Making a Leg Injury Compensation Claim
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
What is a Leg Injury Claim?
Leg injury claims are very common and may arise due to many different types of accidents. Suffering a leg injury can be painful, and may have long term impacts on a person’s life, especially if their mobility is affected.
A severe leg injury may cause you to need to take time off work, or may even require you to change your job if you are no longer able to perform your duties as a result. If you have suffered a leg injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a leg injury compensation claim.
If you are successful in making a leg injury claim, you will be able to recover a sum of money to compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, as well as any additional financial losses you may have suffered as a result of the accident.
Types of Leg Injuries
Leg injuries range from minor injuries, which may take weeks or months to recover from, to more severe types of injury which take longer to recover from, require surgery, or leave permanent damage. The most common types of leg injuries include:
- Soft tissue damage, such as bruising
- Sprains and strains
- Broken legs and compound fractures
- Lacerations, burns and scarring
- Knee Injuries, such as ligament damage
- Injuries requiring leg amputation
It is important that you have your injury assessed by a medical professional as soon as possible so that you can obtain appropriate treatment. Treatment for leg injuries can range from rest, to physiotherapy or surgery.
If you have suffered any type of leg injury in an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation. Get in touch with Beacon Law today to find out more about making a personal injury claim.
Leg Injury Compensation Claim : Causes of Knee Injuries
Beacon Law have dealt with a range of leg injury accident claims which have arose as the result of various types of accidents. The most common types of accidents which may cause leg injuries include:
- Road Traffic Accidents, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, cyclist accidents and motorcycle accidents
- Slips, trips and falls in a public place or occupied building. This may include accidents on public highways, supermarkets, shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, or on public transport.
- Accidents at work, such as those which may occur on a building site, slips and trips in offices, warehouses or factories.
- Medical Negligence
If you have suffered a leg injury in any type of accident, even those which are not listed above, you may be able to make a claim for leg injury compensation. Contact us to speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors and we will let you know if we think you have a claim.
What Should I Do After Suffering a Leg Injury?
If your leg injury was sustained whilst at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager immediately 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 who you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury in a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
You should seek appropriate medical attention for your leg injury from a GP or hospital as soon as possible. If your injury is serious, you should seek urgent attention at hospital.
We would advise that you keep receipts for any medical treatment which you have had to pay for so that you can recover the expenses when making a claim.
If you would like to make a leg injury compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss the claims process with a personal injury solicitor, contact Beacon Law today using the contact forms on our website, or call us on 0330 1332 857.
You should be aware that there is a strict time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident for making a personal injury claim. This period of time may be extended in special circumstances; however, we would advise that you start your leg injury claim as early as possible to avoid your claim becoming statute-barred.
How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Leg Injury?
If you have decided to make a claim, you may be wondering, “how much compensation do you get for a leg injury?” It is difficult to determine the exact amount of compensation you will receive for a leg injury without firstly knowing the seriousness of the injury and all facts of the case.
Your compensation award will be split into general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the amount you will receive for your injury, i.e., your pain and suffering. The figure is based on the type of injury sustained, as well as the severity and the impact the injury has had on your life or the impact which it may continue to have on your future.
Special damages refer to any additional financial losses you sustained as a direct result of the accident and may include travel and parking costs, loss of earnings, medication costs, costs of any private treatment you may have required, and compensation for any additional care and assistance you may have required.
There are many compensation calculators online which may give you an idea of what your leg injury compensation claim may be worth, however, the amount stated when using these calculators are not always accurate and cannot be guaranteed.
How Much do Leg Injury Claims Cost?
When considering making a leg injury claim, you may also be concerned about the costs involved in making a claim. The good news is, you should not be left out of pocket when making a personal injury claim.
We offer our services on a no win, no fee basis. This agreement means that you will not be required to pay our fees if your claim is unsuccessful. Our fees will be deducted from your compensation on the conclusion of your case if you are successful in making a knee injury claim.
The only requirement for this agreement is that you cooperate with us throughout the process of your claim and that you are honest with us at every stage.
To find out more, feel free to have a look at our funding section on our website.
Why Choose Beacon Law?
Beacon Law are a leading personal injury law firm, offering a range of personal injury claim services to our clients, including leg injury claims. We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure they receive the appropriate treatment and highest level of compensation for their injuries.
We work closely with all clients, following their instructions whilst providing specialist legal advice on each case. We aim to support all our clients throughout a time which is already difficult, and provide the best case management possible throughout all legal proceedings.
If you require advice on a potential case or assistance, please contact us on 0330 1332 857. Alternatively, please complete our online form, and a Personal Injury expert will contact you to discuss your potential case.
Beacon Law are a Solicitors registered in England and Wales with our registered office based in Manchester. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.