Lower body injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents and illnesses. The impact of your leg injury on your ability to go about your daily life will be based on greatly on the severity of the injury and your circumstances, and then the circumstances of your accident or illness. It is these issues that will also determine the amount of leg injury compensation you will be entitled to.
This article provides an approximate guide to the level of compensation you most likely are entitled to for your injury as set out by Judicial College’s Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Injuries Cases (12th Edition).
Less serious leg injury
£13, 200 – £20, 400 compensation
Leg injury cost claims falling within this bracket will mostly relate to fractures, to consider you will have, or are expected to, make a significant recovery with sometimes minor lasting effects on the functioning of your leg and even limited effect on how you go about your daily life. For instance, within this lesser compensation bracket your mobility may be affected, as may perhaps your senses. You may also experience nerve damage or fluffy tissue damage. Injuries categorised within this bracket may have been treated with a good metal implant. Persons that have suffered a less acute leg injury may experience a persevering limp.
Just for injuries broadly inline with those described, you may be allowed to claim leg injury compensation of approximately £13, 200 instructions £20, 400.
Moderate leg injury
£20, 300 aid £28, 800 compensation
Injuries will be categorised as nominal and be classed within this leg injury compensation bracket for people with suffered multiple and/or complicated fractures to the tibia and also fibula bones. These more serous injuries can mean there will be issues with the bones healing and can also cause difficulties with the functionality of joints, such as the knee, ankle or trendy. Given the significance of the injuries within this compensation bracket, indeed expected that there would be permanent scarring. These injuries may leave the individual more susceptible to future leg injuries.