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If you have suffered a broken bone or fracture in an accident on the road, in the workplace, out in public or because of a medical mistake we can help you make a claim for compensation.

How to make a broken bone claim

If you’ve suffered a fracture or broken bone in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s essential to choose a specialised expert to handle the claim. Millner and Knight screen and select our legal panel whose combined knowledge is a wealth of personal injury litigation experience. We can make on-the-phone assessments as to your eligibility for a personal injury claim, and whether you can claim risk-free using a “no win, no fee” agreement.

If you believe you are the victim of negligence or an accident that may have been preventable, you could claim compensation. Our lawyers provide confidential and no-obligation advice before offering you a free consultation if you are considering claiming compensation for a fracture or broken bone.

What will happen during the consultation?

We investigate your claim by asking simple but thorough questions about your injury, how it took place, and other matters vital to the success of your claim. We’ll also ask about your accident and injury to understand the full extent of your claim and circumstances. We understand talking about a traumatic experience can be daunting however, we only need to know preliminary facts about your case to make an assessment.

If you’re ready to speak about your accident call us on 1800 106 107.

Are you eligible to claim?

It’s probable you’ll be able to claim compensation if you answer the following affirmatively:

  • Have you been in an accident?
  • Was the accident somebody else’s fault?
  • Were you injured in the accident?

In some cases, defining who is at fault is unclear but our specialists can help you make that determination in minutes for you.

Please note: In some instances, a ‘no-fault’ scheme may apply which means you can claim compensation regardless of who caused the accident. 

Facts about fractures and broken bones

According to Osteoporosis Australia, an Australian will break a bone every 3 minutes and 24 seconds. Many of us will break a bone (or many) in our lifetime. Though thousands of Australians will suffer a broken bone, the circumstances surrounding how that came to be can be complex. In fact, it can take a toll on our mobility, mental health, and daily life.

If a medical professional diagnosis you with a fracture it doesn’t mean you’ve suffered a less critical injury. Fractures, just like broken bones, ranging from a single fracture to an open break or crush (bone fragmentation.)

Before you claim, you should gain a medical assessment before you call us. This will help the specialist get a better idea of your injuries. A generalised definition (broken arm, shoulder, etc.) will help us assess your eligibility.

If your doctor didn’t diagnose your fracture properly, it lengthens recovery time. If you believe your fracture was misdiagnosed by your doctor, call us for free today and we’ll put you in touch with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.

What to do after suffering a broken bone or fracture?

If you have fractured or broken a bone, to support your case you should try and do the following:

Step 1: Take photos of where the accident took place.

Step 2: Take photos of your injuries.

Step 3: Try to get statements from witnesses if there are any.

Step 4: Seek medical attention.

Step 5: Write a personal statement of how your accident unfolded. Remember to include dates, times and why and how it unfolded. The more you write the better as it will come in handy later down the line. It’s also good to make note of any important milestones or any pain and suffering you and your loved ones endured.

Step 6: Get legal advice.

Please don’t worry if you are missing any of the info that we have mentioned above because our lawyers can always help you gather it at a later date.

Most common types of fractures

A bone in the human skeleton can become broken or fractured, however, some parts of the skeleton or more susceptible to breaks and fractures. Below are some of the most common.

Please don’t worry is we haven’t mentioned your injury in the list above as we will more than likely still be able to help.

Accident types that can cause broken bones

Below are a few common accidents that result in broken bones. If you cannot identify your accident, help is still available to you. As long as your injury was not the fault of your own, we can assist you. Let’s talk about your experience now on 1800 106 107.

Please note: In some instances, a ‘no-fault’ scheme may apply which means you can claim compensation regardless of who caused the accident. 

Broken bones and fractures in the workplace

Suffering a broken bone or fracture in the workplace is fraught with emotion – your workplace should be subject to strict Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations, designed to prevent such incidents. If your workplace did not take adequate protections to prevent your injury, call us to discuss the matter further.

If you’ve suffered a broken bone at your workplace, this could mean they failed to uphold their responsibilities to you as an employee.

This could mean that your employer:

  • Did not provide you with adequate training
  • Failed to supply or maintain safety equipment for your job role
  • Failed to maintain a safe workplace, including regular inspections of workplace machinery or keeping the floor safe from potential hazards.

One concern many people have is that a claim will affect their standing at work or their future prospects. Though we can’t predict every outcome, give us a call to talk through potential results of a claim with one of our experts or fill out one of our online forms and we’ll call you right back.

Broken bones and fractures from road traffic accidents

We know that anyone that’s been a road traffic accident can be left seriously injured and worried about being a passenger, driver or cyclist again for a long time.

Road accidents can cause Post Traumatic Stress, as well as cause serious physical injuries and lifelong disabilities.

If you suffered a broken bone or fracture due to external negligence or lack of attention in a road accident, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your fracture plus the financial stress your accident brought upon you.

Some examples of when an accident is someone else’s fault are:

  • A cyclist or motorcyclist has been knocked off their bike in an accident when another driver was being careless or distracted
  • If you were involved in a road accident as either a driver or passenger, where the other driver was driving carelessly, cut across your path or crashed into you in any capacity, causing you injury

We also deal with accidents involving pedestrians. If you were struck and injured by a motor vehicle or cyclist while walking, we are able to assist. Whatever occurred, call Millner and Knight can help.

How much compensation can I get?

Injuries take time to heal which means incurring considerable costs to you which may include (but are not limited to):

  • Ongoing or repeated medical treatment
  • Time off work
  • Care from family member or friend
  • Help in regards to travel
  • Rehabilitation and other mobility equipment costs

If so, your lawyer will consider this when calculating your compensation. Compensation may also cover peripheral injury impairments, such as:

  • Hobbies and further learning
  • Physical exercise and preventative health
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Impacts to further education or career advancement
  • Ongoing care or domestic modifications

Though broken bones are common, they are not something we expect to suffer. To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, call us or make your own assessment online using our compensation payout calculator.

What to do next

The sudden impact a broken bone can have on your work and home life can cause financial, professional, and relationship stress. If you feel ready to speak to one of our experts about your injury, we are here to listen. In fact, you could be speaking them within minutes. There will be no pressure to start your claim whatsoever. If you do decide to claim, you’ll be one step closer to your compensation today.

Why make a broken bone claim with Millner and Knight?

Our lawyers are committed to getting you maximum work-related injury compensation. Every day we help people injured in no-fault accidents start their journey to compensation. You will receive tailored advice regarding your situation and be able to speak with a lawyer who specialises in cases like yours.

At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you wish to take things further or not. If you do, we can provide you with first-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.