Foot, ankle and toe injury claims

If you injure your foot, ankle or toe in an accident that wasn't your fault, you could claim compensation.

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Types of foot and ankle injury

Your foot is made up of the ankle bone (talus) and heel bone (calcaneus), together with navicular, cuneiform and metatarsal connecting bones. Toe bones are known as phalanges.

Injuries to toes, feet and ankles are often caused by sports, dance and other hobbies, especially where children are concerned. But they can also be the result of a road traffic accident, through an accident at work, or even a slip, trip or fall where someone has been negligent.

Injuries include:

  • Break of fractures of the ankle, heel, metatarsal (just above the toes) and toe bones
  • Dislocations
  • Crushes and burns
  • Sprains and strains to tendons and ligaments
  • Damage to the achilles tendon
  • Bursitis of the toes – an inflammation of the fluid sacks that cushion your bones
  • In more extreme cases, serious life-changing injuries may lead to amputation of a toe or foot

Why should I claim for a toe, foot or ankle injury?

Injuries to toes, feet and ankles are quite common and usually fairly minor.  But more serious damage – particularly in the case of amputation - causes mobility problems and permanent disability, requiring surgery and time off work. It’s a that point you might have to start considering the financial implications.

Claiming compensation can mean you don’t have to worry about the financial pressures of medical costs, recuperation, prescriptions, travel to hospital and loss of earnings.

Find out more about making a claim.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We are here to assess your situation and guide you through the claim process. Our advisors will go through what has happened with you, free of charge, then assess whether you are likely to have a claim.

If you’re happy to proceed, we allocate a specialist personal injury solicitor to deal with your claim. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you don't have to pay for anything in advance – and if the claim is not successful, you don't pay at all.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How much compensation can I claim for a toe, foot or ankle injury?

Compensation awards will depend on the type and severity of your injury and the impact it has had on you. Taken into consideration are things like:

  • The pain and suffering you have endured and may continue to experience in the future.
  • Time taken to recover from your injury.
  • Time taken 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, mobility aids or prosthetics that you may require to improve your quality of life.

Our compensation calculator gives a guide to the general guidelines of the Judicial College.

Is there a time limit for making a toe, foot or ankle injury claim?

Generally, a claim must be brought within three years of your injury. Our specialist advisors can explain the process to you in more detail, with no legal jargon or pressure to go ahead.

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

Contact us either using our online form, or request a callback at the top of the screen. We'll give you a call at a time convenient to you, to ask you about your case and go through your options, as well as our No Win No Fee service.

The initial chat is free and there is no obligation to proceed with us until you are happy to do so.

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