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Tibia and Fibula Injury Compensation Claim
If you want to start a claim for a tibia and fibula injury then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in tibia and fibula injury claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for a tibia and fibula injury gone wrong.
If you want to proceed with your tibia and fibula injury gone wrong accident injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079 and we can then proceed to talk you through your tibia and fibula injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.
Proportionately, your legs make up about half the length of your body and around 12 to 18% of your body weight. This is one of the reasons why trainers emphasis on conducting training and toning of the leg muscles. The mentality is “where the legs lead the body will follow”. And while this thought is true to building up the body, it is equally true when the legs are not functioning properly. When the legs are injured, the whole body suffers.
Where is the Fibula and Tibia and how do these bones get injured?
The fibula and the tibia are in the lower section of the leg, below the kneecap. These two bones connect the foot to the upper thigh. Out of the two, the tibia is the thick and larger bone with the fibula being a thinner offset bone. Typically, injuries which occur to these bones are hairline fractures and complex fractures. However, the bone can also suffer impact injuries resulting in the bone becoming dented, from misalignment of surgical procedures resulting in a bowed bone, or weakened bone tissue due to mistreatment and/or misdiagnosis of bone-related illnesses.
Is it negligence or an accident?
There are countless ways in which a person can injure their fibula or tibia. From banging one’s leg on a coffee table in the middle of the night to having a high impact collision during a rugby match, the situations are limitless. As such, those which wish to file a claim for a fibula or tibia injury must be able to establish that the injury is a direct result of negligence from a third party. While it is unfortunate that injury has occurred if no negligence can be found then the claim is very apt to be considered an unfortunate accident with “no blame” associated.
What is reasonable risk and reasonable care?
A term which is commonly used to divert people from filing a compensation claim is that the activity had a reasonable level of risk that such an injury would occur. For example, in contact sports, the level of risk for injury to the lower legs is greater than bicycling. Due to the increased risk, facilities should take a level of preventive measures to minimise the risk of injuries. This is known as reasonable care. And while the level of reasonable care is to be determined on a case by case basis, the premise is that the facility where the injury occurred has taken all preventive measures, within reason, to minimise the risk of injury.
It is not for the insurance institutions to determine the reasonable level of risk or to determine the level of reasonable care given. Persons filing a claim should not be discouraged if he or she believes that negligence has played a large role their injuries.
The importance of medical documentation
Any injuries sustained to the lower leg should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner immediately. For claims involving negligence, especially for cases where a surgery or a treatment of the leg has been performed in negligence, documentation as to the extent of the injury is vital. When considering your case, the medical evidence will establish the validity of your claims. Additionally, the documentation of the medical diagnosis and treatment will establish the timeframe for which medical attention was sought after the injury occurred.
Because the majority of injuries to a fibula and tibia are outside of the home, documentation such as a police report or an incident report should be available via public record. In events where the incident occurred on government or university property such filings with the location in which it occurred should also be present. Individuals filing a compensation claim should obtain any documentation available as well as any recorded testimony from witnesses of the event.
When should you file your claim?
Negligence claims for compensation should be filed as quickly as possible. Due to the time restrictions set forth for filing such a claim, it is highly recommended that an expert claims person be hired to ensure that all documents and forms are filled and filed properly to increase the likelihood of compensation. Experts should give due diligence to studying a case and presenting the options available to the injured. Those filing claims should understand that claims are based upon a number of factors, specifically the gravity of the injury, the level of gross neglect, and the likelihood of such an injury occurring.
In all cases where there has been an injury to the Tibia and Fibula, the injured party is strongly encouraged to follow the treatment and care of a doctor, nurse, or medical professional. Should you believe that your injury has been misdiagnosed, seek a second opinion and follow treatment advised.
If you have suffered a tibia and fibula injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.