Broken bone compensation

If you have suffered a broken bone or a fracture, you may be able to claim compensation. Having one of our personal injury solicitors on your side can increase your chances of winning your claim and securing the highest level of compensation.

When can I get compensation for a broken bone or fracture injury?

Anybody who has suffered a broken bone or a fracture injury (a small crack in the bone) is entitled to make a compensation claim if:

  • A business or person owed you a legal duty of care, and they failed in that duty. Employers and health and social care workers have a duty of care.
  • Your accident happened because another person acted negligently. For example, a car driver was speeding, or the local council did not repair a cracked pavement.

The types of injuries which can lead to such compensation are broken or fractured ankles, arms, elbows, feet and toes, fingers and thumbs, hips, jaw, knees, legs, ribs, shoulder bone, spine, skull, tail-bone and wrist. 

Please note this list is not exhaustive as any break or fracture can lead to a broken bone compensation claim.

Broken bone injuries can be very serious and can lead to loss of income or loss of independence. You may have suffered multiple injuries from your accident.

Whatever the extent of your injuries, please talk to our solicitors, who will be able to advise you about claiming compensation.

What accidents can cause broken bones or fractures?

All kinds of accidents can lead to broken and fractured bones, such as:

Many types of situations could cause broken or fractured bones.

Talk to our personal injury solicitors if you have suffered any kind of accident, and we will explain how we can help.

How much compensation can I claim?

Judicial College guidelines set out the range of compensation awards that can be received for different injuries:

  • Broken wrist claims are between £3,310 and £56,180
  • Tibia or fibula simple fracture can be up to £11,110
  • Femur simple fracture can be between £8,550 and £13,210
  • Broken ankle (minor injury) up to £12,900
  • Serious broken ankle claims can reach £65,420
  • Broken foot compensation can be between £12,900 and £65,710

How much you can claim depends on the severity of your injuries, the medical treatment you need, your projected recovery time, and the effect your injury has had on every aspect of your life.

It is often the case that your personal injury solicitor will instruct a medical expert to prepare a report to assess the extent of your injury attributable to the accident and assess the prognosis regarding the likely period of recovery if you have not fully recovered. 

When our solicitors obtain your medical expert report, they will then be able to provide you with a more accurate assessment as to the likely amount of compensation.

Are there time limits for making a claim?

Like all personal injury claims, the time limit for claiming is usually three years. You have three years from the date your accident happened or the date when your broken bone or fracture injury was diagnosed.

There is no time limit to claim on behalf of a child (until they reach 18 years of age) or somebody who does not have the mental capacity to do so themselves. In this instance, an adult can act as a ‘litigation friend’ by claiming compensation on their behalf.

A child can bring a claim after they reach the age of 18 years. If they do so, the three-year time limit starts from their 18th birthday.

Other time limits apply when injuries are caused by a violent crime or have happened abroad.

Please call our personal injury solicitors if you are not sure whether you have enough time left to make a personal injury claim.

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At Davisons Law, we handle most broken bone claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there is no financial risk to you in relation to the solicitor's legal costs if your claim is not successful.

Our solicitors understand that everyone’s situation is different. We will listen carefully to you and advise you about your claim based on your personal circumstances.

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