical records.
  • The contact details of any eyewitnesses.
  • Photographs of the accident scene.

Additionally, one of the experienced solicitors from our panel could help you with collecting evidence for your claim.

Get in touch with our advisors to discuss your potential claim. They may also connect you with one of the solicitors from our panel.

No Win No Fee Settlements For A Broken Pelvis

If you have valid grounds to start a claim for an injury such as a pelvic hairline fracture, then you could seek the support of a personal injury claims lawyer. If you contact our advisors about your claim, then they could review your case. If they determine you have a strong one, then they may connect you with one of the No Win No Fee lawyers from our panel.

A No Win No Fee lawyer could support your broken pelvis claim under what’s known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). With such an agreement in place, you won’t need to pay any upfront or ongoing fees to your solicitor for their service. You also won’t need to pay your solicitor if your claim moves forward but proves unsuccessful.

If your claim is a successful one, then your solicitor will normally receive what’s known as a success fee. This is a small, legally capped percentage of the compensation awarded to you. The percentage the solicitor takes should reflect the amount of work they contributed towards you earning your compensation.

In order for you to receive a pelvic fracture settlement, you could speak to Public Interest Lawyers today about your potential case. If we think your case has strong successful merits we will transfer you to our panel of personal jury solicitors. And they could handle your claim from that point on. To contact us today, you could use any of the following 3 methods:

We offer 24/7 communication to claimants, and you don’t have to pursue your case by virtue of you speaking to our advisors.

Additional Links

Thank you very much for using this opportunity to read our guide and learn all about pelvic fracture settlement situations. But if you still want more information, why not have a look at the links presented for you below.