Compensation for Fractured Pelvis Injuries
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
A fractured or broken pelvis is a serious injury that can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. It can result in pain, disability, and long-term medical complications. If you have suffered a fractured pelvis due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.
Fractured pelvis claims typically fall under personal injury law and involve seeking damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the injury.
It is important to seek the advice of a qualified solicitor who can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights. If you have suffered a fractured pelvis injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, please read on to find out how we can help you claim compensation.
Common accidents that lead to a fractured pelvis
At Beacon Law, we deal with a variety of fractured pelvis claims. Some of the most common accidents that we see that lead to fractured pelvis injuries include:
- Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. This can include slipping on a wet floor, uneven pavement, or debris on the ground. If the slip and fall resulted in a fractured pelvis, the property owner or manager may be held liable for the victim’s injuries under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957.
- Road traffic accidents: Road users have a duty of care which is outlined in the highway code. Road traffic accidents can result in pelvis fractures if the victim’s body is suddenly jolted or twisted in a way that causes an injury. If the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, the victim may be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
- Work-related injuries: Employee’s rights are outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. However, pelvis fractures can occur in the workplace, particularly in industries that require heavy lifting and manual labour. If the injury was caused by an unsafe work environment or a co-worker’s negligence, the victim may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim, or a personal injury claim against their employer.
- Sports injuries: Pelvis fractures are common in sports that involve heavy tackles. If the injury was caused by the negligence of a coach, teammate, or other party, the victim may be able to file a personal injury claim.
In general, any situation in which someone else’s negligence or intentional actions caused a fractured pelvis may result in a compensation claim. It is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case and determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for fractured pelvis injuries.
Am I eligible to claim compensation for fractured pelvis injuries?
Whether you are eligible to make a fractured pelvis compensation claim will depend on the specific circumstances of your hip injury. Generally, if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, you may be eligible to claim for a fractured pelvis.
To determine whether you have a valid claim, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer. They can evaluate the facts of your case and advise you on your legal options. Some of the factors that may be considered when determining eligibility for a fractured pelvis compensation claim include:
- Liability: In order to make a successful claim, you must be able to prove that someone else was at fault for your injury. This could be a property owner, driver, employer, coach, or any other party whose negligence or intentional actions caused your pelvis fracture.
- Damages: You must also be able to demonstrate the extent of your damages. Evidence could include medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses related to your injury.
- Time limits: There are time limits known as statutes of limitations. These time limits dictate how long you have to file an injury compensation claim after a pelvis fracture. Therefore, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.
If you believe you may have a valid pelvis fracture compensation claim, it is important to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They can help you understand your legal rights and options and work to help you recover the compensation you deserve. At Beacon Law, we offer claims on a no win no fee agreement if we believe your claim has good prospects of success.
What is the process to claim compensation for fractured pelvis injuries?
The process of filing a pelvis fracture claim can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. However, in general, the following steps may be involved:
- Seek Medical Attention: The first step in the process is to seek medical attention from a medical professional. Your medical records will be important evidence in your claim. Therefore, it is important to document your injuries as soon as possible.
- Consult with a personal injury solicitor: Consider consulting with a personal injury solicitor. They can advise you on your legal options and help you navigate the claims process.
- Investigation and Documentation: Your solicitor will work with you to investigate the circumstances of your injury and gather evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records, witness statements, and other documentation.
- Submitting the Claim: Your solicitor will help you prepare and submit your claim to the responsible party or their insurance company. This will include a demand letter outlining the extent of your injuries and the compensation you are seeking.
- Negotiation: Once the claim is submitted, negotiations will begin with the responsible party or their insurance company. Your solicitor will work with you to negotiate a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries and losses.
- Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your solicitor may file a claim on your behalf. This will involve going to court and presenting your case to a judge or jury.
- Settlement: If a settlement is reached either through negotiation or litigation, you will receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
It is important to work with an experienced personal injury solicitor who can guide you through the process. They can also help to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
How much is my pelvis fracture compensation claim worth?
The amount of compensation you receive will be split into two sections: general damages and special damages. General damage refers to the compensation payment you will receive for the pain and suffering you sustained as the result of your injury.
The amount of general damages compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. The amount of time it will take for you to recover from your injuries will also be taken into consideration.
Special damages refer to any additional financial losses incurred. This can include care and assistance, travel expenses, loss of earnings and treatment costs.
We will negotiate a settlement with the Defendant based on our valuation of your injuries using judicial college guidelines.
What are the time limits for fractured pelvis claims?
The general rule for personal injury claims is that a claimant has three years from the date of their accident or the date of realisation of the injury to commence their claim.
However, if the claimant lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim for themselves and they require an individual to commence it on their behalf, there is no time limits.
Furthermore, if the claimant is under eighteen, their three year time limit will not commence until their eighteenth birthday.
How can Beacon Law assist?
The team of personal injury specialists at Beacon Law consists of a range of experts, including fractured pelvis solicitors. From our specialisms in a number of different personal injury law areas, such as accidents at work and road traffic accidents, we have been able to develop a wide range of skills and experience.
We offer our assistance on a no win, no fee basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay our fees. If your claim is successful, our fees will be deducted from your personal injury compensation on conclusion of your case.
Moreover, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and can be relied upon to uphold their high standards.
To find out more information about us and speak to an expert, please contact us on 0330 1332 857 or fill out an online form and we will get back to you promptly.