By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 24th August 2023. 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:
- What Is A Toe Injury?
- Toe Injury Compensation Payouts
- What Can Victims Of Toe Injuries Claim?
- Toe Injuries – Examples
- Common Causes Of Toe Injuries
- Time Limit For Toe Injury Claims
- How Do I Begin A Toe Injury Claim?
- Claiming For A Toe Injury With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
- Advice For People With Toe Injuries
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
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).
Toe Injuries – Examples
Any injury to a toe is considered a toe injury. To give you examples, toe injuries can come in the form of:
- Cuts or scratches
- Crushed toe
They can range in severity, a factor that will be considered when valuing how much compensation you’re owed following a successful claim. Compensation for a toe injury can also be influenced based on the different ways your injury has impacted your life, such as psychologically, emotionally and financially.
Please reach out to one of our advisers if you would like more information on how much you could receive if you injured your big toe or another toe.
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).
- 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.
Time Limit For Toe Injury Claims
As established by the Limitation Act 1980, there’s usually a three-year time limit for starting a personal injury claim for an injured big toe or other toe injury.
The time limit can work differently under certain circumstances. If, for example, the injured party lacks the mental capacity to start their own claim, then the time limit is suspended indefinitely. A court-appointed litigation friend could claim instead on behalf of the injured party. If this doesn’t happen though, and the injured party later recovers this mental capacity, then the time limit will apply from the day of recovery.
If a child has suffered a toe injury, then the time limit will not start for them until their 18th birthday. A claim could be made on their behalf before that day comes by a litigation friend. If this does not happen though, then the injured party will have three years to start their own claim once they turn 18.
If you have any questions regarding toe amputation claims, you can contact our advisory team.
If you have a valid personal injury claim for a toe injury such as a crushed toe, then you could seek help from a solicitor. If you contact our advisors about your claim, they may connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor on our panel.
A No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel could offer to support your toe injury claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). With this arrangement, you won’t need to pay any upfront or ongoing fees for their services. You also won’t need to pay for your solicitor’s services if your claim is unsuccessful.
If your claim is successful, then the solicitor who helped with your claim can take a legally capped percentage from the compensation awarded to you. This is known as a success fee.
For free advice on making a toe injury claim with a No Win No Fee solicitor, you can contact our advisors. You can reach them by:
Advice For People With Toe Injuries
Information for motorcyclists related to protective equipment
- A foot pain self-assessment tool
- Workplace Rights
- No Win No Fee Claims
- Broken Ankle Compensation Payouts
Other Useful Compensation Guides
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.