The femur is a remarkably strong bone located in the thigh and is attached to some of the most powerful muscles in the body. Indeed, the forces required to break this bone are so strong that it generally only happens through road accidents or falls from height at work which can impart the crushing or twisting forces needed to make the bone fracture.
Breaking your femur can have devastating psychological as well as physical effects because of how debilitating the injury can be but for those who sustained a fractured femur due to the carelessness, legal ignorance, or deliberate malice of another individual, it can be even more difficult to cope with. Thankfully, in such circumstances, a broken femur compensation claim could be pursued with the help of an expert personal injury solicitor. It is essential that you choose an expert because such claims are highly complex and the solicitors in our personal injury team have the specialist skills and supportive nature you need. We understand how difficult the claims process is for our clients and use our years of experience to win the full amount of compensation deserved.
In order to win your claim you will need to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the defendant, whether they are a road user or your employer for example, was to blame for your injuries. Finding evidence for this is not straightforward. In the case of road accidents, witness statements may be required and for falls in the workplace information on the working environment and health and safety measures in place will need to be collected. An expert orthopaedic consultant must also be consulted who will produce a report on the extent of your injuries, the likely cost of future care and the pain and suffering it has caused you.
The written report you will receive from an expert orthopaedic consultant will be crucial in determining the compensation payout you will be receive. These damages should cover the following:
1. General damages: these will cover your financial losses. A broken femur is likely to put you out of work for a considerable period of time and as a result it is only right that when the injury was not your fault you are compensated for the loss of earnings both in the present and the future. These damages should also cover any medical expenses or the cost of having to hire help whilst you are immobilised for example.
2. Special damages: the severity of your injury will be crucial to determining this figure which should take into account your pain and suffering. If your break is likely to have long term and possible life-long consequences this figure is likely to be particularly high.
If you are relatively lucky, your fractured femur will be proximal and will therefore heal after a few weeks in a cast (albeit a very large and uncomfortable one). However, if you are unfortunate enough to suffer a serious and complex break, you could find yourself with permanent weakness of the upper leg and knee joint, heightened future chances of arthritis and a metal rod inserted through your bone. However bad the injury is, should contact one of our specialist personal injury solicitors and claim what you deserve.
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A broken femur can be a devastating injury, so it is crucial that you instruct an expert personal injury lawyer at the earliest opportunity who can set about winning the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.
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