This guide will aim to answer the question, “how much could I claim for a foot injury?”. If you’ve been involved in an accident caused by a third party’s negligence, you may have sustained injuries as a result. If this is the case, then you may be able to make a claim.
We’ll be discussing what this negligence means and how a third party breaking their duty of care can result in you being injured. If you can prove that this is the case, you may be able to pursue compensation; we’ll look at the evidence you could use to support your claim.
If you’d like to get in touch to discuss foot injury claims further, then you can get in contact with us by using the information below:
- Filling out our contact us form online
- Calling us on 020 8050 2736
- Chat with one of our advisors by using our live chat feature on our website
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- How Much Can I Claim For A Foot Injury? – A Guide
- What Could You Recieve From A Foot Injury Claim?
- When Are You Eligible To Make A Personal Injury Claim?
- Evidence That Could Help You In A Claim For A Foot Injury
- Why Make A Personal Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
- Learn More About Making A Claim For A Foot Injury
There is no overarching answer to the question ‘’how much can I claim for a foot injury?’’ because of the range of factors that can impact the value of a claim. However, this guide will explain some of the factors that go in to determining how much compensation you could be owed to give you more clarity on this topic.
In order to make a successful foot injury claim, then you’ll have to prove that a breach of duty of care caused your injury. We’ll discuss what this duty of care is and how it can vary depending on the environment you are in.
A foot injury can have an impact on your quality of life and the things you’re able to do. It could affect your mobility and, if you work on your feet, could impact your ability to do your job. If you sustain a severe foot injury, then you could be left permanently disabled. The severity of your foot injury, as well as the way it has impacted you, will affect the settlement you could receive in a successful claim.
If you have any questions about beginning a foot injury claim, you can contact one of our legal advisors by using the contact information above. If they feel your case is valid, they may be able to connect you with legal representation from our panel of lawyers.
General damages is one of the potential heads of a personal injury claim. These damages aim to compensate you for the pain and suffering that your injuries have resulted in.
Below is a table detailing figures from the Judicial College Guidelines; these are used by solicitors to help them when assigning values to claims. They contain a range of guideline settlement brackets for different injuries.
|£169,400 - £201,490
|(a) Amputation of both feet: Treated similarly to both legs being lost below the knee, as the useful ankle joint is lost.
|£83,960 - £109,650
|(b) Amputation of one foot: Treated similarly to below knee amputation due to the loss of the ankle joint.
|£83,960 - £109,650
|(c) Very Severe: Severe pain or very serious disability of a permanent nature.
|£41,970 - £70,030
|(d) Severe: Fractures of both heels, where mobility is seriously restricted and the pain experienced is considerable and permanent.
|£24,990 - £39,200
|(e) Serious: Pain that is ongoing resulting from traumatic arthritis. Prolonged treatment may have been required.
|£13,740 - £24,990
|(f) Moderate: Displaced fractures to the foot resulting in permanent deformity. There's a risk of surgery being needed in the future.
|Up to £13,740
|(g) Modest: Uncomplicated fractures, tears to ligaments, puncture wounds and other similar injuries.
|£31,310 - £50,060
|(b) Severe: Where treatment needed is extensive- for example, a long time spent in plaster.
|£13,740 - £26,590
|(c) Moderate: Fratures, damage to ligaments and other similar injuries. May cause effects such as problems walking on ground that isn't flat, or issues standing for a long period of time.
|Up to £13,740
|(d) Modest: Less serious breaks to the bone and damage to ligaments.
Note that these figures are in no way guaranteed. A range of factors will go into determining the compensation you receive, and this table cannot take them into account. For this reason, we recommend getting in touch with a member of our team.
Special damages are another head of claim that could be awarded to make up your overall compensation amount. These aim to reimburse you for any financial losses that you may have experienced due to your injury. Some examples of costs that could be covered by special damages include:
- Loss of earnings
- The cost of care
- Adjustments to your home whilst recovering.
- Any medication you have paid for
You’ll have to provide evidence to receive special damages; this can come from invoices, receipts, or bank statements. Without evidence, you may not receive the full value of the special damages you’re entitled to.
