Foot Injury

June 19, 2018

Motorbike & Bike Foot Injuries

Are you a motorcyclist or cyclist who has suffered a foot injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? There are several injuries included in this category including ankle injuries, tendon injuries, foot injuries, and toe injuries.

Keep reading to see how much a motorcyclist could be awarded in damages for their foot injury in a bike accident.

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Foot Injury Payouts

The following tables show the estimated minimum and maximum compensation figures that a motorcyclist or cyclist may receive following a bike accident. It’s important to stress that this data is a guide and for an accurate assessment, we highly recommend that we speak to our expert solicitors.

 

Ankle Injuries
Severe with deformity and degeneration£25,000£35,000
Moderate with some instability£16,000£25,000
With ligamentous tears, metal work, scarring£6,500£13,500
Minor undisplaced fractures, some scarring£1,000£6,500

 

Achilles Tendon
Severe with restriction of movement£18,500£20,000
Serious with some limitation of movement£12,500£15,500
Moderate with no significant disability£7,500£9,000
Minor soft tissue£1,000£5,000

 

Foot Injuries
Amputation of Both Feet£85,000£100,000
Amputation of One Foot£42,000£55,000
Severe with permanent disability£42,000£55,000
Severe with substantial restriction on mobility£23,000£34,000
Serious with multiple operations£12,500£20,000
With displaced fractures some deformity£6,750£12,500
Simple fractures, puncture wounds£3,000£ 6,750

 

Toe Injuries
Amputation of All Toes£18,500£28,250
Amputation of the Great Toe£14,000£15,000
Crush injury just short of amputation£6,750£14,000
Moderate toe fractures£1,000£6,750

 

Claim Example For an Ankle Injury

In this claim example, we report on an accident where a motorcyclist was hit by a car at a “T” junction and dragged along the road. The main injuries the claimant sustained were to the ankle region. Please note that some facts and information of this case analysis have been removed or changed to ensure that confidentiality is preserved.

This incident occurred when the claimant was riding his motorbike along the road when he was hit by a car turning at a T junction. The motorbike was stationary at the time and the victim recalls that on the impact he fell to the ground under his motorbike and was then dragged along the road for an estimated 3-4 metres. The motorcyclist was wearing a crash helmet, motorcycle jacket, jeans, gloves and trainers.

The claimant suffered a sprain injury to his right ankle and was treated for shock at the scene of the accident. He was able to stand walk with a limp and following the attendance of police and paramedics, he was transported to his home and then self-referred himself to the hospital. A nurse examined the motorcyclist and he was informed that he had sustained a soft tissue injury to his right ankle and was advised to take Ibuprofen tablets as necessary. No x-rays were taken.

The morning following the accident, the victim woke with discomfort and swelling in his right ankle. He noted some early signs of visible bruising and was only able to walk with a limp. Five days after the incident, the claimant consulted with a doctor who confirmed the soft tissue injury and advised him to continue using the analgesic medication as necessary.

The pain symptoms in the motorcyclist’s ankles receded as the swelling and bruising faded and the injury was fully resolved ten weeks after the accident. He claimed that the accident had made him more of a cautious driver such as looking in the rearview mirror more often, required him to take a day off work, and made him unable to play cricket during the summer season. His general social activities and daily domestic tasks had not been affected by the injury, nor had he experience any phobic anxiety symptoms in relation to travel.

The motorbike claims client has noticed that since the accident he has been a more cautious motorcyclist. He is more aware of the movements of other road users and he looks more often in his rearview mirror, however, the client explains that he has not experienced any true phobic anxiety symptoms in relation to travel.

 

Make a Motorcycle Foot Injury Claim

The above motorbike claim is an example of a possible compensation claim. If you require any help or assistance in bringing a motorbike claim for foot injuries sustained within the last 3 years, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, if you already have an accident solicitor and you would like to obtain a second opinion or transfer your claim, please speak to us and we will be happy to help you.

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