If you’ve suffered a sacral fracture or a fractured tailbone because someone else breached their duty of care to you, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim aims to compensate you for the pain, suffering and financial impact caused by your injuries. Regarding the amount you may receive, our sacral fracture compensation calculator can provide you with an estimate that gives you a detailed breakdown. It only takes a few minutes, and it’s completely free to use.
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This guide will answer important questions such as:
- How do you get a sacral fracture?
- How serious is a sacral fracture?
- What are the symptoms of a sacral fracture?
- How common are sacral fractures?
- What is the common sacral fracture treatment?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help you receive compensation?
Our advisors are available 24/7 and provide free legal advice, so if you have any questions or queries or want to know if you’re eligible to make a claim, give us a call. You can call them on 0800 408 7826 or use the live chat box to the bottom right of this screen. Alternatively, to know more about how to use our personal injury calculator, please read on.
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A sacral fracture can be a very debilitating injury, and not just because it can lead to further complications to your spine, pelvis or hips. It can also make it incredibly difficult to walk, affecting your mobility and general quality of life. As a result, you may wish to claim compensation to mitigate some of the harm and inconvenience caused to you
This is where our compensation payout calculator comes in. It can give you a compensation estimate in minutes. All you need to tell us is:
- The type of injury you’ve suffered
- How the injury occurred
- Any financial losses caused due to the injury.
It’s simple, quick to use and can give you a better idea of what you can claim. If you prefer, you can also get free legal advice from our advisors. Simply call them using the phone number at the top of this page.
The sacrum is a large triangular bone near the bottom of your spine and between your hips. Your tailbone is the small bone underneath the sacrum. Due to their proximity, when you suffer a broken sacrum, you may also have a fractured tailbone.
The answer to the question “what are the symptoms of a sacral fracture?” includes the following:
- Hip or lower back pain
- Pain in your groin or the front of your thigh
- Bruising and swelling around the sacrum
You may be wondering, “how do you get a sacral fracture?”. This kind of injury can be caused by some form of high energy trauma, such as falling from a height or a road traffic accident.
There are a number of different methods to treat a sacral fracture. The NHS, in some instances, recommends a sacroplasty, which is a non-surgical treatment. This is often used when the injured person has osteoporosis, which is a condition that weakens bones. In a sacroplasty, an interventional radiologist will inject bone cement into the injured area to help ease the pain.
Other forms of treatment include:
- Bed rest and pain relief. This may be the recommended treatment for low-energy trauma caused by things like falling from a standing position.
- In severe cases, spinal fusion may be used.
The question “How common are sacral fractures?” is one we’re often asked. They often occur in older people due to a higher likelihood of them developing conditions such as osteoporosis.
In terms of the recovery period, it can take eight to twelve weeks for a sacral fracture to heal. However, recovering from a sacral fracture after lumbar fusion could take longer. Always refer to your doctor to confirm how long your recovery could take. You can also use our sacral fracture compensation calculator today to see the amount of compensation you could receive.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical and psychological injury caused by the accident, as well as the decline in your quality of life. Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. This could see you claiming for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Care costs
It’s important to note that just because you receive compensation for general damages doesn’t mean you’ll automatically receive compensation for special damages. This is because they are calculated independently and are judged based on your individual circumstances and the evidence you provide.
The key to making a successful personal injury claim is proving that negligence from a third party caused your injury. You also need to show that the negligent party owed you a duty of care.
Certain third parties have a duty of care towards you, which, if breached, could result in injury to you. If this is the case, you may be able to claim. This section will provide scenarios in which you could claim to give you a better understanding of your own situation.
Pedestrian Casualties In Road Traffic Accidents
All road users in the UK have a duty of care to one another, as set out in the Highway Code. This establishes a set of rules that all road users must follow. If someone breaks the rules set out in the code, this could result in an accident that causes injury.
Examples of accidents that could cause injury to pedestrians might include:
- A car going above the speed limit and crashing into you as you’re walking across a zebra crossing.
- A cyclist veering onto the pavement and colliding with you, causing you to fall and break your tailbone.