You can only make a claim if you can prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence. This means that the third party in question:
- Had a duty of care to you
- Breached their duty of care due to their actions or inactions
- Caused or contributed to your injury because they breached their duty of care
Below, we look at some of the scenarios in which a duty of care is owed and how it could be broken.
Road Traffic Accidents
Every road user has a duty of care to act in a way that prevents themselves and others from experiencing harm. The Highway Code clarifies how the road needs to be used. Some of the rules in the Highway Code are just guidelines, whereas others are legally binding as they can be found in legislation such as the Road Traffic Act 1988.
A road traffic accident claim could be valid if, for example, a motorcycle pulls out of a junction without the driver checking that the road was clear, meaning that they collide with the side of your vehicle. This causes a broken leg, sprained ankle and serious soft tissue injuries to the foot
Accidents At Work
Employers have an automatic duty of care to their employees. This means they have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and well-being of those that they employ. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
An accident at work claim could be valid if poor housekeeping means that an employee slips and falls on a spill in a corridor that was not cleaned up or marked with a warning sign in a reasonable amount of time. This results in them breaking their toe and spraining their ankle.
Accidents In A Public Place
Occupiers of a public space have a duty of care to every member of the public that uses their facilities for the intended purpose, according to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. “Occupier” is a term used to describe the party in control of a space. They need to ensure that the space is safe and secure enough to be used normally by the public without risking injury.
An accident in a public place could form the basis of a valid claim if, for example, a student at a university sits on a chair in a canteen and falls because it is faulty. The party in control had been aware of this but had not repaired the chair or removed it from use, causing a university accident that led to an injury.
These examples aren’t exhaustive, and there are a number of ways you could be injured by negligence that we have not mentioned above. Speak with a member of our team to see if you have a valid claim, or for an answer to the question, “how much can I claim for a foot injury?”. They can also offer guidance on other considerations, such as the time limit for personal injury claims.
Evidence will support a personal injury claim. You can use it to show that negligence led to the accident in which you were injured, and also how you were affected by the harm you sustained.
Evidence that you could provide in a claim might include:
- Witness contact details from those who saw the incident occur
- CCTV/dashcam footage, if appropriate
- A diary of your treatment and any symptoms you have.
- Copies of medical records from when you sought medical attention; seeking medical advice is always recommended if you are in an accident that causes injury.
Evidence is crucial to being able to claim successfully; because of this, you may find the services of a member of our panel of solicitors beneficial. This is because they may be able to help you collect any evidence required to help strengthen your case. To see if you could work with a solicitor from our panel, why not get in touch with our team today?
If you choose to use one of the solicitors from our panel to make a personal injury claim, then you’ll have the option to use a type of No Win No Fee agreement called a Conditional Fee Agreement. Not all solicitors will offer their services this way, but having your case worked on in this way can be financially beneficial. Working with a No Win No Fee lawyer can mean that:
- You generally won’t have to pay any upfront or ongoing legal fees.
- There’s usually nothing to pay your lawyer in the event that you’re not awarded compensation.
- If you make a successful claim, your lawyer will take a success fee from your settlement. Furthermore, this is capped to prevent you from being overcharged.
If you’re interested in learning more about working with a lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis, then get in touch with us using the contact details below. An advisor could also tell you how much you could claim for a foot injury.
Contact Us 24/7 To See If You Could Make A Foot Injury Claim
You can contact us whenever you like to get a free consultation in relation to your potential claim. You could be connected with an experienced lawyer from our panel, provided that you have a valid claim.
Below are the contact details that you can use to get in contact with us:
- Filling out our contact us form online
- Calling us on 020 8050 2736
- Chatting with one of our advisors by using our live chat feature on our website
If you’re interested in learning more about the personal injury claims process, then you can use any of these links to our other guides below:
- Claiming compensation for a permanent scar
- Compensation amounts for a car park accident claim
- Paralysis injury claims
Additionally, if you’d prefer, there are a few external links below:
- Statutory Sick Pay Gov (SSP)
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
- Think! road safety campaign
Thank you for reading this guide detailing how much you can claim for a foot injury. If you have any other questions, please get in touch using the details provided above.
Writer Louis Price
Publisher Fern Stewart