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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for a broken leg?

    A broken leg can be a debilitating injury, and if you have suffered through one you may be asking yourself the following question: can I claim for a broken leg? The answer is yes, under certain circumstances. The law allows for the recovery of some costs associated with the accident or injury if you were not at fault. That means if someone was negligent, if equipment or material was defective or if it malfunctioned, or if you did not have the training or proper supervision when you suffered your accident or injury, you may be entitled to compensation. There may also be other factors involved, which is why it is always a good idea to contact Accident Advice Helpline for a free assessment of your case.

    The hours and days after an accident or injury may be painful and difficult. The recovery period for adults in particular may be slower than anticipated. We are all familiar with the time it takes for a child to recover from a broken leg, but an adult case can be completely different. Depending on the type of break, the age and general health condition of the person, as well as the severity of the injury, recovery can be weeks or even months long. Bones sometimes do not heal and require additional surgeries, or there is physical therapy to contend with to make the leg fully functional and weight-bearing again.

    How to contact us

    Your daily routine can get completely disrupted after breaking a leg; at Accident Advice Helpline we have set up several ways you can reach us, all of which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The first is by calling our free telephone number on 0800 180 4123. We will ask some simple questions related to your injury and provide some information regarding your specific situation. Another method is to use the six-question inquiry box on the home page of our website at In 30 seconds you can have a free estimate of the amount of money to which you could be entitled regarding your claim. The third method is to text “claim 365” to 88010 and answer the same simple questions.

    No matter how you contact us, the initial consultation is free. Should you decide to file a claim, your solicitor will require no money up front. Remember that anyone with knowledge of the situation can contact us, so if a friend or loved one is in hospital and unable to contact us, do them a favour and tell us about their accident. Once the injured person knows all the options available, they can decide the best course of action for them.

    Whatever you do, do not take the situation lightly. If you are an accident victim, you have rights. Just as you are knowledgeable in your field, our solicitors are knowledgeable in the field of personal injury law and can provide honest advice about your unique situation. Call, text or visit our website today to get the personalised care you deserve.

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    Date Published: August 2, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Leg injury claims

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