A leg injury can have serious consequences and can prevent you from going about your daily life, playing your favourite sports and doing your job properly. If you have suffered a leg injury of any kind and it was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation. Read on for our clear explanation about leg injury claims, how much you may be entitled to and how you can make a leg injury claim.
Any damage caused to the bones, muscles or tissue in you leg, foot, knee, hip or ankle is a leg injury. The injury can affect the whole leg or just one of the specific areas. Common types of injury include dislocations, fractures, sprains and strains. A leg injury can cause you a lot of pain and can lead to other problems, such as deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins.
The symptoms can depend on the type of injury, but if you are suffering from pain, redness, bruising or swelling in part of or your whole leg, then you have a leg injury and it is important to get this checked out as soon as possible to determine how bad the damage is.
A leg injury is typically caused by an accident such as a fall, slip or sporting mishap. Falling down the stairs, slipping on a patch of ice or being badly tackled in a game of football are all common ways of hurting your leg.
If you have incurred medical costs or lost out on earnings because of your leg injury, then it is only natural to want to ask for compensation if the injury was someone else's fault.
You could be entitled to compensation and while the amount you may be awarded will depend on how bad the injury is and how long it takes you to recover, it is likely you could win an amount of several thousand pounds. Compensation for minor leg injuries could be as much as £15,000, while you may be paid up to £75,000 in compensation for severe leg injuries. If your injury leads to an amputation, then you could be entitled to a sizeable six-figure sum.
If you have been unlucky enough to suffer a leg injury during an accident that was someone else's fault, then it is your right to seek leg injury compensation. As well as covering your costs and lost earnings, you also deserve to be compensated for the pain and discomfort that you have to endure while you recover.
Our expert solicitors have an extensive knowledge of personal injury claims, so they can make sure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently, which means you will receive any compensation you are owed sooner rather than later. Contact us on 0800 085 3627 or complete our leg injury compensation claim form online today for more information or advice about your particular case.