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Leg injury claims

Leg injuries of any kind can be immobilising, causing pain and suffering. A more serious leg injury can result in time off work and require major changes to your lifestyle and hobbies.

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If you’ve sustained an injury through an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have a claim for leg injury compensation.

Types of leg injury

Leg injuries are common and can be caused by a variety of incidents, including:

Your leg is made up of three main bones: the tibia (shin) and fibula bones make up the lower part of the leg, along with your calf muscles and Achilles tendon.

The upper part of your leg contains the femur or femoral bone and the muscles that make up your quadriceps and hamstrings.

Common injuries to these areas tend to include:

  • Strains and sprains of leg muscles and ligaments
  • A simple leg fracture – a broken bone only, with no surrounding damage.
  • Stress fracture – a cracked bone, usually due to repetitive actions.
  • Displaced fracture – a break, or breaks, causing the bone to unalign.
  • Compound fracture – a broken bone that comes through the skin, causing an open wound.
  • Partial or full leg amputation – more on serious injury claims.

Why make a leg injury claim?

The more severe your leg injury is, the longer you are likely to be out of action, requiring ongoing medical treatment.

There are also costs associated with rehabilitation and support, to get you back on track again.

You may require continued physiotherapy, psychological support, adaptations to your home and transport, and any specialist equipment or mobility aids.

If a third party has caused your injury, it’s only right that you receive a compensation settlement, to help you fund your ongoing recovery and relieve the potential financial pressures of time off work due to your accident.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We are experienced in assessing your individual circumstances in a stress-free and clear way, providing you with a specialist personal injury solicitor who will put together a claim for you.

Our advisers are trained to listen to your situation and circumstances, outlining your options in a jargon-free way so you know whether you are likely to have a case.

We offer No Win No Fee services, so you have no upfront costs to pay, and you are under no obligation to go ahead with anything unless you want to.

How the claim process works

Get in touch

You can contact us 24/7 online or by phone, or use our callback form to request a callback at a time convenient to you

Discuss your situation

One of our friendly, legally trained advisors will get in touch with you. They will assess whether you have a claim and match you with the right solicitor for the case

Manage your claim

Our specialist No Win No Fee solicitors will then manage the entire claim from start to finish, helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve

How much compensation will I receive for a leg injury claim?

The amount of compensation depends on your individual case. Settlements take into consideration:

  • The pain and suffering you have endured, as well as any continuation into the future.
  • Time off work, resulting in loss of earnings.
  • Suitability to carry on performing your job.
  • Changes you may need to make in your work life.
  • Medical costs and ongoing treatment.
  • Adaptations or aids that you may need.

Our compensation calculator gives guideline amounts and to give you an idea, simple fractures of the tibia or fibular can be awarded up to £10,380, while more serious damages leading to amputation can range from £85,910 to £247,280 in the most extreme cases.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Leg injury claims usually need to be made within three years of the date of an accident or incident.

If the injured person is a child, the three-year time limit doesn’t begin until their 18th birthday.

Where a person is considered mentally incapable of making important decisions there is generally no time limit.

First4Lawyers will be able to advise you on your individual circumstances, just get in touch using the callback or phone numbers at the top of the screen.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

If you’d like to find out whether you have a neck injury claim, just get in touch using our online claim form.

Or get us to call you at a convenient time, using the ‘Request a callback’ option at the top of the screen.

There is no obligation to take it any further, and our phone consultation is totally free.

We will listen to your case and talk you through your options and our No Win No Fee service.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I call you for free advice?

Yes, our team of friendly experts are more than happy to help, and will answer any questions you have regarding a claim, even if you’re unsure whether you’re eligible.

Contact us for a free and confidential discussion.

How long will a claim take?

The length of time it will take to make your claim depends on your individual circumstances.

Every case is different, so it’s very difficult to say at the early stages how long the process will be from start to finish.

Once your solicitor has completed their initial investigations into your case, they will be in a better position to advise you on how long the process is likely to take.

To give you a very general idea:

  • For a personal injury claim like minor whiplash, for example, the process could be completed in about six months.
    But in more complex cases, such as claims involving a trip, slip or fall, it could take over a year to be settled.
    The process could also be longer if the defendant disputes your claim. 

  • Claiming for a work accident could be between six and nine months. But if the injury is more severe, or there are legal complexities, it could take longer.

  • Medical negligence cases tend to take longer as they can be complex with multiple factors and evidence.  A rough estimate would be 18-26 months.

Or you could contact one of our advisors to discuss your situation.

