Leg Injury Compensation

We have lawyers throughout the country ready to help you make a claim.

If you’ve suffered a leg injury through no fault of your own, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.

 

What types of accidents cause leg injuries?

A leg injury, or injury to any part of the upper leg or thigh, lower leg or shin, knee, ankle or foot, is a common occurrence in Australia.

The most common types of injuries to the leg are sprains and strains, cuts and bruises, dislocation, and ruptures to tendons or muscles.

More serious injuries such as compound fractures or injuries requiring amputation are less common but have serious life-changing consequences for those who are afflicted with leg injuries. Impaired mobility may be temporary, or even permanent.

Our expert lawyers have assisted in claiming leg injury compensation for many Australians hurt in:

  • Road accidents
  • Public accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slips trips and falls
  • Cases of medical negligence.

Injuries to the leg are notably common in accidents involving cars, if you have injured your leg through no fault of your own, we can help.

Please call our legally trained advisors today to receive free impartial advice about your accident.

We will answer all your questions and determine whether or not you have a claim.

Are you eligible to claim?

To claim compensation, the accident causing your injury will need to have happened recently and is clearly not your fault.

Your injury lawyer must prove that the party at fault is accountable for the accident and your injuries resulted from the accident. It may not be clear who is responsible for the accident. If you are not certain who caused the accident you may still be able to make a claim.

You may be entitled to compensation to cover:

  • loss of earnings while you are unable to work
  • loss of earnings if you are not able to work in the future
  • expected future medical care costs plus any which you have already incurred
  • travel costs and other expenses arising from the injury
  • damage to personal possessions
  • general pain and suffering including loss of mobility

We take great care in detailing your account and do so with empathy.

We recommend calling us so we can make a thorough determination.

How much compensation can I get?

The amount of compensation owed to you for a no-fault accident will vary based on many variables.

The main two, however, is the severity of your injuries and your future lost earnings.

Although at this stage we cant give you an exact figure on what you can achieve you can conduct your own assessment using our new injury compensation calculator.

 Injury typeCompensation excl lost earnings
Leg injuriesFractured femur (thigh bone)$18,829 - $29,508
Fractured tibia or fibulaUp to $25,016
Leg fractures resulting in long term problems$36,945 to $58,201
Amputation of leg(s)$197,593 - $579,984
Amputation of both legs below the knee$422,378 - $557,652
Amputation of one leg above the knee$197,593 - $283,046
Serious leg injury causing permanent problems$80,937 to $118,017
Severe or complicated leg fractures$54,438 - $78,374
Tibial plateau fracture$36,945 - $59,087

Chances of success when claiming

Whether liability is acknowledged or not, gathering as much evidence as possible to help your case is strongly recommended.

These are some of the steps your lawyer might suggest:

  • report the accident to a suitable person or authority, or make a police report
  • record the details of the accident where possible
  • gather names and addresses and/or contact details of witnesses

If your accident happened in a public place.

  • take photographs of the scene
  • measure any pits or defects before they are repaired

These pieces of evidence can help state your case for compensation.

If you are claiming against your employer, rest assured the claim is levied against their insurance company, not the business itself.

If you receive any unjust treatment after the case is settled is also grounds for legal action in and of itself.

What is ‘no win, no drama?’

‘No win, no drama’ or a Conditional Fee Agreement is a legal claims process that waives any fees or charges payable by the injured party if the claim is unsuccessful.

This documents the scope of work of the legal proceeding and the proportion of entitlements you will receive if the claim is successful.

If you elect to engage Australian Accident Helpline Personal Injury for your holiday accident or illness claim, there is nothing to pay up-front. We will inform you of your eligibility to claim under a ‘no win, no drama’ agreement in your initial consultation.

What to do next

The fastest and easiest way to start your personal injury claim with us is to call our legal advisors for a free no obligation chat regarding your circumstances.

From there a lawyer who specialises in cases like yours and will assess your case on a no win, no worries basis and let you know whether your eligible for our No Win, No Lose guarantee.

So call us free on 1800 106 107 for a no-obligation conversation about your situation and to see if you have grounds for a claim or start your claim online.

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