Orthopaedic Injury Compensation

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Specialist Orthopaedic Legal Advice

If you or a family member has suffered an orthopaedic injury, our specialist legal team at Axiclaim can advise you as to whether it might be possible to pursue orthopaedic injury compensation if the injury has been caused by the actions of another.  A broken bone or fracture can have a devastating effect on a person’s life and affect their ability to work and continue with everyday activities.  Upper and lower limb fractures can be difficult to treat and accordingly, treatment by busy or inexperienced doctors can result in mistakes in medical management and treatment.

A common cause of medical negligence claims in this area is missed or delayed diagnosis of a fracture, caused either by a failure to x-ray or a failure to correctly interpret x-rays.  A delay in treatment can cause the fracture to heal incorrectly, requiring further surgery and leading to complications of infection and delay.

If you think you have had negligent treatment of an orthopaedic injury, our team of experts can offer advice on the standard of care and management you have received.

We are also specialists in advising on the management of joint replacements, in particularly, hip, knee and ankle joints. There are a number of group actions in relation to hip and ankle replacement prosthesis, and the choice of replacement joints used. Sometimes, the problem is not caused by the choice of prosthesis but rather the method of fitting the components, which can cause complications.

There is limited state assistance or support for complications caused by orthopaedic injuries so it is important to obtain legal advice and support. We can advise you on your entitlement to financial compensation for any lost earnings, aids and equipment you require and any care and support you have had, and will need in the future.

The specialist team of lawyers and experts at Axiclaim can offer effective legal advice as to whether it will be possible to claim orthopaedic injury compensation and if so, will attempt to secure an early interim payment to enable specialist private treatment if necessary.  We also recognise that complications such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can result from complex and prolonged orthopaedic injuries and we can arrange referral to specialist experts who can provide you with rehabilitative treatment for this.