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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for losing the use of a leg


    Losing the use of a leg in an accident is a traumatic and life-changing event, potentially impacting upon your mobility for life. This kind of injury is all the more devastating when it happened in an accident that was not your fault and when it means making lots of changes to your life to accommodate your now limited mobility. These changes may not only include changing your profession or leaving your job, but also making changes to your house or even moving home. Though it will never make things better, claiming compensation for your injuries can help you to adjust to your new life. It can pay for modifications to your home or help towards a house move; it can also help with things like a wheelchair or prosthetic limb and with living costs during unemployment.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we know how much of a difference this compensation can make and with years of experience in the industry, we are dedicated to helping our customers claim the compensation they deserve. We operate with a no win, no fee* policy and with no up-front costs, giving our customers peace of mind that if the claim is not successful they do not have to pay any fees.

    Accidents causing losing the use of a leg

    There are many kinds of accident that can lead to someone becoming unable to use one or both of their legs, these include:

    • Car accidents: this includes the drivers of any vehicles involved, along with any passengers, pedestrians or cyclists that many also have been involved. Anyone who sustained injuries but was not at fault for the accident might be eligible to claim compensation
    • Trips and falls: things like a fall down the stairs can severely damage the back and/or spinal cord, this might cause paralysis or affect the individual’s mobility, potentially for life
    • Workplace injuries: Being crushed by machinery or hit by falling stock can cause serious injuries to legs

    These are some of the most common accidents we see at Accident Advice Helpline, however, if you sustained injuries from another kind of accident that left you unable to use a leg then you might still be eligible to claim. Beginning your compensation claim couldn’t be easier, call us now on 0800 689 0500 to get the ball rolling.

    Date Published: August 19, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.