What am I entitled to receive for a compound fracture injury claim? Since the accident I have had considerable medical bills and have been unable to return to my former line of work.

Answer:

You may receive considerable amount for a compound fracture injury claim provided your injury is due to negligence on the part of someone who owed you a duty of care. If your accident was caused by an employer’s or driver’s lack of care, for example, you may naturally pursue a compound fracture injury claim against them for your injury. This is because, legally, negligence is what determines liability.

Once you have established that someone is to blame for your accident, you may pursue compound fracture injury claim through general and special damages. Since compound fractures – even simple ones – can severely affect your health, wellbeing, and ability to function, awards for compound fracture injury compensation should adequately reflect the impact of the injury on your life.

Since certain compound fractures necessitate multiple surgeries to reset the bones and ongoing physiotherapy, implying that you may require a long recovery period. As such, your settlement for compound fracture injury compensation needs to address your pain and suffering, as well as loss of amenity and function through “general damages”. In addition, your present financial losses – such as medical bills, physiotherapy, and loss of earnings (for now, and in the foreseeable future) – must be taken into account in your settlement for compound fracture injury compensation through “special damages”.

However, in order to have your individual claim for compound fracture injury claim evaluated, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. After you have discussed your accident and the particulars of your compound fracture with a legal expert, you should be able to determine how much compensation would represent an adequate compound fracture injury compensation settlement for your individual circumstances.