By Lewis Presley. Last Updated 20th January 2023. Have you suffered a pelvic fracture from a slip, trip, or fall? Has an open book pelvic fracture from a car accident left you unable to work? Are you suffering from pelvic fracture symptoms following an accident at work? If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. You can learn if you’re eligible by using our pelvic fracture compensation calculator, as well as reading this guide.
Below we will:
- Highlight potential hairline pelvic fracture symptoms
- Explain the claims process and the things you could receive compensation for while making a personal injury claim.
- Show how working with our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help you earn thousands of pounds in compensation
Our 24/7 advisors offer free legal advice so, if you have any questions or queries, please give them a call at a time that suits you. You can call them now using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, to find out more about how our compensation payout calculator can help you, please read on.
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- A Guide To Using A Pelvic Fracture Compensation Calculator
- Broken Pelvis – What Are The Symptoms?
- What Accidents Cause Pelvic Fractures?
- How Common Are Workplace Injuries?
- How A Pelvic Fracture Compensation Calculator Could Help You Workout Your Settlement
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- Questions Frequently Asked About Pelvic Fractures
A pelvic or pelvis injury can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. It can affect your mobility, leave you unable to work, usually requires surgery, and could have a lasting impact on your health. With this in mind, it’s completely understandable why, after such an injury, you may want to see if you can make a personal injury claim.
Our pelvic fracture compensation calculator can help with that by making it quick and simple to see if and what you could receive from a successful claim. All you need to do is inform us of the injury, how it occurred and any financial losses you may wish to claim due to it. As such, you could have an accurate compensation estimate in a matter of minutes.
Alternatively, you can speak with our team of advisers to see if you’re eligible or read on to learn more about what’s required to prove a personal injury case.
According to the NHS guide on hip fractures, you could be suffering from a broken pelvis if you are suffering from symptoms such as:
- Pain in the area
- An inability to weight bare
- Swelling and bruising
- Difficulty moving your leg
You should contact a medical professional if you suspect you have suffered a broken pelvis, for treatment or medical advice.
Additionally, having a medical record of your injury could help you if you later decide to start a claim. If you would like more information about how to start a claim for your injury, please reach out to one of our advisers.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical pain, emotional turmoil, and decline in your quality of life caused by the injury. Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses suffered due to the injury.
So, for special damages, the things you may be able to claim include:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Prescriptions/medical expenses
One thing to bear in mind, however: just because you’re successful in receiving compensation for general damages does not mean you’ll receive compensation for special damages. This is because they are both judged independently based on the evidence provided.
If you have any questions or queries or would like more information on how to claim, call our 24/7 advisors at a time that works for you using the phone number at the top of this page.
The most important element regarding making a successful personal injury claim is proving negligence. Basically, you need to be able to prove that someone else breached a duty of care they owed to you and it was due to this that you suffered the relevant injury.
This section will highlight several ways that people can be negligent and provide examples to give you a better understanding of your own situation.
High-Speed Impact Accidents
One of the most prominent ways you could suffer a pelvic fracture is from a road traffic accident. Millions of people use the roads in the UK every day and it could only take one mistake from a road user for a car accident to happen.
This is why the Highway Code exists. It sets out our duties when we use the road and is designed to stop negligent and reckless driving. Now, the Code sets out every road user’s duty of care which is why, upon not following these rules, you could breach your duty of care and run the risk of harming someone.
Examples of negligent driving include:
- A driver is under the influence of drugs, resulting in them speeding and colliding with your vehicle. This could lead to you using a personal injury calculator.
- Another driver speeding through a red light, which leads to a collision with your vehicle. In extreme cases, they could result in you suffering from an open book pelvic fracture.
- A motorcyclist could be speeding and swerve into another lane on the motorway. This could result in a multi-car pile-up. The injuries you’ve suffered could lead to you wanting to hire a personal injury solicitor.
There’s another thing to understand with these types of injuries: if the injuries you’ve suffered are worth less than £5,000, you’ll have to claim through a different method. This is highlighted in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021.
However, please give us a call before you begin the claims process, as your injuries may be worth more. As such, you may still be able to use our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors to help you receive compensation.
