Leg Injury Claims
If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Personal Injury Claims Aberdeen can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
Leg Injuries Compensation
Leg injuries will almost certainly cause severe loss of quality of life from anywhere to a short period to permanently. The loss of mobility may also reduce the sufferer’s employment prospects.
As such, the compensation awards for serious leg injuries are among the highest awarded.
Where both legs are amputated above the knee – £158,000 – £185,000
The higher the amputation is on the leg, the greater the award of compensation.
Below knee amputation of both legs – £132,000 – £177,500
Again, the higher the amputation is on the leg, the greater the level of award.
Above knee amputation of one leg – £63,000 – £92,000
The award will depend on the place of amputation, the existence of “phantom” pains, the complication of fitting a prosthesis and the existence of side effects.
Below knee amputation of one leg – £60,000 – £86,000
Straightforward amputations will attract an award near the bottom of the bracket. Amputations following an accident will be nearer the top. Also near the top wil be cases where the amputation is necessary some years after the original incident.
Severe Leg Injuries.
£63,000 – £89,000
Some injuries, although they do not require amputation, are so devastating as to merit similar levels of compensation. Very serious flesh wounds, injuries which shorten the leg and injuries where bone grafts are necessary are included in this bracket.
£36,000 – £55,500
This bracket includes injuries which result in serious mobility problems such as the need for crutches for the rest of the sufferer’s life. Injuries which lead to deformity and reduction of movement are also in this bracket. Injuries which cause arthritis may also be included in this bracket.
£25,750 – £36,000
Serious joint, ligament or tendon injuries which result in loss of stability, require lengthy hospital treatment, long recuperation periods and/or cause arthritis are included here. A combination of these factors will result in a higher award.
£18,250 – £25,750
Severe, complicated or multiple fractures. The court will take into accounts the period off work, the risk of further injury, the success of surgery and repair work, the remaining movement of the joints, the sufferers stability and any scarring which has occurred.
Less serious Leg Injuries
£11,800 – £18,250
Injuries where the sufferer is left with a permanent limp, loss of mobility, discomfort or where a pre-existing condition is worsened.
Up to £9,200
Fractures and soft tissue injuries. At the top of the bracket are fractures from which a complete recovery is made.
Severe Knee Injuries – £45,750 – £63,000
Serious injuries which cause severe disruption of the joint and require lengthy treatment and cause considerable pain.
£34,250 – £45,750
Fractures which extend into the knee joint causing permanent pain, a limp, reduction of mobility and causing the risk of osteoarthritis.
£17,500 – £28,500
Less serious injuries than those above, but injuries which nonetheless result in serious pain and limitation of mobility. Awards at the top of the bracket will be made where there is a risk of further reduction in the condition of the knee.
Moderate Knee injuries.
£9,750 – £17,500
Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or ligaments and/or result in instability or weakness.
Up to £9,000
Injuries involving twisting, bruising and lacerations. If the recovery is complete, the award is unlikely to exceed £3,750
£32,750 – £45,750
Injuries which will attract this level of award are uncommon. They will normally be injuries which result in deformity and cause the risk of future amputation. Serious injuries at a young age may also attract this level of compensation.
£20,500 – £32,750
Injuries which require an extensive period of treatment or a lengthy spell in plaster. Injuries near the top end will require the insertion of a pin or plates.
£8,700 – £17,500
Fractures etc. which cause instability, scarring and awkwardness when walking.
Up to £9000
Less serious ankle injuries involving soft-tissue damage or fractures, sprains or strains. If recovery is complete within a year, the award will probably not be over £3,600.
Leg Injury Lawyers Aberdeen
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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