By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 25th May 2022. On this page, you will read a full and detailed guide to making a compensation claim for toe injuries. If you have suffered a toe injury in an accident that was not your fault, then this guide will teach you all you need to know about making a claim, Including why you could be eligible to make a claim, and who might be liable to pay compensation.
If you have questions that are not answered by the contents of this guide, one of our claims team will be happy to answer them. Give them a call on 0161 696 9685. They will be ready and waiting to provide you with any information that you need and to help get your claim started right away.
Select A Section:
- A Guide To Compensation Claims For Toe Injuries
- What Is A Toe Injury?
- Toe Injury Compensation Payouts For 2022
- What Can Victims Of Toe Injuries Claim?
- Anatomy Of The Toes
- Common Injuries To The Toes
- Crushed Toe Injury Claims
- Claims For Amputated Toe Injuries
- Common Causes Of Toe Injuries
- Toe Injuries Caused By Road Traffic Accidents
- Toe Injuries In The Workplace
- Toe Injuries Caused By Sporting Activities
- Time Limits For Making A Toe Injury Claim
- How Do I Begin A Toe Injury Claim?
- No Win No Fee Claims For Toe Injuries
- How Our Dedicated Team Of Advisors Can Help You
- Contact Us
- Advice For People With Toe Injuries
A Guide To Compensation Claims For Toe Injuries
Within this guide, you will learn everything that you need to know about making a personal injury claim for a toe injury so that you can start to make some informed choices about how to proceed with your claim. The guide begins with some background information. We give a basic definition of what a toe injury is, and why you may be eligible to claim for one. We also take a brief look at the concept of liability and who you could pursue for compensation. We provide a detailed table that indicates potential compensation ranges for toe injuries, and also a list of the most common types of damages that a compensation settlement could consist of.
The second part of this guide is entirely related to the injury itself, and how these injuries occur. We cover the following in this section:
- The anatomy of the toe.
- A list of common toe injuries.
- Crushed toe injuries.
- Amputated toe injuries.
- A list of common accidents that can cause toe injuries.
- Road traffic accidents.
- Workplace accidents.
- Sporting accidents.
In the final section of this guide, we go over some of the legal considerations when making a claim. We cover the statutory time limits that are in place, and within which you will need to begin your claim. We also explain the basic process of starting a claim. We also introduce our national claims service, which is a financially risk-free way for you to have your claim processed.
You may have questions about the contents of this guide once you have finished reading it. If this is indeed the case, then please speak to one of our claims experts on the contact number down near the top or bottom of the page. They will answer any questions you have, and also explain how we can assist you in making your claim.
What Is A Toe Injury?
To begin answering questions such as, “how much can I claim for a broken toe?” we need to define what a toe injury is. There are 26 bones in any one of your toes, as well as a whole host of ligaments and tendons. Whenever any of these bones or the soft tissue of the toe is damaged, this would be a toe injury. Sporting activities, dropping a heavy weight on your toe, or simply stubbing your toe, are all very common ways to cause this kind of injury.
Furthermore, wearing badly fitting shoes, or any other kind of footwear such as flippers when scuba diving, or hiking boots while walking, can cause injuries to a toe. There is a whole range of treatments for injured toes, from providing support, through medication, resting the toe, and in some cases, even surgery. No matter how your toe has been injured, if it was the fault of a third party, then we could be able to help you to make a compensation claim for the harm you have suffered.
Toe Injury Compensation Payouts For 2022
If you are eligible to start a toe injury claim, then you may be asking questions such as “how much compensation do you get for losing a toe?”. Every claim is different and there are no set averages for toe injury compensation. However, the table below can provide a general indication of how much you could be able to claim in your own case, depending on how severe your toe injury is.
