Leg injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your leg injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have a leg injury?
Often it’s the small, simple accidents that can cause the most damage: an uneven or cracked paving stone, an unmarked and slippery wet floor, a worn carpet or loose rug, or a dingy hallway with an unexpected step. Tripping or falling can cause injuries ranging from sprains and strains to fractures and broken bones. Leg injuries often arise from slips and trips, accidents at work or on the road, or playing sport.
Leg injury compensation
Treating a serious leg injury can be a lengthy process. Taking periods off work, for treatment or to recover, may make it difficult to keep up with mortgage, rent or household bills. In the most serious cases, such as amputation, you may need to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
We make it as simple as possible to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly and get the compensation you are due.
Get the right treatment
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after your leg injury occurs, so it can be treated in the best way.
Often, in the interim, the PRICE procedure is recommended for leg injuries:
- Protect: Protect the affected area from further injury
- Rest: Stop any activity that is causing pain
- Ice: Apply ice to the affected area
- Compression: Bandage the injured area to limit swelling
- Elevation: Keep the injured area raised
If you incur a leg injury at work, or in a situation where you are not to blame, it’s important to get prompt medical proof of your injuries. Later, if you decide to claim compensation, this will help to support your case.
Some people recover from leg injuries in days or weeks, but a fracture or crush injuries after an industrial accident will need hospital treatment. Amputations, and complex or multiple fractures, take time to heal, and may prevent you from returning to work. A serious injury could leave you unable to walk. Treatment may involve a stay in hospital or a rehabilitation unit.
Why claim for a leg injury?
When you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation.
If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
With a leg injury, you may not be able to walk, drive or work. This may put you under pressure financially. Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. If you suffer a serious injury, compensation can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
What’s covered in a claim?
We can help in claiming for compensation for serious leg injuries. We can also help you to claim for a minor injury, if you sought medical treatment when your accident happened. When you suffer lacerations, tissue damage or an injury to a tendon or ligament, and when someone else was at fault, you could claim compensation.
In building your case, we consider factors including:
- Loss of earnings due to time off work
- Effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Care you receive, even if given for free
Our 30-second test™ can help you understand how much compensation you could receive for a successful claim. As with any personal injury claim, the amount will depend upon your circumstances, and on factors including:
- Pain and suffering
- The severity of your injury
- The treatment you need after your accident
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- How your injury makes an impact on your life
- The outlook for recovering from your injury
For any type of accident that causes a leg injury, we can help. Just call us on 0800 689 0500.
Can you make a claim for leg injuries?
You may be able to claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you injured?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
Employers have a duty of care to ensure people can do their jobs safely. For example, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should have been trained in how to do this safely. If your employer was negligent, you could claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the award, so no one will lose out.
Owners of public places such as shops, pubs and restaurants have a responsibility to keep you safe – preventing spillages and trip hazards, for example. If an employer or owner fails to follow safety regulations and if this leads to your injury, you may be able to make a claim.
The quickest way to find out whether you can claim is to call us on 0800 689 0500. If you’re not sure who was at fault for your accident, we can talk it through with you.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will answer all your questions, and help you get the compensation you’re due.
How do you start a leg injury claim?
Our service is easy to access and free to use.
When you call 0800 689 0500 to speak with one of our advisors, we’ll find out exactly what happened and let you know whether you can make a claim. We won’t pressure you to take action.
Once we’ve checked your eligibility, we do all the work for you, making the claim process simple and hassle-free. We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who’ve been injured in accidents. We help them claim compensation successfully, and get the right support for their recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed the breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one simple phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance. Our friendly legal advisors are trained to find out your situation, and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket. We take the burden and do the work for you.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Category: Leg injury claims