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Serious orthopaedic injury

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Serious orthopaedic injury claims

Orthopaedic injuries can occur in any type of accident whether it be a road traffic accident, an accident at work or a trip or fall in the street. Orthopaedic injuries can involve a wide range of injuries and damage to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic injuries can involve soft tissue injuries, displaced or un-displaced fractures to any joint and damage to the tendons or ligaments.

As well as those fractures that are serious from the outset and involve surgery to repair the injured joint shortly following the accident, there are also those injuries that initially appear modest i.e. soft tissue injuries or fracture that are expected to resolve within a short space of time but don’t. These can later develop into a more serious chronic pain conditions that have life limiting consequences such as fibromyalgia and CRPS. Osteoarthritis can also follow and the most serious injuries can lead to surgery or even amputation.

These injuries can have a significant impact on someone’s life in terms of the level of pain and also their ability to function. They can impair:

  • Mobility
  • Employment
  • Home life (domestic chores)
  • Well-being/ mental health
  • Finances

Following a serious orthopaedic injury, we will assist clients to secure an extensive rehabilitation and support program to be able to return to work and regain independence. At Admiral Law we work closely with the injured person and their family to ensure they have access to the rehabilitation they require, they have the support they need to get back to work and we achieve the best settlement for them.

Admiral Law adhere to the Serious Injuries Guide which ensures funding for rehabilitation can be put in place as soon as possible. Our serious injury Solicitors have extensive knowledge and expertise in the area to ensure the most appropriate experts and Barristers are instructed. We work hard to ensure that as well as receiving rehabilitation to treat the initial injury we also obtain evidence to ensure any future rehabilitation needs are met.

How to make a claim

If you have been involved in an accident that is not your fault and have suffered injuries as a result please contact us as soon as possible. Claims for personal injury arising out of accidents which take place in England and Wales are subject to a three year limitation period. We can arrange a convenient time for one of our skilled and experienced team members to contact you. We aim to make your claim for personal injury as straightforward and stress free as possible. We will always explain the steps involved in pursuing a claim for compensation.

Why choose us?

At Admiral Law we have years of experience of dealing with serious accidents from which there have been life changing injuries, significant long-term impairment and restriction at home and in work.

Our focus is to ensure you receive the optimum rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity. Through the involvement of industry recognised rehabilitation providers, therapists, support workers and medical experts providing nation-wide coverage, our team will ensure that every aspect of your injuries are considered and a bespoke rehabilitation package implemented via third party funding.

As signatories to the Serious Injuries Guide, along with most major insurers in the UK, we will look to implement a rehabilitation program even before an admission of fault.

We have secured millions of pounds for clients whose lives have been changed forever, giving them the opportunity to move forward and regain their independence.

How will my claim be funded?

You may have legal expenses insurance attached to your car or home insurance policy. We can make enquiries to see if any such legal expense insurance exists and can be used to fund your claim. If you do not have existing legal expenses insurance we can enter into a Conditional Fee Agreement (a no win no fee agreement) and a bespoke policy of after the event legal expenses insurance. Under the terms of a no win no fee agreement, you may be charged a success fee.

How long will my claim take?

We aim to conclude your claim as soon as is possible. The length of time this takes depends very much on the severity of the injury, the duration of your recovery and importantly the willingness of the defendant to accept fault.

It is important that we ensure that you are recovered completely or have a final prognosis for your injuries in order to calculate any resulting losses, before attempting to settle your claim.

How much compensation will I receive?

The consequences of the injuries or illnesses will vary between individuals. The amount of compensation you could receive will be personal to you and depend upon a number of factors such as the severity of the injury, extent of any continuing symptoms and the level of impact on ability to work.

Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in accurately valuing claims to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Kate's story

Admiral law kates story

Kate's Story

Kate became a para-dressage rider in 2009 after she was injured in an eventing accident.

Kate sustained a serious head and brain injury, which left her having to learn to walk and talk again. Kate then suffered multiple injuries including a brain injury and a brachial plexus injury in a road traffic accident in 2013.

Why choose us?