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Broken Bone and Fracture Claims

Many of us will suffer a broken or fractured bone at some point in our lives. Whilst they’re painful, most of us recover without any long-term effects or problems.

That said, some breaks can be much more serious. Resulting in the sufferer unable to work or live an independent life.

If you’ve broken a bone in an accident that someone else is responsible for, get in touch today. We could help you claim compensation.

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Common Causes of Broken and Fractured Bones

Broken or fractured bones happen in lots of ways. The examples below are the most common;

Types of Breaks and Fractures

The terms ‘break’ and ‘fracture’ are used interchangeably. Many consider fractures less serious injuries than breaks but this isn’t always the case.

Here are the most common types;

Hairline Fracture

A hairline fracture (also known as a stress fracture) is a small crack or even a bruise in the bone. They can occur suddenly but most often develop over time from repetitive activity.

Closed Fracture

A closed fracture is a broken or cracked bone that doesn’t penetrate the skin. The best way to diagnose a closed fracture is with an x-ray.

Open Fracture

Also known as ‘compound fractures’, open fractures break the skin. They can be serious with the need for surgical intervention. They’re also susceptible to infection.

Displaced Fracture

A displaced fracture is a fully broken bone that moves out of alignment. The bone might not break the skin, but you’ll often be able to tell the bone has moved. This type of break often needs surgery to fix.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Broken or Fractured Bone

There are many types of breaks and fractures, so every case is different.

To better assess how much money you’re entitled to claim, we’ll consider;

  • The type and severity of the injury
  • How much pain you’ve suffered
  • Loss of earnings
  • Any costs you’ve incurred, like travel medical care etc.
  • The physical effects the injury has had and will have on your life
  • The mental effects your injury has had

For a better idea of how much you can claim, contact our specialist bone fracture lawyers today.

Find Out How Much Your Claim is Worth

If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone in an accident that wasn't your fault, contact us today. We'll discuss your injuries and how we can help you make a no win, no fee claim.0333 3580 393

How Long Do Claims Take to Settle?

The length of time broken bone claims take to settle vary. It depends on the seriousness and complexity of the injury.

A straightforward case where the other side accepts liability can settle in a few weeks.

However, if the injury is more complex and/or the other side denies fault, a claim can take months, if not years to settle.

Can I Claim On a No Win, No Fee Basis?

We handle most personal injury claims on a no win, no fee basis.

There is no cost to you to start a claim and you won’t have to pay anything if you claim isn’t successful.

Why Choose Ringrose Law?

At Ringrose Law, our motto is, ‘Where Individuals Count’.

Every client we deal with is an individual. With individual circumstances and individual needs.

That’s why we take an individual approach to every case.

When you instruct us to pursue your claim, we’ll:

  1. Assign a dedicated, experienced solicitor to your case – they will look after your claim from start to finish.
  2. Give you their direct contact details – you’ll be able to deal with your solicitor directly, whenever you need to.

We can also work in a way that’s best for you.

For example, if you prefer to deal with your solicitor face to face you can visit us at our offices. In some cases, we can visit you, either at home or in hospital.

Regardless, at Ringrose Law we work hard to claim the maximum amount of compensation for our clients.

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If you have suffered a broken or fractured bone in an accident that wasn't your fault, contact us today. We'll discuss your injuries and how we can help you make a no win, no fee claim.0333 3580 393

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    In most cases, you have three years to make a claim for broken or fractured bones.

    There are a few exceptions however;

    • Child claims – you can claim on behalf of a child at any point up until their 18th birthday. Once a child turns 18, they have until they’re 21 to make a claim themselves.
    • Mental capacity – there are no time limits for claiming on behalf of a person who lacks the mental capacity claim themselves.
    • Accidents abroad – time limits vary when claiming for injuries that happened abroad.

    To make a successful claim we need to;

    1. Gather evidence of your injury, and
    2. Understand how the injury is affecting and will affect the rest of your life

    This means you’ll need a medical assessment with an independent medical professional. They will produce a report that we can use in evidence.

    Depending on how serious your injuries are, we might need more than one report. This will mean you might need more than one medical assessment.

    You could still claim, even if your accident was partly your fault.

    The amount of compensation you’ll be awarded will reflect your level of blame.

    For example, if it’s deemed that you’re 50% at fault and your claim is worth £10,000, 50% of that will be deducted. You’ll be award £5,000.

    If you start your claim within the three-year time limit and we can assign blame, then yes.

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