Fracture & Broken Bone Compensation

If you've suffered this type of injury due to an accident that wasn't your fault in a road, work or public place accident you should seek legal advice whether you can make a compensation claim.

Nick Tunnicliffe

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Bone fractures are a serious injury and can have a detrimental effect on your day to day life. 

When you break bones in a no-fault accident, you will almost always find that you require significant time of work to enable you to recover from the injuries and to continue with medical treatment and undergo rehabilitation services.

In the most serious of cases, such as spinal cord damage, the injured person may never fully recover and require healthcare for the rest of their life. Therefore, the average amount of compensation awarded varies from case to case, depending on the injury type, the parts of the body affected and the severity of the damage.

To find out more about how much you would expect to receive, see our awards and settlements guide.

Types of Bone Fractures

Broken bones are commonly caused by falls, vehicle accidents or being struck/trapped by an object.

If your injury is the result of another person's negligence; it's only right that they should be held accountable and that you should seek compensation for the pain and suffering the injury has caused, treatment and any loss of earnings due to having to take time off work. Some of the fracture injuries we have secured compensation for include:

  • Broken Toe or Finger
  • Broken Ankle or Foot such as the Talus or Heel
  • Broken Wrist
  • Broken Collarbone or Cheekbone
  • Broken Arm or Leg
  • Broken or Cracked Ribs
  • Fractured Skull
  • Spinal Cord Injury

Treatment for Broken Bones

As bone is living tissue it often heals over time if it is held in position with a plaster cast, metal rod or splint depending on the severity and location of the fracture. There can often be longer term effects such as scarring, deformity or restriction in mobility, which may lead to further corrective treatments and therapy being required.

Surgery & Hospital Care for Bone Fractures

In some cases surgery is required to re-seat bones which have come out of alignment; or even to add metal support (pins) for breaks in multiple places or where the bone has been shattered or crushed. These types of treatment are known as Orthopaedic surgery and can require multiple procedures supported by a long-term process of physiotherapy.

The whole course of treatment, recovery and ongoing support can be costly and have a dramatic effect on you and your family's life. Therefore, the compensation you receive should reflect all these circumstances and our personal injury specialists will be able to provide all the advice and support you need to make a comprehensive claim.

Spinal Injuries Association Partner

Spencers Solicitors are accredited by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and are spinal cord injury specialists.

Injuries to the spine are amongst the most catastrophic and complex of all bodily injuries and the SIA is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected.

No matter what kind of fracture injury you have sustained, we will work with a range of medical experts to establish your immediate and ongoing needs. This allows us to build a meticulous case for your claim that will cover the cost of all current and all future support needs.

In cases where the injury is significantly life changing the timeframe for receiving the full settlement can be long, however in these circumstances we can often secure interim payments to help with the cost of bills and ongoing treatments.

At Spencers our ethos is simple; we always act in the best interests of our clients by putting their needs first.

Our injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with injury compensation claims and we pride ourselves on delivering an unrivalled quality legal service.

Seek Specialist Legal Advice

Call our legal team on 08000 93 00 94 to discuss your injuries, or alternatively complete our online enquiry form and we'll call you back at a time convenient for you.

Compensation claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee funding agreement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work and you won't be at financial risk.

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