Serious Injury Claims

Broken Bones

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    Broken bones are painful and debilitating. Any bone in the body can be broken and the severity can vary dramatically; it may be a case of allowing the bone to heal naturally or several complicated operations may be necessary before you are well.

    Fractures and broken bones can happen in a number of ways, such as a slip or fall, being struck by a falling object, or even in a criminal assault. This can happen in a number of places, such as work, home or a public place. Broken bone claims are a way for you to fight back against your injury. Call us today to find out if we can help with yours.


    Terence’s Story

    Terence went on a hot air balloon ride in Cornwall. Before landing, the wind speed picked up. The pilot told all passengers to face backwards to the direction of travel and adopt the brace position. However he gave the instructions too late and Terence did not have enough time to do so before the balloon landed. It crashed and two other passengers fell backwards on to his legs, causing him significant pain. The balloon bounced a number of times before coming to land on its side.

    Terence was unable to move from the basket and an ambulance was called. X-rays revealed bilateral fractures of the tibial plateau (i.e. the lower legs at the knee on both sides). He had surgery (‘open reduction and internal fixation’) with plates and screws.

    What happened next?

    It took him a long time to recover and he needed a second operation to replace the metalwork. He will need knee replacements within the next ten years.

    Liability was disputed and the claim was hard-fought. The risk of failing at trial was 50% but we negotiated £36,800 for him.

    All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals

    After-effects of Broken Bones

    The most serious kinds of breaks to bones may need complex surgery to mend, or in the worst case scenario of broken bones negligence, could leave you with a long-term problem that can’t be fixed. This could include:

    • A need for further surgery
    • The insertion of metal pins or plates  
    • Damage to the surrounding tissue/muscle
    • Amputation
    • Paralysis

    If your injury resulted from medical negligence or a serious injury that was caused by someone else, contact us today. We will provide supportive advice and seek compensation for you.

    Experts in Broken Bones Claims

    If you’ve suffered broken bones due to someone else’s negligence call our specialist team of solicitors now.

    We understand the complex nature of treating a severe break, and will fight to ensure that you are getting the compensation for broken bones you need to recover as fully as possible.

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