02 Jan Personal Injury Compensation: What’s my Lower Limb injury claim worth? Part 1
Lower limb injuries encompass all injuries on the lower body from the feet and toes up to the hip and pelvis. As with all types of personal injury claims, successful lower limb injury claims will only be made if another party can be deemed to be at least partially liable.
What are the effects of a leg injury?
These injuries can vary in severity and thus compensation level; from amputation of one or both legs to soft tissue damage. All lower limb injuries can have a significant effect on a victim’s life; from leading to reduced mobility and independence to loss of earnings and significant pain.
The legs and lower body can be injured in any number of ways, with common injuries including:
- Sprains or strains
- Soft muscle tissue
- Breaks or fractures
How much is my Lower Limb Injury Compensation Claim worth?
As with all personal injury claims, the level of compensation awarded depends on the exact nature of the injury, the age of the victim and severity of (any) lasting conditions.
In Part 1 of our guide to lower limb personal injuries claims we will look at compensation levels for injuries involving:
- Leg or toe amputations
- Hip or pelvis injuries
- Upper leg fractures
- Knee injuries
Leg or toe amputations
Complete or partial amputation of a limb is amongst the most severe personal injury you can receive, resulting in lifelong disability and disfigurement, phantom limb pains and/or stump revision. When estimating the likely compensation amount there are several factors that need to be considered, such as; whether the amputation is above or below the knee, above or below the ankle, dominant foot, appearance, use of prosthetic, age, gender and occupation impacts.
Hip or pelvis injuries
Personal injuries to your hip or pelvis can include soft tissue damage, dislocations or pelvis fractures. Compensation awarded can range from up to €27,100 for a minor dislocation, up to €94,800 for a pelvis fracture with severe and long-lasting conditions.
Upper leg fractures
Fractures of the femur, which is the large bone in the upper leg can range from serious conditions, that have a future rusk of arthritis with a longer recovery period to simple fractures with little lasting effect. An upper leg fracture can also be more severe if it involves a joint.
Compensation expected can range from €27,700 for minor injuries and up to €102,000 for severe and permanent conditions.
Knee injuries can involve soft tissue sprain joint dislocations and fractures of the patella.
Compensation levels can range from €14,800 for minor sprains up to €93,400 for joint dislocations that have severe and long-lasting conditions.
As each case is unique, Contact Ferrys Solicitors Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors today to discuss potential compensation claims for leg injury or foot injury.