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Andrew Mayall

Personal Injury Solicitor

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Lower Limb Injury Claims

The term lower limb injury refers to injuries to the hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet. These can range from sprains and ligament damage, to broken and fractured bones, and amputations. The consequence of any lower limb injury can be considerable because it affects your mobility and so immediately impacts on your day-to-day activities. You may no longer be able to move freely around your home, you may struggle to get up and down stairs, you might not be able drive or use public transport, and you might not be able to work.

If you have suffered a lower limb injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, TRUE can help to get the compensation you need to help you get on the road to recovery.

We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no obligation assessment of your case.

Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.

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What are common lower limb injuries?

The most common types of lower limb injuries include:
• Torn ligaments
• Broken bones and fractures
• Dislocations
• Pulled muscles
• Sprains and strains
• Amputation
• Cartilage damage

Lower limb injuries in the workplace

Employers have a legal duty to ensure that the workplace is a safe environment for their employees. When workplaces fail to follow proper health and safety measures, employees can have accidents leading to lower limb injuries caused by:

• Uneven flooring
• Wet flooring
• Falling from a height
• Tripping on broken stairs
• Tripping or falling due to poor lighting

Should you wish to seek legal advice after being injured due to an accident at work it is important to do so as soon after the event as possible. You have three years from the date in which the accident occurred to lodge a claim with the court.

Lower limb injuries in public

Owners and occupiers of public places or premises are legally bound to provide a hazard free environment to their customers/patrons. If you have suffered injuries due to a slip, trip or fall in a public place, due to the negligence of the occupier you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Accidents which occur in public places include those which take place in shopping centres, supermarkets, office space, parks and leisure centres. Common accidents which occur in public places include:

• Trips and falls due to uneven flooring
• Slips or falls on wet flooring
• Children falling in public playgrounds
• Tripping on broken stairs
• Tripping or falling due to poor lighting

If you have had an accident in a public place it is important to report the incident to the occupier of the premises, so that they keep record of it in their accident log book. Should you wish to take legal action against the occupier of the premises contact a solicitor as soon as possible to start the claims process.

Lower limb injuries in road traffic accidents

Lower limb injuries can occur due to the impact of a road traffic accident, be that either as a driver, a cyclist, a passenger or pedestrian. When it can be proven that your injuries were caused due to the drivers negligence you may be entitled to submit a claim.

What are the effects of lower limb injuries?

Where the injury is minor, say a soft tissue injury such as a sprained ankle or sore knee, then recovery could be relatively quick, perhaps lasting no more than a few weeks or months and causing little disruption. A more serious injury, such as a broken ankle, a fractured femur, or knee ligament damage may require surgery, immobilisation in plaster, and a course of physiotherapy before a full recovery is achieved. Even without complications the recovery period could be lengthy, say several months to a year, and may necessitate a period of absence from work.

A life changing injury, such as a limb amputation, will require specialist intervention and treatment, with physiotherapy and the fitting of a prosthetic limb continuing for many months after the accident. In addition, there may need to be adaptations to your home, your car and your place of work as a result.

What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered a lower limb injury?

You may be able to claim for the following:

• Loss of earnings.
• Pain and suffering.
• Medical expenses such as, prescription charges and painkillers.
• Compensation for the care and support provided by family or friends.
• Reduced life expectancy.
• Ongoing illness.
• Recovery time.
• Expected lifestyle changes.

How much will my claim be worth?

The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:

• The severity of your further health complications.
• How your life has been affected by the injury.
• Your future care and support needs.
• Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the injury (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).

To get an idea of the amount that you may receive to compensate for physical injuries use your free injury calculator below:

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How much will it cost to make a claim?

TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your compensation.

Why choose TRUE Solicitors?

No matter how serious or minor your injury, our goal is to make sure that lower limb injury claims receive the compensation you deserve. This may include treatment that gets you on the road to recovery, and a payment that compensates you for your injuries and losses and provides you with the financial support you need to overcome your injuries.

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Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ service gives our clients peace of mind.


Our Process

1

Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.

2

Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.

3

Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time it takes to settle lower limb injury claims depends on 3 factors; whether the other party admits they were at fault, the severity of your injuries, and the amount and complexity of your losses and expenses. A straightforward lower limb injury claim can be settled within 3 months but generally the more serious the injury the longer it will take to settle your claim.

Andrew Mayall

Personal Injury Solicitor

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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