Bone Fracture Claims for Compensation: No Win, No Fee
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Suffering a bone fracture can be a painful and traumatic experience, often requiring extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover. If your bone fracture was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related losses. Our experienced solicitors are here to help you navigate the legal process and maximise your chances of a successful outcome.
With our no win, no fee arrangement, you can pursue your claim without worrying about upfront legal costs. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services and personalised attention, and we will fight tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Types of bone fracture
There are many different types of fractures, and they can be classified based on several factors, including the location of the fracture, the severity of the fracture, and the pattern of the fracture. Some common types of bone fractures include:
- Simple fracture: Also known as a closed fracture or broken bone, this occurs when the bone is broken, but the skin is not broken.
- Compound fracture: Also known as an open fracture, this occurs when the bone breaks through the skin, leading to a risk of infection.
- Greenstick fracture: This occurs when the bone cracks or bends but does not break completely, commonly seen in children.
- Comminuted fracture: This occurs when the bone breaks into several small pieces or fragments.
- Hairline fracture: This is a small crack in the bone that can be difficult to detect but can cause pain and discomfort.
- Pathological fracture: This occurs when the bone is weakened by a disease, such as osteoporosis, leading to a break.
- Stress fracture: This occurs due to repetitive stress or overuse, such as in sports, leading to a small crack in the bone.
The type of bone fracture can have a significant impact on the treatment and recovery process, so it is important to seek medical attention promptly if you suspect a fracture. A qualified medical professional can diagnose the type of fracture and recommend appropriate treatment.
Accidents that may lead to bone fractures
Bone fractures can result from a wide range of accidents and injuries. Beacon Law have dealt with bone fracture claims arising from many types of accidents. Some common types of accidents that can lead to bone fractures include:
- Road traffic accidents: High-speed car accidents or collisions involving motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians can lead to serious bone fractures, particularly in the legs, arms, and pelvis.
- Slips, trips, and falls: Falls from heights, such as from a ladder or a roof, or slipping on a wet floor or icy pavement, can result in bone fractures, especially in the wrists, arms, ankles, and hips.
- Sports injuries: Contact sports or high-impact activities such as football, hockey, basketball, and skiing can cause bone fractures, particularly in the arms, legs, and spine.
- Accidents at work: Workers in construction, manufacturing, and other industries that involve heavy machinery or physical labor are at increased risk of bone fractures from falls, equipment malfunctions, or other accidents. If your employer has breached their duties to provide good health and safety in the workplace, you may be able to make a claim.
- Physical assault: Assault, including domestic violence and physical altercations, can result in bone fractures in any part of the body.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions such as osteoporosis or bone cancer can weaken the bones, making them more susceptible to fractures.
It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect a bone fracture, as early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term complications and improve recovery outcomes.
Additionally, if your bone fracture was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to make a broken bone claim for your injuries and related losses. A qualified personal injury solicitor can help you determine your legal options and pursue a bone fracture claim.
Bone fracture claims process
If you have sustained a bone fracture due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a broken bone compensation claim. Below are the steps you can take to make bone fracture claims:
- Seek medical attention: It is essential that you seek prompt medical attention for your fracture. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent long-term complications and improve recovery outcomes. Make sure to keep copies of all medical records, including doctor’s notes, test results, and treatment plans.
- Gather evidence: Collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This may include witness statements, accident reports, photographs of the accident scene, and any other documentation that can help establish liability.
- Contact a solicitor: A qualified solicitor can help you navigate the legal process, evaluate the strength of your personal injury claim, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company on your behalf.
- File your claim: Your solicitor will help you file your claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or through the courts, depending on the circumstances of your case. You may be required to attend a medical examination to determine the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life.
- Negotiate a settlement: Your solicitor will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to try to reach a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to court.
