When you think about claims people make for compensation, you may think along the lines of broken bones, cuts and other serious injuries such as the loss of a finger or even paralysis. Yet it’s also possible to receive compensation if you suffer less serious injuries. For example, some people have received compensation for bruised legs. The main question to answer in each case is how the bruising came to happen. Negligence is the watchword – this must be proven in every case where an individual may wish to try and claim compensation for bruised legs just as it does for every other type of injury.
Can bruising indicate something else is wrong?
If you have been in an accident and you now have bruising on your legs, you may be lucky and have no other injuries. However, even if the bruising doesn’t seem too bad, it is an indication of where you were hurt. It could also potentially indicate internal injuries suffered in the accident.
Bruising can occur from an acute accident. A slip, trip or fall could result in leg injuries, and this in turn could potentially lead to compensation for bruised legs. You might also claim compensation for bruised legs if they were bruised in a car accident caused by another driver or third party.
How might you suffer an injury that may permit you to claim compensation for bruised legs?
We have already mentioned slips, trips and falls, any of which could lead to leg injuries, especially if the fall to the ground is an awkward one. Additionally, an accident may potentially occur in the workplace or in any other location you can think of – some of which may be in public places.
Of course, leg bruising can also occur in road accidents, either as the driver or a passenger in a car, or as a pedestrian who is knocked down.
How easy is it to claim compensation if you were in an accident and your legs were bruised?
No two situations are identical, but if you know a third party was the cause of your accident, and your legs were bruised, you have a good chance to see whether you can claim any compensation. Our team of experts is here today to make sure you get the no-obligation information and advice you are looking for. If you prefer, you can even make a start by taking our free online test, which consists of three simple yes/no questions. Once you have answered those, you’ll have a much better idea of the potential outcome of any claim you make.
Alternatively, call now on 0800 689 0500 to ask the team at Accident Advice Helpline about compensation for bruised legs. We can also take calls from mobiles on 0333 500 0993, so make sure you don’t delay in getting the answers you are looking for. We are here to help you understand whether compensation could be a possibility, and we can make sure you get the help you need. Even if you’re unsure, it’s worth a quick call to see if a no-win, no-fee claim may indeed turn out in your favour.
Date Published: 17th September 2013