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Fractured Bone Claims
Fractured bone claims occur due to the result of multiple fracture injuries, usually after a traumatic incident such as a car accident. The body has suffered a catastrophic event and as a result many broken bones have occurred.
There are many types of bone fractures depending on the type of trauma/impact and all take considerable time to heal; cause pain; and require rehabilitation.
If you have serious injuries caused by another party, you will be entitled to be compensated for the losses that you have suffered as a result of the accident by making a fractured bone claim.
Special Damages For Multiple Fracture Injuries
Special damages the losses and expenses you have incurred that can be specifically quantified. This includes your loss of earnings, damage to property, medical expenses, taxi fares, etc.
It is important to keep a diary of events as well as receipts for all expenses incurred relating to multiple fracture injuries as they can be extensive and wide reaching.
General Damages And Future Losses For Multiple Fracture Injuries
In addition, you should be compensated for the pain and suffering that you have gone through as a result of the accident and the consequent injuries. You can also claim for any future losses you may suffer – an inability to do the same type of work after the injuries, loss of promotion prospects, and perhaps an inability to take part in certain sports or hobbies.
General damages are the more difficult part of the equation – as these have to be quantified and some monetary value has to be placed on the pain and suffering that you have gone through, your possible future loss of earnings and how the injury may affect your life in the future.
This assessment depends on you as an individual, your circumstances and how you recover from the multiple fracture injuries you have.
In order to get some guidance, lawyers review past cases which are similar and the level of general damages awarded and those awards as a starting point. With multiple fracture injuries, this can be extremely complicated as it will be rare that another plaintiff will have exactly the same fractures as the ones from which you suffer.
What Do You Need To Prove To Make A Fractured Bone Claim?
One of the most important factors in any personal injury case is the availability and nature of medical evidence of the injuries. When someone suffers a broken or fractured bone (or multiple fractured bones), a radiologist will almost certainly take x-ray images that definitively speak to the extent of the fracture.
There’s no arguing with the black and white x-ray image of a fractured bone. Unlike soft-tissue injuries which are difficult to prove, “hard” injuries like bone fractures are nearly indisputable.
The assessment of compensation for sever multiple injuries is personal to the individual and the amount of compensation depends on the individual circumstances of the claimant. It involves looking at all aspects of the claimant’s life – in the home, at work, leisure and sporting activities – to build a picture of how their life would have progressed without the injuries compared to how it will progress with the consequences of their multiple fracture injuries.
The process of assessing and valuing claims for multiple fractures can seem intrusive. Inevitably, however, with multiple fractures every aspect of the claimant’s life is affected and the consequences for the future need to be considered carefully. Such as loss of earnings or earning capacity, the need for care and assistance with running the home or looking after the garden as well as, possibly, the need for special equipment and/or future medical treatment.
With the difficulties involved in assessing multiple fracture injuries, it is extremely important that you contact a lawyer who has experience with serious injury accidents as soon as you or a member of your family has suffered. An expert in the area will be able to explain in clear and simple terms what will be involved in making a claim as well as to assist you with guidance in your rehabilitation and your future.
Contact our team if you’ve suffered serious multiple fracture injuries as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Call us on 01782 652300 to arrange an initial consultation with one of our fractured bone claim experts, or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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