Broken Rib Claim: UK solicitor explains how much compensation you can claim if you have suffered from fractured or cracked ribs in an accident
Discover how you can make a broken rib claim for compensation following an accident in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland (including RTA’s in Europe or during a package holiday anywhere in the world); with examples of the amounts of compensation you can claim for fractured ribs of varying severity and what to do if you are considering making a claim for compensation following an accident.
What is a UK broken rib claim?
If you have suffered an accident, such as a road traffic accident or work accident, as the result of the negligence or legal fault of another in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland resulting in fractured, cracked or broken ribs – you will be entitled to make a UK broken rib claim for compensation.
So long as your injuries are worth over £1,000 – you will be entitled to claim in addition to your compensation the legal costs of employing a solicitor to pursue your broken rib claim.
If you suffer your fractured ribs from a car accident in Europe or during a package a holiday you will be entitled to make a claim in the UK for your broken rib injuries.
How much compensation are you entitled to for a broken rib claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a broken rib is dependent on the extent of the injury suffered as diagnosed and verified by an independent medical expert instructed by a solicitor. The medical expert should not be your treating doctor as this would be construed as bias by the courts.
Below are some examples of the amounts of compensation a broken ribs claim is worth in 2018:
1. Minor fractures / broken ribs settlements
The least serious fracture of ribs which cause soreness and pain over a few weeks only give rise to a calculation of your broken rib claim settlement of: £1,000 – £3,500
2. Moderate /complicated fractures injuring lungs average claim payouts
If your fractured ribs are severe enough to effect the functioning of your lungs and lead to collapsed lungs with a full recovery in a relatively short time period the amount of your average compensation payout will be approximately: £1,900 – £4,700
3. Serious fractured ribs causing permanent lung problems
If you have some form of continuing disability to your chest and lungs as result of your broken ribs the amount of compensation you can claim can vary between: £4,700 – £48,000
What should you do if you suspect you have a broken rib claim as a result of an accident?
You will need the help of a specialist solicitor if you have suffered fractured or broken ribs and wish to consider making a claim following an accident
I recommend you click specialist personal injury solicitor to have your claim assessed online or to request a free call back from Kevin Bolton in person to discuss how much your broken rib claim is worth.