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A Driver Ran Over My Foot, Could I Claim Compensation?

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 6th February 2024. If a driver ran over your foot, you could be wondering if you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Whether you suffered an injury at work or on the roads, if the negligence of a party that owed you a duty of care caused it, you could claim. 

This is a guide on what you could do if you have suffered an injury because a driver ran over your foot. We look at what could happen if the injury was caused by your employer’s negligence or caused by a driver breaching their duty of care.  

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  1. A Driver Ran Over My Foot – Am I Eligible To Claim?
  2. What Injuries Could You Sustain If A Car Ran Over Your Foot?
  3. A Driver Ran Over My Foot, How Long Do I Have To Claim?
  4. How Much Compensation Will I Get For A Foot Injury?
  5. What Evidence Do I Need To Claim If A Driver Ran Over My Foot?
  6. No Win No Fee Pedestrian Injury Claims

A Driver Ran Over My Foot – Am I Eligible To Claim?

If a car ran over your foot, you may wonder about the eligibility criteria that needs to be met to be able to receive compensation. In order to make a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that:

  •       You were owed a duty of care.
  •       This duty was breached.
  •       You suffered an injury as a result of this breach.

Road users must navigate the roads in a way that prevents injury and damage to themselves and others. This is their duty of care. As part of this duty, road users need to adhere to the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. Should you suffer an injury when a car runs over your foot, you must have evidence that shows the driver was in breach of this duty of care in order to seek compensation.

Get in touch with our advisors to further discuss eligibility when claiming because you suffered an injury to your foot when it was ran over by a car.

What Injuries Could You Sustain If A Car Ran Over Your Foot?

If a car ran over your foot in a road traffic accident, then this could lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from major to minor. Some examples of potential injuries you may seek pedestrian accident compensation for, if they were caused by a driver breaching their duty of care, include:

  • Broken or fractured bones in your foot, including broken bones in your toes, heel, or ankle
  • Toe amputation
  • Damage to the ankle joint
  • Nerve damage to your foot
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Psychological injuries

For advice on whether you can make a foot injury claim after a road traffic accident, contact Legal Expert today. You can ask our advisors questions for free when you get in touch online or on the phone.

A Driver Ran Over My Foot, How Long Do I Have To Claim?

If you meet the eligibility criteria to make a personal injury claim after a car ran over your foot, you will also need to ensure that you start the proceedings within the correct time limit. Under the Limitation Act 1980, you will have three years to start a claim from the date of the accident.

However, there are some exceptions to this. For example, if a child suffered an injury after having their foot run over by a car, the time limit is paused until their 18th birthday. Before this date arrives, a court-appointed litigation friend could make a claim on the child’s behalf. If a claim has not been made by the injured party’s 18th birthday, they will have three years to start a claim from that date.

To learn more about the other exceptions to this three-year time limit, you can contact our advisors. They can also advise you on whether you may have a valid injury claim

How Much Compensation For A Foot Injury?

You may be wondering, ‘How much compensation will I get for a broken foot?’. When making a foot injury claim, your compensation settlement may include general and special damages. General damages compensate you for the injury you have suffered due to negligence. This addresses the pain and suffering your injury has caused you, as well as how it has affected your quality of life.

To help you understand how much you could potentially get for your foot injury, we have provided the following table. The compensation figures we have listed have been taken from the 2022 update of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). We have used the JCG’s figures as many legal professionals will use this document to assist them in valuing claims.

Please only use this table as a guide, as how much you could receive will depend on your specific claim. Please also note that the first entry in the table is an estimated figure that’s not based on any of the JCG figures.

Types of injuries Notes Amount
Multiple Serious Injuries Plus Special Damages If you’ve sustained multiple serious injuries in a road traffic accident, then you may be compensated for these plus relevant special damages, such as loss of earnings. Up to £500,000+
Foot Injuries: Amputation One foot is amputated with the ankle joint loss. £83,960 to £109,650
Injuries To The Foot: Very Severe A traumatic amputation of the forefoot that has resulted in a serious permanent disability. £83,960 to £109,650
Injuries To The Foot: Severe Fractures to both feet or heels. This causes permanent pain and restricted mobility. £41,970 to £70,030
Injuries To The Foot: Serious Traumatic arthritis that causes continuing pain. Or there is a risk of future arthritis or fusion surgery. £24,990 to £39,200
Injuries To The Foot: Moderate Displaced metatarsal fractures that have led to a permanent deformity. £13,740 to £24,990
Injuries To The Foot: Modest Ruptured ligaments, puncture wounds or simple metatarsal fractures that might lead to a permanent limp with aching and pain. Up to £13,740
Toe Injuries: Amputation All the toes have been amputated. Whether amputation was traumatic will affect how much is awarded. £36,520 to £56,080
Toe Injuries: Severe Severe crush injuries, that require one or two toes needing to be amputated. £13,740 to £21,070
Toe Injuries: Serious The big toe has been crushed or multiple other toes have been fractured. This will cause pain and discomfort.£9,600 to £13,740 £9,600 to £13,740

If you are eligible, special damages compensate you for any financial losses you may have accrued due to your injury. Some aspects that could be compensated by special damages include:

  • Travel expenses (e.g., to work or medical appointments)
  • Loss of earnings if you had to take time off work due to your injury.
  • Medical expenses.

Providing evidence of these losses could help support you in your claim. Evidence could include invoices, payslips and bank statements.

Call one of our friendly advisors today if you would like more information about starting a foot injury claim.

What Evidence Do I Need To Claim If A Driver Ran Over My Foot?

As we previously discussed, to be able to make a personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the driver breached their duty of care when your foot was run over by a car. Collecting sufficient evidence could help support your claim, as it could help prove the injuries you suffered when you were ran over by a car, and who was liable.

Some examples of evidence that could help support your claim include:

  • The contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. They could provide a statement at a later date.
  • Photographs of the accident scene.
  • Video footage of the accident, such as from a dashcam or CCTV footage.
  • A copy of your medical records containing information about the type of injury you suffered and the required treatment.

Call our advisors if you were run over to see if you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. If they believe you could, they may connect you with one of our solicitors who could help you gather evidence for your claim.

No Win No Fee Pedestrian Injury Claims

If you are ready to get started on your compensation claim, one of our solicitors may be able to help. Working with a solicitor on your claim comes with many benefits, including help with gathering evidence, negotiating a settlement, and receiving valuable advice.

Our solicitors could help you claim compensation on a No Win No Fee basis. This is because they offer their clients a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a kind of No Win No Fee contract.

When you work with a solicitor under a CFA, you generally don’t need to pay them an upfront fee for their services. Likewise, if you don’t make a successful compensation claim, they won’t take a payment for their work on the case.

However, if you make a successful personal injury claim, your solicitor will take a success fee. This is taken from your compensation as a small percentage, but this is capped by legislation, which helps to make sure that you keep the majority of what you receive.

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More On Foot Injury Claims

The guide has a lot of information about what you can do if a driver has ran over your foot. However, there is a great deal more information through our site, Legal Expert. These links that are presented could help: 

Additionally, there are some external links that could help expand your understanding of the claim process. 

If you have any questions about what you could do if a driver ran over your foot, contact us today. 

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