Leg Injury Compensation

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Leg Injury


  • Loss of both legs
    £293,850 - £344,150
  • Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs
    £245,900 - £329,620
  • Loss of one leg above the knee
    £127,930 - £167,760
  • Loss of one leg below the knee
    £119,570 - £162,290

Leg Injury

  • Severe leg injury without amputation
    £117,460 - £165,860
  • Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems
    £66,920 - £109,290
  • Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems
    £47,840 - £66,920
  • Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures
    £33,880 - £47,840

Leg Injury Compensation


The figures above are generated by JMW’s Compensation Calculator and provide an estimate of the average amount that could be claimed for an injury, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. They provide a rough guide of how much you may be able to claim for your leg injury, and could help you to decide whether to pursue your legal case. 

For a more specific estimate of how much you can claim for your leg injury, you should speak to one of our expert solicitors who can provide an estimate after assessing your injury and personal circumstances, including any financial losses you may have suffered. 

Start your leg injury compensation claim with our award-winning solicitors today, call JMW on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about our personal injury claim services here.

The figures above are generated by JMW’s Compensation Calculator and provide an estimate of the average amount that could be claimed for an injury, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. They provide a rough guide of how much you may be able to claim for your leg injury, and could help you to decide whether to pursue your legal case. 

For a more specific estimate of how much you can claim for your leg injury, you should speak to an expert solicitor who can provide an estimate after assessing your injury and personal circumstances, including any financial losses you may have suffered. 

Start your leg injury compensation claim with our award-winning solicitors today, call JMW on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back. You can find out more about our personal claim services here.

What Should I Do Next?

Starting a leg injury compensation claim with JMW Solicitors is simple; after obtaining an initial estimate from our compensation calculator, contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible. Our experienced legal team will examine your circumstances and advise on the next steps to take. 

For more information about our claims process, take a look at our guide to the Lifecycle of a Claim.

Once you have made the decision to start your claim, your solicitor will take action to contact those people who are responsible for your leg injury before starting to gather evidence to build the strongest case possible. Our aim is to secure the best available settlement with a minimum of stress to you.

What Can Affect the Value of a Compensation Claim?

Although there are many different types of leg injury, varying in severity and cause, the common link between them all is the significant effect they can have on a victim’s life. An injury to the leg often leads to significant pain, vastly reduced mobility, time off work and an inability to play sports or engage in hobbies. More severe injuries could lead to lifelong difficulties and possibly the end of a career.

In the most severe cases, a leg injury can have life-changing consequences, which can require permanent support and alterations to your lifestyle. 

Every leg injury claim is different, and the compensation secured will be calculated on the severity and circumstances surrounding the leg injury compensation claims made, along with the financial losses caused as a result. To find out how much this could be worth in total, speak to our personal injury solicitors today.

How Can Compensation Help? 

How Can Leg Injury Compensation Help? 

The amount of compensation you receive from your claim will depend on the severity of your leg injury, as well as the care required to aid your recovery and whether or not you are able to work. Compensation can be used to contribute to the following expenses: 

  • Rehabilitation 
  • Loss of earnings 
  • Changes to your home 
  • Transportation requirements 
  • Medical costs

If your leg injury was caused by the negligence of another party and is preventing you from living a normal life, claiming compensation can help you to get your life back on track.

About Leg Injuries 

Leg injuries occur in the thigh, ankle, or shin and either affect the bone or the soft tissue; ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The lower leg contains two bones: the tibia (the shinbone) and fibula, as well as the ankle joint and the talus bone (the ankle bone). Damage to any of these bones can have a significant impact on the injured person’s life, which makes claiming compensation important, as it can help you get back on track after your accident.

There is a range of ways in which an injury to the leg can be caused, including car crashes and motorbike accidents, along with falls from height and sporting injuries.

Some of the common types of injury we’ve seen include:

  • Breaks and fractures
  • Sprains, strains, and ruptures
  • Muscle tears
  • Amputation
  • Contusions


We have acted for many individuals who have unfortunately suffered an amputation of the lower leg or full leg.

Amputations can lead to serious pain and a radical and lifelong change in the circumstances for the amputee and their family, not to mention causing the amputee emotional trauma. If you are interested in making a claim for a leg amputation, find out more from our serious injury team here.

Femur Damage

Damage to the femur - the large bone that runs through the thigh - usually results from significant trauma, such as a crush injury or road traffic collision. A fractured femur requires a lot of time to heal and your leg may have to be put in a plaster cast, which can prevent you from undertaking a great number of everyday tasks, such as household chores, driving and sporting hobbies. It may even mean you are temporarily unable to work.