Tripping And Falling From A Height
Your employer also has a duty of care to keep you safe and free of the risk of harm so far as reasonably possible. This is detailed in such legal documentation as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Basically, they need to be able to ensure that your work environment is reasonably safe and secure enough for you to be able to carry out your duties.
If for some reason, it isn’t and you injure yourself due to this, it could be argued that the injury occurred due to their negligence. As such, you may be able to claim. Regarding your employer’s negligence, examples of this can include:
- Using faulty equipment, such as a ladder, that has been supplied by your employer. This could lead to you falling and suffering hairline pelvic fracture symptoms.
- You could slip, trip, or fall due to wiring not being correctly placed or maintained. This should not occur due to health and safety checks that should be performed by your employer.
- Insufficient training could result in you falling due to not being shown how to use a piece of equipment correctly. This could lead to you using a pelvic fracture compensation calculator.
A crush injury occurs when intense or significant pressure is put on part of your body. Two of the more likely types of accidents that could cause this kind of injury are an accident at work and a road traffic accident. This is partly due to the nature of the machinery you may be working with and the types of vehicles that are often used on the road.
Examples of the types of injuries in which you may be able to claim for include:
- An accident at work occurring due to faulty machinery. If, for example, you work in a factory or an industrial setting, the size and scope of the machinery could mean that you could seriously injure yourself if they malfunction.
- A vehicle swerving into a roundabout at the incorrect time. This could result in a multi-car pile-up which results in you needing pelvic fracture treatment.
- A lorry turning at the wrong moment, meaning that your car could become crushed under its weight. This could result in you using a compensation payout calculator.
Accidents In A Public Place
You may also be able to make a successful personal injury claim if you injure yourself in a public place. This is because the controllers of the public space in question have a duty of care to make sure you’re reasonably safe and secure while using their premises. This is detailed in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. As such, it may be deemed that the controller was negligent if you’ve suffered an injury due to the public place not being sufficiently safe.
Examples of this kind of injury include:
- Falling downstairs due to a faulty handrail. This could result in you wanting to use a compensation payout calculator.
- Slipping on a wet floor due to there being no warning signs.
- A damaged chair causing you to fall on the floor and injure yourself. This could lead to you using a personal injury calculator.
You may also suffer a pelvic fracture from a criminal injury, such as an assault. If this is the case, you can still claim but would need to do so through a different method. You would make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
They have set amounts of compensation for various types of criminal injury. As with personal injury claims, they also accommodate for any psychological impact caused by an assault or any illegal activity that you were a victim of.
You can find out more about the amounts you could receive by reading the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. You can still use our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors, who have years of experience in criminal law, to help you make a claim.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides statistics on work-related injuries in the UK. They partly do this by categorising specific injuries to highlight their severity. As such, specified or major injuries to workers are defined as injuries such as serious burns, most fractures, loss of consciousness, and any amputations.
From that, using the statistics above, you can see that, of the 278,000 injuries across the four-year period, over 71,000 of them were specified as major injuries. That’s over 25% or 1 in 4. As such, if you’ve suffered a pelvic fracture at work, don’t feel like you’re the only one to suffer severe injuries in the workplace. It happens more than you might think.
To speak to one of our advisors about making a claim, call them now using the phone number at the top of this page. Alternatively, you can use our pelvic fracture compensation calculator to see how much you could receive.
Our pelvic fracture compensation calculator could let you know in minutes the amount of compensation you could receive. It’s simple, quick, and easy to use.
Regarding awarding compensation, it’s possible to gain an insight into the value of different injuries by using a publication called the Judicial College Guidelines. It provides accurate compensation brackets by analysing the injuries sustained (including their severity) and comparing them to the amount that was paid out in past cases.
As such, we use their compensation brackets to give you as accurate an estimate as possible regarding the amount of general damages compensation you could receive.
Our pelvic fracture compensation calculator can provide you with an accurate breakdown and estimate of the compensation you could receive in minutes. It clearly shows you what you could claim, giving you a clear picture of what you could get from a successful claim.
Below is a list of injuries and their relevant compensation brackets for general damages. The Judicial College has provided these figures.
