How To Make A Compensation Claim For Foot Injuries

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. Here at Advice.co.uk, 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

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.

What Are Injuries To Your Feet?

There are so many different types of injuries that can impact your feet, from a simple strain to a complicated fracture. In order to be able to claim, someone else must be responsible for the foot injury you have experienced.

How Much Can You Claim For Injuries To Your Feet?

One thing most people want to know is how much they are going to get if they make a claim for a foot injury. You can find a personal injury claims calculator in the table below.

InjuryAverage Payout 
Amputation of One Foot£78,800 to £102,890Similar to a below-knee amputation.
Amputation of Both Feet£158,970 to £189,110Similar to below-knee amputation of both legs.
Very Severe£78,800 to £102,890Traumatic amputation of the forefoot where there was a significant risk of the need for a full amputation.
Severe£39,390 to £65,710Extensive surgery, heel fusion, severe degloving, osteoporosis, ulceration.
Serious£23,460 to £36,790The risk of fusion surgery.
Moderate£12,900 to £23,460Permanent deformity, displaced metatarsal fractures.
ModestUp to £12,900Simple metatarsal fractures, puncture wounds, ruptured ligaments.

I Have Had A Foot Injury, What Can I Claim?

General damages

Firstly, you will receive money for the injuries to the foot you have experienced and the impact your injury has on your daily life. This is known as general damages and is the type of compensation most people are already aware of.

Special damages

However, you also have special damages. This is commonly referred to as out of pocket expenses. It refers to any costs you encounter because of your injury. The way to look at it is as follows…  Would I have encountered this cost if I had not suffered the injury? If the answer is no, you can claim for it. Prime examples include the likes of medical expenses, travel costs and loss of income. Nonetheless, you will require proof of these expenses, such as receipts.

Anatomy Of The Foot

The foot can be divided into the following three sections…

  • The hindfoot – this is the ankle and the heel. The talus bone supports the fibula and tibia, which are the leg bones, forming the ankle. The heel bone, known as the calcaneus, is the biggest bone in the foot.
  • The midfoot – this has a collection of bones in a pyramid-like structure, which forms the feet arches. These include the navicular bone, the cuboid bone, and the three cuneiform bones.
  • The forefoot – this contains the five metatarsals (longer bones) and phalanges (toes).

Common Injuries To The Feet

In the next sections, we are going to look at some of the most common foot injuries sustained today. If you cannot find the injury you sustained, don’t panic, as you can still make a claim.

Broken And Fractured Foot Injury Claims

There is no denying that fractured and broken feet are very common. In most cases, this sort of injury will take up to 12 weeks to heal. However, it depends on the severity and complexity of the break, as there are many different types of foot fractures. Consequently, the average payout for this foot injury depends on the recovery and extent of the original injury. You will often be given crutches and a walker boot to help you with walking.

Metatarsal Fracture Injury Claims

This happens when there is a thin, hairline crack or a break to one of the metatarsal bones of the feet. This sort of fracture typically occurs because of continual stress on the bones in your feet. It can also happen if you have landed in the wrong way. Dancers often suffer metatarsal fracture injuries because their work involves a lot of turning, balancing, and jumping on one foot.

Foot Injuries Caused By Slips And Falls

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.

Workplace Foot Injury Claims

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.

Road Traffic Accident Foot Injuries

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.

Time Limits To Make A Foot Injury Claim

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.

SituationValidity period
From date of accident/From date of diagnosis
Accidents within a workplace3 years
Industrial harm (disease)From date of diagnosis/knowledge of disease the limit is 3 Years
Criminal Acts Causing Injury2 Years
Road accidents (Including pedestrian claims) 3 Years
Falls (As well as trips and slips) 3 Years
A child claiming when they come of ageFrom when they turn 18 the limit is 3 years

How To Begin Claims For Injuries To Your Feet

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.

No Win No Fee Claims For Injuries To Your Feet

No win no fee foot injury claim

No win no fee foot injury claim

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

How Our Advisors Can Help You

Finding the right personal injury solicitor is not always an easy challenge. This is especially the case when you consider how many you have to choose from in the UK. This is why Advice.co.uk offers the ideal solution. Read on to discover why we are the company you need whenever you require a assistance with personal injury.

Free Advice – Essentially, Advice.co.uk provides free legal advice for anyone who has suffered a personal injury claim. All you need to do is call our helpline. This is available seven days a week. You will speak to a friendly and efficient advisor. They will talk you through the claim process and answer any questions you may have. They will also give you a realistic picture regarding your chances of a successful claim.

No Win, No Fee – Advice.co.uk is proud to only work with No Win, No Fee solicitors. This is extremely beneficial for you. Firstly, you don’t need any money to begin your case. Secondly, you will only be required to pay if your compensation claim is a successful one. The solicitor is going to be affected by the outcome of your case as well.

Experience – We boast a wealth of experience. We have successfully helped thousands and thousands of personal injury victims. Therefore, you can be certain that we have the capabilities to deal with your claim, no matter how unique or complex it may be. We also make the claim process really easy, as you can see below.

Contact our team by email, phone, or post. Our team will assess your claim.Once you are ready, we can then start your claim.

Glowing Reputation – Last but not least, we are a company you can trust.

Contact Us

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?

Advice For Victims Of Foot Injuries

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