If you break your leg you can expect to take several weeks for the injury to heal. Until then you will have to manage on crutches. This will mean you can’t live your normal life, since you won’t be able to get around in the way you normally would. If you drive, for example, you won’t be able to continue doing so. You’d have to try and catch the bus, but even then you couldn’t walk too far on your crutches as it can hurt and make your arms ache to do this.
Some people are perhaps more prone to breaking a leg than others. For example, those that play contact sports might potentially be at risk of doing this. However, in this case the injury would be a pure accident, something that goes with the turf, so to speak.
How else might you break a leg?
Some accidents occur that leave people with broken bones when they did nothing to cause it to happen. For example you might be walking along the street one day when a car mounts the pavement and knocks you flying. In this case there is a good chance the driver could be found guilty of dangerous or reckless driving, which would mean they were negligent in the way they were behaving.
It is these kinds of incidents that might lead to someone winning broken leg compensation. The person who suffered the break did nothing to deserve it or cause it to happen. Yet a third party did cause it. This might also occur in a work-related situation. For example someone might have a duty of care to conduct risk assessments to ensure every work-related task can be done quickly and safely.
How can you work out whether your broken leg might lead to compensation?
Some cases are easier to work out than others. In some instances the evidence is clear. However, in many instances you cannot tell whether someone caused your accident and broken leg to happen. Negligence has to be proven in these cases, and this is where the expertise of a lawyer can come in rather useful.
That’s why we would encourage you to call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. You might end up realising you do have a chance to claim broken leg compensation for the accident you experienced in the last three years.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead