Leg Injury Compensation Claims
Injuries to the leg can be the most debilitating and painful injuries that a person can suffer, with potentially long-lasting effects. An injury to the leg is likely to have a significant impact on mobility, independence, income and enjoyability of personal life. For these reasons, it is important that anybody who has suffered a leg injury through no fault of their own can access the compensation that they are legally entitled to under personal injury law.
The solicitors we work in partnership with have extensive experience in managing leg injury claims, and maintain excellent knowledge in this field. They welcome the opportunity to discuss your case during a free consultation. To get started, call free on 0800 678 1410 or request a call back.
What types of leg injuries can I claim for?
Solicitors have managed many leg injury compensation claims for victims who have sustained various types and levels of damage to their leg in a vast number of circumstances. Leg injuries can have a severe impact on a victim’s life and ability to live independently, and treatment and recovery can take weeks or even lead to permanent damage. Some of the most common types of leg injury include:
Compensation for leg injuries can include comminuted or compound fractures in any of the leg bones. This type of injury refers to bones which have been shattered into separate pieces and may protrude the skin. This type of injury can be very serious and take an extended period of recovery. Operations may be required, and in the most severe cases, amputation may be necessary. This type of fracture most commonly occurs in road accidents, particularly those involving motorbikes, falls from height and heavy trips on pavements and other hard surfaces.
Stress fractures refer to very small cracks in the bone which have been caused by repeated force being applied to an area over a prolonged period. This type of injury is relatively minor but can be incredibly painful and debilitating. Stress fractures most often occur following workplace injuries or through sporting incidents and excessive training.
A displaced fracture is the name given to a broken bone where the two or more parts of the bone no longer align as they should. This type of injury requires specialist treatment for the medical expert to reposition the bone before securing the leg with a cast. This can have a significant impact on mobility and a victim’s ability to work and carry out daily tasks.
A broken leg is a debilitating and painful injury that can be sustained in a wide range of accidents, including sporting accidents, road traffic accidents (RTAs), falls from heights and even criminal assaults. Depending on the location and severity of the break, treatment can be lengthy, and the victim may require surgery to aid their recovery.
Leg Injury Treatment
The treatment that you receive for your leg injury will be a key consideration when negotiating the amount of compensation that should be paid to you. In some cases, rest and pain relief will suffice as treatment for a leg injury, whereas in more severe instances, surgery and even amputation may be necessary.
When considering the treatment that you have needed and may continue to need, the solicitor will also demonstrate how the treatment has impacted upon your life. Even in the mildest cases, where rest is the prime treatment, this can have a significant impact on independence and ability to work until the injury has healed.
Your solicitor will therefore aim to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any treatment costs, both to date and for any future care or medication that is likely.
How much compensation will I receive for a leg injury?
The amount of compensation that is awarded to you will depend upon the level of suffering and negative impact inflicted on you because of your leg injury. Your injury lawyer will strive to secure the highest possible award in all cases, and will do this by negotiating settlements with thorough consideration of the losses sustained. This means that when they seek to reach a settlement, your solicitor will consider the following:
- The type of injury you have suffered
- Any emotional impact that you have suffered because of your injury
- Any time off work that you have needed and any loss of earnings, both previous and future.
- The impact on your personal life
- Your inability to drive, which may result in you needing to pay for taxis or bus fares
- Your inability to perform normal routine tasks, such as taking children to school, taking part in usual sporting activities, etc.
Your solicitor will be committed to securing the highest amount of compensation possible for each individual case. Not only can this give you some degree of justice for the pain and disruption caused by your accident, but it can also help you to get your live back on track.
Common accidents that result in leg injuries
Leg injuries are unfortunately a fairly common occurrence. Between 2002 and 2003, statistics from the Department of Health England show that over 68,000 people received treatment for lower leg injuries.
Leg injury compensation can be awarded following a wide range of different accident types. This includes the following:
- bicycle accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- car accidents
- slips and trips
- accidents at work
- medical negligence
What are the benefits of using InjuryClaims.co.uk?
We work in partnership with solicitors that have extensive experience in managing a wide variety of leg injury claims. They offer clients a host of additional benefits, including those listed below:
- A free initial consultation where they will assess your case, answer any questions and provide a likely outcome before initiating your claim.
- Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff
- A No win, no fee service – giving you constant peace of mind throughout your case
- A commitment to securing the highest compensation award possible
- A team of experienced personal injury lawyers available throughout the UK
To get started with a free consultation, simply request a call back using the contact form below or call free on 0800 678 1410.