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Orthopedic Injury Claims
Orthopedic Injury Compensation
Any damage can affect your lifestyle and prevent you from living a normal and social life. You may also suffer a loss of income due to the inability to go to work. If you have suffered an injury due to orthopedic negligence, you can file a compensation claim. The compensation amount can provide money for your medical and financial recovery. The compensation also acts as an apology to acknowledge the pain you have suffered.
Get in touch with our legal expert adviser for free and start your claim.
What is an orthopedics injury?
An injury that influences your musculoskeletal system is called an orthopedic injury along with the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, or nerves. These types of injuries can be serious, painful, and can take a long period to recover. Some common examples include:
- Ankle strains and sprains
- Broken bones and fractures
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Repetitive strain or overuse injuries
Different types of accidents can cause orthopedic injuries, accidents at work or car or motorbike accidents, and accidents through slips trips and falls. The risk is higher if people around you are not acting responsibly. For instance, something as simple as a wet floor in a supermarket, mall, or shop can cause a painful injury that can last for a long period.
Orthopedic injuries can also happen by medical negligence. All medical professionals have a duty of care towards you. If the medical staff has acted negligently, then the result can be very serious.
Surgery can be more likely to lead to orthopedic injuries than others, such as:
- Arm surgery
- Knee surgery
- Hip replacement
- Hip resurfacing
- Hand surgery
- Ankle surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Leg surgery
- Foot surgery
- Knee replacement
What's the process for making an orthopedic injury claim?
The personal injury solicitor will start with pre-action protocols meant to trigger an out-of-court settlement. Your lawyer will take all your headache of filing and paperwork. Feel free to discuss your accident with our trained legal adviser for free. A good advisor will answer all your questions and pass you on to an expert personal injury lawyer.
Who's my claim made against?
If you suffered injuries at work, then the employer may be held responsible. It would be against the other driver. If a botched surgical procedure causes the injury by an NHS worker, the NHS resolution will take care of it. Rest, you should explain your case to your solicitor and decide whom to blame. If a private medical practitioner is responsible for your injury, you can claim against the practitioner individual or the hospital management team.
Employer liability insurance
All employers have employer liability insurance which will cover the expenses of your compensation claim.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulation 1999, all employers have a duty of care to minimize their workers’ risk of being injured. If they break this duty, then you can claim compensation.
What can I claim for? (Orthopedic Injury Compensation)
The compensation amount depends on the injuries, the recovery period, and the impact of the injury on your routine life. Some of the expenses include:
- The additional cost of medical treatment or physiotherapy
- Customization made to your home
- Costs for transport
- Lost income due to time off work