Getting your life back after a serious orthopaedic injury

  • A serious orthopaedic injury that wasn’t your fault can leave you feeling devastated.
  • We will investigate the cause of your injury.
  • Your rehabilitation may involve surgery, medication and physiotherapy, occupational therapy or psychotherapy.
  • We are very successful at claiming compensation for these types of injuries and ensuring you have the funds you’ll need to help you recover.

You might have sustained a serious orthopaedic injury that wasn’t your fault, in a road accident, at your workplace, trip/slip, or during a boat accident. However it happened, we understand how traumatic it can feel and how difficult it can seem to claim the compensation you deserve.

We specialise in making the process as simple and stress-free as possible, not only winning you significant compensation but also providing expert advice and support for your treatment, care and rehabilitation.

Common types of accidents leading to serious orthopaedic injuries

There are many different types of accident that can result in a serious orthopaedic injury. However the accident occurred, if it was not entirely your fault you could be entitled to compensation. Typically we encounter injuries caused by:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work, perhaps from defective machinery in a factory or at a farm or construction site
  • Falls from height
  • Sporting injuries – horse riding, rugby or football, motor sports
  • Slips, trips or falls

Types of orthopaedic injury

There are many different types of orthopaedic injuries, and your accident may have caused multiple injuries. These could include:

  • Fractures to bones (including multiple fractures)
  • Spinal injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Injuries to your limbs
  • Injuries to tendons and muscles

Types of orthopaedic surgery

Sometimes surgery doesn’t go to plan and can cause further problems. Typical types of surgery where this can happen include:

  • Bone fracture repair, including arms, legs, wrists, hips, ankles, ribs and collarbones
  • Damaged tendon or ligament repair
  • Arthroscopy – keyhole insertion of tools to diagnose and treat joint tissue damage
  • Arthroplasty – replacing or resurfacing joints, such as knees and hips, because of arthritis
  • Bony deformity correction
  • Metalwork – using an internal or external apparatus to reshape or maintain limb bones while they are weak and susceptible to damage

The recovery process

You will need rehabilitation treatment tailored to your specific injury. You may need to have surgery, perhaps supported by medication, and with some form of therapy: physiotherapy to regain muscle ability and strength, occupational therapy to help you manage everyday actions again and psychotherapy to help you overcome the mental impact of your accident and build a positive outlook for the future.

It’s important to have the expert support of a law firm that specialises in these types of injuries and understands what you will need to help you recover. At Moore Barlow, we’ve built up extensive experience of making compensation claims for serious orthopaedic injuries, and established close working relationships with medical experts who can advise on the best rehabilitation treatment.

We’ve won very significant amounts of compensation for our clients, ensuring they have financial security to help them through a very difficult time. It’s important that if you’ve suffered a serious orthopaedic injury, you contact us as soon as possible, so we can start your assessment and claim.

You can trust Moore Barlow Solicitors to provide the legal advice, practical support and empathy you need.

  • We offer a bespoke, personal service
  • Access to the highest quality rehabilitation services
  • We work with the leading barristers and medical experts
  • More than 30 years of serious injury claim experience
  • An unbeatable track record with many multi-million pound settlements
  • No win, no fee.
  • With Moore Barlow, you receive 100% of the compensation

We have offices in London, Southampton, Woking, Richmond, Lymington and Guildford and we offer specialist support to clients all over the country. Contact us for more information.