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Leg injuries can vary in severity, from broken toes to double leg amputations. However, because we use them so regularly, any injury to the legs can render us immobile — taking away our freedom to enjoy life, as well as our access to work. If you’ve suffered a leg injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.


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Middlesbrough woman wins compensation case

Posted in: Leg InjuriesSchool AccidentsWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

A Middlesbrough woman has won her claim for compensation against her employer, Middlesbrough Council, following a fall that caused serious damage to her leg.  Mrs Linda Williams had been working as a kitchen assistant in a Middlesbrough primary school for 18 years.  The 58-year-old claimant had been walking through the dining room during the lunch time service to collect some kitchen equipment when the accident happened.  She slipped on a patch of wet floor which had just been mopped following a pupil urinating on it.  There was no notice to…

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Civil servant receives £20k compensation following fall in workplace

Posted in: Leg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

An employee of the Department for Work and Pensions has been awarded £20,000 after a fall she took at work, leaving her disabled. 50-year-old Alain Sargent from Kent town, Westgate on Sea, decided to press for compensation after being left disabled when she had her shoe heel lodged in a faulty step causing a debilitating accident.  Ms Sargent sued Dalkia Plc for neglect, the company who maintained the building of her employer, the Department of Work and Pensions, who admitted liability and settled the claim out of court. “difficult to…

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Wall collapse seriously injures two children

Posted in: Head and Brain InjuriesLeg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSpine & Back Injuries

Two young children, a boy aged four and a girl aged seven, were badly injured when a 10 foot wall collapsed as they were walking to school with their mother during Storm Imogen.  It is thought that the children were walking a little ahead of their mother when the garden wall in Bretforton, near Evesham in Worcestershire, fell on top of them. The children were pulled from the rubble and air lifted to hospital where they were treated for injuries to their legs, backs and faces. Due repairs Speaking on…

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Shopping centre fined £75,000 for severing a man's toe

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsShop Accidents

A shopping centre in Nottingham has been fined £75K after a customer was severely injured on an escalator. 27-year-old Michael Reddington had been shopping in the West End Arcade when his foot got trapped in an escalator, resulting in the loss of his big toe. The incident happened on 15 March 2012 when Mr Reddington had been trying to pick up his mobile phone after dropping it. It was heard that the sound engineer had accidentally placed his left foot inside a missing part of the escalator’s steps, which he…

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Cyclist awarded £105K after being hit by a car

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsLeg InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

A cyclist who was left wheelchair-bound for four months after being hit by a car has been awarded £105,000 in compensation. The 48-year-old, who remains unnamed, had been cycling on a roundabout near his home in Corfe Mullen when a car sped past him, knocking him off his bike. Following the accident in May 2010, the cyclist was forced to spend 10 days in hospital recovering; he then spent the next four months in a wheelchair. The driver’s insurance company originally offered the claimant a compensation package of £56,000. However,…

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‘Human error’ caused Alton Towers crash

Posted in: Knee InjuryLeg InjuriesPublic Place Accidents

Staffordshire theme park, Alton Towers, have announced that the accident that occurred on 2 June of this year, seriously injuring several people, was due to human error.  The park confirmed that staff had misunderstood a shutdown message and restarted the ride, causing the carriages to collide with stationary carriages on the track.  It has been confirmed that there were absolutely no mechanical or technical issues with the ride. 16 people were seriously injured, 2 of whom had legs amputated, when the Smiler ride crashed into an empty carriage.  Leah Washington,…

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Farm owner fined over worker accident

Posted in: Employer NegligenceLeg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Northumberland farm owner has been sentenced after one of the farm’s workers suffered severe leg injuries after a concrete panel fell onto him. It was heard at Mid and South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court that on the 4th August 2014, the worker, who remains unnamed, and one of his colleagues, were using a telehandler with a fork attachment to build cattle troughs. The troughs were being made out of reinforced concrete panels weighing approximately 1.5 tonnes. Six fractures to lower right leg The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told…