Hamstring Injury

An injury to your hamstring is likely to be caused by a sporting accident or a slip, trip or fall. These tendons play a crucial role in your ability to move, so damage to this part of the body is naturally going to be disruptive and cause you difficulty when trying to mobilise. Injuries differ in severity, which dictates how long a recovery will take. For example, a tear in the muscle in your hamstring can take months to heal, while a strain may only take a couple of weeks.

Every injury is different, but a leg injury can be particularly difficult because - like a foot injury - recovery usually relies on reduced pressure being exerted on the affected leg, often leaving them unable to walk for prolonged periods of time. For many people, this means time off work, lost earnings and an inability to take part in their favoured sports or activities. Their daily lives can change in an instant.

The more severe the injury, the longer that period of inactivity and the more serious the associated symptoms. This also means significantly higher costs when it comes to rehabilitation and treatment of the injury. For example, a leg amputee will require support for the rest of their life, including physiotherapy, adaptations to their home and vehicles, specialist equipment and often psychological support.

Regardless of how you have been affected by a leg injury, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

What are the common causes of leg injuries?

Regardless of how you sustained a leg injury, if it occurred within the past three years due to someone else's fault, you might be eligible to make a leg injury claim. Common incidents include:

Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are among the most frequent accidents leading to leg injuries. Hazards like uneven floors, potholes, unmarked floor level changes, wet floors, and many other obstacles can cause you to sprain your ankle or twist your knee.

A severe fall, particularly from a height such as from scaffolding, can result in serious fractures or an injury potentially causing leg paralysis. If a council, restaurant, shop, supermarket or other business owner failed to maintain a safe environment, you might have grounds to claim leg injury compensation.

Road Incidents

Road traffic accidents often result in leg injuries, particularly for vulnerable individuals like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Road accidents can result in a range of injuries from bruises, scrapes, cuts and lacerations to fractures and nerve damage, potentially leading to life-altering leg injuries.

If the negligence of another driver resulted in your injury, you're entitled to make a leg injury claim. Even if you share partial blame - such as not wearing a seatbelt or carelessly crossing the road as a pedestrian - you may still be eligible to claim.

Workplace Accidents

Employers have a legal responsibility to take all reasonable steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Ensuring equipment is in good working order, providing adequate training, and supplying personal protective equipment to employees are among the safety standards they are required to uphold.

In the absence of sound working practices, you could suffer a leg injury in high-risk areas prone to trips, slips, falls, burns, machinery accidents, or falls from a height. Depending on the specifics of your incident, you may be able to claim leg injury compensation from your employer.

Violent Attacks

An unprovoked assault can be incredibly distressing and may lead to life-altering leg injuries. Deep cuts from a knife could damage your muscles, bones and nerves, leading to long-term mobility issues and significant disability.

If you sustained a leg injury after an attack, you might be eligible to claim leg injury compensation amount due through the CICA within two years of the event. Animal attacks could also result in severe leg injuries. Even a minor bite can become infected, requiring medical treatment. If an owner's negligence led to an attack, you might have grounds to claim leg injury compensation from them.

Sports Injuries

From football and hockey to skiing and contact sports, most sports activities carry an inherent risk of leg injuries. Injuries can also occur during activities such as cycling, horse riding, mountain climbing or other solo pursuits.

If faulty equipment, inadequate training, poor advice or poorly maintained facilities caused your leg injury, someone else might be liable. If you suffered an injury while participating in a sporting activity, a solicitor could advise you if you are eligible to claim leg injury compensation.

Case Studies

JMW Solicitors has decades of experience in helping people who have suffered a leg injury to claim the compensation they deserve. Find out more by looking at our case studies: 


Can I make a leg injury claim?

You can make a leg injury claim if you have suffered an injury to your leg within the last three years and it was caused by the negligence or fault of another party. These injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, such as workplace accidents, a road traffic accident, incidents, slips, trips and falls, or medical negligence.

What are the main types of leg injury?

What are the main types of leg injury?

Injuries to the leg can take various forms, from minor surface wounds to severe bone and nerve damage. These injuries can occur in any area from the foot to the thigh and depending on the severity of the soft tissue injury, they may have a permanent impact on your life.