Injury Type Amount of Compensation Description
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (i) £78,400 to £130,930
Extensive fractures of the pelvis. This includes injuries such as dislocating a lower back joint and a ruptured bladder, for example. The extent of these injuries could result in significant disabilities, such as a lack of bladder or bowel control or sexual disfunction.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (ii)
£61,910 to £78,400 Slightly less serious injuries but still causing severe disabilities. This can include fracture dislocation of the pelvis involving both ischial and pubic rami, which results in impotence.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (iii) £39,170 to £52,500 Most injuries fall into this bracket. This includes injuries like a fracture resulting in the need for a hip replacement. This may only be partially successful and, as such, revision surgery may be required at a later date.
Knee Severe £52,120 to £69,730
Leg fracture which extends to the knee joint causing permanent pain which limits movement.
Leg Serious £39,200 to £54,830 Serious comminuted or compound fractures or ligament injuries leading to instability and extensive treatment.
Leg Moderate £27,760 to £39,200 This bracket includes complex or multiple fractures or extensive crushing injuries, usually to a single limb.
Leg Less Serious (i) £17,960 to £27,760 Includes fractures where a full recovery is not made. They could, for example, be left with a metal implant.
Leg Simple £9,110 to £14,080 Clean fracture of a femur with no complications or damage to articular surfaces.
Back Minor (i) £7,890 to £12,510
Fracture injury that recovers without surgery where a full recovery takes place within two to five years.
We completely understand if you’d like a more accurate estimate for your respective injury. For us to do this, please get in touch! You can give one of our 24/7 advisors a call using the phone number at the top of this page.
Broken Pelvis – What Are Special Damages?
Suffering a broken pelvis may lead to you experiencing financial loss. Special damages aim to compensate you for this loss.
For example, a shattered pelvis or hip injury may lead to you needing time off work to recover. According to the NHS, recovering from a broken hip could take several months. Therefore, your absence from work could result in you incurring a loss of income. Your wage slips can be used as evidence for this loss.
Additionally, you may be prescribed medication to deal with any ongoing symptoms or pain. You could potentially claim back the costs of any prescription fees you have to pay as a result of your injury. Receipts of your prescriptions can prove this expense.
Further examples of what you could claim for include:
- Travel costs
- The price of mobility aids
Get in touch, and a solicitor from our panel could assess what special damages you could be awarded after a pelvic fracture.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- They don’t request you pay legal fees either upfront or during the claim. Instead, they take a small, legally capped portion of your compensation upon your claim being successful.
- They won’t request legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
As such, you can rest assured knowing that your personal injury solicitor won’t waste your time. They will only take on your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
Use our personal injury calculator today to see how much compensation you could receive! Call our experienced 24/7 advisors who can help you with any questions or queries you may have. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help you receive thousands of pounds in compensation.
- Call us now using 0800 408 7826
- Write to us using the Live Chat window on the right-hand side of your screen
- Contact us via our website
If you don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, don’t worry! Our advisors would be more than happy to help you! Over the phone, they can calculate the amount you could receive and give you guidance regarding making a claim. Don’t delay – call us today!
For more useful information, please see the links below.
The NHS provides more information about fractured pubic rami, which you can find here.
The Department for Transport has statistics for road traffic accidents in the UK which you can read more about on their website.
The HSE provides more information about falls from height at work which you can find here.
If you’ve suffered a broken leg and want to see if you can claim, click here.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about claiming a pelvic fracture can be found below.
How much time will my case take?
If the defendant accepts liability, a claim can be resolved within a few months. If they don’t, or if more evidence or further investigations are required, it could go on longer.
Can I get an interim payment for my medical care?
If the third party has not accepted liability, you can still potentially get an interim payment for your medical care through the courts. Your personal injury solicitor would be able to help you with this.
Do I have to visit my solicitor in person?
It purely depends on how that specific personal injury solicitor is choosing to operate. They should have this relevant information on their respective website.
Can I claim for another person?
You may be able to claim for another person by becoming their litigation friend. You can do this, for example, if you have a child who wants to make a personal injury claim. To find out what they could receive, use our pelvic fracture compensation calculator today. Alternatively, to find out more, you can call us using the phone number at the top of this page.
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Edited by BER