Calculating Compensation For A Hairline Fracture
A hairline fracture can limit your mobility and lead to a decline in your quality of life. Being a small crack or break in a bone, there are many instances in which this type of injury could occur. You could, for instance, suffer a hairline fracture in your arm due to a workplace accident or a hairline fracture in your foot due to an assault. If someone else’s negligence caused the injury, you can see if you’re eligible for hairline fracture compensation by using our personal injury calculator.
We’ll also provide useful information in this guide. We will answer questions like:
- What is a hairline fracture?
- How long does a hairline fracture take to heal?
- Will a hairline fracture heal itself?
- Can a hairline fracture be seen on an X-ray?
- How can your compensation calculator help assess the eligibility of a potential claim?
- How can your panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help me?
You can also call our 24/7 advisors to see if you can make a personal injury claim. They offer free legal advice and can help assess the validity of your claim. You can call them using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, for more information on how to use our compensation payout calculator, please read on.
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A hairline fracture can happen in almost any part of your body. You could, for example, suffer a hairline fracture in your wrist, heel, ankle or navicular bones. It can stop you from doing activities that you enjoy or even, depending on your role, stop you from performing certain aspects of your job.
As such, you may want to see if you can receive hairline fracture compensation. Our personal injury calculator can help you with this. All you need to do is input your injury, confirm how it occurred and detail any losses you wish to claim. We can give you an accurate compensation estimate of what you could receive in just a few minutes.
If you prefer, you can call one of our advisors at a time that works for you for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
This section will answer such questions as, “What’s a hairline fracture?”, “Will a hairline fracture heal itself?” and “How much time does a hairline fracture take to heal?”
The NHS provides guidance regarding what a hairline fracture, or a stress fracture, is. The injury is a small crack or break in a bone. These kinds of injuries usually occur in weight-bearing bones. As such, you could have a hairline fracture in your foot, for example.
Hairline fracture symptoms can be similar to broken bone symptoms. They include:
- An inability to bear weight on the injured part of the body due to intense pain.
- Swelling, tenderness or bruising
- Potential cracking noise upon the injury occurring.
If you feel you may have suffered a hairline fracture in your ankle, you may be asking, “What does a hairline fracture in the ankle feel like?” It can be difficult to answer because fractures of this nature don’t always have typical symptoms. The pain tends to get worse the more you rely on the injured bone. The injury itself usually occurs because the bone may fail to adapt to a new task. As such, these can happen when there is a sudden change in physical activity.
Usually, a stress fracture can heal once weight or pressure has been taken off the bone, giving it time to heal. Generally speaking, these injuries can be fully healed within 6 weeks. However, it can take longer, meaning that you may not perform activities normally again between 10 and 16 weeks after the injury.
Always check with a medical professional before assessing both the injury itself and your recovery. If you do want to claim, our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could gain you thousands of pounds in hairline fracture compensation.
Now that such questions as “What is a hairline fracture?” and “How long does a hairline fracture take to heal?” have been answered, we can discuss other aspects of making a claim.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the pain and suffering, both physical and psychological, caused by the injury, as well as the general decline in your quality of life.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury. This includes potentially claiming for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Recreational activities that you can no longer commit to.
There are two potential heads of claim regardless of the injury. So, whether you’ve suffered a hairline fracture in your elbow, hand or foot, you could still claim the losses, though, of course, the nature of them could change based on the injury.
There is one thing to bear in mind, however: if you receive compensation for general damages, it does not mean you’ll receive compensation for special damages. This is because they are judged independently based on the evidence you’re able to provide. Therefore, be sure to keep records of all of your expenses so you can provide them to your solicitor.
If you want to confirm the kind of things you can claim for injuries, such as a hairline fracture in your finger, call our advisors now using the phone number at the top of this page. If they think you’re eligible to make a claim, they can connect you to a member of our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors.
Making a successful personal injury claim relies on being able to prove a third party’s negligence. If you’re able to show that your injury was not your fault and was actually caused by negligence, you may be able to make a claim.
Negligence revolves around showing that your injury has come from someone else breaching their duty of care to you. It’s because of this breach and the subsequent injury that a claim can be made. This section will provide potential claim scenarios to give you a better understanding of your own situation.
Accidents On The Road
The Highway Code along with the Road Traffic Act 1988 sets out every road user’s duty of care by defining negligent driving by clarifying correct conduct on the road. As such, if, for example, you’ve suffered a hairline fracture in your hand and it was due to someone else’s negligent driving, you may be able to claim.
