If you have been involved in an accident that has resulted in a leg injury, then Bonnar Accident Law can help you claim the compensation you deserve on a ‘No Win – No Fee’ basis.
Causes of leg injuries
A simple fall can fracture one or both of the lower leg bones. However, the thighbone is unlikely to be broken without more significant trauma.
Motor vehicle accidents.
All three leg bones can break during a motor vehicle accident. Fractures can occur when the knees become jammed against the dashboard during a collision.
Accidents at work.
Leg injuries are commonplace on construction sites and can result from vehicle accidents or accidents involving plant and machinery. Carrying of heavy and awkward loads can lead to slips and falls.
Hyperextending the leg during contact sports can cause a broken leg. So can a direct blow, such as from a hockey stick or an opponent’s body.
The effects of a leg injury
A broken thighbone (femur) – the strongest bone in the body usually is immediately obvious because it takes so much force to break. However, fractures of the shinbone (tibia) – the major weight-bearing bone in the lower leg and the bone that runs alongside the tibia below the knee – (fibula) may be more subtle.
Knee injuries can take several different forms from fractured knee cap to torn cartilage and cruciate ligament injuries.
Sudden (acute) injuries may be caused by a direct blow to the knee or from abnormal twisting or bending the knee or a fall.
A serious leg injury will almost certainly result in an extended period off work and a course of physiotherapy to regain the use of the damaged limb. A catastrophic leg injury resulting in the amputation of one or both legs is a life-changing event for the accident victim and their family.
Compensation for a leg injury – typical claim amounts
Total loss of both legs
up to £155,000
Loss of both legs below the knee
up to £145,000
Total loss of one leg
up to £77,000
Loss of one leg below the knee
up to £65,000
Severe leg injury with almost total loss of function