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General damages section 1 (g)

Broken ribs are synonymous with other types of injuries suffered in car or motor vehicle accidents such as a punctured lung or fractured clavicle. For this reason, the amount of compensation owed to you may be more than the amount for just a single injury. Regardless, we created this page to give claimants considering making a claim a quick guideline on the number of general damages owed to them.

Please note that until we have learnt more about your situation and lifestyle we cant give you guidance on things such as lost earnings.

For a complete breakdown and an accurate estimation please call 1800 106 107.

How much compensation for a broken rib(s) in a car accident?

Section 1 (g) Injury type excl lost earnings
Broken rib(s) Minor Circa $10,000
Moderate Circa $15,000
Severe Circa $22,000

Please note: The above table is not to be taken as a substitute for legal advice. Amounts shown include estimations for general damages excluding lost earnings. Compensation for lost earnings often exceeds six-figures, for this reason, your payout could be considerably more

How is compensation be calculated?

Each state in Australia has its own legislation regarding compensation however a legal representative will consider:

  • The severity of your broken rib(s)
  • your legal costs
  • past and future lost earnings
  • contributory negligence
  • success fees (which are mandatory in some states)
  • and the state your car accident took place

All of the things mentioned above are variables which will affect your final compensation amount.

Ready to take the next step?

For more information or to find out if you have a claim please contact us on 1800 106 107. All calls are free and impartial so there’s no pressure to start proceedings. If you have a case an expert who specialises in CTP cases like yours will be able to let you know.

If you’re not ready to speak to someone just yet you can try our online claims checker here.