Lower Leg Injury Claims
Introduction to Lower Leg Injury Claims
Lower leg injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have injured your leg, ankle or foot in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a lower leg injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by a leg injury.
Eligibility to Make Lower Leg Injury Claims for Compensation
Lower leg injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained to the leg, ankle or foot and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a lower leg injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your lower leg injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your leg injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your have regained your mobility.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making lower leg injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a lower leg injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your lower leg injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for lower leg injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much is my Claim for a Lower Leg Injury Worth?
How much compensation for a lower leg injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your lower leg injury claim by considering the severity of your leg injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the damage to your leg.
As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged leg makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for lower leg injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a leg injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your leg being injured – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your lower leg injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your leg injury when making a claim for lower leg injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and injured leg, to additional transport costs while you are unable to drive during your recovery. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for lower leg injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“No Win, No Fee” Lower leg Injury Claims for Compensation
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for lower leg injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your lower leg injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for lower leg injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your lower leg injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” lower leg injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for lower leg injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” lower leg injury claim prior to accepting your claim.
Free Legal Advice about Lower leg Injury Claims Without Obligation
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about lower leg injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for lower leg injury compensation are the same – even when the extent of the injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your lower leg injury claim and affect how much compensation for a lower leg injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your lower leg injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for lower leg injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making lower leg injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for lower leg injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.