Orthopaedic Injury Compensation

At some stage in your life, there is a likelihood that you may break a bone, whether it be a minor fracture from a fall, or a more serious injury sustained from a workplace incident or road traffic accident.

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

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.

In most cases, this is exactly what happens. However, if something does go wrong, we can provide legal advice and financial compensation to help you carry on with your life.


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Vince Shore

Senior Solicitor and Joint Head of Clinical Negligence

Sam Thompson

Chartered Legal Executive, Clinical Negligence

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The Hudgell Promise

When we take on any case, we want you to feel reassured and confident in every aspect of your claim. That’s why we offer a service that puts your needs over and above anything else.
We promise to:

  1. Schedule our first meeting within 24 hours
  2. Return your phone call or email the very same day if received before 3pm
  3. Reply to any letter you send us within 2 days
  4. Write to you every 4 weeks with any updates or information on your case

*Our promise is different for criminal injury claims

Types of Orthopaedic Injuries

Orthopaedic compensation claims can arise from:

  • the misdiagnosis of fractures
  • failure to x-ray upon initial attendance at A&E
  • failure to properly treat the fracture once detected such as placing the injury in plaster when surgery should be performed
  • surgery being incorrectly performed

Orthopaedic injuries can also occur following surgery such as:

  • hip replacement or hip resurfacing
  • hand, arm or shoulder surgery
  • leg, ankle or foot surgery
  • knee replacement or knee surgery
  • spinal surgery

Client’s story

How to make a claim

If you feel your orthopaedic injury has been inappropriately treated or caused subsequent to surgery, we can provide the expert advice you need to proceed.

Our knowledge of medical cases will ensure your claim for compensation is handled efficiently, putting you and your loved ones at the heart of our work.

We will guide and support you throughout your claim process and answer any questions you have without the use of complicated medical jargon.

Latest Cases

£50,000 damages for patient after hospital removed cast after just two weeks when wrist was still broken

A 23-year-old pharmacist who fell and broke his wrist has been awarded £50,000 compensation after a hospital removed his cast after just two weeks and failed to carry out further x-rays, leaving his bone permanently damaged. The man, who does
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“The injury to our client’s wrist has caused significant changes to his lifestyle, and will continue to do so in the future. He is a young man who was previously very physically active and enjoyed sports.”

Laura Larkin

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