Have you experienced a femoral neck fracture in an accident? Was this accident caused by someone else breaching their duty of care towards you? If so, you may be able to claim compensation. Our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator can provide you with an accurate estimate of the settlement you could receive.
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This guide answers important questions, such as:
- How long does it take to recover from a fractured neck of the femur?
- What does a femoral neck fracture feel like?
- How is a femoral neck fracture treated?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help you receive compensation?
- What are the potential femoral neck fracture complications?
- How does this differ with the paediatric neck of femur fracture classification?
- What are the kind of things you can claim when claiming for a neck of femur fracture?
Our advisors are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice. If you have any questions or simply would like to know if you’re eligible to claim, give us a call using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, please read on to find out more about how our personal injury calculator could help you.
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An injury like a femoral neck stress fracture can greatly impact your quality of life. It can cause you pain and discomfort, and in some cases, may also impact your mobility. You may want to claim but be unsure about the amount of compensation you could receive.
If so, our compensation payout calculator could help. All you need to provide to get a claim valuation is:
- The kind of injury you have sustained
- The circumstances of the accident that caused the injury
- Any lost earnings you have experienced because of your injury
If you prefer, you can speak to one of our advisors for an estimate over the phone. They’re available 24/7 and can be called free of charge using the phone number at the top of this page. Otherwise, read on for more information on how to use our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator.
This section will clarify what a femoral neck fracture is, the symptoms associated with this kind of injury and how a femoral neck fracture is treated. However, firstly, we need to discuss the classifications regarding this type of injury.
Although the femur is the thigh bone, a femoral neck fracture is actually a hip fracture. The femoral head makes up the “ball” of the ball-and-socket joint of the hip, and the femoral neck lies just below the femoral neck.
The classification of a femoral head fracture will be based on where in the femoral neck the fracture occurs. A subcapital fracture affects the junction between the femoral neck and head; transcervical fractures affect the middle of the femoral neck. When the base of the femoral neck is fractured, this is a basicervical fracture.
Fractures to the femoral head can happen to anyone. However, they may be more likely to occur in older people, as bone density can decrease as you age.
You may have questions such as “How long does it take to recover from a fractured neck of femur?”, “How is a femoral neck fracture treated?” and “What does a femoral neck fracture feel like?”. These will be answered in our next section.
What are the symptoms of a femoral neck fracture, and how is it treated?
According to NHS guidance, femoral neck fracture symptoms may include:
- Being unable to move or lift the leg
- Swelling or bruising
- Being unable to support your weight on the leg.
Surgery is almost always required for femoral neck fracture treatment. There are two main types of operation that are usually performed to fix a neck of femur fracture. These are:
- Fixing the fracture using plates and screws or a metal nail.
- Removing the bone completely so it can be replaced with a metal component. Sometimes, this can result in a full hip replacement.
An X-ray will be performed up to two days after the surgery to check the alignment of the bone. The broken neck of femur recovery time can vary depending on a number of factors.
However, it could take months to fully heal. In some cases, your doctor may assess that you need a full hip replacement after having pins and plates fitted because the injury still affects your mobility.
Not only can a femoral neck fracture affect your quality of life, but it can continue to do so for many months or years after the injury. You can use our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator to see how much you could receive. If you prefer, speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
When you make a compensation claim, whether you’ve suffered a femoral neck fracture nerve damage or a right femoral neck fracture with no further complications, there are two heads of claim that could make up your settlement. These are called general and special damages.
General damages relate to the physical and psychological pain that has come from the injury, as well as the general decline in your quality of life. The more severe your injuries are, the higher the value of the general damages likely to be awarded to you.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. Therefore, you could claim for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- The cost of activities that you can no longer attend.
It’s important to bear in mind that you cannot be awarded special damages if you have not also been awarded general damages. You may also find it difficult to claim back special damages if you don’t have evidence to support these costs, like receipts and invoices.
In order to claim compensation for injuries you have sustained, it’s not enough that you have sustained an injury. The injury that you sustained must have happened because someone else breached their duty of care towards you.
A duty of care is a responsibility that someone has to ensure your safety. For example, your employer owes you a duty of care while you’re at work. This means that they have to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety while.
This section will provide examples of how negligence can cause hip injuries, such as a basicervical femoral neck fracture. We hope this will provide you with a greater understanding of your own circumstances.
