Dislocation Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Dislocation Injury Claims
Whether you dislocate a toe, knee, jaw, or any other joint if it was caused by someone else’s negligence or error, then you may be able to claim compensation. The Compensation Experts work with fantastic solicitors who handle personal injury claims quickly and sympathetically. We are happy to answer your questions about how to make a claim. We also provide a free, no-obligation consultation.
When there is damage to the ligaments holding bones in place around joints, the bone can move out of alignment. The injury is called a dislocation, and it can be incredibly painful. This is particularly true for larger joints like hips, knees and shoulders. You can dislocate any joint, and it is also not uncommon for a dislocation to happen at the same time as a fracture.
What is a Dislocation Injury?
You can dislocate any joint. The bone can move out of place from an awkward landing after a fall, or from being wrenched too hard in a wrong direction. Also once a joint dislocates, it has a higher chance of it doing so in future. Children and seniors are particularly susceptible.
A dislocation injury may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms include:
- Bruising and swelling
- An inability to move that limb or bone
- Loss of feeling, or a tingling sensation
You may need an x-ray or MRI to diagnose dislocated joints, so it is best to get medical treatment as quickly as possible after the injury. In less severe instances the bone may naturally fall back into place. More often, it will need some manipulation, with extremely serious cases requiring surgery. After being put back into place, the limb or joint is immobilised with a cast or splint for several weeks in a similar manner to the way a fracture is set.
Claiming Compensation for a Dislocated Bone
Your personal injury lawyer will need to meet two criteria for your application for compensation to be successful. The first is that you were injured. The easiest way to prove this is your medical notes, which is another reason it is important you see a doctor as soon as possible. The second criteria is that your injury was due to another person’s mistake or negligence. For example, if you dislocated your knee slipping over on a wet floor in a shopping centre, or if you injured yourself at work doing something for which you had not received the correct training.
Get in touch with The Compensation Experts even if you are not sure whether you have grounds to make a claim. Our experienced advisors will be able to discuss your injury and the circumstances around it, and let you know whether you have a good chance of making a successful compensation claim. If so, we will put you in touch with one of a team of skilled personal injury solicitors who will compile the necessary evidence, request payment from the responsible party, and stay with you every step of the way until your claim is resolved.
There are strict time limits for making a claim for damages so do not delay. Contact The Compensation Experts and let us help you today.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more