How much compensation will I get for a broken foot?
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
There are many different types of foot injuries, ranging from minor foot injuries to more serious injuries that result in foot amputation. One of the most common yet debilitating foot injuries is a broken foot. A broken foot 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 foot 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 compensation will I get for a broken foot?”. The amount of compensation for a broken foot really depends on the type of injury you sustained and the severity of your injury.
Common accidents that lead to broken foot injuries
At Beacon Law, we have dealt with numerous cases of broken foot claims. In our experience, there are many common accidents that can lead to a broken foot injury, including:
Road traffic accidents: Many road traffic accidents, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and cyclist accidents, can lead to serious feet injuries, especially if the feet end up in a crushed position. These types of accidents can lead to long term damage to the foot, which can result in you needing to take extended periods of time off work to recover. If you have sustained a broken foot 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 foot. 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; 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 health and safety procedures and regulations had been followed correctly. If you have broken your foot 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 foot, 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 foot from a sporting event.
If you have broken your foot 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.
What should you do following a broken foot injury?
If you have broken your foot in any type of accident, you will require surgery or urgent medical treatment. You should seek medical attention straight away if you believe your foot injury is severe.
If you sustained a broken foot injury whilst at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager as soon as you can and ensure that the incident has been logged in an accident report book. Make sure all details of the accident have been reported correctly before signing.
If the accident did not happen at work, you should report the incident to the person or company you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury as the result of a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
Take photographs and obtain any witness details if possible.
If you would like to make a claim for your broken foot injury, contact Beacon Law to find out if you have a case.
How much can I claim for a broken foot?
There are many compensation calculators online that may give you an indication of the amount of compensation you could receive for your broken foot; 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 foot, as each case is unique. There is a wide range of foot injuries that can be labelled as a “broken foot”, and they all range in severity. For example, some fractures can heal very quickly, whereas some of the more serious foot injuries can involve multiple fractures and long-term consequences.
A typical settlement for a broken foot injury could include compensation payouts for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of amenity
- Any medical expenses incurred, including doctor’s fees, emergency treatment and long-term rehabilitation required
- Loss of earnings as a result of being unable to work. This also includes compensation for any future earnings and other perks such as bonuses or promotions
- Costs of travelling to hospital for any necessary treatment
- Costs of any structural changes to your car or home in order to facilitate your broken foot injury
Calculating the value of your claim
At Beacon Law, we will calculate your broken foot injury claim according to Judicial College Guidelines and recent case law. In order to determine how much compensation you could receive for your broken foot, 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. Broken foot injury claims compensation is calculated on a case-by-case basis for both general damages and special damages because all types of injuries can differ.
According to Judicial College Guidelines, you could receive up to £39,000 in compensation for your broken foot.
For modest foot injuries, such as ruptured ligaments or metatarsal fractures, your compensation claim could be worth up to £12,900
If you have suffered a metatarsal fracture that resulted in deformity, you could expect to receive a compensation award of between £12,900 – £23,460, depending on the complexity of the fracture.
Claims for more serious foot fractures that result in some permanent disability or that require more complex medical treatment may settle between £23,460 – £39,390.
No win no fee basis
The expression ‘no win, no fee’ is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation case where the accident victim does not have the means to pay the costs involved as the case progresses.
If we feel your case has good prospects of success, we will usually agree to proceed with your case under a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. The ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement is another name for a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). One of the most important features of a ‘No Win No Fee’ Agreement is that if you do not succeed in your claim, then you will not be liable to this firm for our fees.
In a Court case without a no win, no fee agreement, the loser normally pays the costs of the winner in addition to their own costs, subject to certain rules known as ‘qualified one way costs shifting’. Typical terms of the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement are as follows:
- In ‘no win, no fee’ cases, we agree not to charge a fee unless the action is successful
- In no win, no fee cases costs risks may be limited to paying the other side’s costs if you lose, this being usually limited to the amount of your damages, plus any ‘disbursements’ (such as the cost of expert witness reports) & Court costs
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 foot injuries. Beacon Law can assist you in making a foot injuries compensation claim for your broken foot 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 accident claims, and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
If you have broken your foot following an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence and are wondering “how much can you claim for a broken foot?”, then contact Beacon Law today by calling 0330 1332 857 or complete the contact form at the top of the page to request a call back, 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 foot and offer free legal advice on your initial consultation.