A leg injury compensation claim usually arises from a road traffic accident or a slip or a trip on public or private property which includes accidents that occur in the workplace. The leg is a large and complicated part of our anatomy with a number of bones and joints and many different types of injury are possible. Below is a small compendium of awards made in recent cases :-
one or more broken toes (£2,000+)
fractured foot (£3,500-£7,000)
twisted ankle (£3,000)
knee injury (£3,000-£50,000)
fracture to any part of the leg (£5,000-£20,000)
Compensation awarded in a leg injury compensation claim for more serious damage can amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds. Total loss of a leg is a very severe and disabling injury and is likely to attract damages of £50,000-£70,000 for pain and suffering alone. Over and above this most people are also likely to incur significant financial losses as a result of not being able to work, hospital fees, travelling expenses, or as a result of having to employ somebody to provide care and assistance during the period of rehabilitation. Some of these losses may go on indefinitely into the future.
Leg injures by their very nature affect every aspect of our day to day lives and routines. Even the simple task of walking from your home to the shops becomes difficult. Normally enjoyable activities such as playing sport or indulging in hobbies or meeting with family and friends may be taken away. Compensation in a leg injury compensation claim can include an element for ‘loss of amenity’ which covers the potential loss of everyday enjoyment.
These injures can arise from many varied situations. Slipping on a wet supermarket floor or tripping over a broken pavement will often result in a twisted ankle or twisted knee. Similarly road traffic accidents particularly motorcycle accidents often result in severe leg injury. Slipping, tripping and falling in the workplace is another common cause of fractures to both upper and lower parts of the leg.
Most accident claim solicitors are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts who operate using the no win no fee scheme which means that legal charges are only paid in the event of a successful outcome after you receive compensation. If the injury compensation claim is lost, nothing is payable. Most lawyers offer free initial advice with no further obligation if you decide to not take matters further.