Broken Leg Injury

June 20, 2018

Claim Example For a Broken Leg

In this claim example we report on a claim where a motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries including lacerations, bruising and a broken leg when his motorbike collided with a motor vehicle whilst overtaking a stationary line of traffic.

The motorcyclist’s injuries were caused when the motorcyclist was propelled from his motorbike due to the force of the collision. Liability for the motorbike claim was admitted subject to an allegation of contributory negligence against the motorbike rider as he was overtaking a stationary line of motor vehicles that overlapped a junction.

The main injury was a fracture to his left leg. The motorcyclist remained in hospital for some 12 weeks and required domestic care in his home and out and about for approximately 18 weeks following discharge. His broken leg was in plaster for around 8 weeks and was accompanied by soft tissue injury. The accident solicitors were informed that around 8 months after the motorbike injury was sustained he complained of considerable pain in his left ankle and knee and he was referred for physiotherapy treatment which lasted for several months. Headaches were a constant complaint and difficulty sleeping was also reported. Some 18 months after the motorbike injuries were sustained, the motorcyclist returned to work on light duties and eventually increased to full pre-motorbike injury work within 24 months of the motorbike accident claim.

The motorbike injury sustained in the accident was awarded the total sum of £16,000 due to the fracture of his right leg and various lacerations, scrapes and scratches. In addition the motorbike injury meant that he was also claimed compensation for loss of earnings for 18 weeks until he was able to return to work on light duties. Compensation was also obtained by his motorbike accident solicitors for the gratuitous care he received from his wife and mother who took turns to look after and care for him whilst he was recovering at the minimum wage hourly rate. Other expenses and losses were recovered in respect of the write-off value of his motorbike less salvage, insurance excess and various medical costs.

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The above motorbike claim is an example of a possible compensation claim. If you require any help or assistance in bringing a motorbike claim for injuries sustained within the last 3 years, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, if you already have an accident solicitor and you would like to obtain a second opinion or transfer your claim, please speak to us and we will be happy to help you.