UK Compensation Claim Solicitors – Foot Injury Damages

Foot injuries may be caused by a variety of means including slips, trips and falls in both public and private places, as a result of an accident at work or in a motor vehicle collision. Injuries to the feet can vary from very severe (being a full or partial amputation) to simple fractures, sprains or abrasions that take only a few weeks or months to resolve. An amputation of a foot might lead to an award for pain and suffering alone in the region of £60,000. A simple metatarsal fracture, however, is generally awarded a figure between £3,000 and £7,000. A straightforward sprain or minor fracture may only attract an award of £1,000 to £3,000. If you have been injured in an accident that was the fault of someone else, compensation claim solicitors will arrange for an independent doctor to examine your injuries and to provide a medical report upon the nature and extent of your injuries. This will then serve as evidence of your injuries upon which to base the financial award for pain and suffering. Compensation claim solicitors will recover damages for pain and suffering and loss of wages plus all other reasonably incurred expenses.

Foot Injury Compensation Awards

Judges in England and Wales assess damages awards for pain and suffering by listening to representations from compensation claim solicitors, by considering previously decided cases and after following guidance supplied by the Judicial Studies Board:-

    Total loss of both legs – £140,000 to £160,000

    Below knee amputation of both legs – £110,000 to £140,000

    Above knee amputation of one leg – £50,000 to £80,000

    Below knee amputation of one leg – £50,000 to £70,000

    Severe leg injury short of amputation – £50,000 to £70,000

    Very serious leg injuries – £30,000 to £45,000

    Serious leg injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability – £20,000 to £30,000

    Severe, complicated or multiple leg fractures – £15,000 to £20,000

    Less serious leg injuries including fractures – £10,000 to £15,000

    Simple leg factures – £8,000 to £10,000

    Amputation of both feet – £90,000 to £125,000

    Amputation of one foot – £45,000 to £60,000

    Very severe foot injury – £45,000 to £60,000

    Severe fractures of both heels – £25,000 to £35,000

    Serious foot injury – £13,000 to £20,000

    Moderate foot injury – £7,000 to £13,000

    Modest foot injury – £3,500 to £7,000

    Amputation of all toes – £20,000 to £30,000

    Amputation of the big toe – £15,000

    Severe toe injuries – £7,000 to £10,000

    Serious toe injuries – £5,000 to £7,000

    Moderate toe injuries – £2,000 to £5,000