Trip Or Fall Accidents
Those in control of public spaces have a duty of care to every member of the public that uses their facilities. They have a responsibility to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety while using the space for the intended purpose. This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
If you’ve sustained an injury because the person in control of a public place (the “occupier”) breached this duty of care, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Examples of negligence could include:
- You fall down the stairs at a restaurant because a spill has been left and not cleaned up or signposted.
- A loose carpet tile causes you to fall onto the side of your thigh, fracturing the middle of the femoral neck.
- Suffering from a subcapital femoral neck fracture due to tripping on exposed wire. This could lead to you wanting to use a femoral neck fracture compensation calculator.
Falling From Heights Such as From A Ladder
Employers have a duty of care to everyone who works for them. They need to ensure that the place is safe enough for all employees to do their job. They should take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that this is the case.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 outlines this duty of care. If you’ve suffered, for instance, a basicervical femoral neck fracture due to your employer’s negligence, you may be able to make a successful claim.
Examples of negligence causing an accident at work include:
- You suffer a broken neck of the femur after falling from a faulty ladder. This could cause further complications, such as a broken back and a broken foot.
- Insufficient checks are being done on the work environment. This could lead you to sustain a work injury after you fall through weakened flooring if you’re working in construction, for instance.
- Suffering femoral neck fracture nerve damage due to malfunctioning equipment, such as falling from a height due to a safety harness being damaged.
Misdiagnosis Of Bone Cancers
You are also owed a duty of care while you’re seeking medical treatment. The healthcare provider who is treating you should provide an acceptable standard of care that’s appropriate for their profession. They’re also obliged to act in a way that prevents harm to their patient.
Bone cancer is a condition that, if left untreated, could worsen. In some cases, it may worsen to a point where it is fatal.
Symptoms of bone cancer include bone pain, swelling and weight loss, amongst other things. If your condition has been missed or misdiagnosed as the result of medical negligence, and this misdiagnosis has caused it to worsen past the point that it would have if you’d received the correct standard of care, you may be able to claim.
It’s important to note that not all instances of misdiagnosis will be the result of medical negligence. Sometimes, a doctor might misdiagnose your condition even when they’ve done everything they can to deliver the correct standard of care.
The Bolam test is a tool used by the court to determine whether medical treatment was negligent. This is when medical professionals examine the treatment you received against the required standards of any doctor to conclude if and to what extent they were medically negligent. If you feel you were medically mistreated, leading to a worsening of your health, our panel of experienced No Win No Fee solicitors could help you receive compensation.
High Impact Vehicle Collisions
Every road user in Great Britain has a duty of care to one another. This is outlined in the Highway Code. Road users need to do everything they reasonably can to reduce the risk of injury to themselves and others. It doesn’t matter whether you have been driving for years or have just passed your test; the duty of care is the same for everyone.
If you’ve suffered injury from a road traffic accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a successful claim. Examples of negligence resulting in a road traffic accident include:
- Another driver causing a collision with your vehicle due to them speeding past a red light. This could result in you suffering femoral neck fracture complications, a broken wrist and a pubic rami fracture.
- A driver going above the speed limit resulting in them swerving into your vehicle as they lose control. This car accident could cause you to suffer an intracapsular neck of femur fracture.
- A motorcyclist losing control over their bike, swerving onto the pavement and hitting a pedestrian. This could cause traumatising injuries that require psychological assessment, such as a scar injury.
In a road traffic accident, if your injuries come to less than £5,000, you will need to claim through a new online portal set up by the government. This is outlined in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. Please call to speak to one of our advisors before deciding to claim through this method, though, as you may initially be mistaken about how much your claim is worth.
The NHS provides statistics about the amount of new medical negligence cases raised by the public per department every year. As you can see above, concerning 2019/20, there were over 1,400 new emergency medicine cases, over 1,300 new orthopaedic surgery cases and over 900 new general surgery ones.
Therefore, if you can prove that you’ve been caused harm because you were misdiagnosed or mistreated by medical professionals, you may be eligible to claim. You can use our compensation payout calculator to see how much compensation you could receive.
Alternatively, speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this screen. You could then be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel to represent you.
Special damages relate to the financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury. As part of claiming special damages, you may be able to claim care costs.
These relate to any costs you’ve had to endure as part of either recovering from your injury or coping with it. You will still need evidence to prove the financial losses you’re looking to claim. Therefore, with sufficient evidence, things you could claim include:
- Prescriptions or medicine
- Adjustments to your home, such as a car bed or a stairlift.