More about making a claim

Can I make a claim online?

Yes, you can either start your claim online, or by calling us using the number at the top of the screen.

If you want to start your claim now, simply enter a few details into our online claim form, and one of our legal advisors will call you back to discuss your claim in more detail.

When completing the form, you’ll need to describe the type of accident you’ve been involved in, for example: road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall, medical negligence etc. (you can select the appropriate option from a drop down menu).

You should also write a brief description of your accident, including details on what happened and when, if you were injured in the accident and what your injuries were. This helps us to understand the nature of your accident, so that one of our experts will be able to advise you on your next steps.

We’ll also need a few contact details, including your full name, telephone number as well as an alternative telephone number (in case we’re unable to reach you). You can also include your email address, if you’d prefer us to email you with further details.

Let us know what time it’s best for us to call you back - we understand that it’s not always convenient for you to talk, so we'll call at that pre-arranged time, when you'll be expecting us.

Making a claim online will help to save you time and will ensure that you receive a phone call back from us as soon as possible. During the call, we will ask you a few questions about your accident and advise you if you’re eligible to make a claim, and if so, what you can do next.

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How do I know whether I have a claim?

That's what we're here for! 

If you’ve had an accident and you’re not sure if you’re eligible to claim, then call us through the number at the top of the screen and speak to one of our specialist advisors.

We will give you free advice regarding your case and advise you on the potential of your claim, without obligation.

We believe in working honestly and with integrity – we don’t believe in raising expectations and we don’t encourage false claims.

To be eligible to make a compensation claim, there are three key conditions that your case will need to meet:

  • Your accident must have taken place during the last three years. Please note: different rules apply to industrial disease, medical negligence and criminal injury claims, or if you were under 18 when the accident happened.  We will advise accordingly in each of these cases.
  • There must be a person or organisation who is at fault for your accident.
  • Your injuries will have required medical treatment.

If you have any questions, or are unsure if your case meets these requirements, give us a call or complete our online claim form and we'll be in touch shortly.

Can I be compensated for losses as well as my injury?

Yes, you may be entitled to compensation for losses other than your personal injury.

A personal injury claim is split into two parts: general damages and special damages.

  • General damages are paid for the pain and suffering and emotional distress from your physical injury.
  • Special damages relate to damaged belongings or financial losses resulting from the injury.

 

Will I have to attend a medical?

Yes, you’ll need to have a medical examination to make a personal injury claim.

It's to provide proof that your injury was caused by the accident and to allow your solicitors to value your claim.

How likely am I to win a No Win No Fee case?

It depends on the individual circumstances around your claim.

Our legal advisors, who are trained to the highest standard, will discuss the details of your case with you and assess how likely is it to succeed.

This is always discussed with you in your initial phone call so that your time is not wasted and you know where you stand straight away.

I've been injured. Can I make a No Win No Fee claim?

Yes, if the accident was not your fault, you may have a No Win No Fee claim.

By discussing your accident with one of our trained legal advisors we can assess whether you have a claim.  We will then be able to find a specialist solicitor to suit your needs.

Get in touch with us to find out more.

What percentage do solicitors take out of my compensation?

Our solicitors may take up to 25% of any compensation they win for you.

However, they will discuss the exact percentage that will be deducted prior to any work happening.

At this stage you are under no obligation to choose a First4Lawyers solicitor.  More about making a claim

Who pays the other side's costs?

As part of a conditional - No Win No Fee arrangement, any costs are covered by either arranging an insurance policy, or by using any existing legal expenses cover you may have.

The solicitor will discuss any need for, and the suitability of, any insurance with you.  

Can I claim if my accident happened while I was abroad?

Yes, you can still claim if you had an accident while abroad.  But it can be more complex due to varying laws in other countries.

Accidents abroad are very common and can happen to anyone. Some of the most common accidents can include things such as suffering food poisoning from the hotel restaurant, slipping on a wet floor in a hotel or tripping over on a poorly-maintained footpath.

Other scenarios you may be able to claim compensation for include: sport-related accidents from using damaged, faulty or poorly-maintained equipment, sustaining an injury during an arranged excursion and road traffic accidents (including accidents when travelling as a passenger in a car, coach or taxi).

Those who booked their trip with a travel agent or as part of a package holiday are more likely to be able to claim against the travel company once returning to the UK, as opposed to the services used abroad (such as a hotel or restaurant).

At First4Lawyers, we work with solicitors who are experienced in making claims for accidents that have happened abroad, for people who were either on holiday or travelling on a business trip. Contact us for a no-obligation chat.

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