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Leg Injury Claims
We can help following a leg injury
After any injury, it’s easy to feel down and anxious, and you may be very dependent on those around you. This is especially true of injuries that involve your legs, because your ability to walk and drive are often affected.
If you’ve suffered a leg injury which was somebody else’s fault, then we may be able to help you. While we can’t take back what’s happened, we can help you get the compensation you need to access private medical treatment and to cover the costs of your injury.
Getting started is simple – you can give us a call on 0800 234 6438 for free. Our advisors will run you through your options, answer your questions and can let you know whether you can make a claim. They’ll then be able to pass you on to the right solicitor for your case.
Types of leg injury
You might be wondering whether you can only claim for certain types of leg injury – the simple answer is that you can claim for any injury, provided the accident that caused it happened within the last three years and was somebody else’s fault.
We’ve listed some examples of leg injuries below:
Broken bones – If you’ve suffered from a broken leg, you may have needed to use crutches. It’s also likely your leg has been in a cast, which can be uncomfortable and can make it difficult to get on with your day-to-day life. In some cases, serious fractures might even require surgery or leave permanent injuries.
Ligament and tendon damage – Although sprains usually affect the ankle, they can also happen in the knee, especially if it’s suddenly twisted. A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle, which often affects the back of the leg and can take a few months to recover from.
Amputation – Crush injuries affecting the leg can sometimes be so severe that the limb has to be amputated. Amputation can also happen as a result of medical negligence if the correct standard of care wasn’t given. This type of injury is truly life-changing – we can help you get the support you need.
Groin injuries – Injuries to the groin can cause problems with mobility, making it harder for you to go about your day-to-day life.
How will compensation help?
Compensation can help you cover the costs of your accident and recovery, so that you can get back to where you were before your injury. This means your solicitor will take all the expenses caused by your injury into consideration when making your case.
For example, if you’ve had to take time off work then you may have received less pay or no wage at all during your absence. At a time when you should be focussing on your recovery, this can be very difficult to cope with – that’s why our solicitors make sure your compensation covers any lost earnings.
The money you receive can also compensate for any future implications your injury may have on your employment and job opportunities. For example, if your leg injury means that you’re no longer able to work full-time, or if it has caused you to miss out on a promotion at work, then your compensation can be negotiated to cover the impact this may have on your finances.
Aside from replenishing lost earnings, your compensation can also cover:
- The costs of private medical treatment, care and prescriptions
- Transportation and accommodation costs
- The emotional impact on you and your family
- Any loss of social activities or hobbies as a result of your injury
Can I make a leg injury claim?
To be able to make a claim, somebody else must have been ‘liable’ for your leg injury. Simply put, this means the accident that caused the injury needs to have been somebody else’s fault.
For example, it’s likely you can make a claim if:
- Somebody was directly responsible for your injury, such as in a car accident, where the other driver’s negligent driving caused the accident
- A local council failed to maintain a safe pathway, or road, and as a result you were injured from a slip, trip or fall
- A shop failed to signpost and clean up a spillage or tripping hazard
- A business or employer failed to maintain equipment. For example, if exercise machinery in gyms are unsafe for use, they can cause serious leg injuries
In most cases, your injury must also have happened within the last three years. But there are some exceptions to this – for example, children are able to make a claim any time up until they’re 21 years old.
If you unsure whether you might have a claim, our advisors can let you know. You can get in touch for free on 0800 234 6438, or fill in the online contact form at the top of bottom of this page.