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Serious Injury Claims

Broken Bone Or Fracture Claims

Many of us will break or fracture a bone at some point in our lives and while it’s very painful, we usually recover without long term problems. However, some breaks and fractures can be more serious and you may be forced to give up work and lose the ability to live independently.

Medical professionals refer to any crack or break of a bone as a fracture, no matter how serious your injury is. We’re aware that your situation can be complicated, especially if you’ve suffered multiple fractures, compound fractures or multi-limb fractures.

If you’ve suffered a serious break or fracture in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our lawyers could help you claim compensation.

This can help pay for things such as:

  • Specialist equipment for your home and car
  • Rehabilitation to overcome your injuries
  • Loss of earnings
  • Expenses you’ve incurred

We’ve helped people who have suffered fractures in a range of circumstances, including in road traffic accidents, workplace accidents and falls from height.

Our Serious Injury team is made up of some of the most experienced and talented solicitors in the country who know what it takes to get the best results for you. 

Most of the broken bone claims we handle are on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there's nothing for you to pay upfront, and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim isn’t successful*.

To arrange a free initial consultation about making a claim, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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Broken Bone Or Fracture Claims - More Information
    • How We Can Help You
    • Our serious injury team boasts some of the most experienced and talented serious injury lawyers in the UK. We know exactly what it takes to get the compensation you need and we’ll support you 100%, from your initial consultation to the settlement of your case and beyond.

      We’ll always aim to get the best outcome for you, making sure that:

      • A settlement is reached that meets your needs
      • You get access to necessary care and support services

      We recognise that you may need further treatment and ongoing medical care following a broken bone or fracture. We can advise you on the issues that matter most, such as:

    • The Claims Process
    • If you’ve suffered a fracture or broken bone in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we urge you to contact our Personal Injury team as soon as possible. When you’ve contacted us we’ll organise a free initial consultation where we’ll discuss your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered.

      We’ll also discuss the different funding methods which might be best for your case. There are a number of ways to fund a personal injury claim, including the possibility of a No Win No Fee agreement, which would mean you pay nothing if your claim is unsuccessful.

      Our team will then gather enough evidence to support your claim, which can include analysis by medical experts, police reports and CCTV footage. Medical examinations will not only provide evidence, but can help us to calculate a compensation figure which reflects your long term needs.

      These findings will then be presented to those that are responsible for your accident and we’ll try to negotiate a settlement that supports your needs. If we can’t come to an agreement or if your opponent denies responsibility, we’ll start court proceedings.

      Most claims that we handle are settled out of court, even in circumstances where a trial date has been set. If your claim does reach court, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

    • Are There Any Time Limits For Making A Claim?
    • You will normally have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim.

      If you were under 18 at the time of your accident, you could make a claim at any point before your 21st birthday. Children under 18 cannot make their own claim and have to be represented by an adult. In these circumstances, the three year time limit doesn’t apply as sometimes injuries to children can develop as they grow.

      Claims on behalf of people who don’t have mental capacity also don’t have time limits. If you regain mental capacity, you have three years to claim from the date you were found to have regained capacity.

    • Our Experts
    • Our serious injury lawyers understand that no broken bone or fracture claim is the same. We’ll take the time to get to know you in order to understand your needs, while explaining the legal processes involved clearly and simply.

      You can take comfort in the fact that you’ll be represented by award-winning lawyers. We’re proud to have won the Claimant Solicitor of the Year prize at the Rehabilitation First Awards seven times. This accolade recognises our focus on helping clients to recover from their injuries by helping them access rehabilitation. We help you secure support for years into the future so that you can make the best recovery possible.

      Our work doesn’t stop when your claim ends. We’ve spent years campaigning for improvements to health and safety to prevent accidents that could happen in the future. We work with a number of charities and support groups to help people with injuries access the services and help they need. These charities include:

      • Brake
      • Spinal Injury Association
      • Road Peace

      View our Serious Injury team here

I would certainly recommend Irwin Mitchell to friends and family. The support I’ve received has been fantastic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Make A Broken Bone Or Fracture Claim?

If you’ve suffered a fracture in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you might be able make a compensation claim.

We’ve previously helped with claims resulting from:

We can also help with claims which involve children. As children are still growing, their injuries can become worse over time making these cases more complex. They can also suffer fractures that don’t normally affect adults, such as bowing fractures (where the bone bends but doesn’t break) and greenstick fractures (were the bone is only fractured on one side).

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What Are The Long Term Health Effects Of Serious Fractures?

Our lawyers are aware that fractures can have severe long term effects including mobility issues and paralysis. Breaks to different bones create different problems so we will help you access the relevant support to help you recover as well as possible.

People often think that there’s a difference between a broken bone and a fracture when in fact, medical professionals refer to any type of crack or break to the bone as a fracture, no matter how severe the injury is.

We’ve helped people who’ve suffered serious breaks to their:

  • Legs – stress fractures, compound fractures and displaced fractures
  • Arms – breaks to the humerus, radius and ulna
  • Ribs – cracks and fractures that may cause lung complications
  • Back – fractured vertebrae which can result in spinal cord damage
  • Neck – fractures to cervical vertebrae which can damage the spinal cord
  • Skull – open injuries (objects going through the skull and into the brain) and closed injuries (including blows to the head)

Breaking some bones can lead to more serious injuries, for example a broken back could cause a spinal cord injury. This is why our experts always take broken bone claims seriously and want to make sure that you get the medical care you need.

Serious fractures can mean that you face a number of new day-to-day challenges. We can help put in place measures to make things a little easier, such as:

  • Buying/adapting transport to help you get around
  • Adapting your house so you can be as independent as possible
  • Securing funds if you can’t return to work or to cover time off
  • Organising home visits from care workers
  • Rehabilitation to ensure the best recovery possible

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How Much Compensation Can I Expect?

While we deal with many serious injury claims involving broken bones or fractures, no two cases are the same and compensation varies. Recoveries can also take different lengths of time and it’s important that we know the full extent of your injuries before estimating the amount of compensation you need.

Settlements can depend on factors such as:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Loss of earnings
  • Expenses (e.g. transport)
  • Future rehabilitation and support

To help with immediate expenses relating to your injury, we can try to get early access to some of your compensation before your claim is fully settled. These are known as interim payments, but are only available if those you’re claiming against have accepted responsibility for what’s happened to you.

Unlike most other law firms, we have a key focus on rehabilitation and we’re aware that you might need specialist medical care and support to help with your recovery. Our client liaison managers know that everyone has different goals; some people are able to return to work, while others wish to live more independently.

They get involved with your case from an early point so that they can work with you to put in place measures to help you including rehabilitation, support for health and social issues and any financial advice you may need.

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Awards & Recognition

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Award Winner 2016 We're very pleased to be an approved Head Injury Solicitor for Headway, the brain injury association. Leading Firm - Legal 500 2017

What Our Clients Say

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Our support for The Disabilities Trust.

We are proud to support The Disabilities Trust a charity which provides innovative care, rehabilitation and support to seriously injured people. This organisation offers services such as purpose-built residential accommodation, community housing, special education and community enabling services.

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