Broken legs are a fairly common injury, and the average healing time for a broken leg (minor fractures) is usually from 6 to 8 weeks. If you have suffered multiple fractures or more complex fractures, your recovery period could be much longer and you may even need surgery or physiotherapy to regain full mobility. In some cases, if your fracture does not heal properly, your mobility could be permanently affected, for example you could be left with a limp. Whether you have suffered a minor fracture or a more serious injury, you could make a personal injury claim if somebody else has caused your accident.
How did you break your leg?
Common causes of broken legs include slips, trips and falls, crush injuries (objects crushing or falling onto your legs) and blows to the leg. You may have been injured in a car accident, suffered injuries in an accident at work or slipped in a public place (for example, on a wet floor). Whatever has happened, with average healing time for a broken leg almost a couple of months, you’re going to be relying on crutches or a wheelchair for the next while.
This may mean you need to take time off work, depending on your job, and your social life will be affected too. If somebody else is to blame for your accident – such as a negligent employer or your local council – you can make a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
Will your claim be successful?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim personal injury compensation since 2000, but whilst we have over 15 years’ experience handling claims, we’re not psychic. So this means we can’t say with 100% certainty that your claim will be successful, just as we can’t guarantee that the average healing time for a broken leg will definitely apply to you.
What we can tell you though is that because our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, we will only take on your claim if we feel there’s a good chance of success – and we have a great track record. We have even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim and get confidential advice from our expert team.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton