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To make a successful claim for foot injury compensation, you will need expert advice and representation from a specialist personal injury solicitor, such as those at Blackwater Law.
If you have suffered a foot injury that wasn’t your fault, Blackwater Law can provide specialist ‘no win, no fee‘ legal advice on claiming foot injury compensation with the aim of securing you the maximum compensation you are entitled to. With extensive experience of dealing with various foot injuries – including foot and ankle sprains, strains and fractures – our team of personal injury solicitors are perfectly equipped to handle your compensation claim. Offering the most professional and specialised personal injury legal advice around, Blackwater Law plans each case diligently so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our injury lawyers know that a broken foot – or indeed any kind of foot injury – can cause you a great deal of pain, discomfort and inconvenience, and can also prevent you from going about your daily life, working and pursuing hobbies and interests. A serious foot injury can require a significant period of rehabilitation, which of course can have serious financial implications. Because of this, your foot injury compensation claim will include compensation for any of the financial losses you incur as a result of your foot injury, as well as the physical pain and discomfort you suffer as a result. Whilst gaining compensation for a foot injury will not alleviate all of these issues it can help you get your life back on track and recover from your accident.
Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the UK’s leading personal injury solicitors by The Legal 500, an independent directory of the country’s top law firms. This means you will receive the best possible legal advice to help you in making a successful claim for foot injury compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers not only handle compensation claims for a variety of different foot injuries; we also handle compensation claims for minor and major injuries to other parts of the body, such as arm injuries, elbow injuries, leg injuries and knee injuries.
Use the compensation calculator above to estimate the amount of foot injury compensation you may be entitled to if you proceed to make a personal injury claim with legal assistance from Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors. It Is important to note that the compensation amount shown will only be an estimate. The exact amount of compensation you receive for you injuries if your claim is successful will be dependent on the specific circumstances of your case.
The foot and ankle are some of the most complex parts of the body; with over 25 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments all in one place – there are a variety of different injuries that can be sustained. Injuries in the foot and ankle can range from minor sprains and strains to fractures and dislocations. Even if you only sustain a minor foot injury, here at Blackwater Law we understand that each and every injury causes discomfort with the possibility of disrupting your quality of life.
Identifying the type of foot injury and the effect it has on your life is key to any successful foot injury compensation claim, as the amount of compensation you receive will largely depend on these factors. Another factor to consider is how the injury affects you later on in life; if the injury leads to a long-term disability then you are likely to be entitled to a larger financial settlement. Foot injury compensation claims can be commenced in cases of relatively small / minor fractures or damage to the Achilles tendon, through to more serious breakages or tears to ligaments in the foot which may require corrective surgery and / or cause permanent disfigurement to the foot or to the victim’s gait. In the most extreme cases where one or more feet have to be amputated, victims have successfully claimed substantial amounts for their injuries and losses.
If you are unsure as to the extent of your foot injury or whether or not you could be entitled to make a foot injury compensation claim, we recommend that you speak to one of the personal injury specialists at Blackwater Law today. We judge each and every case on its own individual merits and handle each foot injury compensation claim with the utmost discretion. If you have suffered any of the injuries detailed below – or any other type of foot injury – you could be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ foot injury compensation claim.
Ankle Sprains & Strains
Ankle injuries are a particularly common cause of foot injury compensation claims, due to the fact that our ankles contain so many small bones and are so multi-faceted. Ankle sprains are usually caused by accidents at work and slips and trips. The two bones in the leg – the tibia and fibula – both meet at the ankle joint, with ligaments joining to the bones in order to stabilise the ankle joint. The muscles surrounding the joint control and facilitate movement; and being such a complex part of the body it can become troublesome should something go wrong. A lot of ankle injuries occur when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or when the ligaments are overstretched. Strains tend to be less damaging than sprains, despite both being caused by a similar action or movement. A large amount of sports related injuries are often found to be ankle or foot injuries, some of which are eligible for compensation claims.
There are four main categories of ankle fractures: open fractures, closed fractures, displaced fractures and non-displaced fractures. Open fractures occur when the broken bone breaks the surface of the skin, while a closed fracture is the opposite – where the broken bone doesn’t protrude from the skin. Displaced fractures are found when the broken bone has moved from its original position. Finally, non-displaced fractures are where the bone is fractured but doesn’t move or break the skin. This leaves the bone in the correct position, but slightly misaligned.
Metatarsal bones can be found between the ankle (tarsal) bones and the toes on feet, they are the long bones between the two. The foot contains five metatarsal bones, each of which are numbered from one to five. These are the bones which hold much of our weight when we do anything on our feet, meaning they can cause a lot of discomfort should you suffer an injury to one of your metatarsal bones. Most commonly, metatarsal bones become broken when heavy objects are dropped on them or when they are twisted during a fall.
Every day you use your feet to bear your full body weight when walking or doing any form of exercise, so when a serious injury occurs to the foot such as a full break, it can become difficult to carry out everyday tasks. A broken foot commonly follows forceful impact to one of the bones in the foot. There are 26 bones in the foot which could be affected; however the actual bone that is broken depends on the nature of impact that is sustained. If you feel that your injury entitles you to a foot injury compensation claim, get in touch with the experts at Blackwater Law.
To begin your foot injury compensation claim, you can phone us directly on 0800 083 5500 to receive free initial advice from one of our personal injury experts. You’ll speak to friendly, knowledgeable and professional legal staff who can quickly identify the nature of your foot injury claim. Alternatively, simply get in touch with us via email by filling in our email enquiry form.
Your Blackwater Law personal injury solicitor will guide you through each stage of the process and will keep you updated on the progress of your foot injury compensation claim throughout. As one of the most reputable, reliable and professional firms of personal injury solicitors operating in Essex and throughout the South East, we will endeavour to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your foot injury.
Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors settled an £80,000 compensation claim for Mr Howe who was injured in a construction site accident.