Broken bones claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your broken bones claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Have you broken a bone?
If you have broken a bone, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for a broken bone and getting compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious broken bone injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Each year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that cause broken bones. Often, these happen in the workplace, caused by slips and falls, sudden impact, or attempts to lift something heavy without proper training.
Road traffic accidents – whether you’re a cyclist, driver, passenger or pedestrian – can also cause broken bones. Perhaps you were knocked off your bike when a driver was careless, or a driver cut across your path. Or maybe a loose paving slab caused you to slip or fall in a public place.
If you’ve had an accident, we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Get the right treatment for your broken bone
Broken bones vary in cause and severity. Some injuries are mild, but sadly some are so serious that they can cause permanent disability.
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after your injury occurs. This increases the chances of treating it in the best way. It’s also important to make your employer aware of any accident that occurs. If you break a bone at work, or in a situation where you are not to blame, seek medical attention quickly and get proof of your injury. Later, if you decide to claim compensation, you can use this to support your case.
Fractures can happen in various parts of the body. They can be stable, open/compound, displaced or comminuted, with degrees of severity. The length of time it takes for your fracture to heal will depend on its type, severity, and the treatment required. Everyone heals at a different rate, but most fractures in adults take at least six weeks to heal. More serious injuries may require surgery and an extended stay in a hospital or rehabilitation unit.
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Why claim for a broken bone?
Broken bone claims are one of the most common types of personal injury claim. All it takes to break a bone is a forceful impact or an excessive twist. This type of injury happens easily and in different ways. Even a mild injury can stop you doing simple tasks, and will affect your everyday life.
Treating a broken bone can be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. Taking long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, may make it difficult for you to keep up with your mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you, and feel you’re losing your independence. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You might not feel it’s worth claiming compensation for a broken bone. You might even blame yourself for something that happened in your workplace.
In fact, as outlined by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should have been trained in how to do this safely. If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation.
Employers are required to have liability insurance. This usually covers compensation awards, so no one loses out.
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether a work accident was your fault. Call us for free on 0800 689 5659, and we can talk it through.
Can you claim for your broken bone?
You may be able to claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you with a broken bone?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did the accident resulting in a broken bone happen in the last three years?
Our 30-second test™ can help you understand how much compensation you could receive for a successful claim. In addition, you may also be able to claim for loss of earnings and additional expenses. As with any personal injury claim, the amount you could receive depends upon your circumstances, and on factors including:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your injury
- The treatment you need after your accident
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- How your injury makes an impact on your life
- The outlook for recovering from your injury
For any type of accident that causes a broken bone, we can help. The quickest way to find out whether you can claim is to call us on 0800 689 5659.
How do you start a claim for a broken bone injury?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 5659.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.