The table includes compensation brackets that are based on guidelines published by the Judicial College. These brackets are taken from the most recent 2022 publication of these guidelines and are based on past compensation awards. Legal professionals may use these guidelines to evaluate how much you could receive in general damages in your toe injury claim.
|Injury and Severity||Notes||Value|
|Amputation of All Toes||How much you receive depends on how traumatic the amputation was and the extent of the loss of the forefoot.||£36,520 to £56,080|
|Amputation of Great Toe||In the region of £31,310|
|Toe - Severe||Severe crush injuries, with potential amputations too, other than the great toe. Also covers bursting wounds with lasting symptoms.||£13,740 to £21,070|
|Toe - Serious||Serious injuries to the great toe, or a crush or fractures to numerous toes. Some permanent disability, with sensitive scarring. Impaired gait and persisting stabbing pains may justify a higher award.||£9,600 to £13,740|
|Toe - Moderate||Straightforward fractures or exacerbations of existing problems. Also includes lacerations to the toes. If permanent scarring exists, a higher award may be appropriate.||Up to £9,600|
Instead of using a generic personal injury claims calculator to get an estimate of how much you could claim, one of our knowledgeable advisors will be able to give you a much more accurate indication. Simply call them and explain how your injury occurred. You can use the contact telephone number at the end of the page to do this.
What Can Victims Of Toe Injuries Claim?
Part of the answer to the question, “how is compensation calculated?” is that it depends upon the actual types of damages your settlement is made up of. Each claim is different. However, generally, there are two kinds of damages that are frequently awarded. These will be to compensate you for physical and psychological harm (general damages), and also financial and other losses (special damages).
- Pain and suffering (for the initial injury and treatment).
- Mental trauma (for the shock of the accident).
- Psychological damage (such as depression or PTSD).
- Painful recovery (while you heal).
- Permanent disability (such as loss of mobility).
- Loss of life quality (not being able to do the things you used to do).
Some examples of the types of losses you can recover are shown below. To successfully recover the expense, it’s important to provide evidence, like payslips, bank statements or receipts.
- Travel costs (if you had to travel to get treatment).
- Medical fees (if you had to pay for private treatment).
- Care costs (if you had to hire a nurse or home help).
- Loss of income (if you missed work).
- Lowered future earnings (if you can’t work at the same level anymore).
Anatomy Of The Toes
If you intend to seek compensation, such as, for example, a toe amputation, then you need to be able to explain your injury. To help with this, we are going to go over the anatomy of the foot in this section.
Your feet are a part of a body that comprises bones, muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons. These parts combine to create a flexible structure that keeps you balanced when standing up and provides mobility by flexing whilst walking, running, or jumping. The foot is made up of the following three sections:
- Forefoot – this part of the foot is made up of all five toes. These are made up of two bones each, the phalanges and the metatarsals.
- Midfoot – this is the part of the foot that forms the arch, and it comprises three bones: the navicular, cuboid and cuneiform.
- Hindfoot – this is the part that forms the heel and also the ankle. There are two large bones in the hindfoot. These are the talus that connects to the leg bones, and the calcaneus or heel bone.
Various muscles and tendons connect the bones of the foot, and the Achilles tendon runs up from the foot, through the heel, up to the calf muscle of the leg.
Common Injuries To The Toes
Although there is no real average settlement for a foot injury, there is a recognisable trend in that the more severe the injury, the more compensation it attracts. Some kinds of injuries are more common than others, for example:
- Fractures (simple or compound).
- Crushing injuries.
- Amputation (full or partial).
- Soft tissue injuries.
- Cuts, lacerations, scrapes, etc.
No matter how your toe has been injured, as long as a third party was at least partially to blame, we could be able to help you claim.
Crushed Toe Injury Claims
A crush injury, such as a crush fracture, can be very easily caused by dropping a heavy weight on the foot. However, crushing can also cause soft tissue damage to the tendons, muscles and ligaments of the foot. In the most extreme cases, the crush injury can be so bad that one or more toes may need to be surgically removed. These can be very painful injuries, which can take many months to heal in the most serious of cases.
Claims For Amputated Toe Injuries
There are many reasons why a person might suffer a toe amputation. In most cases, the toe would be amputated as the result of an accident. However, some injuries might require a surgeon to remove a toe if it has been damaged too much, and has little chance of healing completely.
Amputation of a toe can be partial, with only the phalange being lost. Or it can be total, with both the phalange and the metatarsal being lost. In the case of the big toe, which is comprised of three bones, then amputation can be from either of the two phalanges or from the metatarsal.
No matter whether you lost a toe during an accident, or you had to have a toe surgically removed, if a third party can be proven to be the root cause of the loss, you could be able to make a claim.
