We are heavily reliant on our legs, which can be damaged in a variety of ways. There are three main bones – the femur, the fibula and the tibia. Bones are often broken, and those leg injuries can heal relatively simply. However, there are also more serious fractures – multiple and compound/complex – which are less straightforward to treat.
Leg injury compensation
Other times, people sustain ligament damage or damage to other muscles and tendons. This is often more painful than a broken leg and can take longer to heal.
If you have sustained a leg injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a leg injury claim. Whatever the problem, to make sure that the injury does not become more serious, you need to get medical advice immediately.
Making leg injury claims
Claims can be made when the accident was not the fault of the injured party. Many injuries of this kind occur in car accidents. Alternatively, you may have fallen in the street; in that situation, you can make a claim if there was a defect or something dangerous which caused your injury. It is the responsibility of the relevant local authority to ensure that the roads and pavements are maintained properly and regularly inspected to keep them safe.
People often suffer leg injuries at work – they may trip or fall, or strain themselves lifting heavy equipment. If that has happened, you will need to make a work injury claim.
Playing sport is also a common cause of injury. If you have been hurt in this context, please take a look at our sporting injury claim page for further information.
Hurt leg compensation
After you’ve been hurt, your first port of call must be a medical professional. That’ll allow you to discover the seriousness of the injury. Once you’ve been given a leg injury diagnosis, you may well need treatment.
Although you may feel fine, if you have a leg injury you may not be able to work for some time. If it’s serious then your movement will be hampered, which might make it hard for you to sit at a desk or leave the house. You may also need help with things you previously took for granted, such as doing the shopping.
In these situations, you need not despair. If you were not at fault for the accident, then you should be covered for loss of earnings and any treatment and assistance that you need. All you need now are people to make sure that you receive what’s due to you.
Injured leg compensation
We have been dealing with leg injury claims for many years, so you can be confident that we will know exactly how to handle your specific claim. With a specialist team of leg injury claims lawyers, we are in the perfect position to supply you with the best advice available, with customer service to match. All our solicitors operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means you can rely on them to act in your best interests alone.
Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or try our 30-second compensation calculator to start your leg injury claims today.
Date Published: 7th February 2013
Author: David Brown