If your injury was a result of another individual's negligence, you may have a valid claim for a leg injury, recouping damages you have suffered. Frequent types of leg injuries that could form the basis of a claim include multiple leg fractures:

Cuts and Lacerations

Cuts and lacerations are often caused by sharp objects and can range from being shallow, healing in a few weeks, to being deep, with enduring consequences. Serious lacerations can harm muscles, tendons, ligaments, arteries, or nerves and may result in significant scarring, persistent pain and mobility problems.

Burn Injuries

Hazards such as fire, boiling liquids, corrosive substances or electric shocks can result in burn injuries. First-degree burns, which only affect the skin's surface layer, typically cause temporary pain and discomfort but usually have no complications.

Third and fourth-degree burns are serious injuries that could damage bones, muscles and nerve endings and require immediate medical attention. The recovery process can be lengthy and painful, possibly necessitating long hospital stays, surgical procedures or grafting, and in extreme situations, may require amputation of the affected area.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries refer to damage to muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. These are frequently caused by a sudden or uncontrolled movement, blunt trauma, or overuse. Common soft tissue injuries include:

  • Bruises, which are common skin injuries that occur when blood vessels are damaged, usually after bumping into something. Depending on the severity, bruises may result in skin discolouration that lasts a few days or weeks. They can initially cause pain and swelling but typically heal quickly without leaving permanent damage.
  • Sprains typically result from a slip or trip, causing a twist or wrench of the ankles or knees. Symptoms such as pain, swelling, and inflammation are common. Severe sprains could result in a complete tear of a ligament, necessitating surgery and extensive physiotherapy.
  • Strains refer to injuries to a muscle or tendon, often located in the back of the leg. These can range from a simple overstretch to a partial or complete tear. Symptoms include pain, swelling, muscle spasms and weakness. The healing period can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on the severity.
  • Tendonitis is a type of overuse injury resulting in inflammation around a joint. It's a form of repetitive strain injury often caused by repeating the same motion or remaining in a fixed position for long periods at work. Symptoms include pain, swelling and inflammation that worsens with activity.


Dislocations can occur in any joint in the leg or ankle when the bones are pushed out of alignment. They can cause significant pain and swelling and may permanently impact joint stability. Knee injuries are the most frequent type of dislocations.

Leg fractures

Bone fractures can be extremely painful and might involve any of the bones in the leg: the femur, patella, tibia or fibula. Fractures can cause swelling, bruising and deformity, and you might not be able to walk or drive for up to six months. Other than wearing a cast, some severe fractures might require surgery.

Leg Amputations

Amputations can be caused by an extreme severe accident that would directly sever one or both of your legs, such as in a machinery accident at work. Medical negligence could cause the worsening of a condition such as an infection or diabetes, which might lead to the amputation of a leg. Limb amputations can be very traumatic. Your physical and psychological recovery can take a long time and have a significant impact on your life and the well-being of your family.


Paralysis is usually caused by localised nerve damage or severe trauma to the spinal cord. This can affect either one or both legs, and it can be reversible or irreversible, depending on the cause of severe leg injury. If another person is liable for your injury, you might be eligible to make a leg injury claim. The compensation award is a crucial financial support to overcome your trauma and get the care and medical devices you need to get your life back on track.

Who could be liable for a leg injury compensation claim?

The party liable for a leg injury compensation claim would be the individual or organisation whose negligence or fault led to your injury. This could be another driver in a road accident, an employer who failed to provide a safe working environment, a property owner who didn't maintain safe premises, or a medical professional who has been negligent in your care.

How much compensation can I claim for a leg injury?

The compensation amount you can claim for a leg injury varies widely as it depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Factors that are taken into account include the severity of your injury, the impact on your life, any loss of earnings, the cost of medical treatment, and ongoing care or support needs. It's always best to consult a solicitor who can provide a more accurate estimate ankle injury compensation claim based on your unique circumstances.

How do I make a claim?

To make a leg injury claim, contact our team of solicitors at JMW. We will discuss your case, advise you on the best course of action, and guide you through the leg injury claims process. We will gather all the necessary evidence, including medical records and any witness statements, and negotiate on your behalf with the party at fault or their insurance company.

Are there time limits for a leg injury compensation claim?

There are time limits for making a leg injury compensation claim. Usually, you must make a claim within three years from the date of the accident. However, there are exceptions to this rule, especially in cases involving children or those who lack mental capacity. We advise consulting with a solicitor as soon as possible after the injury to ensure that you don't miss out on your right to keep claiming leg injury compensation now.

Talk to Us

To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for a knee injury, speak to JMW Solicitors today. Our team will provide you with a clearer idea of how much you are eligible compensation for a leg, and help you start your claim.

Call 0345 872 6666 today, or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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