Minor leg injuries, such as sprains and strains, are relatively common and may heal within a few weeks after basic treatment. However, anyone who has suffered more serious injuries may take much longer to recover and could be left with serious or life-altering repercussions.

The majority of leg injuries in children and teenagers occur during play, sports, or as a result of a fall. Adults have a greater chance of suffering more severe consequences as they get older because they lose muscle mass and their bone structure deteriorates. Furthermore, as a person ages, they may also experience problems with their vision and balance – increasing their chances of suffering a fall.

People who have sustained leg injuries should always consult a medical professional before seeking treatment and they may experience a wide variety of healing techniques depending on the severity of the injury. 

Minor injuries may only require rest, ice or other simple first aid measures to be treated, whereas some patients need surgery or physical therapy to recover their pre-accident quality of life. 

What could you be entitled to?

Although each claim is different, guideline amounts are available that highlight how much a specific injury may be worth.  We have reproduced some of these below, however they do not cover an injured person's financial loss as the result of an accident:

  • Fractured femur – Approx. £7,000 to £11,000
  • Injury such as crushing or multiple fractures – Approx. £23,000 to £32,000
  • Injury with long-term ramifications – Approx. £32,000 to £45,000
  • Severe injury – Approx. £44,000 to £68,000
  • Very severe injury, excluding amputation – Approx. £80,000 to £113,000
  • Amputation above the knee, one leg – Approx. £87,000 to £114,100
  • Total loss of both legs – Approx. £200,000 to £235,000

Determining blame

If an injury was caused or influenced by another person, YouClaim may be able to help sufferers claim compensation. 

Generally, to establish fault in a personal injury case, a claimant should prove the offending party caused the injury through:

  • A breach of duty;
  • Negligence;
  • Failure to provide adequate duty of care.

If any of these elements can be proved, a sufferer may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Making a claim for compensation

While no amount of money can ever make things right, the consequences of leg injuries can potentially be severe – and any compensation awarded can go a long way to improving a person's quality of life, provide treatment costs or recover loss of earnings. 

If you have suffered a lower limb injury and wish to find out if you can make a leg injury claim, speak to one of our legal advisors on 0800 10 757 95 or click below to request a call back. Our team will be able to provide you with more details regarding claiming for your individual case.