Leg Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of leg injuries claim the compensation they deserve
Leg Injury Compensation
If you have suffered a leg injury due to the negligence of someone else, then you may able to claim compensation.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that suffering a serious leg injury can have a devastating effect on your everyday life. Not only can it leave you, or a loved one, in physical pain, it may compromise your financial situation if you are unable to work. You may also need to modify your home, extra care, rehabilitation, and support.
Our team of legal advisors have helped thousands of people with leg injury claims. They are well versed in those who have suffered leg injuries due to road traffic accidents, falls from height, and accidents at work.
We work all of our claims 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 for compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs.
So don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to find out how much you could claim.
Types of Leg Injury Claims
When it comes to leg injuries, there are many different types, of varying severity. Any kind of leg injury has the ability to negatively impact on your daily life, no matter how serious. You may find that you are in pain, unable to walk or perform your usual activities, or unable to work.
If the incident that caused the injury wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a leg injury claim. Claim types include:
Strains or Sprains
A strain occurs when the muscle or tendons (tissue that connects the bone to the muscle) become overstretched or tear. A sprain on the other hand is when the ligament (tissue that connects bones to other bones) is stretched or torn.
Sprains typically occur in the ankle but are also common in the knee. Strains are more likely to occur in the hamstring. If you suffer a strain or sprain in your leg you may not be able to walk or perform your normal activities properly for a few weeks. More severe sprains and strains can take months to heal and surgery may even be required. This can therefore affect your ability to earn and may negatively impact on your day to day life. Making a leg injury claim can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
If you break your leg in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may also be able to make a leg injury claim. There are many different types of fractures, some of which can take up to 6 months to heal and may require surgery. This can affect your ability to walk, drive, travel and more.
Arguably the least severe type of fracture, a stress fracture, can affect your ability to perform your usual duties. They occur when stress is repeatedly placed on the bone causing a small crack to appear. This can cause discomfort and pain to the sufferer.
At the other end of the spectrum is a compound fracture. If you suffer a compound fracture in your leg, you are likely to require surgery and it will take a considerable amount of time to heal. Compound fractures occur when a large force strikes the bone causing it to shatter into multiple pieces. Bones may also protrude through the skin.
Leg Amputation Claims
If you have had to undergo a leg amputation as a result of your injury, our expert lawyers can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Leg amputation is life-changing. You may no longer be able to work, you may have to adapt your home and may require extra support. Making a leg injury claim can help you to get the compensation you need to adjust to your new life and get your independence back.
Causes of Leg Injuries
Leg injuries can occur for a number of reasons.
Common causes of leg injuries include:
- Trips and falls – the pavement may be uneven, you may have tripped over something in a shop or slipped on something that had been spilt
- Accident at work – you may have fallen from height, been struck by something heavy or injured your leg on a construction site
- Medical Negligence – you may have suffered an injury due to a mistake made by the hospital or a lack of treatment
- Sports Injuries – you may have been given faulty sports equipment that resulted in a leg injury occurring
- Road Traffic Accidents – you may have been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, or as a passenger, pedestrian or cyclist
Am I Eligible to Make a Leg Injury Claim?
Your eligibility to make a leg injury claim will depend on your circumstances. Our expert team will be able to assess your case to determine whether you claim is likely to be successful.
Eligibility will largely depend on how the injury occurred, who was at fault for the injury and how it is affecting your day to day life.
What is the Time Limit to Make a Leg Injury Claim?
When making a leg injury claim, the most common cause of the accident is usually a result of negligence. The standard time limit to make a leg injury claim for negligence in the UK is 3 years. Court proceedings must have started within 3 years of the injury occurring/the date you were first aware the leg injury had occurred.
You can ask the court for the time limit to be extended; however, this will depend on the circumstances of the case and will only be done so in exceptional circumstances.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Leg Injury Claim?
Compensation amounts received for a leg injury claim will greatly differ depending on the case. More severe leg injuries, with life-changing effects, will offer more compensation than for less severe injuries. Compensation will be awarded on a case by case basis, therefore there is no set answer to this question.
To get a better idea of how much compensation you could receive for your leg injury claim, get in touch with a member of our expert team. They will be able to assess your case, offer advice and support to make the process run smoothly.
Making a Leg Injury Claim
To start your leg injury claim, contact us on our freephone number or request a call back via our online form. One of our team of experts will then be in touch to discuss the details of your case and determine whether you are eligible to make a claim.
Our unrivalled industry knowledge allows us to advise on even the most complex of leg injury claims. We are able to offer expert and impartial advice, answer questions and also discuss the claim process with you…all with no obligation to commit.
If you decide to move forward with your leg injury claim, we will put you in contact with a solicitor from our team who will have experience in cases like yours. They will then help you to navigate the claims process and get the compensation you deserve.
Starting your Leg Injury Claim
Complete and submit our claim form and a specialist advisor will contact you to initially discuss the details of the case. They will then determine whether you will be able to make a claim.
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.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also 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.Find out more
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.Find out more