Leg injuries are major debilitating injuries. They prevent you from being mobile, can be extremely painful and take a considerable amount of time to heal because they have to be strong enough to perform their weight bearing duties. If you have ever broken a leg, twisted an ankle or even just fractured a toe, you will be aware of the inconvenience your injury causes. Where that injury is the result of a third party´s negligence, you are entitled to make a leg injury compensation claim.
A leg injury compensation claim can fall into one of three different categories:-
- Physical Trauma – An example of physical trauma would be if you have been involved in a road traffic accident and broken your leg, or slipped on spilt food in a restaurant and have torn a ligament in your ankle.
- Acquired Trauma – Acquired trauma indicates a leg injury which has developed over a period of time. This may be because insufficient provision is made for your health and safety in the workplace and you are involved in a lot of carrying which has placed too much pressure on your knee cartilage
- Medical Trauma – Medical trauma can occur at birth if an emergency situation during delivery is not dealt with adequately, or even when you visit the chiropodist and he causes you an injury through a lack of care.
In all these instances, where there is evidence to suggest you have sustained a leg injury through somebody else´s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for leg injury compensation.
Making a Claim for Leg Injury Compensation
Depending on how your leg injury is categorised, a leg injury compensation claim might be dealt with by the Injuries Board Ireland or through the court system (in the case of “medical trauma”/medical negligence). It is always in your best interests to use the services of a solicitor who is familiar with claiming compensation for a leg injury, as they will be more familiar with the consequences and long term effect of a leg injury and ensure that you receive a fair and adequate amount of compensation.
Indeed, whereas the Injuries Board Ireland may take one look at your application, refer to the Book of Quantum and assess your leg injury claim at x €uros, an experienced solicitor will acknowledge that one of the consequences of a leg injury is that you are most unlikely to be able to drive. Therefore, he would also include “special” damages in your claim for leg injury compensation and ensure that any other factors which have made an impact on your quality of life are also included.
Indeed, when it comes to “How much leg injury compensation am I entitled to?” an experienced personal injury claims solicitor will have accurate and up-to-date information at his fingertips with which to answer your questions. Should you have questions of this nature, or about any aspect of making a claim for leg injury compensation, you are invited to call our free leg injury compensation advice service.
Free Leg Injury Compensation Advice
Our free leg injury advice service is available on 1800 911 940, and enables you to speak directly with an experienced solicitor, establish that you have a claim for leg injury compensation which it is worth your while to pursue and receive helpful and practical advice about how your claim should be made to ensure that you receive an appropriate amount of compensation for your leg injury. Our lines are open seven days a week, and calls are taken in complete confidentiality between the hours of 8.00am and 10.00pm.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What to Expect When You Call
We may not have had first-hand experience of your specific leg injury, but all of our solicitors are fully aware of the consequences of a leg injury and what it means to your quality of life. Where that injury has been caused by the negligence of another, we also understand that you may be bitter and we will treat you with extreme consideration and courtesy throughout our conversation.
Initially we would like to know how your leg injury occurred. In may be something that has developed over a period of time and just recently come to light, or you leg injury claim could originate from an accident that happened just the other day. We would like to know what happened, what treatment you are receiving for your leg injury and why you believe a certain party is responsible.
This information will help us ascertain if you indeed have a claim for leg injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue and how much leg injury compensation we would anticipate you receive for your injury. You may yourself have many questions, or have received conflicting pieces of advice from well meaning friends and family members. We will try to provide as much clear, plain advice for you as possible.
As mentioned above, you are under no obligation to accept any of our advice or make a leg injury compensation claim once you have spoken with us. We feel that it may be better for you to discuss your options with your family rather than agree to a course of action under pressure.
Nonetheless, it is your best interests to call our free leg injury compensation advice line as soon as possible. You only have a specific amount of time in which to make a claim for leg compensation, and rather than run the risk of being time-barred, call 1800 911 940 to speak with a solicitor today.