Lower limb or leg injuries are common and, in some cases, can be life-impacting. Losing the use of your legs, even on a temporary basis, can alter your life. Changing the way you live.
The most common injuries we see are sprains. These can cause ligament damage and fractures, usually to the ankle, which can be debilitating. Especially if you injure both ankles at the same time. In addition, knee injuries are also common.
A broken bone can take months to heal and in more serious cases a severe leg trauma could need years of rehabilitation. Therefore requiring additional care and support.
Types of leg injury
There are several types of leg injury. Firstly, sprains which are more common.
Sprains – stretched or torn ligaments
Fracture – also known as a broken bone
Laceration – injury to the skin
Severe trauma – amputation
Workplace leg injuries
Many injuries happen in the workplace therefore employers need to take care of their workforce. Agriculture and construction are two of the most dangerous industries to work.
However, employees can injure themselves in any industry.
Using machinery has risks and can cause damage so employers need to train staff properly.
Other leg injuries
Although leg injuries happen at work, accidents can happen anywhere. For instance, slipping on a wet floor in a restaurant, tripping, falling from height, or in a road traffic incident, in a car or more commonly on a motorbike. As a result of an increase in e-scooter use, we are seeing more e-scooter accidents threfore more leg injuries.
Similarily, sporting leg injuries are also common.
If you have suffered a leg injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault you could be due compensation.
The amount of compensation paid will depend on the severity of your injury. We use the Judicial College Guidelines to calculate compensation.
For instance, examples of the amount of compensation you could receive are:
Severe leg injuries where there has been a gross shortening of the leg from £96,250 to £135,920.
Moderate leg injuries including complicated or multiple fractures from £27,760 to £39,200.
Simple fracture with full recovery from £9,110 to £14,080.
Leg injury cases
We have represented several clients with leg injuries and these are some of the cases we have settled.
If you have sustained a leg injury, in the past three years, because of an accident which was not your fault, contact us for free legal advice.
We will provide a free initial consultation to discuss your case and the Solicitors Regulation Authority regulates our solicitors.
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