Claim Compensation For An Injury To The Foot
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 able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Friends Legal Leeds can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
Loss of both feet can be just as serious as losing your legs and the law reflects this in the compensation it awards.
Amputation of both feet: £111,000, £132,000
Amputation of one foot: £55,000 – £72,000
Very severe foot injuries
Injuries within this bracket will cause permanent, severe pain and serious permanent disability: £55,000 – £72,000
Fractures of both feet or heels with a substantial reduction in mobility. This level may also be awarded for exceptionally serious injuries to both feet: £30,000 – £44,200
The top end of this bracket is reserved for serious injuries which cause permanent disfigurement and cause permanent pain or irritation: £16,400 – £25,750
This category is a wide one, and is reserved for less serious injuries. Simple fractures, ligament damage and ongoing symptoms such as pain and limping are within this bracket of up to £16,400. If recovery is completed within a year an award of up-to £4,350 will be made.
Ankle Injury Compensation Awards
£32,750 – £45,750
Injuries which will attract this level of award are uncommon. They will normally be injuries which result in deformity and cause the risk of future amputation. Serious injuries at a young age may also attract this level of compensation.
£20,500 – £32,750
Injuries which require an extensive period of treatment or a lengthy spell in plaster. Injuries near the top end will require the insertion of a pin or plates.
£8,700 – £17,500
Fractures etc. which cause instability, scarring and awkwardness when walking.
Up to £9000
Less serious ankle injuries involving soft-tissue damage or fractures, sprains or strains. If recovery is complete within a year, the award will probably not be over £3,600.
Foot Injury Claims Solicitors for Leeds
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries to the foot, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
Call us on 0113 223 4466 You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.