Foot Injury

Foot Injury

  • Loss of both feet
    £169,400 - £201,490
  • Loss of one foot
    £83,960 - £109,650
  • Very severe permanent foot injury
    £83,960 - £109,650
  • Severe injury to one or both feet
    £41,970 - £70,030
  • Serious foot injury
    £24,990 - £39,200
  • Common foot injury mostly healed
    Up to £13,740

If you have sustained a foot injury due to someone else's negligence or actions, you could be entitled to claim compensation. JMW Solicitors has helped countless individuals to make foot injury compensation claims to recover the finances they deserve.

Below, you can see ranges of compensation amounts that you may be able to claim following a successful claim.

How Much Can I Claim for a Foot Injury?

The estimated foot injury compensation payouts provided above have been generated by JMW’s Compensation Calculator, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. They are designed to give you a rough guideline of how much you could expect to receive by making a claim, helping you come to an informed decision about how to proceed with your case.

If you would like to find out more about exactly how much you might be able to claim, get in touch with the expert solicitors at JMW today to discuss the specifics of your circumstances. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and the impact it has had on your life.

To learn more, and to claim foot injury compensation, call JMW today on 0345 872 6666, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a callback. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.

What can affect the value of a foot injury compensation claim?

As there are many factors to consider in a foot injury claim, each case is unique. This makes it impossible to state an average compensation payout for foot injuries, or any type of personal injury claim. For a more severe foot injury, such as a crushed foot injury, you could claim significantly more than for less severe injuries, of which there are many types. 

The compensation you receive will depend not only on the severity of your injury itself, but also the costs you have incurred as a result of your injury. 

For example, you could find that in addition to requiring a significant period of rest for the injury to heal, you may also need to:

  • Take time off work
  • Purchase corrective footwear
  • Invest in specialist equipment such as crutches or a wheelchair
  • Make adaptations to your home to aid your recovery

For more information about your unique circumstances, use our foot injury compensation calculator for reference, or speak to our team of expert personal injury lawyers today. When you contact us, we will be able to give you an estimate on how much compensation you may be eligible to claim after discussing your injuries with you in an initial no-obligation consultation over the phone.

How can personal injury compensation help?

Suffering a serious foot injury can be distressing, expensive and disruptive to the quality of your life. Securing compensation for your injuries makes sure you are supported, so that you can focus on making the best possible recovery from your injuries.

By making a compensation claim, you ensure you do not suffer a financial shortfall as a result of being unable to work, and that you are able to afford all of the costs associated with your medical treatment.

At JMW, our aim is to make the claims process as straightforward as possible, allowing you to focus on making a full recovery. Our solicitors will act with your best interests in mind to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

How JMW Can Help

If you have decided to move ahead with a foot injury compensation claim, it is important to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to discuss what to do next.

By speaking to a qualified solicitor, you will be able to weigh up your chances of success based on the quality of the evidence on your side, and the amount to which you could be entitled if your claim is successful.

Once you have decided to proceed with the claim, your solicitor will be able to contact the party responsible for the injury and start gathering the necessary medical evidence, witness statements and supporting material to prove your case. They will also provide advice and guidance through each step of the claims process, ensuring you can achieve a positive outcome with a minimum amount of stress.

Take a look at our guide to the Lifecycle of a Claim for more information on how this process works, or call us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your options, and we will explain the foot injury claims process in greater detail.

Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation for a Foot Injury?

You may be eligible to claim compensation for a foot injury if you have been injured as a result of someone else's negligence. This could be in various circumstances such as during work, on the road or at a public place. The primary consideration is that the injury must have been caused by the fault or negligence of another person or entity, and not entirely due to your own actions.

The injury must have had a significant impact on your life, causing pain, suffering, loss of amenity, or financial loss.

It is important to consult with an experienced personal injury solicitor who can assess your case and provide professional advice on whether you have a valid claim.

What Evidence Do I Need to Make a Foot Injury Compensation Claim?

To make a successful foot injury compensation claim, it is necessary to gather a comprehensive range of evidence to prove that someone else was at fault for your injury. The following forms of evidence can be helpful in supporting your claim:

  • Medical records: these records can substantiate the extent and severity of your injury, the treatment you have undergone, and the potential long-term effects. They are usually obtained from the hospital or clinic where you received treatment.
  • Accident reports: if your injury occurred in a place of work or public area, it is likely that an accident report was filed. This report can be instrumental in providing details about the incident.
  • Witness statements: if there were witnesses to the accident, their testimonies can provide an independent account of what happened. Contact details of any witnesses should be collected at the time of the accident, if possible.
  • Photographs and video footage: visual evidence such as photographs or video footage can be very powerful in demonstrating the circumstances that led to your injury. This might include photographs of where the accident occurred, any hazards that were present, and the injuries themselves.
  • Diary entries: keeping a diary of your recovery can help document the impact of the injury on your everyday life. This can include details of your pain levels, any difficulties with mobility, and the impact on your ability to work or carry out daily activities.
  • Financial evidence: to claim for any financial loss or expenses incurred as a result of your foot injury, you will need to provide evidence. This could include receipts for medical treatment or rehabilitation, travel expenses to and from medical appointments, or evidence of lost income if you have been unable to work.

