How much is my broken pelvis injury claim worth?
Pelvis injuries are quite rare, as they usually only happen due to a massive impact or high fall. They can also be very serious, leading to large compensation payouts. Find out more with our 30 second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay anything?
No Win No Fee means you don't have to pay anything up front. We only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf. That's why we handle around 98% of our customers' cases as No Win No Fee claims. This means you can start an injury compensation claim with confidence.
Will I have to have a medical for my broken pelvis claim?
A fractured pelvis is rare and can be serious. So in most cases, you will already have been treated in hospital and your scans, x-rays and other medical records will be available. If that isn't the case, we will usually ask you to see a specialist, who will look at your injury and try to work out how long a full recovery will take. This is the evidence our lawyers need to make a claim for you that reflects the seriousness of your injury.
Will I have to go to court for a pelvis injury claim?
The majority of pelvis injury claims are settled between lawyers. So apart from going to see a medical expert to assess your pelvis injury, most cases are dealt with over the phone, unless you prefer to visit one of our lawyers' offices near your home. A few serious injury claims do make it to court, but this is very rare, especially if someone else is clearly at fault.
What is a pelvis injury?
The pelvis is a group of bones at the base of your spine. Shaped a bit like a butterfly, it is made up of one major ring and two smaller rings. It's designed to be incredibly strong, as it protects a lot of vital organs. So it's quite rare to have a fractured pelvis, and it usually happens only in high-speed car or motorbike crashes, or due to high falls.
Fracturing one of the smaller rings of bone may not mean having an operation. But if you have broken the major ring, you may well need an operation to fix things. In either case, you should expect to be unable to work for some time, and a major pelvis injury can take years to recover from.
What can I claim for?
If you have suffered a pelvis injury and someone else was to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation for a number of things, including:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mobility equipment
- Alterations to your home
Because the pelvis protects vital organs including your bowel and bladder, a fractured pelvis can also lead to life-changing health problems. So if you have sustained a pelvic injury that was someone else's fault, it really is essential to claim the compensation you deserve.
Who's to blame for my pelvis injury?
While it is possible to fracture your pelvis due to a slip or trip in a public place, most pelvis injuries are a result of three things:
- High speed car or bike crashes: where someone else was speeding or driving dangerously
- Falls from high places: because of defective scaffolding or safety barriers
- Sporting accidents: caused by violent and dangerous illegal tackles
But however you received a broken pelvis, if it wasn't your fault you should consider making a No Win No Fee compensation claim. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
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