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How professionals value their body parts

Posted in: Arm InjuryLeg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A study carried out by insurance brand There found that where a builder’s leg is worth around £1.1million, an engineer’s eye is worth £3.4million. The study asked 2,000 professionals across a total of 20 different industries to put an insurance value on their different body parts to show their impact on earning potential. Engineers came in at the top of the table, placing an insurance value of £3.4million on their eyes, followed by electricians and plumbers at £3.1million and telecom workers at £2.6million. The study came about when it was…

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Undiagnosed injury case settled

Posted in: Foot InjuriesMedical NegligenceNHS Claims

Robert McCartney has been awarded compensation after his tendon injury went undiagnosed for several weeks. He brought the medical negligence claim against his GP after he was turned away and told to rest despite his clear symptoms of a ruptured tendo-achilles. In April 2010, Mr McCartney had been outside his home when he slipped backwards off a step and experienced a ‘snap’ sensation in the back of his left ankle. When it became swollen and the pain increased, he applied ice packs and rested his ankle that evening. The next…

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Schools payout £1.5m in compensation

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

It has been revealed, following a recent Freedom of Information request, that schools paid out £1.5million to pupils last year through personal injury claims. The total figure went out to 150 pupils, including one claimant who won £4,000 after suffering burns from an icepack following a playground fall. The pupil received compensation from Gateshead council, and was said to have suffered the burns due to the lack of instructions on the pack. Of all the payouts made by Local Education Authorities in England, the majority of them were claimed as…

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Hogweed victim battles for damages

Posted in: Arm InjuryFinger InjuriesFoot InjuriesPublic Place Accidents

The case of a 7-year-old boy who suffered life-changing burns from a Giant Hogweed plant has been taken to court. The young boy, who remains anonymous, suffered severe burns to his upper body, arms, feet, and chest after he came into contact with the plant while on holiday in his family’s static caravan in a holiday park in Wales. The boy’s case is thought to be the first of its type in the country. The boy had been playing with friends when he picked up a branch of the highly…

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Cancer Misdiagnosis leaves mother with days to live

Posted in: Hip InjuriesLeg InjuriesMedical NegligenceNegligent Cancer Diagnosis

33-year-old Kaley Fitzsimmons has issued an appeal after doctors blamed the symptoms of her cancer on ‘over-exercising’ after giving birth. Ms Fitzsimmons gave birth to her daughter in April of last year, after years of thinking she would be unable to have a baby due to kidney failure. She finally underwent a successful kidney transplant at the age of 15. Ms Fitzsimmons said: “I had always wanted to be a mother and was grateful that my transplant had made that possible. We were over the moon.” Ms Fitzsimmons, a fitness…

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Injured cyclist feels let down

Posted in: Bicycle AccidentsKnee InjuryLeg InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

50-year-old cyclist Melanie Burrows said that she feels greatly let down by police after they were unable to take her case further following a serious cycling accident. Another cyclist, who tried to overtake her at a junction in July this year, hit Mr Burrows on her way home from work. She suffered a serious fracture in her tibia, a broken rib and a damaged knee. She has already had a metal plate inserted into her leg but is still awaiting a knee replacement. Islington Police told Ms Burrows, head of…

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Road injuries cost council £417,000 in compensation

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesPothole InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRoad Traffic Accidents

Last year alone, Haringey Council paid out over £417,000 in compensation to pedestrians and motorists injured on the borough’s roads.  The figures, which were released by the Liberal Democrats, found that a total of 19 people were awarded compensation in 2013/14, totaling at £417,635.  Haringey Council received 194 claims for personal injury and damage, of which only 52 were settled without payment and 123 were outstanding. The borough’s roads have been repeatedly criticised by the public for not being poorly maintained. In the last six years, Haringey Council has paid…

