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Broken Shin Claim Payout Calculator: Compensation For Different Types Of Shinbone Fracture

A broken shin or shinbone fracture is a painful injury to the leg for which you may be entitled to claim compensation.

In this article we set out when you can claim compensation for a broken shin together with the different types of shinbone injury and fractures you might experience with detailed calculations of the compensation payouts for each injury type.

We give examples of the types of accident that can lead to a broken shin end explain the importance of an independent medical report to help your solicitor calculate the amount of compensation you can claim.

We begin with our quick reference payouts table.

Payouts Table For Fractured / Broken Shin Claims In 2023

Our payouts table sets out in brief the compensation amounts you can expect to claim for a broken shin.

Shin InjuryClaim Payouts
Simple fracture£7,000 – £9,000
Broken shin
Difficulty walking
Permanent handicap
Steel rod insertion
£18,000 – £28,000
Multiple fractures
Need for crutches
Periods of non-weight bearing
£28,000 – £88.000

What is a broken shin claim?

If you were involved in an accident in which your shinbone was fractured or broken and you consider someone or some business to be at fault – you will likely be entitled to make a broken shin claim for compensation.

Remember – so long as your solicitor can show that someone was negligent or legally at fault for your injuries you will be entitled to claim.

Watch out – the person at fault must be someone or a business (this includes a public body like the council), but not yourself. You should speak to a solicitor to help know who is considered legally at fault for your injury.

The medical name for the shin

The shin is the name given to the larger bone at the front of the lower part of your leg between your knee and ankle. The technical name for this bone is the tibia.

What type of accidents can lead to a broken shinbone?

Many types of accident can produce the force necessary to fracture your shin.

Common accidents which give rise to broken shin claims for compensation include: car accidents, motorcycle injuries, work claims, slips trips and falls on the public highway, injuries at school, sporting accidents (such as skiing, rugby or football).

Are there different types of broken shin?

A broken shin is medically known as a type of fractured shinbone. Fractures can take many different forms including: simple fractures, hairline fractures, displaced fractures, spiral fractures, compression fractures, comminuted fracture, multiple fractures, etc.

See our fracture claims article that describes in detail all the different types of broken and fractured bone you might suffer.

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Shinbone Fracture Compensation Claim

How does your solicitor calculate the amount of compensation your broken shin is worth?

The amount of compensation you can claim for a broken shin can only be calculated by your solicitor once certain information has been obtained.

Medical report

You solicitor will instruct an independent medical expert to produce a report to support your claim.

Correct medical expert

The medical expert will be chosen depending on the nature of your injury. A broken shin will likely warrant the use of an orthopaedic consultant

Medical diagnosis and prognosis

This medical report will include. a proper medical diagnosis of your broken shin and other injuries (not forgetting possible psychological injury).

It is very rare that your broken shin will be fully healed before negotiations take place to settle your claim, so medical evidence to know what the future holds is essential. This is known as a prognosis.

GP / hospital notes and medical examination

The medical report will be based on a careful examination of your medical notes (both GP and hospital notes), any scans or x-rays together with a physical examination and interview with you in person.

The medical expert will then be able to set out exactly the type of broken shin you have, the symptoms you have suffered to date and what the future holds for your recovery together with any long term effect you may have and any disabilities.

Cases decided by the courts for similar shinbone injuries

Your lawyer will compare your injuries to cases decided by the courts in the past to see what awards for compensation were made, which is adjusted in accordance with inflation.

Examples of broken shinbone compensation amounts

Examples of various broken shin bones and how much compensation your settlement might be worth for pain and suffering if your claim concludes in 2023, include:

Simple fracture average claim payouts

A simple fracture of the shin with possible bruising and cuts with a complete recovery – you could expect settlement amounts of between £7,000 to £9,000.

Incomplete recovery from broken shin settlements

In some broken shin accidents you might have to have a steel rod inserted into your leg, which could lead to a permanent handicap, such as an inability to walk correctly. For this type of broken shin claim your compensation will be calculated between £18,000 to £28,000.

Very serious multiple fractures with disability and pain

You might have a need for crutches, constant pain and an extended period of non-weight bearing in which case your average settlement payout could be calculated between £28,000 to £88,000.

We offer a number of free online and telephone legal help options. You can ask us an online question, have your claim assessed or phone direct to discuss with one of our solicitors in person whether you have a potential broken shin claim.