Leg injury compensation claims

If you have suffered a leg injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee leg injury compensation claim. But first, you will need expert legal advice to be successful in making a claim.

Leg Injury Compensation

When handling leg injury compensation claims, Blackwater Law has established a reputation for always aiming to achieve the maximum leg injury compensation pay-out possible for all clients.

Our expert personal injury solicitors understand that a leg injury can have a significant impact on your ability to go about your daily life and carry out normal activities, often affecting your ability to work and perhaps even care for your children. Compensation will not completely make up for the pain and suffering that the injury has caused, but by ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of leg injury compensation that you are entitled to, we can help you to move on with your life and recover from your accident.

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Blackwater Law is recognised as being one of the leading firms of personal injury lawyers in the country, so you can be sure you will receive the best legal advice possible. We have extensive knowledge and experience in handling a wide variety of leg injury compensation claims, including muscle strains, ligament damage and broken bones. We also handle compensation claims for injuries to other parts of the body, such as head injuries, back injuries and knee injuries.

What Type of Leg Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?

The term “broken leg” can encompass a wide range of possible leg injuries that vary in their severity and the amount of pain and distress they can cause the victim. A clean break or fracture of the femur bone in your upper leg tends to heal quickly with no ongoing medical complications, while a serious leg injury involving multiple fractures may lead to possible long-term disability, discomfort and pain.

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone caused over a period of time by repeated forces being applied to the bone, and although relatively minor compared to full breaks can still cause prolonged discomfort, and difficulties at work and can lead to complications. Stress fractures are a common workplace injury and are also a common sporting injury caused by excessive training.

Displaced Fractures

A displaced fracture is a broken bone where the bone is not aligned as it should be at the point of the fracture. Such a fracture will have to be manipulated by a medical expert in order to bring it back in line before a cast can be applied to the leg.

Compound Fractures

At the other end of the scale, leg injury compensation can also be claimed for “comminuted” and “compound” fractures in any or all of the leg bones. This is where the bones have been shattered into separate pieces and/or may be protruding through the skin. These leg injuries are typically much more serious and generally lead to much larger leg injury compensation claims. In the most severe cases, such as those caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents or serious criminal acts, some victims may have to have their entire leg amputated.

Other Types of Fractures

There are many other types of fracture that you could be entitled to receive compensation for, including compression fractures (normally affecting the spine), avulsion fractures (the result of a muscle working so hard that it pulls on your bone, causing it to break) and impacted fractures (when a fractured bone forces into another bone, causing it to break). Other types of fractures include greenstick fractures and buckle fractures – both of which are unique to children.

Leg Injury Treatment

Most leg injuries require medical attention and treatment of some kind – often over protracted periods of time – and many are at risk of further medical complications. As such, anyone who has sustained an injury to their leg that was not their fault can make a “no win, no fee” leg injury compensation claim, with the amount of compensation you are likely to receive, depending on the severity of your leg injury, the long-term prognosis for your recovery and the recommended course of treatment, as well as your personal circumstances.

Broken Leg Compensation

  • Minor lower leg injuries, including damage to the muscles or fractures in the tibia or fibula, typically warrant leg injury compensation claims of up to £7,000, providing they heal quickly with no ongoing symptoms.
  • Cases involving less serious leg injuries to the bone in your upper leg, known as the femur bone, normally warrant compensation amounts between £7,000 and £11,000. Other factors such as the healing period and lingering complications can also influence the amount of compensation awarded.
  • More serious leg injuries with long-lasting or permanent detrimental effects on your ability to walk normally, or that require permanent metal implants, may lead to compensation of between £13,000 and £21,000.
  • Victims of severe leg injuries who require long-term medical assistance and whose mobility and health have been permanently compromised – such as those who have sustained multiple fractures – may expect to claim between £21,000 and £100,000 in leg injury compensation.
  • Those unfortunate enough to have suffered a leg injury so severe that one or more of their lower limbs must be amputated might be eligible to claim as much as £70,000 to £193,000.
  • In the worst accidents, such as a high-speed car or motorcycle accidents where victims have sustained injuries that mean their entire leg(s) must be amputated, claimants might expect to claim between £80,000 and £210,000 in leg injury compensation.

Making a Broken Leg Injury Claim

The first step in making any leg injury or broken leg compensation claim is to get in touch with the personal injury solicitors at Blackwater Law. You can phone us directly on 0800 083 5500 to get free initial advice from a leg injury lawyer. When you contact us, you will speak directly to a specialist leg injury expert who will be able to quickly assess your leg injury compensation claim.

Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the leading firms of personal injury lawyers in the industry by the Legal 500, an independent directory of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 team individually review the performance of every law firm within their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the skills and expertise of the members of the team (including partners and associates).

Your Blackwater Law personal injury solicitor will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your leg injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will endeavour to build the strongest possible legal case on your behalf in order to secure the maximum amount of leg injury compensation.

Get expert legal advice

Call and get expert legal advice from Kamila Jaskula, specialist personal injury lawyer. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

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Catherine, as featured in above video.

Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors settled an £80,000 compensation claim for Mr Howe who was injured in a construction site accident.

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