Examples of potential claim incidents include:
- Another driver suddenly swerving into your lane due to them driving under the influence of drugs. This could result in you suffering a hairline fracture in your ankle.
- A driver’s vehicle colliding with yours due to them speeding. This could lead to you using a compensation payout calculator.
- A motorcyclist turning into a roundabout at the incorrect time, causing your vehicle to collide with them. This could cause you to look up how to claim hairline fracture compensation.
One thing to bear in mind when you’re making a claim about incidents like this, such as a car accident: if your injuries come to less than £5,000, you will have to claim through another method. This is established in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, before you decide to claim through this, call our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page. Your injuries may be worth more than you think.
Workplace Stress Or Improper Protective Equipment
You could also suffer because of the negligence of your employer, as they have a duty of care to every staff member. This is a legal requirement to make sure you’re reasonably safe and secure within your workplace. This obligation is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
As such, if you’ve suffered a workplace accident due to your employer breaching their duty of care, you may be able to claim for the injury caused. Examples of this include:
- An unrealistic expectation to work excessive hours. A hairline fracture can be caused by excessive pressure or the use of a particular bone. As such, if you’re working longer hours as a waiter, for example, and spending a lot of time on your feet, you could suffer a hairline fracture in your foot.
- Working in construction, if you haven’t received the correct protective equipment, it could put extra stress on your body. This could result in a work injury in the form of a hairline fracture in your elbow.
- Faulty equipment, such as a frayed rope, can put more strain on your body when working in manual labour. As such, you could suffer a hairline fracture in your arm.
Repetitive Force Caused By Workplace Accidents
It’s important that, regarding these types of injuries, you listen to your body. The answer to the question, “Can a hairline fracture be seen on an X-ray?” is yes, but usually only weeks after the injury has taken place, due to the callus having formed around the area that is healing.
As such, if you’ve suffered pain from repetitive force or movement, you may want to speak to your employer in the hope of not further exacerbating the injury. If you report the pain and your employer doesn’t accommodate for it, this could lead to the injury worsening as a result.
Examples of such negligence include:
- Overuse of a defective drill could result in you suffering a hairline fracture to your finger.
- If working in a job that involves a lot of repetitive movements, it’s important that your employer rotates your tasks. A failure to do so could see you develop stress fractures and muscular injuries.
Slip And Fall Accidents
Controllers of public space also have a duty of care towards anyone using their space. These obligations are outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Basically, they need to make sure that the space is reasonably safe and secure for any member of the public using their space in an appropriate and intended manner.
As such, if you injure yourself due to them breaching their duty of care, you may be able to claim. Examples include:
- Falling downstairs due to a faulty handrail, causing you to suffer a hairline fracture to your hand as well as damage to your heel and ankle bones.
- Slipping due to a wet floor with no warning signs. This could cause hairline fracture symptoms, such as swelling, tenderness or bruising to the navicular bone in your foot.
- A foreign object, such as a mop or exposed wire, could be placed in an unsafe area, causing you to slip. This injury could lead you to ask, “how much time does a hairline fracture take to heal?”
If you’ve suffered an injury due to being a victim of illegal activity, such as an assault, you may be looking to see if you can receive criminal injury compensation. To do this, you would need to claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
The amount you could receive for specific injuries is detailed in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. Examples of incidents where you could claim include:
- Being a victim of a sexual assault.
- Suffering an injury due to being mugged. This could lead you to see if you could receive hairline fracture compensation.
- Being injured as a result of your car being robbed. This could lead to you contacting CICA.
Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors are very experienced in seeking compensation for criminal injuries and can still help you make a claim. As such, call to speak to one of our advisors now using the phone number at the top of this page.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides statistics regarding workplace injuries in the UK. The above pie chart details the four largest causes for non-fatal workplace injury found in the manufacturing sector between 2014/15 and 2018/19.
As you can see, the fact that there have been over 7,600 injuries caused by moving machinery shows that machinery injuries may happen more frequently than you think.
As such, if you’re seeking hairline fracture compensation due to an injury caused by machinery, don’t think that this is rare or isn’t worth enquiring about. These kinds of injuries can happen from many different instances and, if you feel someone has been negligent, you have a right to see if you can claim.
You could claim care costs as part of claiming for financial losses caused by your injury. A hairline fracture in your foot could make it difficult for you to move. As such, it can be debilitating and frustrating as you wait for it to heal.