Common Causes Of Toe Injuries
Part of the answer to the question, “how much can I claim for a foot injury?” is that it depends on how the injury is caused. There are many causes of injuries to a toe, such as:
- Road traffic accidents.
- Cycling accidents (off-road).
- Sporting accidents.
- Workplace accidents.
- Accidents in the home.
No matter how your injured toe happened, if a third party is to blame, you could be able to make a claim.
Toe Injuries Caused By Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are the single most common type of accidents in the UK each year. And it should come as no surprise that they are a common cause of toe injuries. Particularly for motorcyclists, who can suffer injuries such as a broken small toe or fractured big toe very easily if they are not wearing protective footwear. If another driver is even partially to blame for your road traffic accident, then you could be able to claim for the injury to your toe.
Toe Injuries In The Workplace
Every employer in the UK is expected to comply with all health and safety legislation, such as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. If they fail to comply and it leads to an employee suffering a minor injury such as a toenail injury, or a more serious one such as a fractured toe, then a reason to make a claim could arise.
If your foot is injured in an accident at work, it is vital that you report the injury to your employer and also fill in the company Accident Book. This means that your injury has been officially reported and that it will also be seen during the next health and safety audit. This will make the process of making a claim much simpler. We have a lot of experience with workplace accident claims, and an advisor from our claims team will be able to tell you how best to proceed in your case. Give them a call to find out more.
Toe Injuries Caused By Sporting Activities
Some kinds of sporting activities present a higher risk of toe problems, such as a big toe injury. For example:
- Cycling (either on the road or off the road).
- Hiking or walking.
- Running (outdoor or indoor).
- Skateboarding or roller skating.
- Skiing or snowboarding.
No matter what sporting activity you were involved in, if your accident was caused by a third party, then we could help you to claim.
Time Limits For Making A Toe Injury Claim
You need to be aware that there is a specific personal injury claims time limit in place, within which you are going to need to start making your claim. The general time limits are detailed in the table below. However, in some rare cases, these time limits can differ, and we recommend you speak to one of our claim advisors to check which time limit applies in your own case.
Circumstances of Your Claim Time Limit
For people who were less than 18 years old when the incident took place. 3 years from the day they turn 18.
For people who were more than 18 years old when the incident took place. 3 years from the day the incident took place.
How Do I Begin A Toe Injury Claim?
If you have questions such as, “how much can I claim for a broken toe?” or simply need some general advice on making a claim, then speak to one of our claims team today. When you do, they will go over the circumstances of your claim with you, discuss your legal options, and offer free legal advice on the best way to move forward with your claim.
No Win No Fee Claims For Toe Injuries
Our No Win No Fee national claims service is the perfect way for you to have your claim processed, at no financial risk to yourself at all. When a solicitor from our panel first begins working on your claim for you, they won’t charge any fee. While they are processing your claim for you, even if this takes months, they still won’t charge you a fee. If they fail to secure you a compensation settlement, then they still won’t charge you a fee. When they do secure you a settlement, your solicitor may seek a small percentage of the compensation to help cover their costs. This percentage is capped by law, so you won’t need to worry about losing a chunk of your settlement. As you can see, there really is no financial risk at all, as unless you receive a compensation payment, you don’t pay a thing.
How Our Dedicated Team Of Advisors Can Help You
We can arrange for a personal injury solicitor to process a claim for you. Our service has been developed to always ensure that every possible effort is made to reach a successful outcome and that if a positive result is achieved, that you receive the most compensation possible. We are always available to answer any questions that you have and to keep you updated on the status of your claim using plain and simple English. The process outlined below shows how simple it is to get your claim started today.
Speak to a claims advisor via web chat, email or telephone. The claims advisor will evaluate your claim for you. If you have a valid claim, we can start processing it straight away.
Are you seeking a personal injury lawyer to process a toe injury claim for you? Do you believe you have a valid reason to make a claim? If so, speak to one of our claims team on 0161 696 9685 today. They will talk you through our claims process so that we can begin working on getting the compensation you are eligible for right away.
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If you still have any questions about making a personal injury claim for toe injury compensation, then you’re welcome to contact our team of advisors. You can reach them online or via phone using the contact details found within this guide.
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