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How Much Compensation Could I Claim For A Fractured Or Broken Bone?

By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 12th January 2024. In this guide, we answer the question “how much compensation for a broken leg could you get?” We’ll also look at average payouts for other types of bone fractures, like arms and hips. And we’ll take you through the personal injury claims process and explain how we can help you.

If you have been in an accident that led to a fractured or broken bone, this guide will help clarify your rights and whether or not you could make a broken bone compensation claim. You might wonder if it’s possible to be compensated for an accident in the workplace, and the answer is often yes. It is possible to fight for – and win – compensation even if it was an accident.

The time it takes for a fractured bone or broken bone to heal varies from person to person. If you have fractured or broken a bone in a workplace or any public location, it is important to understand your options and determine whether you are due compensation for your injuries.

If you’d like to claim or to find out more about how much compensation for a broken leg, arm or other bone you could receive, get in touch with our personal injury claims team at 0800 073 8804.

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  1. Broken Bone Compensation Amounts
  2. Broken Bone Compensation Amounts – Who Can Claim?
  3. Evidence To Support Your Claim For A Fracture Or Broken Bone
  4. No Win No Fee Fractured Or Broken Bone Claims
  5. Call Legal Expert For Free Advice And To Start A Claim

Broken Bone Compensation Amounts

If you’ve decided to claim compensation, you may wonder how much your compensation is worth. Broken bone compensation amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis since every injury and the impact it might have is unique.

Your claim may comprise both general damages and special damages. General damages is compensation for your pain and suffering due to your injury. On the other hand, special damages seek to recover related financial losses.

Some of the factors that determine fractured or broken bone compensation amounts are:

  • The severity of your broken bone injury
  • How extensive your treatment plan is
  • Any continuing negative impacts your injury has on your life
  • Any permanent effects

Solicitors can also use compensation amounts from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help with calculations.

The table below contains compensation amounts taken from the April 2022 edition of the JCG. The compensation amounts in the table may not match the payout you receive for fractured or broken bones as they are only a guide.

For instance, there is no fixed average settlement for a broken tibia and fibula. Your broken tibia and fibula compensation will be calculated by considering the above factors.

Injury Description Amount
Multiple Severe Injuries And Special Damages Multiple severe fractures or other injuries, combined with financial losses that could include lost earnings or the cost of mobility aids. Up to £150,000+
Foot Injury – Severe Fractures in both feet or heels that causes permanent pain with a restriction on mobility. £41,970 to £70,030
Knee Injury – Severe (ii) A leg fracture that has extended into the knee joint and causes constant pain with limited movement. £52,120 to £69,730
Arm Injury Serious fractures in one or both forearms that result in a significant functional or cosmetic disability. £39,170 to £59,860
Arm Injury Simple fractures in the forearm. £6,610 to £19,200
Ankle Injury – Moderate Fractures and ligamentous tears that make it difficult to stand/walk for a long time with awkwardness on stairs. £13,740 to £26,590
Ankle Injury – Modest Undisplaced fractures, ligamentous injuries or sprains. How much is awarded will depend on whether the person has made a complete recovery. Up to £13,740
Leg Injury – Less Serious (ii) Simple femur fractures that cause no damage to the articular surfaces. £9,110 to £14,080
Fracture of Clavicle How much is awarded will depend on the extent of the fracture, residual symptoms and whether the union is displaced. £5,150 to £12,240

Special Damages

In addition to general damages, as discussed above, if your claim is successful, your compensation for a broken leg may also include special damages.

This is the head of a claim that reimburses the monetary losses caused by your broken bone injury. To claim special damages, you should save any relevant receipts, invoices, or bank statements that prove these financial losses.

Examples of the financial losses that could be compensated for in your compensation for a broken ankle include:

  • Loss of earnings for time spent away from work recovering from your injuries.
  • Medical costs, such as prescription costs.
  • Travel costs, such as taxi fares to attend appointments.

If you have any questions about broken bone compensation amounts, please get in touch with an advisor. In addition to answering your questions, they can discuss what special damages may be included in your settlement as well as provide you with a free personalised claim valuation.

Broken Bone Compensation Amounts – Who Can Claim?

If you suffered a broken bone injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you might be wondering if you can claim compensation. In order to form the basis of a valid personal injury claim, your case must meet certain criteria.

You must be able to prove that you were injured because another party did not uphold their duty of care. This is a legal responsibility for someone else’s health and safety.

In different scenarios, this duty of care will fall on different people. For example, in the workplace, your employer owes you a duty of care.

This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA).  In this case, if you were to claim compensation for a broken ankle, this claim would be made against your employer.

However, in a public place, the duty of care is owed by the person in control of the space. Their responsibilities are outlined by the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 (OLA).

So, if you were claiming broken ankle compensation after an accident in a shop, this claim would be made against the organisation in control of the space. We will explore these duties of care in more depth further into this guide.

Read on to get more information on broken bone compensation amounts, or contact our team today to get started.

Broken Arm Compensation – How Long To Claim For This And Other Fractures

Whether you’ve suffered a broken arm, leg fracture, or any other kind of broken bone, the legal time limit for claims remains the same. As per the Limitation Act 1980, the general time limit is 3-years from the date of the injury.

There are two exceptions to the 3-year rule:

  • Injuries to under 18s – Due to the fact that children are not permitted to make their own claim, their time limit is suspended until their 18th Before then, if a claim is to be made on their behalf, a litigation friend must be appointed to do so.
  • Those with reduced mental capacities – If the injured party lacks the mental capacity to claim, their time limit is suspended. However, if they ever reach a point where they become capable of making their own claim, the time limit would then begin. Before this date, a litigation friend must also be appointed if a claim is to be made on their behalf.

For more information on amounts for broken bone claims such as broken leg compensation payouts, get in touch with our advisors today.

Evidence To Support Your Claim For A Fracture Or Broken Bone

If you’ve suffered a fractured or broken bone, one of the most important steps in the personal injury claims process is collecting evidence. Evidence is important, as it can demonstrate who is responsible for your injuries, as well as how they occurred and how they will affect you going forwards.

Some examples of evidence that you could use to help you claim for a fractured bone could include:

  • Witness statements: By taking down the contact details of potential witnesses, they could provide a statement about the accident at a later date.
  • Photographs: Taking photographs of the accident scene that caused your broken bone injuries can help prove how it happened.
  • Medical records: Your medical records can also give insight into the severity of your broken or fractured bone, as well as the treatment that you have received and will need going forward.
  • CCTV footage: If your accident was caught on CCTV, it’s possible that you could request this footage and use it as evidence in your claim.

If you choose to work with a solicitor, they will be able to help you gather evidence to further support your claim. To learn more about the broken bone compensation claims process, contact our team of advisors today. Or, read on to find out how a No Win No Fee solicitor could help you get started.

No Win No Fee Fractured Or Broken Bone Claims

Our solicitors could offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is a type of No Win No Fee.

Under a CFA, you won’t be expected to pay a fee to your personal injury solicitor in order for them to start working on your claim, nor will you be asked to pay for their ongoing work. Similarly, if your claim fails, they won’t take a fee for the services.

If your broken bone injury compensation claim succeeds, your personal injury solicitor will take a success fee from your compensation as a small percentage. However, the percentage they take is restricted under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.

Speak to our advisors if you have any questions about No Win No Fee solicitors or broken bone compensation amounts.

They can offer a free consultation, during which they can answer any questions you might have, and they may be able to connect you with a solicitor from our panel. Below are some ways to connect with our team:

Thank you for reading our guide on how much compensation for a broken leg and other broken bones you could get in a personal injury claim.

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