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Leg Injury Claims: How Much Can You Claim for a Broken Leg?


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There are many different types of leg injuries, ranging from minor ankle injuries, such as strains or sprains, to more serious injuries that result in leg amputation. One of the most common yet debilitating leg injuries is, of course, the broken leg. A broken leg can seriously impact your ability to carry out daily tasks, such as looking after children or driving to work, and you may need to take extended periods of time off work to recover. If you have broken your leg as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim for compensation. You may be wondering, “how much can you claim for a broken leg?”. The amount of compensation for a broken leg really depends on the type of injury you sustained and the severity of your injury. 

Common Accidents That Can Lead to a Broken Leg

At Beacon Law, we have dealt with numerous cases of broken leg claims. In our experience, some of the most common accidents that can lead to broken leg injuries include: 

Road traffic accidents: Many road traffic accidents, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and cyclist accidents can lead to serious leg injuries, especially if the legs end up in a crushed position. These types of accidents can lead to long term damage to the legs, which can result in you needing to take extended periods of time off work to recover. If you have sustained a broken leg from a road traffic accident, you may be entitled to compensation. You can find out more about making a claim for a road traffic accident by checking out our Road Traffic Accidents page. 

Accidents at work: Sometimes, accidents at work happen; you could slip, trip or fall in the workplace and end up with a broken leg. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible. If the correct training and protection measures are not in place and you sustain an injury at work, then you could make a compensation claim against your employer.

Accidents in public places: People slip, trip and fall in public places every day, and while it may be embarrassing, many of these accidents have severe consequences and can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones. In most cases, these accidents could have been avoided if safety procedures and regulations were followed correctly. If you have broken your leg in an accident in a public place, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Check out our article on Claiming for an Accident in a Public Place to find out more information.

Sports accidents: Many accidents that happen at sporting events can lead to serious injuries. You may have been involved in an inappropriate tackle, which caused you to fall over and break your leg, or you may have even sustained an injury because of faulty equipment or badly maintained fields or courts. You might be entitled to claim for compensation if you sustained a broken leg from a sporting event. 

If you have broken your leg in an accident that is not listed above, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact us today to speak to one of our specialist personal injury Solicitors.

How Much Can You Claim For a Broken Leg?

There are many compensation calculators online that may give you an indication of the amount of compensation you could receive for your broken leg, however, the amount stated when using these calculators is not always accurate and cannot be guaranteed. 

It’s not possible to determine the exact amount of compensation you will receive for your broken leg, as each case is unique. There is a wide range of leg injuries that can be labelled as a “broken leg”, and they all range in severity. For example, some fractures can heal very quickly, whereas some of the more serious leg injuries can involve multiple fractures and long term consequences. 

Calculating the Value of Your Claim

At Beacon Law, we will calculate your leg injury claim according to Judicial College Guidelines and recent case law. In order to determine how much compensation you could receive for your broken leg, we need to take into account the type of injury you have sustained, the severity of your injury and how long it took for you to make a full recovery from your injury.

According to Judicial College Guidelines, you could receive up to £22,130 in compensation for your broken leg. 

If you have fractured your lower leg (tibia and fibula), and it heals relatively quickly, your compensation claim could be worth up to £9,440

If you have fractured your thigh bone (femur), you could expect to receive a compensation award of between £7,220 – £11,220, depending on the complexity of the fracture and the time it takes to make a full recovery. 

Claims for more serious leg fractures that result in some permanent damage or that require more complex medical treatment may settle between £14,320 – £22,130.

How Can Beacon Law Assist?

Beacon Law is a Manchester-based law firm that specialises in personal injury claims. Our team of highly experienced personal injury solicitors and legal professionals have processed large numbers of successful claims for personal injuries, including broken legs. Beacon Law can assist you in making a compensation claim for your broken leg on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that you won’t have to pay any of our fees if your case is unsuccessful. We are experts in no win, no fee claims, and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.


If you have broken your leg following an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence and are wondering “how much can you claim for a broken leg?”, then contact Beacon Law today by calling 0330 1332 857 or complete the contact form at the top of the page to request a callback, and we will put you in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Our team of experts will be more than happy to guide you through the process of making your personal injury claim.

If you decide to make a claim with Beacon Law, our highly professional personal injury solicitors will work hard to ensure that you receive appropriate treatment and the highest level of compensation for your broken leg.

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