Pilon Fracture Compensation Claims Information
A pilon fracture occurs in the ankle region and affects the bottom of the tibia (shinbone). In some cases, both the bottom of the tibia and the fibula are fractured near the ankle. The term “pilon” is derived from the French language, meaning “pestle”. A pestle is combined with a mortar in order to pound and crush substance such as leaves and nuts. In this case, the pilon refers to a process of the bone that was crushed. Pilon fractures usually occur after a heavy impact injury, such as during a fall or a car accident. If you have suffered from a pilon fracture that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.
How Can a Pilon Fracture be Sustained?
Pilon fractures can also occur as a result of medical negligence, pertaining to the monitoring of adverse pharmaceutical side effects. Such side effects can negatively alter a victim’s bone density, thus increasing a victim’s chances of receiving a pilon fracture. If you are a victim of a pilon fracture due to medical negligence or other circumstances that were not of your instigation, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation for your claims.
How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
Depending on the severity of your pilon fracture, you could claim compensation upwards of five figures. In usual circumstances, the more severe the injury, the more compensation is awarded. Of course, those with minor pilon fractures can still claim for compensation as long as the claim is submitted within three years of the incident occurring. If you would like to find out more information about pilon fracture compensation amounts, please use our simple pilon fracture compensation calculator.
What Are the Symptoms of a Pilon Fracture?
There are a few symptoms of a pilon fracture, including severe pain and swelling. In some more serious cases, one or two bones could pierce the skin of a leg and cause additional pain and suffering. The swelling after the injury is due to the inflammation of the tissue in the surrounding area of the injury. After sustaining a pilon fracture, most people are unable to put weight on the affected ankle and sometimes, even ankle deformities may occur.
How is a Pilon Fracture Diagnosed?
There are many different ways to diagnose a pilon fracture, all of which can be combined to ensure accurate results. One way to diagnose a pilon fracture is to obtain an x-ray of the affected area. An x-ray will provide medical examiners with a snapshot of your injured ankle(s) and help determine if a pilon fracture has occurred. Another way to determine if a pilon fracture has occurred is through a physical examination from a qualified medical professional. A doctor will examine the affected area and make a decision as to whether or not a compound fracture has occurred.
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Pilon Fracture Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have been the victim of a Pilon fracture and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It’s best to get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors to find out just how much you could be owed for your individual case. Alternatively, you can use Tylers’ simple Pilon fracture compensation calculator below!
Minor Pilon Fracture Compensation Amounts
While all cases of Pilon fractures can be extremely painful, the injuries sustained in this section tend to be minor. If you are suffering from symptoms, sprains and fractures that last no longer than two to three weeks, then it’s likely you have suffered from a minor ankle injury. If you wish to find out if you’re owed compensation, get in touch today.
£1,220 to £4,800
Damaged Achilles Tendon Injury Compensation Amounts
If you are suffering from a damaged Achilles tendon injury as a result of turning your ankle at work due to carrying objects, you could be owed compensation. The symptoms of this type of Pilon fracture may consist of permanent stiffness in the ankle and potential instability in the foot which can lead to excruciating pain.
£4,800 to £23,000
Pilon Fractures Requiring Metal Pins Compensation Amounts
In these cases, the Pilon fracture needs surgery and to be seen by a specialist. This is a sign of a severe Pilon fracture and needs urgent attention. If this sounds familiar to you, you may be experiencing weakness in the ankle and potential on-going pain in the future. Contact us today to find out more.
£27,500 to £44,000
Severe Pilon Fracture Compensation Amounts
Although these cases of Pilon Fracture’s are extremely rare, unfortunately, they can still happen. If this sounds familiar and you feel you are a victim of a serious ankle injury, you may be experiencing permanent loss of mobility and an operation may necessary to relieve your pain.
Up to £45,000
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ claims solicitor?
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we work on a ‘No-Win, No-Fee’ basis. This means that if we do not win your claim for compensation, you do not have to pay us. Our team of legal experts will work hard and smart to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
How Long Until I Can Claim?
As with many other bodily injuries, you must begin your claim within 3 years of sustaining your pilon fracture. The sooner you can begin processing your claim, the better. Our legal experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim, as we represent you in the most professional way to claim the compensation you deserve.
Where Can I Find More Information About Making A Claim?
If you would like more information about making a claim for a pilon fracture injury that was not your fault, please contact our specialist team today. At Tylers Solicitors, our experts have a wealth of experience in processing claims for a comprehensive range of personal injuries, including pilon fractures. We are more than happy to advise you and offer friendly, no obligation advice where necessary. To speak to our legal team, contact us today.
How Do I Make a Pilon Fracture Compensation Claim?
To begin processing your pilon fracture compensation claim, please contact our team today. You can call us on 0800 699 0079 or alternatively, complete our online contact form and our solicitors will be in touch to discuss your claim for compensation with you. We will then advise you of the next steps to take and any evidence required.
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