Making a bone fracture claim can be a complex and time-consuming process, so it is essential to work with an experienced and reputable solicitor who can provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Bone fracture claims: Compensation amounts
The amount of compensation you could be entitled to for a fractured bone depends on various factors, such as the severity of your injury, the impact on your daily life, and the financial losses you have suffered as a result. Your compensation for bone fracture claims will be split into two sections – general damages and special damages. General damages will compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, whereas special damages will cover additional financial losses.
Some of the factors that may be taken into account when determining compensation include:
- The type of fracture: The severity and location of your fracture can affect the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. For example, a broken leg may result in a higher compensation award than a broken finger.
- Medical expenses: Compensation may be awarded for medical expenses, such as hospital bills, surgery, and ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
- Loss of earnings: If your injury has prevented you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, including past and future earnings.
- Pain and suffering: Compensation may be awarded for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life resulting from your injury.
- Other damages: Additional damages may include loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other expenses related to your injury.
It is important to note that every case is unique, and the amount of compensation you may be entitled to can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of your case. A qualified solicitor can evaluate the strength of your claim and provide you with an estimate of the potential compensation you could receive.
How long does the bone fracture claims process take?
The length of time it takes to process bone fracture claims can vary widely depending on the complexity of your case and the willingness of the at-fault party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement. Here are some of the factors that can impact the timeline of a bone fracture claim:
- Medical treatment: The length of time it takes to recover from your fracture and complete any necessary medical treatment can impact the timeline of your claim.
- Investigation: Your solicitor will need to conduct a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your injury, which can involve obtaining medical records, witness statements, and other documentation.
- Negotiations: Negotiating a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company can take time, particularly if there is disagreement over liability or the extent of damages.
- Court proceedings: If a settlement cannot be reached, your case may need to proceed to court, which can add additional time to the claims process.
In general, the claims process for a bone fracture claim can take anywhere from several months to several years, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Your solicitor can provide you with a more accurate estimate of the timeline based on the specifics of your case.
Time limits for making a claim
In England and Wales, the general time limit for making a personal injury claim, including a bone fracture claim, is three years from the date of the injury or the date of knowledge of the injury. The date of knowledge is when you became aware or should have reasonably become aware that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.
However, there are some exceptions to this general rule. For example, if the injured party is a child, the three-year time limit does not start until their 18th birthday. Additionally, if the injury was sustained in an accident abroad or if the at-fault party is unknown or untraceable, different time limits and rules may apply.
It is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible after sustaining a bone fracture injury to ensure that you do not miss any applicable time limits for making a claim. Waiting too long to pursue a claim could result in you being barred from seeking compensation for your injuries and related losses.
No win, no fee bone fracture claims
Beacon Law offer bone fracture claims on a no win, no fee basis. In a no win no fee claim, the solicitor representing you will only get paid if your claim is successful. This type of arrangement is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Under a no win no fee agreement, you will not have to pay your solicitor’s legal fees upfront, and if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any legal fees at all. However, if your claim is successful, your solicitor will take a percentage of the compensation awarded to cover their legal fees and expenses.
No win no fee agreements can provide access to justice for people who might not otherwise be able to afford to pursue a claim. This is because the financial risk is shifted from the injured party to the solicitor, who will only take on cases that they believe have a reasonable chance of success.
If you have suffered a bone fracture as a result of someone else’s negligence, a no win no fee solicitor can help you pursue a claim for compensation without the financial risk of upfront legal fees. They will guide you through the claims process, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary.
How can Beacon Law assist?
The team of leading personal injury lawyers at Beacon Law can be relied upon to conduct your matter effectively. Our vast experience across the personal injury law area ensures that we are well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to seek compensation for your injury.
We see the tragic effects of fractured bones first hand therefore our clients are our first priority and we will strive to win your case, seeking you well-deserved compensation.
Furthermore, through our ‘no win, no fee’ process, you can pursue a claim for compensation without the anxiety of a mountain of legal costs upon an unsuccessful conclusion.
To find out more information about how we can help you, please contact us on 0330 1332 857 or fill out an online form so that an expert can respond to you promptly.