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If you want to start a claim for a leg accident, then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in leg accident claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for leg injuries.

If you want to proceed with your leg accident injury compensation claim, then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079, and we can then proceed to talk you through your leg accident injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.

Broken and fractured leg injuries can be amongst some of the most painful and debilitating a person can suffer.  Most people will be unfortunate enough to suffer a broken bone injury at some point in their lives with the most unlucky people sustaining breakages or fractures to one of the bones in their leg.  Many of the recorded cases of bone breakages and fracturing every year involve the leg to some degree and for the victims; the process of healing can be extremely long and traumatic indeed.  The extent of damage to the bones in the leg caused by trauma from accidents can vary greatly from minor fractures which take a little time to heal properly and require little medical intervention to very severe breakages which may require invasive corrective surgery and take a long time to heal properly.

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Types Of Leg Fracturing

The human leg is divided into upper and lower sections known as the thigh and the cnemis or crus respectively and is separated in between by the knee joint.  The main bone contained within the thigh is the femur, and the fibula and tibia are the main bones in the lower leg.  Any breakage or fracture to the leg usually involves a minimum of at least one of these bones, and any one of them can be broken in various ways and with contrasting degrees of severity.  Fractures of the femur are known as femoral fractures and include hip fractures and fractures to the lower leg are known as crus fractures.

These are further subdivided into the tibia and fibular fractures which are fractures to the tibia and fibula respectively.  Simple fractures often occur in one place along the length of one of the bones and are perhaps the most basic and easy to treat fractures that can be sustained by the leg.  These, are therefore the quickest and easiest fractures to recover from as they involve a clean break across the bone.  Transverse, hairline and stress fractures are relatively easily treated and give rise to few if any, complications.

More difficult to treat fractures are multiple comminuted fractures which involve the shattering of the bone into many fragments, compound fractures where the bone protrudes from the skin and spiral fractures where the fracture twists round along the bone.  All of these fractures normally require some corrective surgical procedure to realign the bones and help support them during the long healing process and usually involves the insertion of metal plates, pins and screws which may be removed at a later date once healing has completed.

What Causes Broken Leg Injuries?

Damage to the leg usually happens when it sustains trauma in a variety of different settings where the forces acting upon it far exceed what the limb is normally able to tolerate.  This is usually in the form of hard objects or surfaces coming into direct contact with the leg at high speed with the extent of injury being dependent on the force and angle of impact.  Deterioration and weakening of the leg bones from the disease can lead to the increased likelihood of them being broken or fractured and more particular injuries such as stress fractures can be caused by overuse of the legs.  Twisting the leg excessively beyond its normal range of motion is another way in which a broken or fractured leg can be sustained.  Some of the many ways in which the leg can be broken or fractured include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Accidents at school
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents in hospital
  • Accidents in other public places
  • Car accidents
  • Accidents while playing sports
  • Falling from height
  • Accidents in someone else’s home

What Are The Symptoms Of A Broken Or Fractured Leg?

There are various signs and symptoms which usually develop after an accident that indicates a breakage in one or more of the bones in the leg.  Severe and prolonged pain from the moment the accident happens is the most common symptom that trauma of some kind has happened to the femur, tibia or fibula.  This pain may lessen and abate to some extent afterwards but may stay constant or even get worse if the leg is not kept still until medical attention is sought.  Swelling, tenderness and bruising around the site of the injury as well as discolouration of the skin and the development of lumps and deformities are also common short to medium-term symptoms of a broken or fractured leg injury.  Compound fractures where the bone breaks through the surface of the skin are another obvious sign that a break in the bone of some sort has occurred.  These particular fractures are normally accompanied by bleeding from the open wound created by the puncturing of the skin by the bone and are extremely painful and distressing both for the victim and those helping and treating them.

What Types Of Other Leg Injury & Diseases Are There?

There is a great number of other related and common leg injury & diseases listed below.

How Are Broken Or Fractured Legs Treated?

If you have suffered an accident involving your leg and you suspect that it has been broken or fractured, then it is important to keep the affected limb as still as possible and to apply ice to reduce swelling and numb the pain until medical attention is sought.  If doctors determine that the fracture is more serious using X-rays and CT scans then surgery will probably be carried out to return the bones to their rightful position and keep them in place during the long process of healing.

During the operation, metal screws, pins and plates will be inserted into the leg to try and achieve this and may be removed at a later date.  If the fracture occurs in the middle of the femur or the tibia, a metal rod will need to be inserted to keep the bones in place. When the bones have been set, a plaster cast will then be applied to the leg to ensure it remains stationary for a period necessary for it to properly heal.  Physiotherapy will then be carried out to further speed up recovery and help regain the strength and motion that was lost as a result of the injury.

How Much Compensation Could I Be Entitled To?

The amount of compensation you could be entitled to as a result of a broken leg injury from an accident that wasn’t your fault can vary greatly depending on certain factors relating to the particular circumstances surrounding the accident.  These include how the accident happened, where and when it took place, how much you have lost regarding earnings if you have had to have time off work and what the prognosis is regarding the development of future long-term complications such as limited mobility as a result of Osteoarthritis which causes joint degradation.

Broken and fractured leg injuries range from very minor to very serious in nature and start at the lower end of the scale with typical sums of up to £6,000

For clean fractures to the femur in the upper leg, you can expect to be awarded a sum of £5,000 – £10,000.

Serious Leg injuries which involve multiple fractures, cause instability, require medical intervention and potential long-term pain and disability can be awarded £18,000 – £86,000

For partial and the whole amputation of the leg can be awarded 60,000 and £172,000 and £62,000 and £180,000 respectively.

Limbcare.org are a charitable organisation who offer hope, advice and peer support to the limb impaired and those affected by them.

How Can Compensation Help?

Many people are unaware that they can claim compensation for a broken or fractured leg injury.  Compensation can’t turn back the clock and make things right and how they once were again but it can go a long way towards helping you rebuild your life after suffering a serious leg injury that was the fault of someone else.  The money can help refund any expenses you have amassed in the pursuit of recovery in the form of travelling expenses if you have had to travel to hospital appointments and for any treatment, you have received which you have had to pay for.  It can also help to pay for any adaptations you may need to make to your car or home, loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work and for the general hurt and distress, you have suffered as a result of your accident and the injuries you subsequently sustained.

What Information Will I Be Expected To Disclose About My Leg Injury?

When you decide to contact us, it won’t be necessary to tell us all you know about your accident. By answering some questions, we will be able to assess your claim eligibility and what you could be entitled to receive.  To be able to make a claim, it is vital that the accident you suffered took place under three years ago and was the fault of someone else.  You must be able to prove this to have the best chance of claiming the compensation that is rightfully yours and ensuring that you are satisfied with the amount you are awarded.

Contact Tylers Who Will Win Compensation For Your Leg Injury

If you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault that has led to you sustaining a broken or fractured leg, then you may be entitled to make a broken or fractured leg injury compensation claim.  At Tylers Solicitors, we have an expert team of highly professional solicitors who will steer you through the complex legal process and use their many years of combined experience to help you claim an amount that is satisfactory to your needs based on the extent of your injuries, pain and anguish you have suffered.  Tylers appreciates just how overwhelming suffering a broken or fractured leg injury can be for you and those around you, particularly when someone else was to blame for the accident which caused it.  Wherever it happened and whatever the circumstances, Tylers are here to help you get back on your feet and assist you in any way we can.

So don’t hesitate, take that courageous first step and claim the compensation that you deserve by giving our personal injury solicitors a call today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.

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