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, with two of those in the lower leg: the tibia (shin) and fibula, 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.

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 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.

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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