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  • In 2022 alone, we were successful in securing over £91 million in damages for our clients

Orthopaedic Injury Compensation

At Potter Rees Dolan, our lawyers have years of experience helping clients make successful orthopaedic injury claims. Many of our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and hold numerous other accreditations, meaning you can rest assured that your case is in the hands of experts. Our primary aim is to ensure you receive the best legal advice and client care as possible.

If you want to make a claim for orthopaedic injury compensation, like most personal injury claims, then you have a three-year time limit from the date that your injuries occurred, so contact our expert solicitors today and start your claim as soon as possible.

Recent case wins include:

Teenager's leg is crushed under a double decker bus - £2.35 million

Accident at work results in woman's hip replacement - £190,000.00

Call our team, based in Manchester. on 0800 027 2557 or fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch.

What is an orthopaedic injury?

An injury is classed as ‘orthopaedic’ if it affects any part of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system allows the body to move and function properly and is comprised of the following elements:

  • joints
  • ligaments
  • muscles
  • tendons
  • bones
  • nerves

If you have suffered from an orthopaedic injury, you will know the considerable impact it can have upon your life. Such injuries can cause intense pain, often requiring treatment such as surgery and costly rehabilitation.

An orthopaedic injury can greatly affect your ability to carry out day-to-day tasks, social activities and even perform your job. This disruption to your everyday life can cause emotional and financial stress, on top of the physical pain you have had to endure.

Common orthopaedic injuries

We have helped clients claim compensation for a range of different injuries, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Stress fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Meniscus tears
  • Dislocations
  • De-gloving injuries

This list is not exhaustive. Our specialist solicitors will help anyone who has suffered a serious orthopaedic injury.

What causes an orthopaedic injury?

Orthopaedic injuries typically occur due to a blunt force trauma during an accident. Common accidents that result in orthopaedic injuries include:

  • car accidents
  • operating defective machinery
  • slips, trips and falls
  • injuries at work
  • falling from a height
  • playing sports

What is a Girdlestone procedure?

The Girdlestone procedure is a rare type of surgery performed on people experiencing severe pain in their hips. It is generally only used in circumstances where no other options are viable - for example, if a hip replacement has been ruled out as an option. These types of hip problems can sometimes get worse when symptoms of hip conditions are missed due to negligent care, or when a condition is misdiagnosed, and this can result in a patient needing a Girdlestone procedure where previously they would not have.

More information and resources can be found on our Girdlestone procedure resource page.

How we can help

If you have suffered an orthopaedic injury, whether it occurred at work, in a vehicle accident, playing sports or in a public place, we can help. The expert solicitors at Potter Rees Dolan will provide you with in-depth advice and representation at every stage of your case, including:

  • Making a claim
  • Medical examinations
  • Negotiation
  • Preparing your case for trial
  • Court proceedings

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Contact us today

The team at Potter Rees Dolan are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal advice and the highest standard of client care. We understand that orthopaedic injuries can cause a great deal of physical and emotional pain, which is why our solicitors will deal with your case in a sensitive yet efficient manner.

To start an orthopaedic injury claim, call our Manchester-based team of PI injury solicitors today on 0800 027 2557, or simply fill out our online contact form.

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