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What is a rib injury?

Rib injuries typically include:

  • Broken ribs
  • Cracked ribs
  • Ligament damage
  • Fractured sternum
  • Secondary damage incl. punctured lung

Causes of a rib injury

There are many circumstances in which a rib injury to your face could occur. These include:

Effects of a rib injury

It is not until you receive a rib injury that you realise how much they can impact your life.

Typically, rib injuries are extremely painful and generally take around four to six weeks to heal. This could mean that time off work is needed as you are unable to perform your job properly and even day to day activities can become complicated due to restricted movement.

Psychological damage can also result from rib injuries as they can leave you immobile and unable to socialise or partake in your daily activities which could lead to depression or/and anxiety.


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What you may be able to claim for

  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of care and assistance
  • Travel expenses
  • Loss of earnings/loss of future earnings
  • Secondary illnesses incl. chest infections, lung disease

Here at What’s My Claim Worth we advise you to and continue to document/picture your rib injury as it develops and heals. Depending on the type of accident and where it occurred, it should be reported as soon as possible to the manager or supervisor of the organisation. Witness details should be obtained and all relevant paperwork should be retained. Paperwork and receipts in relation to any medical treatment and expenses, including travel expenses, should be retained also.

How much compensation can you claim for a rib injury

The severity of the injury often defines how much your rib injury claim may be worth. Compensation is calculated on the severity of the symptoms and any other financial losses as a result of the rib injury.

Fractures of the ribs can earn up to £3,460.

Do you have a rib injury claim?

If you have suffered from a rib injury and believe that you are entitled to compensation, then please use our Claimometer or speak to one of our specialist rib injury solicitors who will be able to help you. We benefit from in-house medical knowledge in order to give you a high-quality service.

We have helped numerous people make rib injury claims and we would love to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today on 0800 025 0000 or try our free compensation claims calculator and find out how much you could be entitled to.

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