A fractured fibula and tibia can be extremely painful and have serious consequences if the injuries are very severe and have life altering consequences in extreme cases. We have researched the following case study to demonstrate how a personal injury solicitor can win significant compensation for a fractured fibula and tibia at work where it is proven negligence was the cause of the accident and injury. If you have fractured your fibula or tibia at work or even if it wasn’t at work but believe somebody else is to blame then contact Accident Claims UK today on 0800 073 8801 for a free consultation.
In this case study the claimant who was claiming for compensation for multiple fractured bones was in his workplace for 15 years. The claimant was part of the operations team for the company and was working in the stores area close to a pallet that was being used to transport floor panelling. At the time of the accident where the claimant suffered a fractured tibia, fractured fibula and crushed finger, the pallet was being lifted by a crane.
The pallet broke as it was being lifted and a couple of very heavy floor panels fell off of the top of the pile. Naturally the claimant put out his hand which led to the crushed finger and then multiple fractures in the leg as the panels landed. The injuries were so severe that the claimant was still in recovery and receiving treatment nearly 2 years after the event which led him to seek compensation for multiple fractured bones.
What Accident Did The Claimant Suffer?
The accident, that led to compensation for multiple fractured bones, was due to a faulty wooden pallet splitting while being lifted by a crane and some of the items on the pallet subsequently fell on to the claimant. He was not responsible for the accident so subsequently decided to make a claim for compensation for multiple fractured bones.
How Common Are Injuries Caused By Object Falling From A Height?
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there were nearly 680,000 non-fatal injuries at work in 2016/2017. Being struck by a falling object made up 10% of those injuries meaning 68,000 injuries were caused by objects falling on employees. Some of these would have led to compensation for multiple fractured bones and other injuries.
Compensation for multiple fractured bones or other injuries can be claimed by a personal injury solicitor if it can be proven that the injury was caused by negligence. The HSE has guidelines on work practices that should stop items falling and if it can be shown that health and safety guidelines weren’t being followed then you could begin a broken bone compensation claim.
Details Of The Fracture Injuries Suffered
The claimant in this case claimed compensation for multiple fractured bones but what were the actual injuries? There were 3 injuries sustained (hence the compensation for multiple fractured bones) in this accident:
- Crushed finger: The distal phalanx (or very tip of the finger) was crushed and the fingernail completely removed
- A fractured right Fibula: This is the smaller of the bones in the leg, also known as the calf bone.
- A fractured right Tibia: The final injury that led to a claim of compensation for multiple fractured bones was in the right Tibia which is the other leg bone (sometimes called the shinbone).
The claimant who claimed compensation for multiple fractured bones had to have his leg pinned, plastic surgery and surgery to remove infection and had suffered nerve pain and infection for a long period after the accident as well as the initial fractures.
When assessing a claim for compensation for multiple fractured bones it is important to consider the suffering after the accident as well as the initial pain caused because of the accident.
Conducting The Case And Obtaining A Settlement
The solicitor involved in this compensation for multiple fractured bones claim had to gather evidence to prove that the accident that resulted in the claim was due to negligence or liability of the company. Any personal injury solicitor would always start by understanding the claimants problems, then look at what amount of compensation for multiple fractured bones might be due and how the employer was to blame.
Once the evidence has been gathered and the case for compensation for multiple fractured bones could be proven then the personal injury solicitor would make contact with the employer in the first instance, who would probably pass it to their own legal team and negotiations would commence.
If the case for compensation is strong enough and presented properly then the company may decide to deal with the personal injury solicitor, admit liability and pay the compensation for multiple fractured bones that is presented to them by the claimant’s solicitor.
What Settlement Was Awarded And How Long After The Accident?
The company in this case admitted liability around 3 months after discussions commenced and admitted that compensation sought was fair and in total the claimant who had claimed compensation for multiple fractured bones was awarded £108,500.
The claimant had been receiving treatment and enduring various operations for around 2 years which led to him seeking compensation. It is important to remember that any personal injury claim has to be started no later than 3 years after the accident occurred. In reality for injuries that are evident immediately following an accident at work, a compensation claim should be started as soon as possible. Leaving it right up until the deadline will usually be too late for a solicitor to want to pursue.
No Win No Fee Compensation For Multiple Fractured Bones At Work
You may be thinking of claiming compensation for multiple fractured bones but are worried about the legal costs involved in mounting a case. That is why Accident Claims UK offer a no win no fee service for all claims for compensation including those for multiple fractured bones that we take on.
No Win, No Fee means that, if we take on your claim for compensation for multiple fractured bones, then we won’t charge anything for our services unless we win your compensation claim. That means it costs nothing to get started, nothing as the claim progresses, and nothing if we lose, so there is no risk to you at all for making a claim for compensation for multiple fractured bones. When we agree to take on your compensation claim we’ll outline exactly what you’ll pay if we do win so there are no surprises at the end of your compensation for multiple fractured bones claim.
This page shows how much you may receive for your claim of compensation for various fractured bones. The compensation table is only for guideline purposes as every compensation for multiple fractured bones is different but they are the guidelines set out for various injuries. It is impossible to say how much compensation for multiple fractured bones you may get without knowing the full details of course but once we have discussed your case with you then we will be able to give you a better indication.
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HSE guide to preventing falling objects – A government resource that details how to avoid falling object accidents which can lead to compensation for multiple fractured bones claims.
HSE Stats on accidents at work – This page shows the types of accidents at work including the ones that lead to compensation for multiple fractured bones claims such as falling objects and falls from height.
Leg Injury Claims – A guide for anybody looking to claim compensation for suffering a leg injury which includes how the process work and leg injury compensation amounts.
Ankle Injury Claims – If you have suffered an injury to your ankles this page details how to proceed with an ankle injury claim for compensation.