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Broken Bones and Fractures

If you have suffered a fracture due to someone else’s negligence, Kerr Brown could help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Every case is different, and a specialist personal injury lawyer who has experience in making claims for broken bones and fractures will help you deal with your situation so you can move on with your life without delay.

It is important to contact a solicitor as soon as possible – there are strict time limits on claims for compensation, meaning you and your legal team will need to start the process promptly.

What is a fracture?

Fracture is another word for a broken bone. There are 206 bones in the human body, and if any of them are broken, the injury is a fracture. The most common fractures include broken legs, arms, ankles, hips and clavicles, although Kerr Brown can help you claim in respect of any type of fracture.

A fracture is referred to as open or compound when the broken bone pierces the skin. This type of injury results in a greater risk of infection and can be particularly distressing. Hairline fractures (also known as stress or fissure fractures) are cracks in the bone rather than a full break. Hairline fractures do not cause significant, lasting damage but can be the source of pain and suffering.

Whatever the severity of your injury, we recommend that you discuss the possibility of compensation with a personal injury solicitor.

How do fractures occur?

The circumstances in which a person might suffer a fracture are wide ranging. The personal injury specialists at Kerr Brown have extensive experience making claims for clients who have been injured in the workplace, in road accidents, at school and in many other contexts. When you contact us we will talk to you about the nature of your injury and the circumstances in which it occurred, and match you with the best solicitor to make a claim on your behalf.

Am I entitled to compensation?

You may be able to claim for compensation if your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, i.e. someone else’s mistake or lack of care. A claim in respect of your fracture will involve proving that the other party was at fault, making a legal argument based on the key principles of negligence and justifying the amount of compensation claimed.

If your claim is successful, the amount of compensation recovered may take into account:

  • pain and suffering (when the injury occurred, and during your recovery);
  • loss of earnings (immediate and future);
  • care/rehabilitation costs;
  • loss of amenity; and
  • childcare costs.

The amount of compensation awarded varies on a case-by-case basis, reflecting the severity of the injury and its impact on you in the long term. Our team will provide an estimate of the amount of compensation you might receive to help you decide whether to make a claim.

How could compensation help me?

A fracture injury can have significant financial implications, including healthcare costs and loss of income for time off work. A compensation award can help with these costs and minimise the impact of the injury on your quality of life. With peace of mind that you and your family will not be adversely financially affected by the fracture you can focus on your recovery.

However, compensation is not just about the money. The process of claiming compensation will help you understand what went wrong and who was at fault, giving you closure and allowing you to move on from the accident.

My child has suffered a fracture, can I recover compensation on their behalf?

If your child has a fracture injury and you think this was due to the fault of a third party, we can advise you on how to make a claim on their behalf. Alternatively, children can in some circumstances make a claim in their own name. We can discuss the options with you and your child.

What should I do next?

If you want to find out if you can claim for compensation, call us on 0141 413 9627 or contact us via our online contact form.

Our approachable solicitors have a wealth of experience helping clients who have suffered fractures. We can quickly let you know whether you have a claim for compensation and, if you decide to pursue the claim, we will clearly explain each step of the process, answer any questions you have and prepare a strong case on your behalf.