If you’ve suffered a leg injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help. We can offer you the legal representation and support you need to claim leg injury compensation. To discuss your situation with one of our personal injury solicitors, call us on freephone 0800 916 9046 or fill out our online contact form.
Slater and Gordon appreciate how debilitating leg injuries can be and how they can make even the most simple of tasks extremely difficult and painful. If anything should happen to this part of your body, the consequences can be life-changing. If you’ve injured your leg, we can assist you in claiming the compensation you deserve.
Who can claim leg injury compensation?
If you’ve injured your leg and another party is either fully or partly to blame, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. There are a wide range of situations in which you may be entitled to compensation as a result of your injury. For example:
- You’ve tripped as a result of badly repaired street surfaces, such as a pothole or a damaged paving slab
- You’ve been involved in a road traffic accident either as a driver, cyclist, motorcyclist, passenger or pedestrian You’ve suffered a sporting injury, such as being involved in a deliberate bad tackle
- You’ve had an accident at work
- You’ve been assaulted
What type of leg injuries can I claim for?
There are a number of different leg injuries that you may be able to claim for, including muscle strains, ligament damage and broken bones. You can also claim for fracture injuries, including:
A stress fracture refers to a tiny crack in the bone. It’s usually caused over time by repeated forces on the bone, and while it may seem relatively minor when compared to a full break, it can still cause discomfort and lead to complications. Stress fractures are a common workplace injury, and they can also be caused by excessive sport training.
This type of fracture refers to a broken bone that’s not aligned at the point of the fracture. A displaced fracture needs to be manipulated by a medical professional in order to bring it back in line before a cast can be applied to the leg.
A compound fracture is often considered to be one of the most serious leg injuries. This type of fracture is when the bone is shattered into multiple pieces, and it may be that these pieces protrude through the skin. A compound fracture is usually caused by a high impact accident, such as a road traffic accident.
Unfortunately, there are occasions when severe leg injuries can lead to an amputation. Slater and Gordon specialise in amputation injuries . Having specialised in amputation injuries for many years, we understand what’s involved, not only with the process of making a claim, but with the journey ahead, both physically and emotionally, and are able to provide support throughout your claim.
How much leg injury compensation will I receive?
It’s important to note that every case is unique. The amount you receive will depend on a variety of factors and the circumstances surrounding your injury. The severity of your injury will be taken into consideration, as will the impact it’s had on your life since it happened and how it will affect you in the future. You may be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of earnings, reimbursement for medical expenses and travel costs, as well as loss of amenity.
What should I do if I injure my leg?
If you suffer a leg injury, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. It’s important that you provide your doctor with as much information about the accident as you can. These details will be noted on your medical records, which will be used if you decide to make a claim.
What’s more, if your injury took place at work, make sure the incident is recorded in the company’s accident log book. Also, ask any colleagues who witnessed what happened to note down what they saw. If you can, take photographs of the scene of the accident, and take photos of your injuries too, including any visible cuts or bruising. This evidence could prove extremely useful in your claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
If you’ve suffered a leg injury due to someone else’s negligence, whether they’re only fully or only partially to blame, and you want to pursue a claim, you can start by getting in touch with Slater and Gordon Lawyers. If you’re not entirely sure that you’re eligible to make a claim, our personal injury solicitors can give you the advice you need.
We’ll work alongside you to discuss the nature of your injury to determine if you’re able to make a claim. We’ll assess your case in a timely manner, offering you expert advice every step of the way.
Why choose Slater and Gordon?
Slater and Gordon care about clients, so if you’ve injured your leg, we’re here to assist you. We’ll let you know how successful we think your case will be, helping you decide if you want to go ahead and make a claim.
Our team of highly qualified personal injury solicitors are equipped with the knowledge and expertise required to handle your claim. We’re professional yet friendly in our approach, and you can trust us to treat your case with the utmost compassion and sensitivity.
We may be able to assist you in making a No Win, No Fee claim. This means if you make a claim for compensation, but your case is unsuccessful, you’ll not be required to pay us. At Slater and Gordon, 98% of our personal injury claims are funded in this way. You’ll not be required to pay any upfront costs, so even if you don’t win your case, there’ll be no financial risk to you.
For a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can discuss your situation with us on freephone 0800 916 9046. Our contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’d prefer, you can contact us online and we’ll get in touch at a time that suits you.
With offices across the country, we are one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms. You can find us in locations across the UK in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
Many of our solicitors are members of respected organisations such as the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel.