What is an orthopaedic injury?
Orthopaedics covers the wider musculoskeletal system, including bones, ligaments and muscles. This means that an orthopaedic injury claim can look different on a case-by-case basis. Examples of orthopaedic injuries include fractures, broken bones, joint dislocations and ligament or tendon tears.
Why should I contact an orthopaedic injury claim lawyer?
If you sustain multiple broken bones – perhaps due to a trip, slip or fall – the results can be devastating. For example, injuries to both arms or legs can result in a significant loss of independence. Multiple fractures often leave you relying on support from carers or loved ones. This can make you more inclined to make an orthopaedic injury claim.
Some fractures might be more serious than others. This can result in treatment being focused on one injury while another is overlooked. You might also have suffered soft tissue damage, abrasions or a psychological injury.
Recoveries from fractures and other injuries take place at different speeds. We recognise that you might experience different symptoms and challenges throughout your recovery. No two journeys are the same, whether you’re making a fracture, torn ligament or multiple injury claim.
Road traffic collisions, workplace accidents and other serious incidents can result in people suffering fractures to any part of their body. An individual involved in a road collision might break arms, legs, ribs or any of the 206 bones in the adult human body.
We can help you by investigating your bone fracture or torn ligament orthopaedic injury claim. We can arrange your rehabilitation and seek interim payments to support you until a settlement is reached.
If you feel ready for free, impartial advice about an orthopaedic injury claim, get in touch with us today.
How will you prove my orthopaedic injury claim for compensation?
In personal injury claims, such as orthopaedic injury claims, you must prove the full extent of your injuries. We help you do this by instructing the appropriate medical experts to examine and report on your condition, likely recovery, and treatment recommendations.
The orthopaedic experts we use tend to specialise in one particular area of the body, so you know you are in good hands. Fractures can give rise to complex medical issues with life-long consequences, so medical evidence must be obtained from the most reputable experts.
Can I claim for multiple orthopaedic injuries at once?
If multiple bone fractures were caused by two or more accidents, each incident will require a separate claim.
For example, if you fractured an arm in an accident at work and then broke a leg in a road traffic accident, two claims would be made: one against the negligent employer and another against the road user. This is because the person or organisation you are claiming against can only be held responsible for the injury that their actions or negligence caused.
There may be some degree of crossover in terms of the losses suffered, such as earnings and care provided. Multiple injury claims is an area our team are experienced in dealing with.
Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp for your orthopaedic injury claim?
Our orthopaedic injury claims lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s why you can rely on us:
- Experience: We have over 35 years’ of experience to our name and have covered many orthopaedic injury claims during that time.
- ‘No win no fee’: If your case isn’t successful and we take it on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, you won’t pay a penny unless you win your case.
- Real people: Our lawyers are there to support you through the case, offering empathy and professionalism in equal measures.
- Awards: We’re among the prestigious Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners
- Accredited: We’re members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and each year we’re assessed in line with the Lexcel practice management standards.
- Testimonials: We have reviews from hundreds of clients, giving you added peace of mind.
We can talk you through the various funding options for bringing your claim. The vast majority of multiple fracture injury claims are funded by (otherwise known as ‘no-win-no-fee‘), so there is virtually no financial risk to you.
For further free legal advice about making a bone fracture or torn ligament claim, please contact one of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s expert solicitors on 020 3411 5839 or send us a message.