Missed fractures & broken bone claims

Fractures and broken bones can be very painful and require prompt treatment. If your fracture or broken bone has been misdiagnosed, then you may have a claim.

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How can a fracture be missed?

We have many bones in our body, and some can be harder to diagnose when fractured or broken than others.

With ever-increasing pressure on accident and emergency departments, standards can slip and sometimes mistakes are made. The most common include:

  • Failing to request an X-ray
  • Improper examination of the injury
  • Misinterpretation of an X-ray
  • Failure to recognise the injury as a fracture
  • Incorrect diagnosis of the injury
  • X-rays not being passed on to the relevant people

Why make a missed diagnosis claim?

Fractures and broken bones can have a serious impact on your daily life, affecting your ability to walk, drive or do your job.

If you’ve been caused pain, which has continued longer than necessary, it could lead to future problems, such as arthritis.

And if you’ve been injured and needed time off work to recover, making a claim can allow you the time you need to recover properly, without the worry over financial pressures, such as lost earnings or sick pay.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our medical negligence solicitors know the ins and outs of making claims like these. They will put together a case to help you achieve maximum compensation. We also offer No Win No Fee* for medical negligence cases in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

How much compensation will I receive?

This varies depending on the severity of the case. Although money may not be the first thing on your mind as you focus on your recovery, you’re best to start your claim as soon as possible, regardless of how severe your case is, whatever financial losses have been incurred, and how long recovery is expected to take.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from either the date of the negligence, or the date of discovery.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

The first thing to do is get in touch with us for a free phone consultation. We’ll ask you for details of what’s happened and advise you of your next steps. We’ll leave it completely up to you whether you want to proceed.

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Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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