Broken bone and fracture injury compensation claims

Broken bone and fracture injury compensation claims

For getting your life back on track

Suffering a fracture, regardless of its cause, can be a distressing experience. In the aftermath, you may have to navigate pain, surgery and the challenges of recovery. Fracture injuries can disrupt your daily life and affect your physical independence, leading to medical appointments, rehabilitation and an unforeseen loss of income.

At Switalskis, we empathise with the challenges you're facing. Specialising in broken bones and fracture injury compensation claims, we're here to guide you every step of the way, making sure you get the compensation you deserve. Our team is dedicated to offering you caring, straightforward and clear advice.

Whether your fracture resulted from a fall, a workplace incident or any other unfortunate event, we are here to support you. We're passionate about simplifying the complexities of personal injury law so you can understand each stage of your claim and what you need to do. With Switalskis by your side, you can be confident that you have a legal team committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you.

To discuss your claim, please call us today on 0800 138 0458 , or reach out via our website .

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

How Switalskis can help you

Fracture injuries can result from various incidents, and the pain and recovery time needed can cause you added stress. We can help you to claim compensation and get you the rehabilitation you may need that you may be able to otherwise afford. All the while, we’ll make the process as simple and stress-free as possible for you.

There are a number of types of fracture injuries that we frequently help people to claim compensation for. These include:

  • Simple fractures: These are clean breaks, often easier to treat but still painful and disruptive.
  • Compound fractures: These involve the bone piercing the skin, leading to a higher risk of infection and a more complex recovery.
  • Stress fractures: Often resulting from repetitive activities, these small cracks can be painful and limit mobility.
  • Comminuted fractures: When a bone shatters into multiple pieces, the treatment will be intensive and recovery will take longer.

Beyond the immediate physical pain, the emotional aftermath of a fracture can affect your life. Feelings of anxiety, frustration or depression can emerge, especially if your injury affects your daily activities and work.

The financial implications can also be substantial. Medical bills for treatments, physiotherapy sessions, mental health appointments and lost wages due to time off work can be expensive.

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Making a fracture injury compensation claim

Navigating the path to a fracture injury claim can feel overwhelming when you're already dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an injury. But with Switalskis’s support, the process becomes clearer and manageable. Here's a guide to help you grasp the steps involved in making a broken bone or fracture injury compensation claim:

Step 1: Initial consultation

When you reach out to us, we'll discuss the specifics of your fracture injury, evaluate the strength of your claim, and guide you through the action you need to take.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

We’ll begin to gather supporting evidence. This can include medical records detailing the fracture, any photographs of the injury or the incident scene, accounts from witnesses and any other important documentation.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

We'll send your claim to the party at fault. Rest assured, we'll manage all communications and make sure you're shielded from any direct confrontations.

Step 4: Negotiation

The opposing party will then review the claim. They may accept responsibility and suggest a settlement, or they might challenge the claim. Either way, we're here to negotiate, always aiming for the best possible outcome for you.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary)

If a mutual agreement isn't on the horizon, taking the case to court might be the next step. Our solicitors will make sure you're well-prepared and supported throughout the process.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

Once your claim succeeds, we'll make sure the compensation reaches you. This compensation aims to address the financial strains from your injury, helping you transition into the next phase of your life.

What are the time limits for making a fracture injury claim?

Generally, personal injury claims must be started within three years from the date of the accident causing the injury. However, in cases where the severity or implications of your fracture weren’t immediately apparent, the time limit may be extended in certain circumstances.

In some cases, there are exceptions to the three-year timeframe:

Children: If the affected person is a child, a claim can be initiated anytime before their 18th birthday. Once they turn 18, they have until their 21st birthday to pursue the claim themselves.

Mental capacity: If you're representing someone who doesn't have the mental capacity to claim on their own, the typical time constraints may not apply.

It's always beneficial to start a claim early so we can make sure that every detail is addressed. We're here to guide and support you every step of the way. Please reach out at your earliest convenience and we'll help you to understand your options.

What will fracture injury compensation cover? How much compensation can I claim?

Compensation for fracture injuries is categorised into two main types:

  • General damages: These address the physical pain and psychological distress resulting from your fracture injury. The severity of your injuries will determine the compensation payable.
  • Special damages: This category includes any financial repercussions due to your fracture, such as medical expenses, lost wages owing to an inability to work and other related support or travel costs.

The amount of compensation you might be able to claim will be unique to your personal circumstances. Consult with our solicitors and we’ll help you to understand how much you may be entitled to claim.

How are fracture injury claims funded?

Claims may be funded on a no win, no fee basis. If you're concerned about managing potential costs, there are options available. If you have an insurance policy that provides coverage for specific accident scenarios, it might contribute towards your legal fees.

Speak to us as soon as possible and we’ll advise you on how best to fund your personal injury claim.

What to remember when making a fracture injury compensation claim

You should prioritise your wellbeing before doing anything else. However, if you've sustained a fracture due to an accident, there are several steps you can take:

  • Seek medical attention: As well as being an essential step to take following an injury, the medical documentation that your practitioner will create will be important when making a compensation claim. The assessment and diagnosis from a healthcare professional stand as compelling evidence.
  • Report the incident: If your injury happened at work, in a public space or directly due to someone else's negligence in any setting, notify the relevant party. The report will not only create an official record but can also lead the person or organisation responsible to take preventative measures to make sure others don't suffer similarly.
  • Document the evidence: Photographs capturing the aftermath of the incident or the severity of your injury can be invaluable. While it might not be your first thought to do so, capturing visual evidence can significantly strengthen your claim.

Pursuing a legal claim isn't solely about financial recompense; it's about establishing a foundation of support, making sure you have the best chances of making a healthy recovery and rebuilding your future.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our fracture injury claims specialists

John McQuaterDirector and Solicitor Advocate
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Stephanie VeyseySenior Associate Solicitor
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Rosie DoddsAssociate Solicitor
Katrina ElseySenior Associate Litigation Executive
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Why Switalskis?

We're here to guide you through every step of your claim, offering legal advice whenever you need it.

Clarity in complexity

Fracture injury claims can appear daunting, but with our help, they don't have to be. We're dedicated to translating legal terms into straightforward language. We address your concerns, explain the process and make sure you're fully informed at every step.

Empathy at every step

We take the time to truly understand your individual situation. We listen to your concerns, value your emotions and provide tailored advice to suit your needs. To us, you're not just another case; you're a person facing a challenge, and we're here to offer the legal support you need.

Expertise you can trust

When pursuing a fracture injury compensation claim, it's essential to know you're in capable hands. With years of experience and a history of successful claims, Switalskis stands as a beacon of trustworthiness in the realm of personal injury claims, accredited by the Law Society .

Championing your rights

Our team is driven to uphold your rights and make sure you're heard. We accompany you throughout the claims journey, making sure you're well-equipped with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions. Rely on us to navigate the complexities, championing your best interests as you recover.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

Contact us today and we’ll discuss how you may be able to claim compensation for your fracture injury. Call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.

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