Having a leg injury can often be complex in nature and end up having a huge impact on your lifestyle, which can mean that simple tasks such as walking or shopping can become a challenge; it can have a major impact on people who enjoy an active or sporty lifestyle. You could also be left unable to walk or drive as the result of a leg injury.
Our legs give us freedom and mobility; having this taken away due to an accident that wasn't your fault can be devastating and drastically alter the way in which you live your life. A leg injury can also occur due to a variety of different circumstances, including road traffic accidents (RTA's), accidents at work, such as a fall from scaffolding, a slip on a wet floor surface or through getting your leg trapped in machinery. You could also suffer from a leg injury through aspects such as a slip, trip or fall, which could happen on a paving slab, in a public building or in a shop. Last but not least you could also end up suffering a leg injury as the result of a sporting accident.
A leg injury can vary in severity; some examples of the injuries that can occur are a fracture, torn ligaments, soft tissue damage, knee dislocation and broken bones. If you are one of the unfortunate people that do suffer from one of these injuries to your leg then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation if your leg injury was caused due to the negligence of another person. Some examples of the amount of compensation that you could receive in a successful claim following an injury to your leg are as follows:
- A simple fracture with a good recovery - up to £3,000
- Severe fracture - up to £7,000
- Cuts, soft tissue injuries, good recovery - up to £3,000
- Continued pain and discomfort - up to £6,500
- Fractures involving ligament damage - £14,000
- Injuries that cause long term impediment - £25,000
However you sustained your injury and however severe your injury is you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible so that it can be taken care of before it gets worse. Also by seeking medical attention you will have a record of the injuries that you sustained, which will help you when it comes to making your claim for compensation.
Here at Help With Your Claim we can help you every step of the way with making your claim for compensation so to find out more about making a claim for compensation after suffering from a leg injury or knee injury contact us today and we will be happy to help you claim the compensation that is rightfully yours.