Leg Injury Claims

Leg injuries of any kind can be immobilising, causing pain and suffering. If you’ve sustained a leg injury, we could help you make a claim for compensation.


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Can I claim compensation for a leg injury?

Leg injuries aren’t uncommon, and they can be inflicted in a number of different ways. But if your leg injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you could have a claim for compensation. This might apply if you’ve suffered an accident at work, a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall.

We’ve supported clients who have suffered leg injuries such as:

  • Strains and sprains of leg muscles and ligaments
  • Simple leg fractures – where there is a broken bone, with no surrounding damage
  • Stress fractures – cracked bones, usually due to repetitive actions
  • Displaced fractures – breaks causing the bone to become unaligned
  • Compound fractures – broken bones that come through the skin, causing an open wound
  • Partial or full leg amputations

To find out if we could help you, give our friendly advisors a call. We offer a free initial consultation, so you’ll have nothing to lose by getting in touch.

Why should I make a leg injury claim?

Leg injuries vary widely in severity, but the recovery period is usually long. This could mean that you miss out on socialising with friends or taking part in the hobbies you enjoy. It may also mean that you’re unable to work for a period of time, which can bring another layer of financial stress.

Making a claim could take away some of this worry. If your case is successful, your compensation will consider any loss in earnings and will help you to cover the cost of further medical treatment.

If the other side admits responsibility for your injury, your solicitor may even be able to apply for interim payments that you’ll receive before the case is settled. These are intended to support you while you’re unable to work.

Aside from the financial aspect, making a claim could also shine a light on the negligence that led to your injury. Many people find this reassuring as it can help to ensure that the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else.

Who will my leg injury claim be made against?

Who your claim is brought against will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident. If you were injured in a public place like a restaurant or shop, it’s likely that the owner of the premises would be held accountable.

If your accident took place at work and it can be proven that your employer failed in their duty of care towards you, they would be held responsible for your injuries.

We understand that the thought of making a claim against your employer can be daunting, but you shouldn’t let this put you off. Companies are legally required to have insurance in place that covers the cost of personal injury claims. So you won’t be leaving anyone out of pocket by taking legal action.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our goal is to make the claims process as stress-free as possible. We’ll put you in touch with experienced personal injury solicitors who will work to build a case on your behalf, giving your claim the best chance of success.

When you first get in touch with us, our legal services team will speak to you about what happened and let you know if we’re able to help you. After this, it will be up to you whether you’d like to proceed with a claim – we’ll never pressure you either way.

If you do decide to go forward, your case will be handled on a No Win No Fee basis. So there will be nothing to pay upfront and no legal fees to cover if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 30% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident claims.

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

Leg injury claims FAQs

Is there a time limit for making a leg injury claim?

Leg injury claims will typically need to be made within three years of the accident taking place. This might sound like a long time, but we would always recommend seeking legal advice early – even if it’s just to work out whether you have grounds to make a claim.

The rules are slightly different if you’re claiming on behalf of a child, though. In these cases, you’ll have until their 18th birthday to take legal action. After this, they will have until they’re 21 to bring a claim themselves.

If you’re making a claim on behalf of someone who is lacking mental capacity, you won’t face any time limits. But you will need to apply to act as a litigation friend. This will give you the authority to make important decisions throughout the claims process.

How much compensation could I get for a leg injury?

Every leg injury claim is unique, so it’s difficult to say exactly how much compensation you could receive without speaking to you. But if your case is successful, your settlement will take into account:

  • Your pain and suffering, both now and in the future
  • Any adaptations or specialist aids you may need
  • How your injury has affected your job prospects
  • Lost earnings due to time taken off work
  • Medical costs and ongoing treatment

Our compensation calculator can help you work out how much your claim could be worth. But for the most accurate valuation, it’s always best to speak to a legal specialist.

I think I have a leg injury claim – what should I do?

If you’ve suffered a leg injury, the most important thing is that you get the medical attention you need. Your wellbeing should come before anything else, so this should be made a priority.

Next, you might consider making a leg injury claim. Our advisors are here to answer any questions you may have about the claims process, so you can make the best decision for you.

To learn more about our services, get in touch with us. You can reach us on the number at the top of the screen or by requesting a callback. We also have a quick and easy online claims form if you’d prefer to contact us this way.

We’re here to support you whenever you’re ready.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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