Vehicle collisions can cause serious injuries. A car accident, for instance, can cause debilitating and very serious injuries that could result in you wanting to use a sacral fracture compensation calculator to value your claim. If you feel another person’s negligence caused your injury, you may be owed compensation.
Examples of vehicle accidents caused by negligence include:
- A drunk driver swerving into your vehicle after driving through a red light. This could lead to you suffering a sacral fracture.
- Motorcyclists colliding with each other due to one of them turning into the roundabout at the wrong time. This could cause a multi-vehicle pile-up, leading to needing to be treated with sacroplasty to help with a fractured tailbone.
- Another vehicle colliding with the side of yours because they pulled out of a junction without checking. This could result in you needing sacral fracture treatment.
If your injuries are worth less than £5,000 and the accident happened on or before 31st May 2021, you will have to claim through a different method. This is described in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, please contact us using the phone number at the top of this page before deciding to do this, as you may be underestimating the value of your claim.
Employers have a duty of care to their employees while at work. They need to make sure that the working environment is safe and reduce the risk of injury to workers as much as is reasonably practicable. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
If you feel the accident at work in which you were injured happened because your employer didn’t provide a safe working environment, you may be able to claim. Examples of employer negligence may include:
- Faulty work equipment, such as a ladder, could cause you to fall from a height. If you were to fall on your tailbone, this could cause you to fracture your sacrum.
- Falling while carrying a heavy item. This could be due to unsafe flooring or because you received insufficient training about picking up an object of this size and weight. You may look to use a compensation payout calculator to value your injuries.
- Malfunctioning machinery could lead to a trolley colliding with your back. This could lead to you needing time off work to follow the treatment plan for a sacral fracture.
Trips And Falls
Controllers of a public place have a duty of care to the general public while they are within their premises. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 outlines this.
The controllers or owners of the space need to make sure that the place is reasonably safe for members of the public to use it for its intended purpose. If you’ve injured yourself due to the person in control of the space breaching their duty of care, you may be able to claim. Examples of these kinds of incidents include:
- Slipping on a wet floor with no warning signs.
- Falling downstairs due to a faulty handrail. This could result in you using a personal injury calculator.
- Exposed wiring could result in you falling and injuring yourself.
Other High Energy Traumas And Impacts
Many other instances could cause high energy trauma. Making a successful claim depends on whether the third party had a legal obligation in the form of a duty of care. If they did and they breached this, you may be able to claim that they were negligent. Other examples of negligence include:
- Faulty machinery causing work injury. You could be inspecting a piece of machinery that malfunctions, which results in a crush injury to your tailbone.
- Falling from a height due to leaning on a faulty railing. This could lead to you using a sacral fracture compensation calculator.
- Objects falling onto you due to a malfunction in a machine like a crane or lifting equipment. An injury like this can happen in manual labour roles, such as construction. These kinds of injuries could cause a serious scar injury.
The Department for Transport creates statistics regarding road traffic accidents in the UK. Regarding pedestrian casualties on the road, the graph above shows that, with the latest data available from 2013, the number has significantly decreased since 1979. In 2013, the figure stood at 5,396 pedestrians that were killed or seriously injured.
As part of a claim for compensation, you may also be able to recover care costs. These are any medical costs you’ve had to pay due to the injury.
Your sacral fracture treatment could have complications that require greater expenditure. Because of this, you may be able to claim back these costs if you’re able to prove the losses. The part of your compensation that relates to the costs you have incurred because of your injuries is called special damages.
Examples of things you could claim for include:
- Prescriptions or medicine
- Home adjustments, such as a chair lift.
- Private therapy sessions due to the trauma caused by the other extensive injuries. This could involve injuries like a broken leg or a potential rib fracture.
Our compensation payout calculator only takes a few minutes to use and gives you a detailed breakdown of everything you may be able to claim. Simply input details of your injury and the losses you’re able to prove, and we can provide you with a compensation estimate.
The Judicial College provides the guidelines that we base our compensation calculator on. They have analysed payouts for general damages in personal injury claims to build compensation brackets.
Their guidelines include brackets for a wide range of injuries you could sustain based on severity. We use this information to make our calculator as accurate as possible.
