A leg injury can have a debilitating effect on your mobility and independence. At 100% Claims, we have seen leg injury claims vary from a small sprain or strain to muscles or ligaments, to broken bones. Whatever your circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation provided the cause of the injury is due to someone else’s negligence. It is not always clear who is at fault, which is why we recommend a quick discussion with our expert solicitors to identify accountability.
We recommended that even if you have a minor leg injury, you should seek medical treatment if you have not already done so. Untreated damaged legs can often worsen leading to broken or fractured bones, or further injuries to ligaments and muscles.
The three main parts of the leg likely to be damaged are the thigh and shin bones. The thigh bone is called the femur and the shin bones are known as fibula. Accidents that can damage your leg vary and can happen in lots of different places, for example:
- Work accidents – lifting heavy objects incorrectly, tripping over in congested areas
- Construction accidents – slipping on spills or oil, being hit by moving machinery
- Road traffic accidents – impact of another vehicle can damage or crush your legs
- Sports or game playing – dangerous tackles, illegal techniques and incorrect preparation
- Working at heights – using ladders incorrectly with no training, no barriers to protect you
Whatever the circumstances, it is expected for all employers to adhere to the health and safety legislations in providing a secure and safe working environment. They are legally bound to do so. Any breach of this duty which may have caused a leg injury can entitle the victim to compensation on the grounds of negligence.
Certainly, a more serious leg injury will render you immobile, whether partially or wholly, which will have a major impact on you carrying out some daily tasks. It may also mean you will have to take time off work and minimise your social life. Often, a leg injury from a serious accident will mean that you may have sustained other injuries to your body.
What Should I Do?
Once you have decided that you want to claim for leg injury compensation, contact us for an initial free, no obligation discussion. We can advise you if you have a valid claim once we have assessed the details. If you prefer, you can fill in the claim form and we will email you back about your rights. The sooner you take action, the sooner you may be awarded your compensation.