A Guide To Broken Leg At Work Compensation

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How Much Broken Leg At Work Compensation Could You Receive?

Any type of accident at work can lead to debilitating injuries. If you suffer a broken leg at work, it can be a very painful experience. What’s more, it is the type of injury that can prevent you from working for some time (which can be very costly), and there may also be the risk of further suffering because of complications like arthritis. In this article, we’ll explain when you could claim for broken leg at work compensation. We’ll also provide some examples of the types of accidents that could lead to broken leg compensation payouts.

Making a personal injury claim against an employer might seem daunting, you don’t have to go it alone. Our team is here to offer free legal advice about how to claim after providing a no-obligation review of your case. What’s more, if your claim is accepted, your personal injury solicitor will act on a No Win No Fee basis.

A Guide To Broken Leg At Work Compensation

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How Much Broken Leg At Work Compensation Could You Receive?

Broken leg compensation payouts vary from case to case. Essentially, the amount you’ll receive (if the claim is won) will depend on how your injury has affected you. Also, any future suffering will need to be included in the claim to ensure that any broken leg at work compensation is fair. A personal injury claim settlement is made up of general and special damages. General damages look at the injury specifically. Below we have a table that reflects the general damages head of claim.

The amounts listed in the table are taken from guidelines provided by the Judicial College. This is a document that is being used by legal professionals along with a report from an independent medical assessor and your medical records to help come to a value for the injury, and any pain and suffering it has caused. You will find more compensation amounts if you enter details into our compensation calculator.

Compensation Table

Leg InjuryLevelCompensation RangeAdditional Information
Leg Injuries Amputation (iii)£104,830 to £137,470Above-knee amputation of one leg
Leg Injuries Amputation (iv)£97,980 to £132,990 Below-knee amputation of one leg
Leg Injuries Severe Leg Injuries (i)£96,250 to £135,920This type of injury is so severe, it is only just short of having the leg amputated e.g. where bone grafting has been required or a broken leg bone has not united properly.
Leg Injuries Severe Leg Injuries (ii)£54,830 to £87,890Multiple fractures have taken years to heal, required extensive treatment.
Leg InjuriesSevere Leg Injuries (iii)£39,200 to £54,830An injury such as a comminuted fracture or serious compound leg fracture.
Leg Injuries Severe Leg Injuries (iv)£27,760 to £39,200Injuries include complicated or multiple fractures or severe crushing injuries.
Leg Injuries Less Serious Leg Injuries (i)£17,960 to £27,760Fractures which make an incomplete recovery.
Leg Injuries Less Serious Leg Injuries (ii)£9,110 to £14,080Femur fractures that are simple.

Financial Losses In A Broken Leg At Work Compensation Claim

On top of any compensation for your pain and suffering, special damages could be requested to reimburse any costs incurred as a result of your broken leg. Typically, these might include:

  • The cost of private medical treatment.
  • Travel costs.
  • The cost of a carer.
  • The cost of home adaptations to make it easier for you to cope with any long-term mobility problems.
  • Loss of earnings

To check what amount of compensation you could be entitled to in a broken leg claim, why not speak to our team today?

Will I Need A Medical Assessment When Making A Broken Leg At Work Compensation Claim?

When making a broken leg claim, your injuries will be need to independently verified. Therefore, if you are using a legal representative for your personal injury claim, they can help arrange an appointment with a medical specialist. They’ll review your medical notes, talk with you about the impact of your broken leg and examine the current state of the injury.

When calculating how much compensation for a broken leg at work you might receive, your solicitor will consider the findings from your medical assessment.

When Are You Able To Make A Broken Leg Accident At Work Claim?

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure they take all reasonable and practicable steps to ensure that employees are safe while they are at work.

To be eligible to make a personal injury claim after an accident at work, you must be able to satisfy the below criteria:

  • Your employer owed you a duty of care at the time and place of the accident.
  • They breached their duty of care;
  • Which caused an accident in which you broke your leg.

An employer may be liable for breaching their duty of care if they:

  • Do not adequately train you on how to do your job safely.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like steel toecapped boots were not provided where required.
  • Equipment was not properly maintained.
  • Trip hazards were not removed, cordoned off or identified with warning signs.

If you believe your employer has acted negligently and you’ve broken your leg at work as a result, please get in touch.

What Leg Injuries Could You Claim Compensation For?

Here are the types of leg injuries you could suffer in an accident at work:

  • Strains and sprains.
  • Broken femur.
  • Injuries that lead to nerve damage.
  • Leg amputations.
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Broken fibula.
  • Broken tibia.
  • Burns and scalds.

This NHS article gives some advice on how broken leg injuries are diagnosed and treated.

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Accidents That Could Result In A Broken Leg

Broken leg at work compensation claims can be based on a variety of different accidents. Examples of accidents that could result in a broken leg injury compensation claim include:

  • Slips, trips and falls caused by leaks, spillages or flooring defects that your employer had not acted upon.
  • Falls from height caused by a lack of safety harnesses or damaged equipment.
  • Where your leg was broken by a heavy piece of machinery because the emergency stop button failed.
  • Being hit by a forklift truck in a warehouse where the driver was not qualified to operate the vehicle.

We are happy to review your claim for free so why not call and let one of our specialists know how you broke your leg at work?

What Evidence Could Help You Make A Broken Leg Claim?

If you make a broken leg at work compensation claim, you will need appropriate evidence, about how your accident occurred, the extent of your injuries and why your employer was to blame.

Here are some examples of the types of evidence that could be useful:

  • Investigation reports from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Photographs of any visible damage to your leg.
  • Accident scene photographs and CCTV footage.
  • Medical reports relating to your treatment and any surgery.
  • Witness contact details
  • Financial records that show any costs you’ve incurred.
  • Accident report forms that confirm where and when the accident occurred.

If you work with a personal injury solicitor, they’ll collect any evidence for you that is needed to prove your case. To find out more or for a free case assessment call our claims team now for free advice.

Make A Leg Injury Compensation Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis

Our specialist accident at work solicitors offer a No Win No Fee service for any claim they take on. That means you won’t be asked for any upfront payment for the solicitor to begin work on your personal injury claim nor as the claim proceeds. If the claim fails, you will not be asked for any fees to cover the work the solicitor has completed on your claim. If your personal injury claim for an accident at work is successful, you will be awarded compensation from which your solicitor will deduct a legally capped percentage as their success fee.

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Learn More About Claiming Broken Leg At Work Compensation

Here are some more of our guides filled with useful information.

Foot injury at work claims

Fall at work claims

Further information on how to claim for an injury at work.

Here we have some external links to guides that you may find have lots of information:

Advice on how to obtain CCTV footage (if your accident was captured on camera).

Information from the NHS on how to obtain your medical records.

The HSE offer a wealth of information on the responsibilities of employers.


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