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Broken Bone Or Fracture Compensation 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 have to give up work or even lose the ability to live independently.

Medical professionals refer to any 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.

Can I Make A Broken Bone Or Fracture Compensation Claim?

If you’ve suffered a serious break or fracture that someone else was responsible for our lawyers could help you claim compensation.

This can help pay for things like:

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

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

Are There Time Limits For Making A Broken Bone Or Fracture Claim?

You usually need to make a claim within three years of your accident. There’s no time limit if you’re making a claim for:

  • Your child who is under 18 (once they’re 18 they’ll have three years to make a claim)
  • Someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to handle their own claim.

If your injuries are from a violent crime, you’ll have two years to make a claim. There are different time limits for accidents that happen abroad. These will be based on the specific country’s laws and it’s best to contact us as soon as possible.

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?

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

We can help you decide if a No Win No Fee claim is right for you, contact us today on 0800 056 4110.

How Much Compensation Will I Get After A Broken Bone Or Fracture Claim?

The compensation you could get will depend on:

  • The pain you’ve suffered
  • Any loss of earnings
  • Costs of medical treatments, now and in the future.

We’ll work out how much compensation you’ll need based on your unique circumstances. We’ll make sure your compensation is enough to help you recover from your injury and keep you financially secure.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

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.

Everyone’s needs are different and we’ll work closely with you to make sure we understand your situation. You won’t get complicated legal jargon - we’ll explain things about your claim in plain English so you know exactly what’s going on. If your claim succeeds, we can also make sure it lasts as long as possible through a personal injury trust.

We’re highly rated as experts in our field by independent legal guides like Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. With offices across the country, we can help you wherever you’re based.

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To talk to one of our experts about making your broken bone claim call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online.

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    • How We Can Help You
    • Our serious injury team has some of the most experienced and talented 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 by 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 you should contact our personal injury team as soon as possible. Once you’ve contacted us we’ll organise a free initial consultation to discuss your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered.

      We’ll also talk about the best way to pay for your claim. We make most personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, which means you only pay if your claim is successful, in which case your opponent will pay most of your fees with the rest coming from your settlement. If your case is unsuccessful then you won't pay anything*.

      Our team will gather evidence to support your claim, which could include analysis by medical experts, police reports and CCTV footage. Medical examinations 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 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 the responsible person denies fault, we’ll start court proceedings.

      Most claims that we handle are settled out of court even after 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 usually have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim.

      You can claim on behalf of a child anytime before their 18th birthday. Once they turn 18 have three years to make a claim.

      If you're claiming on behalf of a loved one who lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves there is no time limit. If they regain mental capacity, they have three years to claim from the date they were found to have regained capacity.

    • Meet Our Broken Bone & Fracture Solicitors
    • 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 making the legal procedures involved as simple and straightforward as possible.

      You can take comfort in the fact that you’ll be represented by award-winning lawyers. We’re proud to be seven-time winners of the Claimant Solicitor of the Year prize at the Rehabilitation First Awards. We received this award in recognition of our work supporting our clients' recovery from their injuries by helping them access rehabilitation. We could help you secure support for as long as you need it so you can make the best recovery possible.

      Our work doesn’t stop when your claim ends. We’ve spent years campaigning for improvements in health and safety to prevent accidents happening 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 like mobility issues and paralysis. Breaks to different bones create different problems and we'll help you access the right support for your specific injury.

People often think that there’s a difference between a broken bone and a fracture. 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 will make sure you get the medical care you need.

Serious fractures can mean 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 amounts vary. How long a bone takes to heal can vary a lot 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:

  • 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 final settlement. These payments are known as 'interim' payments and they're only available if those you’re claiming against have accepted responsibility for your accident.

Unlike most law firms, we focus on providing our clients with access to rehabilitation and we’re aware that you might need specialist medical care 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 can get involved with your case early on so that they can help you access 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.

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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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