Leg Injury Claims
Why make a leg injury compensation claim?
We know that leg injuries can seriously restrict your mobility and take away your independence, sometimes for an extended period of time. Recovering from a leg injury can leave you feeling alone and dependent on others.
We also realise that if you’ve suffered from a leg injury it’s very likely you’ll have needed to take time off work. This can add financial pressure to your situation, and you may be struggling to keep up with paying bills and everyday expenses.
You don’t deserve to be worried about your finances at such a difficult time, which is why we’re here to help you claim compensation to cover the costs. The money you could receive could help to reduce the financial and future impacts of your injury, so that you can focus on recovering.
If you’ve suffered from a leg injury in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
For free advice, and to find out whether you can make a no win no fee leg injury claim, you can get in touch with our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 540 4258 , or fill in our simple online form to request a call back.
Remember, there’s no obligation to make a claim when you get in touch. Our main aim is to offer advice and support after you’ve suffered from a no-fault injury, and we’re always happy to help.
No win no fee
Our no win no fee promise takes the financial risk out of making a claim. All of our solicitors can help you make your claim on a no win no fee basis which means that if your claim is not successful for some reason, you won’t be charged a penny.
You’ve already had to deal with enough unwelcome surprises, which is why we make sure you’ll never be left out of pocket as a result of making a claim.
We aim to make the process of starting your claim as simple and stress free as possible, cutting out the jargon so that you’re kept fully informed the whole time and know what you’re signing up for.
In some rare cases, you may be unable to make a no win no fee claim. Although unlikely, your solicitor will let you know beforehand if this applies to you so that you can discuss alternative options.
Starting your leg injury claim
We’ll listen to everything you have to say about your accident and injury, and will ask you some questions so that we can find out exactly what happened. This will give us the best chance of understanding whether you have a claim.
We’ll be able to let you know on the same call if we think you have a case. Don’t worry, there’s no obligation to proceed, however if you do give us your permission we can get the ball rolling straight away by putting you in contact with one of our specialist solicitors.
Your solicitor will then be able to answer any remaining questions you may have, and can talk you through the process in detail.
Your solicitor will be your point of contact throughout your leg injury claim, and will negotiate on your behalf so that you can get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Beryl Shave, 70, tripped over an unmarked, broken post in a supermarket car park
I grazed my hand, hit my leg below the knee and bashed my shoulder. My daughter suggested I make a no win no fee claim. It was all very easy
We consider the full impact of your leg injury
Sometimes leg injuries can be particularly serious, and may even have life-changing consequences for you and your family. If you or your loved one has been significantly affected by your leg injury, then we can help.
Adjusting to life after an injury can be challenging, as well as being an expensive and isolating experience. You’re not alone.
We’ve seen how much of a difference compensation can make after an injury when the full impact is considered.
We realise that you may also be unsure of what’s taken into account when your solicitor works on your claim. Generally speaking, to negotiate your compensation your solicitor will consider:
- The length of time you’ve received medical treatment for, and whether that treatment is still ongoing
- The time you’ve had to take off work
- The time your loved ones have had to take off work and any care they might have given to you
- Your spare time and how it has been affected
If you’re still unsure about whether you have a claim or whether claiming with us is worth your time, you can call us today on 0800 540 4258 for free. We’ll listen to your experience and ask you some questions to make sure we fully understand your experience.
Alternatively, you can try our market-leading compensation calculator, which uses industry data to give you an estimated compensation figure.
Types of leg injury
There are many different types of leg injury. One thing most leg injuries have in common is that they stop you from being able to go about your everyday life because they restrict your mobility.
Below are some of the types of leg injury we’ve helped people to claim for. If your experience isn’t listed, don’t worry. If you were injured in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, there’s still a good chance we can help you.
Strains and sprains
A sprain is when the ligaments (the tissue that connects two bones together) are stretched or torn. Sprains commonly happen in the ankle, but they can also occur in the knee if it is suddenly hit or twisted.
A strain is when the muscle or tendon is stretched or torn. Strains often happen in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh.
Strains and sprains are both usually very painful and can leave you unable to walk properly or drive for up to 6 weeks after the initial injury, but in some cases it could take several months to make a recovery and you may require surgery.
Fractured or broken bones
Suffering from a broken leg is also extremely painful and restricting. A broken leg is likely to stop you from being able to drive, go to work or carry on with your everyday activities. You’ll usually need to have your leg in a cast and will require crutches.
It can sometimes take up to 6 months or longer to make a full recovery after breaking a leg, and in some cases surgery may be required to realign and fix the broken bones.
Read more about our work with broken bone claims.
Leg amputation claims
Unfortunately, in some cases serious leg injuries may require amputation. If you or your loved one has undergone an amputation as a result of their accident, we’re very sorry. We realise how difficult it can be to adjust after a life changing injury.
It’s likely that you’ve had to adapt your home, travel and daily routines as a result of your amputation.
This costs a lot, and we know that you’ve probably had to pay for these alterations and that you may have had to leave your job, or at least take an extended period of time off.
We can help you to make a claim for compensation to reduce the financial burden of your injury, and help you pay for the equipment and services that you need to be able to get your independence back.
Causes of leg injuries
Leg injuries can happen as the result of a huge number of different types of accident. No matter what the cause was, if you’ve been injured in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, then we may be able to help you.
Below are some examples of accidents that can cause leg injuries, click on any of them to be taken to further information about that accident type: