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To successfully claim compensation for a broken or fractured rib, you need expert advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor.
Blackwater Law is one of the leading firms of rib injury compensation solicitors in the UK. With many years’ experience of handling personal injury claims for fractured and cracked ribs, we have the necessary expertise to provide you with the best possible chance of securing appropriate personal injury compensation for your rib injury. So if you or a close friend or relative have suffered broken ribs through no fault of your own, call us on 0800 083 5500 for a free, one-hour consultation to assess the strength of your case. You can trust Blackwater Law to have your best interests in mind at all times and endeavour to secure the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.
Our team of experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers appreciate that broken ribs can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, and can prevent you from carrying out everyday activities for the four-to-six weeks it takes for them to heal. Rib injuries can sometimes lead to time off of work, which can have a big impact financially as well as physically and psychologically. As a result of this, a portion of your neck injury compensation claim will include compensation for all of the financial losses, inconveniences and expenses you incur as a result of your rib injury.
Blackwater Law is has established an enviable reputation as one of the most respected firms of personal injury lawyers in the UK, so you are safe in the knowledge you will always receive sound, reliable legal advice about how to get the compensation you deserve for your cracked / broken ribs. We also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other parts of the body, including neck injuries, shoulder injuries and knee injuries.
Unfortunately it is not possible to estimate the amount of compensation you may be entitled to without you speaking with one of our team of personal injury lawyers. This is because each claim for injuries to the chest and ribs will be different, with different injuries of different severity and different circumstances leading to different compensation levels being awarded. It is recommended you call Blackwater Law and speak with one of our personal injury solicitors about whether you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Rib injuries can occur in a number of different ways and can result in shortness of breath, chest pain, pain in the abdomen or shoulder or even a fever. Accurately assessing the severity of your rib injury and how it has affected your life will be fundamental to the success of your rib injury compensation claim, as your financial settlement will depend largely on how much long term pain and / or disability you suffer as a result of your broken ribs. The severity of a rib injury can vary tremendously, from someone being in pain for only a few weeks to developing lung complications.
Fractured ribs / broken ribs
A broken rib, cracked rib or fractured rib is a crack or break in one of the bones in the rib cage. Fractured ribs are usually the result of a blow to the chest, which might be sustained by a fall or as a result of a car accident. A broken rib could also be caused by severe coughing, although this is more likely if there is weakness in the ribs caused by a bone disease like osteoporosis. Rib fractures caused by minor injuries can usually be treated at home, but severe chest injuries caused by falling from heights, major road accidents, or as a result of being crushed need to be treated at an A & E department. Sometimes, severe rib fractures can cause complications in one or both lungs.
Fractured ribs can often cause you to take time off work, especially if your work involves physical labour or the pain is intense. It is important to obtain pain relief medication for fractured ribs, as it will probably hurt every time you breathe in or cough. Ice packs can be used to reduce pain and swelling, and a pillow can be used to support your chest when you cough. Ribs cannot be splintered like bones in other areas of the body such as the arms and legs, so they have to be left to heal naturally – a process which usually takes four-to-six weeks. Anyone who has sustained broken ribs through no fault of their own may be able to make a ‘no win, no fee’ rib injury compensation claim, with the amount of compensation likely to be paid out dependent on the severity and nature of the rib injury. If you have suffered a rib injury of any kind, contact Blackwater Law to find out if you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
The first thing you should do before making a rib injury compensation claim is to contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors, who will be able to advise if you have a case for compensation. You can call us directly on 0800 083 5500 to get free initial advice about your injury and information about our ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury compensation service.
Blackwater Law is recognised as a leading firm of personal injury solicitors by the Legal 500, an independent list of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 team regularly review the performance of every law firm within their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the experience and knowledge of the members of each law firm (including partners and associates).
Your Blackwater Law personal injury solicitor will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you informed about the progress of your rib injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will aim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your rib injury.
Blackwater Law have dealt with my claim really well. I have a lot to thank them for and would most certainly recommend them to anyone.