- Loss of both legs£240,790 - £282,010
- Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs£201,490 - £270,100
- Loss of one leg above the knee£104,830 - £137,470
- Loss of one leg below the knee£97,980 - £132,990
- Severe leg injury without amputation£96,250 - £135,920
- Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems£54,830 - £87,890
- Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems£39,200 - £54,830
- Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures£27,760 - £39,200
Loss of both legs £191,950 - £224,800
Loss of both legs below the knee £160,600 - £215,310
Loss of one leg above the knee £78,100 - £106,010
Loss of one leg below the knee £83,550 - £109,570
Severe leg injury without amputation £76,730 - £108,370
Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems £43,710 - £67,410
Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems £31,250 - £43,710
Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures £21,100 - £29,800
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.
Find out more about how we can help you by calling 0345 872 6666 for a free, no-obligation conversation about your options when making a claim.
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 injury, 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?
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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