Special damages can supplement compensation for general damages. The financial losses suffered due to the injury will need to be proven.
If you’re unable to provide evidence of the losses, you’ll find it very difficult to claim back the full amount you are owed. Examples of evidence you could provide includes:
- Bank statements
Our sacral fracture compensation calculator is quick, simple and easy to use. In just a few clicks, you can have an estimate of the compensation you could receive.
Below is an injury list and their respective compensation brackets. These figures have come from the Judicial College Guidelines.
|Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Severe back injury (ii)||£69,600 to £82,980||This bracket includes special fractures that involves damage such as nerve root damage resulting in a loss of sensation and sexual difficulties.|
|Severe back injury (iii)||£36,390 to £65,440||Cases of disc fractures or disc lesions which, despite surgery, still lead to chronic disabilities.|
|Moderate back injury (i)||£26,050 to £36,390||This bracket contains injuries like compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where osteoarthritis can occur.|
|Moderate back injury (ii)||£11,730 to £26,050||Ligament damage that leads to backache or damage which causes a pre-existing spinal issue to worsen.|
|Minor back injury (i)||£7,410 to £11,730||Back fractures that are able to recover without surgery where a full recovery or a recovery to just nuisance level occurs within five years.|
|Severe hip and pelvis injury (i)||£73,580 to £122,860||Significant fractures resulting in injuries such as a ruptured bladder and dislocation of a lower back joint.|
|Severe hip and pelvis injury (ii)||£58,100 to £73,580||Injuries in this bracket include impotence resulting from a fracture dislocation of the pelvis which involves both ischial and pubic rami.|
|Severe hip and pelvis injury (iii)||£36,770 to £49,270||Many fractures fall into this bracket, such as a fracture of the acetabulum which leads to degenerative changes.|
|Severe neck injury (iii)||£42,680 to £52,540||Injuries that cause fractures to soft tissues or tendon issues leading to permanent symptoms.|
|Moderate neck injury (i)||£23,460 to £36,120||Injuries like fractures or dislocations which lead to severe immediate symptoms which might result in spinal fusion.|
We understand that you may want a more accurate estimate. For us to provide one, please get in touch.
You can speak to one of our advisors at a time that works for you using the phone number above. They offer free legal advice and can let you know if you’re able to claim.
You may have heard the phrase No Win No Fee before, but what exactly does it mean? Also called a Conditional Fee Agreement, it means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request any legal fees during the entirety of the claims process or upfront.
- Instead, they will take a small, legally capped amount of your compensation to cover fees once your claim has been successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees if the claim is unsuccessful.
If you would like to know more about No Win No Fee agreements, speak to a member of our team today. One of our advisors will be happy to connect you with a lawyer from our panel if they feel your claim has a good chance of success.
Use our personal injury calculator today to see how much compensation you could receive. Our advisors offer free legal advice, can judge your claim eligibility and are available 24/7. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could get you compensation worth thousands of pounds.
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If you don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, we can still help. Alternatively, if you’re having trouble using the calculator, get in touch with us for assistance.
Our knowledgeable, experienced advisors offer free legal advice and tell you if you’re eligible to make a claim. Call them today to find out more.
Please use the links below for more information.
To know more about spinal fractures, visit the NHS website.
The NHS also provides general advice about tailbone pain which you can find here.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides advice on falls from height in the food industry.
Have you suffered from a broken back? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, visit our website.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about sacral fractures, please read below.
Can you walk with a fractured sacrum?
Walking can be very painful when suffering from a sacral fracture. This is due to the reliance on your back and legs for support.
Is a sacral fracture serious?
It can be, as it can cause complications to other critical parts of your body. These include your spine, hips and pelvis.
How long does it take for a fractured sacrum to heal?
For a simple fracture case, it can take eight to twelve weeks. Always check with your doctor regarding your recovery plan, as it will differ based on the extent of your injury.
What can be done for a fractured sacrum?
A sacroplasty is one kind of treatment available for a broken tailbone. Use our sacral fracture compensation calculator today to see how much compensation you could receive.
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