An injury to the foot can arise in a number of ways. A common example is where an item falls on to a person’s foot – if that happens in an accident at work it is often a question of whether the correct footwear was provided by the employer. In some cases an injury to the bone of the foot will not cause long term problems. However, we know from our clients that, while it does last, the pain can be severe and limiting.
A foot or toe injury can also arise from a trip particularly where the foot has caught on something and twisted at the time of the fall.
Pedestrians injured in a car accident often suffer injuries to the foot.
LawWin has dealt with claims in which the initial injuries involved severe fractures to the ankle but the long term pain is suffered in the foot.
If you have suffered an injury to your foot in an accident in the last three years which was not your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation. Contact LawWin for a free, no-obligation discussion. LawWin strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law. We will take the time to understand fully not just the injury but also the effect it has had on your life and work. We will ensure that we explore fully the extent of the injury, and any long term restrictions on mobility, disfigurement or pain.
Foot injury compensation
While there is no single figure that is “correct” in a legal sense for every injury, there are guidelines to identify ranges of possible awards depending on the type of injury and the severity. The values listed below are for guidance only. A more specific estimate will only be possible once further information is obtained in relation to your injury. The figures below are for only the “pain and suffering” category that a court may award – the figures below do not include any wage loss or other categories of compensation that may or may not be open to you (for more information see What Can I Claim For?)
- Modest injuries – simple metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments: £4,000 – £10,400 (higher end of range appropriate if there are continuing symptoms such as a permanent limp, pain or aching)
- Moderate foot injury – displaced metatarsal fractures resulting in permanent deformity and continuing symptoms : £10,400 – £19,000
- Serious foot injury – continuing pain from traumatic arthritis or risk of future arthritis: £19,000 – £29,800
- Fractures to both heels or feet with substantial restriction on mobility and considerable permanent pain: £31,900 – £53,200
- Very severe injuries to a foot including amputation of part of the foot, and injuries which cause permanent and severe pain and very serious permanent disability: £63,800 – £83,300
- Amputation of one foot: £63,800 – £83,300
- Amputation of both feet: £128,700 – £153,200
- Moderate toe injuries – relatively straightforward fractures or lacerations injuries to one or more toes – award depends on duration of symptoms, need for surgery and extent of any permanent scarring where full or substantial recovery: up to £4,250
- Where some residual but not major symptoms persist: £7,300
- Serious toe injuries to the great toe or multiple fractures to two or more toes, permanent disability, discomfort and possible surgical treatment: £7,300 – £10,400
- Severe toe injuries including severe crush injuries resulting in permanent damage to one or two toes whether or not total or partial amputation of those toes might be needed – involves significant continuing symptoms: £10,400 – £16,000
- Amputation of big toe: £23,800
- Amputation of all toes: £27,700 – £42,600