Leg Injury Claims

Leg Injury Claims

Read our free guide about leg injuries and what you should do if you have suffered a leg injury. Our injury claims guide will also help you in starting your claim for compensation.

Leg injuries can be particularly difficult to adapt to, as so much of our lives require us to walk around. Leg injuries range from minor sprains and strains to more serious damage, even amputations to the leg. Although a minor leg injury can heal reasonably quickly. More serious injuries can lead to you having to make lasting changes to your home, work, and lifestyle.

No matter what the cause, it is important that you get the compensation to get things back on track. If you suffer a leg injury due to an accident from someone’s fault, make a claim. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online know whether you can make a leg injury compensation claim.

Common Reasons Why Leg Injuries Happen

Leg injuries can range from mild to extremely serious. It will almost certainly require a period of partial or full rest as part of the healing process. Common leg injuries and reasons include:

   1. Sprains And Strains

it occurs when a muscle, tendon or ligament stretches or tears, usually as the result of falling, twisting or being struck. Sprains usually take longer to heal than strains, as they involve the tendons which heal more slowly than muscles. They sound like very minor injuries but they can take weeks or even months to heal. Also they can severely limit your ability to travel and enjoy your normal lifestyle until they recover.

Additionally, if you are unable to rest your sprain or strain properly, your leg injury can get worse. You may develop a permanent leg injury. Sprains and strains commonly lead to pain, bruising, swelling and difficulty moving the affected area. They can happen following road traffic accidents, whether as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or other road users. Also as part of an injury at work involving a slip or fall. They can also be from lifting injuries, if the load you carry is greater than you could safely manage.

   2. Leg Fractures

A fractured or broken leg is a very obviously debilitating injury, usually requiring you to have at least part of your leg in a plaster cast to keep it immobile and allow the bone to knit together to heal properly. If you are unable to rest as you need to following your accident that led to your broken leg, the injury may never heal properly, leading to long term pain and suffering. A fractured leg is commonly associated with road traffic accidents, but even a small slip and fall can lead to a broken bone if you are unlucky.

Most people will find that they need to take at least some off work as a result of the accident that led to their broken leg, which can be both stressful and financially worrying. It is important that you obtain the compensation you need to ensure that you do not feel rushed back to work and can concentrate on healing fully.

   3. Crush Injuries To The Leg

These injuries to the leg can be extremely serious. A crush is far more difficult to heal than a simple fracture. Crush injuries can be the result of an industrial accident at work, caused by faulty or poorly maintained machinery or an inattentive forklift driver. These injuries to the legs are also often the consequence of a road traffic accident, with the legs being trapped by the door or beneath the steering wheel.

Crush injuries can also be life-threatening if not given the correct medical treatment at the scene, as toxins can build up quickly if you are not released immediately, which can cause a disorder known as crush syndrome which damages the kidneys and can be fatal. If you have suffered a crush injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, or have developed crush syndrome due to incorrect medical treatment following your accident, the compensation you receive may be essential to help you rebuild your life.

   4. Dislocations

A dislocation is when the bone moves out of the place it is to sit within the joint. This leads to a significant loss of mobility, as well as extreme pain. If the dislocation does not set right promptly, it is possible to develop additional damage to the nerves, blood vessels, and ligaments. Dislocation can occur at any joint in the body but is very common at the knee, ankle, and hip joints. Once you have suffered a dislocation in a particular joint, further dislocations are more likely, and this increased risk will need to be taken into account in any compensation claim you might make for this type of leg injury.

   5. Nerve Damage To The Legs

These can be either temporary or long-lasting and can range from a slight tingling sensation to severe pain and loss of strength and muscle control. Nerve damage is always worrying and can be a complication associated with many of the other leg injuries described already. It is important that a doctor assesses any nerve damage to ensure that it does not lead to long term complications.

   6. Leg Amputation

Probably the most severe of all leg injuries is the partial or complete amputation of the limb. Although injuries resulting in amputation, whether traumatic or surgical, are highly unusual, they are always life-changing and will require a great deal of adaptation of your home, life, and environment. This could include having to build an extension to your home to enable you to live downstairs if you are confined to a wheelchair following your accident, the purchase of a specially adapted car if you are unable to drive normally or getting a carer if you are no longer able to look after yourself independently. It is essential that you get the compensation you need to ensure that you are able to live as normal a life as possible following your accident and injury. We want to make sure that you get the best possible care.

We know that making a claim for your leg injury can be time-consuming and stressful. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to talk to our expert team of claims advisers. We will take over processing your claim and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve while you concentrate on getting better. Our claims specialists will make your leg injury claim as easy and straightforward as possible. Find out today how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Compensation Amounts For Your Leg Injury claims?

The amount of compensation claim depends on two factors.

The first part of the compensation claim for a leg injury

The first is the exact nature of your injury. The Judicial College sets down guidelines as to how much compensation is appropriate for different injuries. These are usually very wide ranges, to allow for the wide variation within injuries. For example, a fractured leg means a small stress fracture that heals quickly and requires a few weeks of rest. A compound fracture is where the bone cut the muscle and is visible outside of the body. It requires surgery and months of rest. The compensation due to those two fractures is different. Our specialist can give you the best possible estimate of the compensation you may get for your leg injury. The compensation amount for leg injuries vary from between £5000 to £10,000 for a minor injury to the Achilles tendon. Maximum of nearly £225,000 for the loss of both legs.

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The second part of the compensation claim for a leg injury

It is the way in which it impacts your life and any costs you may incur due to accidents. If your leg injury leaves you unable to drive, you may claim for additional travel costs. If your injury is long-lasting, you may claim for adaptations to your home to live independently. Even equipment for your rehabilitation, such as good quality crutches, can be important. They speed up your healing and reduce the risk of you developing a secondary injury. It can be difficult to know what to claim for, which is where our experience and expertise come in. We make sure that we understand your unique circumstances. It allows us to address every part that impacts your life as a result of your accident and leg injury. This ensures that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.

How Our Leg Injury Claims Solicitors Can Help?

If you have suffered a leg injury and suspect that you might be able to make a leg injury claim, call us now on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. Our expert team of claims solicitors will talk through your situation and advise you as to the best way to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can call us anytime to discuss your leg injury claim and get more information regarding how injury claims work and find out what your claim could be worth.

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