How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Foot Injury?
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 30th October 2023. If you’ve suffered a foot injury, you may be wondering whether you could make a foot injury claim.
In this guide, we will discuss what negligence is, and how negligence can contribute to a personal injury. We will also touch on the criteria that your case has to meet in order to form the basis of a valid claim and the compensation that you could receive for your foot injury claim.
Foot injuries can occur in a number of ways. This guide will offer some examples of these scenarios, and will also discuss the evidence that you could collect to help strengthen your claim. Finally, we will discuss how the help of a No Win No Fee solicitor could benefit your claim.
If you have further questions on how to claim, our advisors are here to help. They can answer any questions you have about the claims process and can also offer free legal advice when you get in touch today:
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- Average Settlement For A Foot Injury
- When Can I Claim For A Foot Injury?
- Time Limit For Foot Injury Claims
- Foot Injury Compensation Payouts – Do I Need Evidence To Claim?
- No Win No Fee Foot Injury Claims Solicitors
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When making a personal injury claim, every case is assessed individually – for this reason, it may not be helpful to know the average settlement for a foot injury. In this section, we’ll focus on how foot injury compensation payouts may be calculated.
Your payout may include general damages, which is awarded for the pain and suffering resulting from your injuries. As part of this, you may also be compensated for a loss of amenity; a reduction in your quality of life.
Before legal professionals work out the award you could receive for general damages, they may need medical evidence. For example, if you have broken a bone, medical evidence can help when working out possible fractured foot settlements. Our specialist solicitors could arrange a medical assessment for you to gain evidence of your broken foot bone injury from a medical professional. Furthermore, they could arrange for the assessment to be close to you to avoid you having to travel far.
Once a solicitor has medical evidence, they can compare this to compensation amounts featured in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The figures featured in the JCG are based on settlements awarded in previous personal injury claims.
|Foot Amputation||Both feet||£169,400 to £201,490||In this bracket, having lost use of the ankle joint is considered in the award.|
|Foot Amputation||One foot||£83,960 to £109,650||In this bracket, one foot is amputated causing the loss of one useful ankle joint.|
|Foot Injury||Very severe||£83,960 to £109,650||Severe pain and disability of a serious and lasting nature|
|Foot Injury||Severe||£41,970 to £70.030||Both heels fractured with a substantial restriction on mobility - pain will be considerable and permanent|
|Foot Injury||Serious||£24,990 to £39,200||Although injuries in this bracket are less serious than more severe injuries, they will result in continuing pain from traumatic arthritis or a future arthritis risk, prolonged treatment and possible fusion surgery.|
|Foot Injury||Moderate||£13,740 to £24,990||The claimant suffers with permanent deformity and continuing symptoms from displaced metatarsal fractures. They may require surgery in the future and be at risk of long-term osteoarthritis.|
|Foot Injury||Modest||Up to £13,740||Simple injuries such as fractured metatarsal and ligament ruptures|
|Toe Amputation||All toes||£36,520 to £56,080||The award will consider how much of the foot has been amputated and whether it was traumatic or surgical, plus any residual effects on mobility.|
|Toe Ampuation||Great toe||In the region of £31,310||The claimant has suffered the amputation of their big toe.|
|Toe Injury||Severe||£13,740 to £21,070||Injuries in this bracket include severe crush injuries resulting full or partial amputation of one or two toes.|
Foot Injury Compensation Amounts – Special Damages
As we discussed above, knowing the average settlement for a foot injury may not be helpful for you. Each claim is different, and therefore, foot injury compensation amounts will vary between claimants.
Some claimants may be awarded special damages in addition to general damages. This compensates you for the financial losses and expenses you incurred due to your foot injury.
Examples of losses you might be compensated for include:
- Travel expenses, such as taxi fares to medical appointments.
- The cost of home adaptations.
- Medical bills, such as prescription costs.
- Loss of earnings if you require time off work.
However, you will need to provide proof of your financial losses to claim special damages. For example, receipts, invoices and bank statements could all be used as evidence.
