Foot Injury Compensation
If you have suffered a foot injury due to the negligence of someone else, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that suffering a serious foot injury can have a significant impact on your everyday life. Not only can it leave you or a loved one in physical agony, but it could also alter your financial situation if you are no longer able to work. You may also require rehabilitation, help with associated medical costs, and support to help you adjust to your new lifestyle.
Our team of legal advisors have helped thousands of people who have suffered foot injuries due to slips and trips, falls from height, and accidents at work.
All of our foot injury claims are worked on a No win, no fee basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page). This means that if you don’t win your claim, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs.
Don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to find out how much compensation you could claim for your foot injury.
What is a Foot Injury?
The foot is a complex structure made up of bones, ligaments and tendons. They all work together in order to provide balance, support and mobility to the body. The most important function of the foot is that it allows us to walk. Severe damage to any part of the foot may affect your ability to walk, balance or support your weight. You may require supports such as crutches, a wheelchair or even prosthetics.
If your foot is injured you may also find that your lifestyle is disrupted. Some foot injuries can take just weeks or months to heal however, more severe injuries may become lifelong afflictions. They may make it difficult to work, drive, carry out household tasks or hobbies.
Whether your injury is temporary or permanent, if the injury could have been avoided and has impacted on your lifestyle, you may be eligible to make a foot injury claim.
Types of Foot Injury Claims
As the foot has such a complex structure, we regularly deal with a variety of foot injury claim types. The most common types of foot injury claims include:
Sprains and Strains
Sprains occur when the ligaments in the foot become damaged or torn. Sprains vary in severity. Mild sprains are caused when the ligament becomes stretched or has micro-tears in it. In moderate sprains, the ligament will be more severely stretched and may be partially torn. The worst type of sprain occurs when the ligament is torn completely. This means the foot will likely no longer be able to bear any weight.
Similarly, you could strain your foot if the tendons become torn or stretched. Both sprain and strains have the ability to cause serious pain and reduce mobility. They could take months to heal fully and allow you to get back to your normal life.
Tendons attach muscle to bones in the body. If a tendon ruptures, not only will it be extremely painful but it may cause lifelong damage affecting mobility. One of the most common tendon injuries is the Achilles. Located at the back of the feet, your Achilles helps you to push off with your foot and stand on your toes. A ruptured tendon may require surgery to treat.
Whilst bruising, even if extreme, will not be life-changing it can still cause significant pain and discomfort. Bruises generally take around 2 weeks to fully heal however more extreme cases may take slightly longer. Bruises may initially be tender, making it painful to walk or carry out normal tasks. This could result in a temporary loss of earnings meaning you may be eligible to make a foot injury claim.
Fractures occur when a bone is under more pressure than it can support. They vary in severity, from small cracks in the bone to bones that are completely shattered. The foot contains 26 bones. Fracturing any of these bones can result in significant pain and an inability to put any weight on the foot. Treatment for foot fractures will vary by case. In some instances, a splint or specialist shoe may be used to treat the fracture however, in more severe cases surgery may be required.
Common Causes of Foot Injuries
A foot injury could be caused by anything from a slip, trip or fall, an impact from something heavy or playing sports. Almost all foot injuries make it difficult to bear weight and carry out your normal daily duties. Whilst some recover more quickly than others, there are those that have life-altering effects.
Many foot injuries occur in the workplace, predominantly for those working within the construction industry with heavy materials and potentially dangerous machinery. If you have suffered a foot injury that wasn’t your fault be it at work, in the street, during sports or otherwise, you may be eligible to make a foot injury claim.
Am I Eligible to Make a Foot Injury Claim?
You are eligible to make a foot injury claim if you were injured due to the negligence of somebody else. For example, you may not have been given the correct protective equipment at work to protect your feet such as steel toe cap boots, or you may have injured your foot by falling over uneven pavement in the street.
The best way to find out whether you are eligible to make a foot injury claim is to contact The Compensation Experts. They will discuss the details of your case with you to determine whether you claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make a Foot Injury Claim?
Your foot injury claim must be made within 3 years of the date of the incident or diagnosis of your injury. During this time court proceedings must have begun in order for your claim to be valid. The deadline may be extended in complex cases however this will be decided on a case by case basis.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Foot Injury Claim?
The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. When the compensation amount is decided factors such as loss of earnings, medical costs and impact on your lifestyle will be taken into account.
For a more accurate answer to this question, speak to a member of our team today. After hearing the details of your case, they will be able to offer an estimate of how much compensation you could receive if your foot injury claim is successful.
Making a Foot Injury Claim
To make a foot injury claim get in touch with our team. On your initial call, one of our expert advisors will discuss the details of your case with you, asking any necessary questions to establish the circumstances of your injury. They will then be able to assess whether your claim is likely to be successful and how much compensation you could receive should you choose to pursue it.
If you choose to go ahead with your foot injury claim, you will then be matched with one of our solicitors who has experience in cases such as your own. They will work to get you the maximum compensation you deserve whilst helping you to navigate the claims process. The majority of cases we handle are settled outside of court, something which we aim to achieve for all of our clients.
Starting Your Foot Injury Claim
Complete and submit our claim form and a specialist advisor will call you back to discuss your claim.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client has a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert Foot Injury Claims Advisors Working For You
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.
Whether you are ready to make a foot injury claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have trained advisors on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.