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£23,000 to teacher who slipped in puddle

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool AccidentsSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace InjuriesWorkplace Slip

A teacher has received £23,000 in compensation after slipping on a puddle of water in a school corridor.  The teacher suffered serious ligament damage in the accident, with injuries to their feet and ankle. The court ruled that the school was to blame for the accident, awarding the unnamed teacher with £23,000 in a taxpayer-funded settlement. The claim came to light following a Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council, which runs the school.  It was highlighted that the compensation package awarded to the teacher was higher than…

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Almost a quarter of a million paid out in school injury compensation

Posted in: Arm InjuryFoot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

Newly released figures have revealed that almost a quarter of a million pounds of taxpayers’ money has been paid out as injury compensation to children in Leeds over the last five years.  This figure covers money paid out to children that have suffered injuries in Leeds’ primary and secondary schools, with injuries including broken bones and burns. One child received £35,000 in compensation after breaking a limb at school in 2009.  The figures – obtained under the Freedom of Information Act – found that a total of 188 personal injury…

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Powerboat accident leaves family devastated

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadLeg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

The Milligan family has been torn apart after their powerboat spun out of control on holiday, leaving two dead and two severely injured. The family had a holiday home near Rock where they spent last May going out on their boat along the Camel estuary.  An investigation was carried out by ‘The Marine Accident Investigation Branch’, which found that the reason behind the incident had been that “the driver Milly was not wearing a kill cord”. Both Mr and Mrs Milligan had completed a Royal Yachting Association powerboat-handling course, which…

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Gardener falls 60ft down shaft

Posted in: Falls from HeightsFoot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Marvin Christie, a gardener from Banbury Street in Battersea, is lucky to have survived after he fell down a 60ft shaft while doing routine landscaping work.  The 23-year-old had been weeding some plants on a traffic island, with the assistance of his mother, when the metal grill on which he was standing gave way beneath him. The 60ft fall (which happened on the 24th of July) caused him to break his back, shatter his ankle and break many of the bones in his feet.  A personal injury claim is soon…

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Road workers under threat of injury

Posted in: Leg InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsWorkplace Injuries

On a daily basis road workers are on the receiving end of verbal abuse and threatening behaviour from road users who deliberately put workers at serious risk.  Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have warned motorists that by deliberately driving into coned areas and by speeding, they are putting road workers in great danger. One recent incident saw a road worker sustaining a serious leg injury as a motorist forced their way through a coned off area in Parson Cross. Another incident saw a motorist driving straight through a…

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Taxi driver launches medical fund after severing woman’s leg

Posted in: Leg InjuriesRoad Traffic Accidents

New York taxi driver, Mohammed Fasyal Himon, has launched a medical fund after his taxi crashed into a British tourist, Sian Green (24), which severely severed her leg.  Ms Green, from Leicester, has had to have her left leg amputated below the knee following the incident, and is currently trying to regain the use of her right leg.  Taxi driver Mohammed Fasyal Himon said he was “very sorry” for causing the accident, but blames a cyclist for having to swerve onto the kerb.  The accident took place in Manhattan last…

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Claim Compensation For An Injury To The Foot

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPersonal Injury

Injuries to the feet are less common than injuries to other parts of the leg – but can be just as serious. Your foot is a delicate collection of bones and ligaments and can be injured by tripping or falling, or by impact – by something falling on them or crushing them. This is often the case with work-related injuries. Foot Injury Compensation Amounts If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are…

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Claiming for Leg Injuries

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPersonal Injury

The amount of compensation you can claim for a leg injury will of course depend on the seriousness of the injury. Once the seriousness of the injury has been established, to ensure that the amount of compensation is both fair and just, the amount of compensation that will be awarded is based on both precedents from previously decided cases and the guidelines published by the Judicial Studies Board. Leg Injury Compensation Amounts For the most serious injuries, such as those where both legs require amputation, the amount of compensation that…

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