Leg Injury Compensation Claims
Leg injuries can cause a great amount of inconvenience and can have a great impact on your lifestyle, especially if the accident wasn't your fault.
Therefore, it is important to get medical treatment immediately as leg injuries can often be broken bones/fractures or ligament/muscle damage.
The three main bones in the leg which could be affected by an injury are the femur (thigh bone) in the upper leg, tibia and fibula (shin bone) in the lower leg.
Leg injuries can often be caused by accidents at work. This can be due to falling from a height on a construction site, slipping on a wet floor or suffering a strain while lifting heavy items. Your employer has to provide a safe working environment and will have insurance in place to cover injuries to employees.
Other ways in which you can suffer leg injuries can be from road accidents and in particular from motorcycle accidents. Sporting accidents, such as a bad tackle in a football/rugby match can often cause leg injuries, which you can claim for if it was not part of the normal play.
A leg injury can often mean your have less mobility and therefore have to take time off work, lose earnings and pay for recovery treatment. To help ease the financial burden, it is important that you take advice on making a claim for leg injury compensation.
Typical Leg Injury Compensation Amounts
Examples of compensation amounts awarded for leg injuries:
- Simple fracture of tibia or fibula (with good recovery) - up to £5,000*
- Severe leg injuries (femur) - up to £7,000*
- Fractures where recovery is incomplete - up to £14,500*
* Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar leg injuries.
It is advisable to seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following a leg injury as they will be able to recommend the best treatment for you. The records of your leg injury from your GP or Hospital are used when making your compensation claim.
If you have suffered a leg injury and it was someone else's fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors can help you make a no win no fee claim for compensation.
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