£20,000 Compensation For A Broken Leg claim
At Legal Expert, we have helped people across the country to claim the compensation, such as compensation for a broken leg injury, that they deserve after accidents and injuries which were not their fault. This case study deals with a claimant who was playing a football match. The claimant was participating in an amateur football match. At the time of the accident, they were not within playing distance of the ball. A player from the opposing team kicked the back of the claimant’s leg resulting in significant injuries. The claimant was left with a fracture of the leg which led to ongoing health and lifestyle issues. As a result, they decided to make a broken leg compensation claim.
How Common Are Sporting Injuries?
According to figures from Sport England, 15.8 million people play sport or exercise at least once a week. At the same time, figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that around 2% of admissions to A&E are a result of sporting injuries. Over half of those visiting a hospital with a sports-related injury are young men, such as the claimant in this case. In the past few years, statistics have shown a rise in these types of injuries and hospital admissions.
The graphic here shows a breakdown in the causes of injuries in sporting grounds. As in many different instances, slips, trips, and falls are the main cause of sporting injuries and serious cases may result in someone making a leg injury claim.
What Injuries Were Sustained In This Case?
In this case, the claimant was participating in an amateur football match. When they were kicked in the back of the leg by an opposing player they were not within playing distance of the ball and the event was considered to be a deliberate foul play.
The broken leg injury was immediately treated at a local hospital. The claimant was x-rayed which allowed the doctors to diagnose a transverse fracture to both the fibula and tibia bones. Initial treatment included surgery to repair the fractured bones as well as an operation to insert bolts, screws, and nails to secure the bones in place.
Following the surgery, the claimant was unable to work for a six week period. When they returned to work, they spent another six weeks confined to lighter duties. As such, their broken leg compensation claim included damages for loss of earnings and the injury. The claimant was left with impaired movement in their foot, ankle, and knee. It took around 24 months after the accident for the claimant to regain full movement in the affected leg. At this point, they were still left with a degree of sensitivity where the bolts and nails were inserted into the leg.
The Allegation And Establishing Liability
The allegation held that the defendant dangerously kicked the claimant’s leg from behind in either a deliberate or negligent way. At the time of the accident, neither player was in possession of the ball and it was not close to them. The kick to the claimant’s leg caused a serious fracture which, as highlighted above, caused several surgeries and the placement of nails and bolts to correct. The claimant was unable to work for six weeks, losing earnings during this period. The also suffered a degree of restricted movement for two years after the initial kick.
Broken Leg Compensation Settlement
Whilst cases such as this can sometimes proceed to court, with a defendant refusing to admit liability, in this case, the defendant did admit their liability for the injuries suffered by the claimant. As such the matter was able to be settled out of court by solicitors acting on behalf of the claimant and defendant. The claimant was awarded a total of £20,000 compensation for a broken leg and other damages. This was made up of a combination of general damages for the injuries sustained to their leg, and special damages. The special damages included an award for loss of earnings over the six week period the claimant was unable to work, as well as future medical costs, travel expenses and other sundry expenses.
No Win No Fee Solicitors Services
At Legal Expert, we can work with claimants on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This is a type of contract known as a conditional fee agreement which means that no matter your financial situation you can work with experienced and dedicated solicitors who can help you claim the compensation you deserve, without having to worry about upfront payments or hidden fees. No win no fee means that if your compensation claim is not successful, you won’t have to pay any fees to your solicitors. If your solicitor does recover damages for you, their fee will be taken from this amount. By law, solicitors can’t take more than 25% of the total award. Using a no win no fee solicitor means that you won’t face additional financial hardships as a result of making a claim.
The specialist personal injury solicitors we work with believe it is more important for a claimant to spend time resting and recuperating, rather than worrying about solicitors fees and their case. Legal Expert aims to do as much of the work as we can, leaving you to concentrate on getting better.
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Talk to the dedicated professionals at Legal Expert today to start making your compensation for a broken leg or another personal injury claim. You can find out more information about leg injuries and broken leg compensation payouts in our guide here. Contact Legal Expert today by calling 0800 073 8804, or email us on Info@legalexpert.co.uk. Alternatively, use the online contact form on this page.
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