Call our advisors with any questions you have about foot injury claims. They could also offer you free advice for your potential personal injury claim.
There are a few different daily situations where you could suffer a foot injury. These include:
- A road traffic accident. Road users must navigate in a way that prevents injury and damage to themselves and others. This is their duty of care. As part of this duty, they need to comply with the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. Should another road user breach this duty and cause you an injury as a result, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
- An accident at work. Your employer must take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their staff. This is their duty of care as set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). If your employer fails to adhere to this duty and this causes you to suffer an injury, you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
- A public liability accident. While you are in a public place, the organisation or individual in control of that space must ensure your reasonable safety. This is their duty of care as set by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If you suffer an injury because of a breach of this duty, you could be eligible to seek personal injury compensation.
In order to have good grounds to seek broken foot compensation, you must meet the criteria for a personal injury claim. This means that you need evidence that shows a third party breached the duty of care owed to you, and this breach caused you to suffer an injury.
If you would like to learn more about foot injury compensation payouts in the UK, please contact one of the advisors from our team using the details above.
If you have valid grounds to make a personal injury claim for a foot injury, then be aware that there is a time limit for beginning this process. As set out by the Limitation Act 1980, there’s generally a three-year time limit for starting a personal injury claim. This time limit normally starts from the date you were injured.
In certain circumstances, the time limit can work differently. If the injured party is a child, then the time limit for starting a claim is suspended until their 18th birthday. A claim could be made on the child’s behalf by a court-appointed litigation friend before this date arrives. If a claim is not made on the child’s behalf, then the injured party will have three years to start their own claim when they reach the age of 18.
If the injured party lacks the mental capacity to claim for their foot injury, then the time limit will be suspended indefinitely. A claim could still be made on the injured party’s behalf by a litigation friend. If, however, the injured party later recovers this mental capacity, and a claim hasn’t already been made, then the three-year time limit will begin from the date of recovery.
To learn more about the aspects of starting a personal injury claim, or to get advice on potential foot injury compensation payouts, please contact our team of advisors either online or on the phone today.
Collecting evidence is crucial when making a personal injury claim for broken foot compensation. Evidence can help strengthen your case by illustrating the severity of your injuries, how they’ve affected your life, and who is liable for them, be it a local council, the controller of a public space, or your employer. A claim for foot injury compensation could benefit from evidence such as:
- Photographs: Take photographs of your injuries and the accident site.
- CCTV footage: If your accident was captured by CCTV, this can help demonstrate how your injuries occurred.
- Accident book logs: If you were injured in the workplace, you may be able to record your accident in the accident book. All workplaces with ten or more employees are legally required to have an accident book.
- Medical records: Your medical records can also help illustrate your injuries and the treatment they required. If you choose to work with a solicitor, they may arrange an independent medical assessment.
- Witness statements: Taking down the contact details of those who witnessed your accident means that their statements can be taken by a professional at a later date.
Should you choose to work with a solicitor, they can help you collect this evidence. To find out if one of our solicitors could help you or to learn more about foot injury compensation payouts, get in touch with our team of advisors.
Now that we’ve discussed foot injury compensation payouts, learning about the benefits of a No Win No Fee solicitor might be of interest to you. A solicitor who works under this basis will offer you a type of No Win No Fee contract referred to as a Conditional Fee Agreement. They won’t require you to pay them for their services if your claim is unsuccessful.
As per the arrangement, you typically won’t have to pay an upfront fee to your solicitor for them to begin working on your claim. Ongoing fees accrued during the claims process are also usually covered by the agreement. Should your claim succeed, your solicitor deducts a success fee from your personal injury compensation, but this is legally capped under the Conditional Fee Agreements Order 2013.
If you would like to work with one of our experienced solicitors on a No Win No Fee basis, you can get in touch at any time to find out more. Our advisors can also answer any questions you may have about foot injury claims.
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If you have had an accident at work that has resulted in a foot injury, call us today for free advice and see how much you can make from any foot injury compensation claims.
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