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Leg Injury Compensation Claims
If you have suffered a leg injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a no win, no fee leg injury compensation claim. But first you will need expert legal advice to be successful in making a claim.
Our expert personal injury solicitors understand that a leg injury can have a significant impact on your ability to go about your daily life and carry out normal activities, often affecting your ability to work and perhaps even care for your children. Compensation will not completely make up for the pain and suffering that the injury has caused, but by ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of leg injury compensation that you are entitled to, we can help you to move on with your life and recover from your accident.
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Minor lower leg injuries, including damage to the muscles or fractures in the tibia or fibula, typically warrant leg injury compensation claims of up to £7,000, providing they heal quickly with no ongoing symptoms.
Cases involving less serious leg injuries to the bone in your upper leg, known as the femur bone, normally warrant compensation amounts between £7,000 and £11,000. Other factors such as healing period and lingering complications can also influence the amount of compensation awarded.
More serious leg injuries with long lasting or permanent detrimental effects on your ability to walk normally, or that require permanent metal implants, may lead to compensation of between £13,000 and £21,000.
Victims of severe leg injuries who require long-term medical assistance and whose mobility and health have been permanently compromised – such as those who have sustained multiple fractures – may expect to claim between £21,000 and £100,000 in leg injury compensation.
Those unfortunate enough to have suffered a leg injury so severe that one or more of their lower limbs must be amputated might be eligible to claim as much as £70,000 to £193,000.
In the worst accidents, such as high speed car or motorcycle accidents where victims have sustained injuries that mean their entire leg(s) must be amputated, claimants might expect to claim between £80,000 and £210,000 in leg injury compensation.
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The term “broken leg” can encompass a wide range of possible leg injuries that vary in their severity and the amount of pain and distress they can cause the victim. A clean break or fracture of the femur bone in your upper leg tends to heal quickly with no ongoing medical complications, while a serious leg injury involving multiple fractures may lead to possible long-term disability, discomfort and pain.
Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone caused by over a period of time by repeated forces being applied to the bone, and although relatively minor compared to full breaks can still cause prolonged discomfort, difficulties at work and can lead to complications. Stress fractures are a common workplace injury and is also a common sporting injury caused by excessive training.
A displaced fracture is a broken bone where the bone is not aligned as it should be at the point of the fracture. Such a fracture will have to be manipulated by a medical expert in order to bring it back in line before a cast can be applied to the leg.
At the other end of the scale, leg injury compensation can also be claimed for “comminuted” and “compound” fractures in any or all of the leg bones. This is where the bones have been shattered into separate pieces and/or may be protruding through the skin. These leg injuries are typically much more serious, and generally lead to much larger leg injury compensation claims. In the most severe cases, such as those caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents or serious criminal acts, some victims may have to have their entire leg amputated.
Other Types of Fracture
There are many other types of fracture that you could be entitled to receive compensation for, including compression fractures (normally affecting the spine), avulsion fractures (the result of a muscle working so hard that it pulls on your bone, causing it to break) and impacted fractures (when a fractured bone forces into another bone, causing it to break). Other types of fractures include greenstick fractures and buckle fractures – both of which are unique to children.