Compensation for a foot injury

 

A foot injury can seriously impair your mobility and disrupt your everyday life.

Foot injuries can range from a broken toe to complete amputation and can result from common accidents. For example, your foot could be crushed if a car drove over it, or it could be injured in a vehicle during a car crash.

Foot injuries are also common in the workplace, especially if there is heavy machinery or there are heavy moveable objects, for example on a building site or in a warehouse.

Compensation

Do you think you might be entitled to compensation?

A specialist personal injury solicitor can make a personal injury claim on your behalf, and can ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. It can be very frustrating to suffer pain and disruption as a result of someone else’s mistake, and compensation can help to relieve that frustration.

The compensation you may be entitled to will be awarded on the basis of costs incurred by the accident. For example, if you have incurred any medical expenses for your injury, you may be able to claim them back.

Compensation will also consider the loss of past and future earnings if your injury has left you incapable of continuing your employment. If, for instance, you are a taxi driver and a foot injury has meant that you can no longer drive, you may be able to get compensation to cover the loss of earnings whilst you recover from your injury.

Pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA)

You can also claim for PSLA. This takes into account not just how much you have been hurt by the accident, but how it will affect your ongoing quality of life. This will depend upon your lifestyle.

For example, a foot injury may stop a keen runner from participating in their sport, and they would therefore receive more compensation than someone with a more sedentary lifestyle. One way a solicitor can help you maximise your compensation is by emphasising the degree to which your injury will affect your life.

A specialist personal injury solicitor will be able to assess your situation and determine whether or not you have an accident claim. They will then pursue the claim on your behalf. It is highly recommended that you seek professional legal opinion if you have an injury from an accident that was not your fault.

Visit our personal injury pages to learn more about how this area of law works.

If you have had an accident that was not your fault, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local personal injury solicitor free of charge. Please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above to speak to one of our advisors.

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