Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make no win no fee compensation claims for fractured bones/broken bones.
Fractures and broken bones can happen at any age.
Infants can be born with genetic diseases such as osteogenesis imperfecta which predisposes them to bone fractures – but doctors may have suspicions that a child is being abused if they are frequently taken to hospital with multiple unexplained fractures.
Adults can also suffer from brittle bones – and frequent bone fractures need investigating.
A blow to the head which causes a Concussion Injury may need investigation in case a fractured skull or orbital fracture has occurred.
Elderly people can also suffer from frequent bone fractures as a result of losing bone density and conditions like osteoarthritis. Poor care in hospitals and care homes for elderly and vulnerable patients can also lead to accidents or incidents which result in falls, causing fractured or broken bones.
There are different types of fractures, including:
Even the tiniest bone in the human body can suffer a fracture injury – often causing instant intense pain, swelling and deep bruising, or leaving the fractured limb feeling numb and looking bloodless below the fracture site.
Compensation claims can be made for fractured bones/broken bones if an accident resulting in injury was caused by negligence, including:
To claim for fractured bones/broken bones, the injury must be caused by the negligence of another party such as an employer, hospital staff or road user.
Claims for compensation for fractured bones and broken bones fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and children have three years from the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured with fractured or broken bones.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been badly injured with fractured bones/broken bones and is recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Fractured Bones/Broken Bones includes:
The insurer of the company liable for the injury usually settles compensation claims – for example an employer’s insurer or the insurer of a tour operator if you are making a Holiday Accident & Illness Claim for fractured bones/broken bones.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Many claims for fractured bones/broken bones compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation for fractured bones/broken bones awarded to minors has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) has to attend this hearing.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a claim for fractured bones/broken bones compensation by calling 020 7923 4020.