The type of leg injuries are varied and can include fractures, dislocation, sprains and strains, repetitive strain type injury, bruising and in the most extreme cases amputation. Additional lower limb injuries include meniscus tear, fracture of the knee and shinbone fracture.
Leg injuries we have seen typically arise from the following:
- Workplace accidents
There can be all sorts of hazards in the workplace which can cause injuries to the legs. Injuries can arise from a fall in the workplace being caused by something defective such as the ladder collapsing or the floor being in poor repair or a crush injury to the leg from machinery. The employer has an obligation to provide a safe place of work and safe systems of work including equipment.
- Construction sites
These can be particularly dangerous as there are lots of heavy machinery and equipment being operated which can cause fractures, burns or crushing injuries to the lower limbs.
- Road traffic collisions
Leg injuries can be suffered as a result of being hit by a car or being a passenger in a vehicle involved in an impact collision.
- A fall from height
These can arise through the course of employment.
- Sporting injuries
Leg injuries can occur during sport and depending on the circumstance may give rise to fault on the part of the club or the organiser.
Consequences of a leg injury
First and foremost, pain and suffering will clearly arise but also, depending on the injury and its severity, long-term damage may also feature. It might arise that the injury increases the person’s risk of developing post-traumatic arthritis which occurs as the cartilage between the joints wears away. In addition to the physical symptoms, there can also be financial losses incurred such as the loss of income and out-of-pocket expenses such as surgery fees, medication, hospital and physiotherapy. These items of expenses can all be recovered in the claim for compensation.
Our personal injury compensation claims solicitors
If you have suffered a leg injury that was not your fault, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.