- Amendments to your car, such as needing a new one to make it wheelchair accessible.
- The cost of a carer or nurse providing in-home help
Our compensation calculator doesn’t take into consideration any care costs you could claim. For a more in-depth look at the special damages you could be owed, why not speak to our team today?
Our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator can provide you with a reliable compensation estimate, regardless of whether you’ve suffered a femoral neck stress fracture or work-related hearing loss. It can provide you with this estimate in just a few minutes.
Information from the Judicial College has enabled us to create this calculator. They have analysed previous general damages payouts based on the type of injury sustained and how severe it is.
As a result, they were able to build guideline compensation brackets for a wide range of injuries. These can help give you a better idea of what you could receive.
General damages relate to the physical and psychological damage caused directly by the injury. In order to value the special damages head of your claim, you will usually be invited to a medical assessment with an independent expert.
This will allow the medical expert to assess your injuries and determine how severe they are, as well as how long it will take you to recover. Their findings will be detailed in a report, which will be used with the help of guidelines from the Judicial College to help you value your claim.
Special damages relate to the financial losses sustained. You will need evidence to prove these financial damages. If you’re not able to provide this, you will not receive compensation for special damages. Examples of evidence you will need for special damages include:
- Bank statements
Our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator takes just a few moments to give you a claim valuation. Simply input the injury, how it was sustained, and any financial losses you’d like to claim, and you can be given a reliable estimate.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective general damages compensation bracket. These brackets are from the publication supplied by the Judicial College.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Pelvis and Hips||£73,580 to £122,860||This bracket includes extensive pelvis fractures. Injuries of this nature include dislocation of a lower back joint and a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis.|
|Pelvis and Hips||£58,100 to £73,580||Examples of these types of injuries include fracture dislocation of the pelvis causing impotence.|
|Pelvis and Hips||£36,770 to £49,270||Injuries in this category include the fracture of an arthritic femur or hip resulting in needing a hip replacement which is only partially successful.|
|Pelvis and Hips||£24,950 to £36,770||Serious injury to the hip or pelvis but any permanent disability is not catastrophic.|
|Pelvis and Hips||£11,820 to £24,950||This bracket includes hip replacements or other types of surgery.|
|Leg||£36,790 to £51,460||Comminuted fractures or significant compound fractures causing instability and a length period of non-weight-bearing.|
|Leg||£26,050 to £36,790||This bracket includes multiple or complicated fractures or significant crushing injuries.|
|Leg||£16,860 to £26,050||Fractures that result in an incomplete recovery or a serious soft tissue injury.|
|Leg||£8,550 to £13,210||Simple femur fractures.|
|Leg||Up to £11,110||This bracket includes simple fractures to tibia or fibula bones.|
As well as the table above and our online compensation calculator, you can also get a valuation of your claim by speaking to our team. It’s free, and there’s no obligation to continue with us just from getting in touch. So why not speak to us today for more information?
Our panel of solicitors can offer representation on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees at any point during the claims process or upfront.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped portion of your compensation as payment if your claim is successful.
- They will also not take any legal fees from you if your claim is unsuccessful.
For more information on No Win No Fee agreements and the benefits they can offer, speak to our team today. You could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel to work on your case.
Our personal injury calculator can provide you with a reliable estimate in just a few minutes. Or, if you’d prefer, our advisors can be called at a time that works for you.
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For more useful information, please use the links below.
To know more about femur fractures, view this guidance from the NHS.
If you’d like to know about UK work-related injury statistics, visit the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) website.
The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics from Great Britain, which you can view here.
Have you sustained a broken leg? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, view our website.
If you’ve suffered a broken ankle and are interested in claiming, click here.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about a femoral neck fracture, please read below.
How do you fix a femoral neck fracture?
Surgery is usually performed. There are two types of surgery: one that involves applying plates and screws to the fracture, another that involves a partial or full hip replacement.
How long does it take for a femoral neck fracture to heal?
It can take months for it to properly heal. This is due to you having to gradually build up the strength to put weight on the hip again. Sometimes, however, complete recovery might not be made after an injury of this nature.
Is a femoral neck fracture a hip fracture?
Yes. Although the femur is the thigh, the head of the femur makes up the “ball” of the ball-and-socket hip joint.
Can you walk with a fractured neck of the femur?
It may be too painful due to the weight supported by the hip and your reliance on it for movement. To discover more about what you can claim, use our femoral neck fracture compensation calculator today.
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