The kind of losses you may be able to claim when seeking hairline fracture compensation include:
- Adjustments to your home, such as a strengthened handrail.
- Private physiotherapy sessions to help with the healing process.
- The costs of gracious care due to a loved one taking time off work to get you to appointments if, for instance, you’re unable to drive.
Our personal injury calculator can give you an accurate estimate of what you could receive in a matter of minutes. It provides a useful breakdown to give you a clear understanding of your potential compensation.
The Judicial College analyses successful personal injury claim payouts from past cases. They create a set of guidelines that detail the amount of general damages compensation received and the types and relevant severity of the respective injuries.
As such, they have built a very accurate compensation bracket for every type of injury you could suffer. We use these brackets to provide you with a very accurate estimate of what your injury could be worth.
General damages can be supplemented by compensation for special damages. Special damages relate to the financial loss caused by the injury. You will need evidence to prove the financial losses you’re claiming. This includes providing:
- Bank statements
If you don’t provide sufficient evidence, you may receive only some or none of the special damages you’re looking to claim.
Our compensation payout calculator can give you a detailed and accurate estimate of what you could receive. It assesses your eligibility and breaks down the figures in a clear fashion, so you better understand how the claims valuation process works.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective general damages compensation brackets. The Judicial College provides these figures.
Area of Injury Amount of Compensation Description
Chest Up to £3,710 Rib fractures or soft tissue injuries causing intense pain and discomfort but only for a matter of weeks.
Neck £23,460 to £36,120 This bracket includes fractures or dislocations which result in severe, immediate symptoms which may mean spinal fusion is needed.
Back £36,390 to £65,440 Injuries include fractures of discs or soft tissue injuries leading to chronic symptoms where disabilities, such as severe pain, remain.
Back £2,300 to £7,410 Less serious fracture injuries that recover without the need for surgery in between three months and two years.
Clavicle £4,830 to £11,490 Clavicle fracture - award given will depend on things like severity of injury and whether the injury is temporary or permanent.
Arm £6,190 to £18,020 Fractures of the forearm with no further complications.
Elbow Up to £11,820 This bracket includes injuries like simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome.
Finger £8,550 to £11,480 Fracture of index finger - this level of award is given when the fracture heals quickly but there are further complications, such as grip remaining impaired or pain after using it for long period.
Toe Up to £9,010 This bracket includes things like relatively simple fractures or the excerbation of laceration injuries to one or more toes.
Face £4,080 to £6,060 Simple fracture to cheekbones where reconstructive surgery is required where a complete recovery is made.
Understandably, you may want a more accurate estimate. So we can provide this for you, please give our advisors a call using the phone number at the top of this page. They’re experienced in personal injury law, so they can assess your eligibility. If they think you could make a successful claim, they can connect you to a member of our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees either upfront or during the claims process.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped portion of your compensation as payment upon your claim being successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
This is where “No Win No Fee” comes in. It means that you can rest assured that our panel of solicitors will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
To see if you could receive hairline fracture compensation, why not use our personal injury calculator? If you prefer, call our 24/7 advisors for free legal advice, who will help assess your eligibility.
Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could result in you receiving thousands of pounds in compensation.
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If you don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, don’t worry! Our advisors offer free legal advice and will be more than happy to help you with any questions or queries you might have. They can confirm your eligibility for making a claim and calculate your potential hairline fracture compensation. Don’t delay, call them today!
For more useful information, please use the links below.
The NHS provides more information regarding recovering from sports injuries.
The Department for Transport provides road safety factsheets, which you can find here.
To know more about the Department of Work & Pensions and the number of people applying for compensation using the Compensation Recovery Unit, click here.
Have you suffered a broken heel? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, visit our website.
If you’ve suffered a fractured pelvis and want more information about claiming, click here.
In pain from a rib fracture? If so, click here to see if you can claim.
For answers to commonly asked questions about hairline fractures, see below.
How serious is a hairline fracture?
In most instances, a hairline fracture is usually healed within a matter of weeks. In certain cases, however, there can be more permanent repercussions. As such, please always consult your doctor to confirm the nature of your injury.
How do I know if I have a stress fracture?
Common symptoms of this injury include increasing pain when using the injured part of your body, swelling and tenderness. Check with a medical professional to fully assess the injury. If the injury was caused by negligence, you could receive hairline fracture compensation.
Guide by DOM
Edited by BER