Compensation for Broken Ribs
What Are Broken Ribs Injury Claims?
Broken ribs injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have injured your ribs in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a broken ribs injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the broken ribs injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of the injury to your ribs.
Making Broken Ribs Injury Claims for Compensation
Broken ribs injury claims have to show that a ribs injury has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a broken ribs injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused the injury to your ribs through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your broken ribs injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from the injury to your ribs, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before recovering from your rib injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making broken ribs injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a broken ribs injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your broken ribs injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for broken ribs injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Can I Claim for a Broken Ribs Injury?
How much compensation for a broken ribs injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your broken ribs injury claim by considering the severity of your damaged ribs in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the injury to your ribs.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged ribs makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for broken ribs injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from damaged ribs. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your ribs injury being sustained – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your broken ribs injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to the injury to your ribs when making a claim for broken ribs injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and ribs injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive during your recovery. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for broken ribs injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
How Much Does it Cost to Make Broken Ribs Injury Claims for Compensation?
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for broken ribs injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your broken ribs injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for broken ribs injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your broken ribs injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” broken ribs injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for broken ribs injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” broken ribs injury claim prior to accepting your claim.
Free Professional Legal Advice about Broken Ribs Injury Claims
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about broken ribs injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for broken ribs injury compensation are the same – even when the severity of the injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your broken ribs injury claim and affect how much compensation for a broken ribs injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your broken ribs injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for broken ribs injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making broken ribs injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for broken ribs injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.