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.

Amputation Compensation

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

Severe

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

Serious

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

Moderate

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.

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If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries to the foot, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.

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