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No win, no fee orthopaedic surgery claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced medical negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Orthopaedic surgery compensation

Orthopaedic surgery compensation

Should you or a loved one experience a broken bone, you should expect to be treated within a hospital to ensure your procedure and recovery is as quick and problem-free as possible.

An orthopaedic injury can be long-lasting, affecting the joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, bones and nerves.

Many orthopaedic injury claims compensate people whose treatment has been delayed because their injury wasn’t diagnosed as quickly as it should have been. In the case of Antoinette France a fractured thigh bone went undiagnosed despite x-rays being taken.

A delay in receiving treatment for an orthopaedic injury can have serious consequences and a lifelong impact.

If you’ve suffered an orthopaedic injury, which you believe could have been prevented or was missed by the medical professionals in charge of your care, get in touch with us today.


Specialist orthopaedic injury solicitors

Specialist orthopaedic injury solicitors

Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors and lawyers have vast experience ensuring your case reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need. They will:

  • Provide a compassionate and understanding service tailored to your situation.
  • Help you gain access to support services to make the best possible recovery.
  • Seek interim compensation payments where possible for medical equipment, rehabilitation, accommodation or assisted care.
  • Help you plan for any long-term care needs.
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Potentially serious and life-changing injuries

Potentially serious and life-changing injuries

Orthopaedic injuries can be especially serious or even life changing if left untreated or not treated successfully due to medical negligence.

These types of injuries are common in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and as a result of slips, trips and falls and result in:

  • Broken/fractured bones.
  • Dislocations of joints such as shoulders, hips, knees and elbows and fingers.
  • Tears of ligaments and tendons.
  • Sprains and tears of ligaments and tendons.

Delays or mistakes in diagnosing or treating an orthopaedic injury by medical professionals sometimes mean that recovery takes longer than it should, or leave a patient living with unacceptable pain and severely limit their movement, it could also result in permanent damage.


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How to make a orthopaedic injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
1 Stars
Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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What are orthopaedic injuries caused by medical negligence?

Injuries due to missed or delayed diagnosis

Doctors sometimes fail to diagnose orthopaedic injuries by not ordering X-rays or other investigations or there may be mistakes when interpreting X-rays or scans.

When a broken bone is not treated, it may not fuse together properly and can lead to pain, a deformity or instability.

The bone may then need to be reset involving complex surgery that should not have been necessary.

Bone fracture negligence

Fractures are often left to heal in plaster, but on some occasions surgery is needed to realign the bones. Patients can be left with with long-term problems if the fracture doesn’t heal as it should.

Orthopaedic surgery to repair a fracture sometimes involves a mistake leading to infection, deformity or disability.

Another surgery may correct the problem, but often not before the patient has experienced pain and a lengthy recovery time.

Hip and knee replacement negligence

A hip or knee replacement should improve mobility, but a prosthesis or implant can be fitted incorrectly and or bones, cartilage or ligaments can be damaged during surgery.

Mistakes during a replacement can also leave one leg longer than the other leading to pain and mobility problems and you may require further surgery.

Spinal surgery negligence

Spinal cord damage can affect bladder, bowel and sexual functionality and even result in paralysis.

How can orthopaedic injuries affect quality of life?

Orthopaedic injuries as a result of medical negligence can have debilitating affects on a patient’s life, sometimes lasting a lifetime.

Pain and a lack of mobility can prevent you from working, taking part in sports and leisure pursuits and limit day-to-day activities.

The emotional and psychological effects can also affect your mental state.

Orthopaedic injury compensation can help address these problems, paying for rehabilitation therapy and making up for lost income.

Was I properly advised on my treatment options?

Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.

Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:

  • Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments.
  • Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications.
  • Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options.
  • Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery.
  • Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required.
  • Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons.
  • Failing to offer options other than surgery.
  • Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options.

Read more about consent here: Failure to Obtain Informed Consent

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