A broken leg is a fairly common injury that can arise in a number of situations. In cases where it happens through the fault of another person, compensation may eventually be won for that individual. Broken leg compensation amounts will vary significantly according to the severity of the injuries sustained, and how long they cause problems for.
The human leg consists of three bones – the femur in the thigh, and the tibia and fibula in the lower leg. The tibia is commonly referred to as the shin bone, while the fibula is the smaller of the two bones in this part of the leg. You also have a kneecap that is called the patella. This too can be broken if enough force is applied to it.
How much could you win in compensation?
Compensation may be paid to you if there is good evidence to support a charge of negligence against a third party. Negligence could mean someone has acted in a negligent manner, or that they have failed to do something they should have done. This might mean someone drives through a red light when they clearly should not have done so. On the other hand, an employer may have failed to replace a safety guard on a piece of machinery.
As you can see, there are many situations that might potentially lead to a broken leg and therefore to compensation for that injury. The amount you might be paid would be calculated according to the severity of the break, whether there were multiple breaks and how much treatment was needed. A break that comes through the skin and requires surgery would be more severe than a simple hairline fracture, for example.
What are the broken leg compensation amounts?
The best way to get a general idea of broken leg compensation amounts would be to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. We will be able to assess your likelihood of making a claim and we may potentially be able to advise you on rough broken leg compensation amounts as well. It’s a good idea to gather together all the details of your accident before you speak to us so we can give you more precise advice.
However, there is no way to tell exactly what might be paid until you claim and it reaches a successful conclusion. So make sure you get as much advice as you can from our team today by ringing us and getting no-win, no-fee* claims advice in the process. You may be glad you called.
Date Published: 19th May 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Leg injury claims