Collecting the right evidence is a crucial part of making a foot injury compensation claim. Our team of expert foot injury claims solicitors can guide you through this process and help you gather the necessary evidence to strengthen your claim.

Is There a Time Limit for Making a Foot Injury Claim?

There is a time limit for making a personal injury claim, including foot injuries, in the UK. Generally, you have three years from the date of the injury or from the date you became aware of the injury to bring forward a claim. This is known as the 'limitation period'. After this period, your claim will usually be considered 'statute-barred' or out of time under the Limitation Act 1980.

There are, however, some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the injured person is a child, the three-year time limit does not begin until their 18th birthday. Furthermore, if the injured person lacks mental capacity, there may not be a time limit for bringing a claim.

The time limit can also be extended in some circumstances, such as in cases involving industrial diseases, which may not become apparent until many years after exposure to the harmful substance.

It is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible after the injury occurred to ensure that your claim is made within the time limit.

Can I Make a No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Claim?

At JMW Solicitors, we handle all of our personal injury claims, including those for foot injuries, on a 'no win, no fee' basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will not need to pay our legal fees.

A 'no win, no fee' agreement, officially known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, is designed to help those who might not have the funds to pursue a claim. If your claim is successful, the majority of your legal costs will be recovered from the other side. Any legal costs not recoverable from the other side will be deducted from the compensation you receive.

Our solicitors will fully explain how the 'no win, no fee' agreement works and answer any questions you may have before we proceed with your claim. It is our goal to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.

FAQs About Foot Injury Compensation Payouts and the Claims Process

Can I claim for a foot injury caused by my employer?

You can claim for a foot injury caused by your employer. In the UK, employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees. This means they are required to provide a safe and healthy work environment. If your employer has breached this duty of care and you have suffered a foot injury as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

This could include instances where your employer failed to provide appropriate safety equipment, did not implement proper safety procedures, or did not provide adequate training. If your foot injury was caused by faulty work equipment, you may also have a claim.

At JMW Solicitors, our experts in the field of personal injury can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process of making a claim for a foot injury at work.

How long does it take to receive compensation for a foot injury?

The time it takes to receive compensation for a foot injury can vary greatly depending on the specifics of your case. Simple cases where liability is not disputed can often be resolved within a few months. However, more complex cases, particularly those involving serious injuries, may take several years to fully resolve.

Types of Foot Injury

Foot injuries can affect different areas - from the heel or midfoot to the forefoot, the ankle or toe - and vary in their severity. These injuries can be particularly problematic for two main reasons: they make walking difficult and usually require rest and a reduction of pressure on the feet in order to heal completely. If a person suffers a metatarsal injury, for example, it is likely that they will need to wear a cast or splint.

Examples of common foot injuries include:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Broken foot
  • Broken metatarsal
  • Fractures
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains

What Accidents Can Lead to Foot Injuries?

There are a multitude of incidents that can lead to foot injuries, which subsequently may result in a personal injury claim. Here are some of the most common types of accidents:

  • Road traffic accidents: these can involve cars, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians. Such incidents can result in a range of foot injuries, from minor sprains and fractures to severe damage requiring surgery or even amputation.
  • Workplace accidents: these can occur in any work environment. For instance, a foot injury can happen due to heavy items falling on your foot, slips, trips and falls, improper use or failure of machinery, or lack of appropriate safety footwear in a hazardous environment.
  • Construction site accidents: construction sites can be particularly dangerous due to the presence of heavy machinery and materials. Accidents could involve falling objects, slips or falls from height, or accidents involving machinery.
  • Accidents in public places: slips, trips, or falls in public places such as on pavements, in shops, parks, or other public areas can result in foot injuries.
  • Sports and recreation accidents: participation in sports and recreational activities carries a risk of foot injuries. This can include fractures from contact sports, ligament damage from running, or injuries from improper use of sports equipment.

Foot Injury Symptoms

The physical symptoms of a foot injury will depend on the severity and cause of the damage, but can include:

  • Pain when the affected area is touched
  • Redness and swelling around the area
  • Pain when standing or walking
  • Pain that worsens over time

People with foot injuries are often unable to walk for an extended period of time, which can have a significant impact on their daily routine, as well as their ability to work and continue with their hobbies and pastimes. It may also leave them relying on support from friends and family to move around comfortably.

Because of the debilitating effects of many of the most serious forms of foot injury, making a claim for compensation can make a significant difference in supporting you during what can often be an extended recovery period.

Talk to Us

To make or discuss a foot injury claim, speak to JMW Solicitors today. We can give you a clearer idea of how much your claim could be worth, offering expert legal advice on how to achieve the best possible outcome based on the details of your case.

Call 0345 872 6666 today, or fill in our online contact form and we will get back to you.

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