By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 28th June 2023. Have you sustained foot injuries due to an accident you were involved in? There are so many accidents that can cause injuries to the feet. This includes everything from road traffic accidents and workplace incidents to slips, trips, and falls.
We can help you to make a claim no matter what type of foot injury you have experienced. We have helped people to claim for the likes of a crushed foot, foot strain, foot stress fracture, and much more. However, before you call us to discuss your claim (0161 696 9685 is the number), make sure you continue reading to find out everything you need to know about these cases.
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- A Guide To Compensation Claims For Injuries To Your Feet
- How Much Can You Claim For Injuries To Your Feet?
- Foot Injuries Caused By Slips And Falls
- Workplace Foot Injury Claims
- Road Traffic Accident Foot Injuries
- Time Limits To Make A Foot Injury Claim
- How To Begin Claims For Injuries To Your Feet
- No Win No Fee Claims For Injuries To Your Feet
- Advice For Victims Of Foot Injuries
In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about making a claim for a foot injury. We will answer all of the key questions you have.
For example, how is compensation calculated? And, how much can I claim for a foot injury? We will also take a look at different types of foot injuries, as well as providing you with important information regarding the claims process and the service that we supply.
If you are making a compensation claim for a foot injury, you may have questions about the payout you could receive if your claim is successful.
The first head of claim you could receive is general damages. This covers the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to your foot injury. When valuing your foot injury claim, legal professionals may refer to the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to help them. This is a document that provides compensation guidelines for various injury types.
In the table below, the figures have been taken from the 16th edition of the JCG. This table should be used as a guide only.
|Amputation of One Foot
|£83,960 to £109,650
|Similar to a below-knee amputation.
|Amputation of Both Feet
|£169,400 to £201,490
|Similar to below-knee amputation of both legs.
|Very Severe Foot Injury
|£83,960 to £109,650
|Traumatic amputation of the forefoot where there was a significant risk of the need for a full amputation.
|Severe Foot Injury
|£41,970 to £70,030
|Extensive surgery, heel fusion, severe degloving, osteoporosis, ulceration.
|Serious Foot Injury
|£24,990 to £39,200
|The risk of fusion surgery.
|Moderate Foot Injury
|£13,740 to £24,990
|Permanent deformity, displaced metatarsal fractures.
|Modest Foot Injury
|Up to £13,740
|Simple metatarsal fractures, puncture wounds, ruptured ligaments.
Additionally, you may also be eligible to receive special damages. This can cover the financial losses or expenses that can be directly linked with your injuries. An example could be a loss of earnings if your foot injury has forced you to take unpaid time off work.
Other examples of the losses you could claim for include:
- The cost of prescriptions.
- Essential travel.
- Carer costs.
Providing evidence of these losses with bank statements, payslips, or invoices could help support your claim for special damages.
To learn more about how much compensation you could potentially be awarded for your foot injury claim, contact our advisors today.
Have you injured your foot due to negligence or error in a slip or fall in a public place? A lot of people are a bit worried when it comes to making foot injury claims due to an injury in a public place, as they are unsure who they are supposed to be claiming against.
The only thing you really need to worry about is gathering evidence for the claim. We will need you to tell us about the accident – what happened and when. Aside from this, if anyone witnessed the incident, you should try to get their contact information, as you will then be able to get them to make a statement on your behalf. It is also a good idea to write down everything you can remember, so you don’t forget anything later down the line. You should also take some photographs of your injuries, and make sure you keep proof of any expenses you have encountered because of your injuries, such as loss of income or prescription costs.
All employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that the workplace is a safe and healthy one. Unfortunately, this does not stop accidents from occurring, either as the result of an employer’s negligence or error, or someone else’s. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover more about some of the most common accidents in the workplace that can cause injuries to the feet.
- Caught in / compressed by – These types of incidents usually occur in environments where dangerous and large machinery is used, such as factories. These incidents often arrive because property safety policies have not been put in place or adhered to.
- Highway incidents – This relates to any road traffic accidents whereby individuals have been driving a work vehicle, such as a truck, for business purposes.
- Being struck by an object – This type of accident can cause serious injuries, and it occurs when objects are either dropped by another person or when the object falls from a shelf.
- Falls – Working at a height can be extremely dangerous, and falls can occur when the surface has been fragile, or the correct equipment has not been used. There are extra regulations in place for employers to follow when it comes to working from heights.
- Overexertion – Finally, overexertion is one of the main reasons for employee injuries.
If you have been injured in any type of workplace accident, and you feel that someone else is to blame, let’s say your employer did not provide you with the correct training, for example, then you will be able to make a claim.
Have you sustained a foot injury in a road accident that was not your fault? Foot injuries can range in severity from minor cuts, scrapes and sprains to those that could lead to the loss of function, or even loss of the foot.
Whether you have sustained a simple fracture that heals quickly and leaves you with no long-term damage, or a severe injury that requires surgery to fix and leaves you with problems walking or taking part in sporting activities for example, you could claim compensation for the suffering and pain you’ve experienced from your injury. A compensation payout could also help you to pay for medical treatment that could give you the best chance of recovery.
A lot of people do not realise that there is a personal injury claims time limit in place. The last thing you want to do is try to make a claim when it is too late. Refer to the table below for more information.
From date of accident/From date of diagnosis
|Accidents within a workplace
|Criminal Acts Causing Injury
|Road accidents (Including pedestrian claims)
|Falls (As well as trips and slips)
|A child claiming when they come of age
|From when they turn 18 the limit is 3 years
If you have been involved in any of the circumstances discussed in this guide and wish to make a personal injury claim, Advice.co.uk could help you. Follow these simple steps on what to do in order to make a claim.
The first thing we always recommend you do is to seek medical care. Ensure that your injuries are treated and your health is taken care of. After this, request a copy of your medical report from the doctor or hospital which treated you. This can serve as evidence in your claim.
Report your accident or injury to any relevant party, such as the person or organisation responsible for your accident taking place.
Next, make sure to collect any evidence of your accident taking place and of your injury. This could include requesting security camera footage, asking witnesses for their contact details, writing down a record of what happened to you and taking photos of your accident and injuries.
After this, it is advisable to jot down all of the details that are relevant to the case. Why? Well, there is every chance that you could forget something important down the line and therefore it is always advisable to make a note of everything that happened as soon as you get the chance. You should also keep any receipts of costs you incur as a result of the injury from here onwards. Why? You can claim for these as special damages when you are making your claim.
Last but not least; the final thing you need to do is call Advice.co.uk’s free legal helpline. One of our experts will talk you through the claim process and put you in touch with a specialist No Win, No Fee solicitor. He or she will handle everything for you, so you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been affected by the circumstances described in this guide and wish to claim compensation, you may be wondering what funding options there are when making your personal injury claim.
At Advice.co.uk our panel of solicitors are able to provide services through what are commonly called no win no fee agreements. In the simplest terms, under a no win no fee agreement you will only need to pay legal fees to your solicitor if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation.
This amount is agreed in advance and will be clearly explained to you by your solicitor before you agree to go ahead with your claim.
If your claim is not successful, there will be no legal fees to pay and a reduced risk to yourself
If you are ready to make a claim, all that you need to really do is give us a ring via mobile or landline on 0161 696 9685. You will then speak to one of our polite and professional advisors who will definitely be able to assist you. There are plenty of other ways to get in touch too. Why not enter your details and we will call you back?
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