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Rib Injury Compensation Claims

The effects of a rib injury can range from short-term pain and inconvenience to far more serious complications. If you’ve been injured, our solicitors will strive to get you the rib injury compensation you deserve.

How To Make A Rib Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. This will involve some questions about how your injury happened, who you feel is at fault, and how your life has been affected. We’ll then assess your case and look at the evidence.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

We can help you to claim for:

  • Ligament damage
  • Fractured sternum
  • Cracked ribs
  • Broken ribs
  • Secondary damage such as a punctured lung.

Rib injuries can be extremely painful, and you may need to take time off work to recover. Generally, broken ribs need around four to six weeks to heal. In serious cases, we may be able to help you with interim compensation payments while you wait for your settlement, which help to cover ongoing costs such as travel to hospital appointments.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Rib Injury Claim?

The general time limits for rib injury claims are three years from the date of the injury. However, there are some exceptions, such as if you were abroad at the time or if you were injured in a criminal assault. We always advise you contact us as soon as possible to avoid running out of time.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Rib Injury?

There’s no fixed amount of compensation you will receive for a rib injury. All cases are unique, so we’ll look at your personal circumstances.

While the severity of your injury will be considered, we’ll also assess the following:

  • Long-term effects such as psychological trauma
  • Secondary illnesses such as chest infections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings.

When applicable, we can also help you with interim compensation payments, to cover costs such as travel to hospital appointments.

No Win No Fee Rib Injury Claims

Most of our rib injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be taken from your final compensation.

Why Choose Us?

We understand that rib injuries can go far beyond the physical damage, which is why we strive to secure compensation to cover rehabilitation, counselling, or any other help you may need. We have legal experts up and down the country who have decades of experience dealing with personal injury claims just like yours.

We won’t rush you; we’ll simply listen to your story and try to get you as much help as we can. Over the years we’ve secured billions of pounds in compensation for our clients, so you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to help you make a claim.

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Call 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll arrange a call to discuss your free initial consultation.

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Rib Injury Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • For injuries that occurred in public, such as a sports club or in a public space like a park, your claim will be against an organisation whose insurance can cover the cost. Road traffic accident settlements will be paid out by the driver’s motor insurance.

      Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe. If they failed to do so, you may have a claim against them, which would be paid out by their insurance.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your rib injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

I was very impressed. They were professional and friendly.”

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