Any injury to the leg can be particularly painful and inconvenient – not only causing you physical harm but also restricting your mobility, depending on the severity of your particular injury. It may be that your movement is restricted with a cast, or you have to use crutches. In some extreme cases, you may need bed rest for an extended period of time, which may mean you are unable to work.
If the accident that caused an injury to the leg was someone else’s fault, you will likely wish to make a claim for compensation. This is understandable – your injuries have caused a great deal of disruption to your life, and may have resulted in expenses too, perhaps with medical bills, care costs or through loss of earnings.
Compensation can also result in preventative measures, perhaps put in place by your employer or local council, or another person or organisation that was to blame for your injury. These measures, such as the provision of extra training or maintaining a patchy length of pavement may stop others incurring leg injuries or any other personal injury type.
How are claims for an injury to the leg dealt with?
First of all, you will need to receive medical attention if you have not already. This is your first priority following an accident. The next step is to contact a compensation provider to check your eligibility to claim and to find out how the compensation claims process works.
Accident Advice Helpline runs a telephone advice line on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can use our handy 30-second tool – an online calculator that will confirm your eligibility to claim and also give an idea of how much you may be entitled to claim. If you are entitled, one of our friendly, professional advisers will give you a call back to discuss your accident and injury.
Certain pieces of information may help in your case – these are not mandatory but are certainly helpful if possible. This information could include:
- The contact information of any witnesses to your accident
- Vehicle registrations (if you were involved in a road traffic accident)
- Photographs documenting the accident (a camera phone is sufficient for this)
- Your doctor’s report, detailing your leg injuries, treatment, medication and recovery period
How does Accident Advice Helpline work?
Once you have spoken with one of our trained advisers and provided details of your case, you will be matched with a legal team with specific experience in leg injuries. Working with over 190 legal partners, we are always able to find the right team to represent you and provide the best possible chance of success.
In most cases, claims can be processed entirely via the telephone, meaning proceedings are of minimum fuss and effort to you. In many circumstances, you will not need to attend court, although a medical assessment may be required to provide further evidence. All of our claims are handled on a no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry