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 be 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:
- It can 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, attend rehabilitation, and request additional support.
Our team of advisors have helped many people make leg injury claims. They are well versed in those who have suffered leg injuries due to road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, and accidents at work.
All of the solicitors we work with operate on a no win no fee basis. If you don’t win your claim for leg injury compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs.
Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.
Don’t suffer in silence; speak to our friendly team of injured or broken leg compensation experts 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 your daily life, no matter how serious. You may find that you are in pain, unable to walk or struggling to perform your usual activities.
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, whereas 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 have a negative impact on your day-to-day life. Leg injury claims can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
If you break your leg in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a broken leg compensation 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.
Even 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, and bones may also protrude through the skin. As a result of the severity, these type of broken leg compensation payouts are often the weightiest.
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. Claiming compensation for losing a leg can help you to get the money 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, with common causes including:
- 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 suffered a leg injury 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
- How it is affecting your day-to-day life
What is the Time Limit to Make a Leg Injury Claim?
The standard time limit to make a leg injury claim for negligence in the UK is three years; court proceedings must have started within three 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 situations.
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, so there’s no set answer to the concern. However, we’ve offered some guidance to give you an idea of what you may be owed.
How much compensation for a broken leg?
Broken leg compensation payouts depend heavily on the damages and severity of the injury. However, the average compensation for a broken leg, where the victim is left with impaired mobility, is generally £16,000-26,000.
A fracture is less severe, so the broken leg compensation for this kind of injury is slightly less: usually between £8,000-13,000.*
*Based on 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
How much compensation for a leg amputation?
Amputation is the most serious type of leg injury, as it removes a lot of independence. For an above-the-knee amputation, you can expect compensation in the region of £98,000-129,000, while a below the knee amputation might win you between £91,000-124,000. However, if you require amputation of both legs, the sum rockets to a potential £225,000-264,000+,* depending on the impact on your life.
*Based on 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
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 team. They will be able to assess your case, and offer support to make the process run smoothly.
Making a Leg Injury Claim
To start your leg injury claim, contact us on our freephone number (0800 182 2190), or request a call back via our online form. One of our 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 help with even the most complex of leg injury claims. We are able to offer expert and impartial help, answer questions and 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 an experienced solicitor from our team. They will then help you to navigate the leg injury claims process and get the compensation you deserve.
Starting your Leg Injury Claim
Complete and submit our claim form and an agent 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 suffered a leg injury in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to make a claim.
Exceptions to this are industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the leg injury. In each case, you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Each leg injury is different, so the amount paid out varies between cases. For instance, broken leg compensation is different to compensation for losing a leg. Factors that contribute to the final figure include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and estimated future losses.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a claim it’s important that you know what to expect. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your leg injury solicitor will gather all the evidence, and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Negotiating on your behalf, your solicitor will ensure that you are kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more