Leg Injury

June 20, 2018

Leg Injury Payouts

Are you a motorcyclist who has suffered a leg injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? There are several injuries included in this category including paralysis, sterility, hip injuries and leg fractures.

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

Injuries Involving Paralysis
Quadriplegia£262,350£326,700
Paraplegia£177,100£229,900

 

Impotence
Total in young males£113,000£124,300
Middle aged males with children£34,760£63,360

 

Sterility
Most severe cases (younger claimants)£92,950£136,950
Moderate£14,520£29,700
Minor to moderate(much older males)£13,800£15,180

 

Pelvis and Hip Injuries
Severe£63,360£105,875
Moderate (dislocations/impotence)£21,505£31,625
With leg instability, hip replacement£10,175£21,505
With some permanent disability£3,190£10,175
Minor to moderate£2,900£3,190

 

Leg Injuries
Total Loss of Both Legs£194,700£227,975
Below-knee Amputation of Both Legs£162,800£218,350
Above-knee Amputation of One Leg£84,700£111,100
The Most Serious Injuries short of Amputation£77,825£110,000
Serious leg injuries£44,330£68,365
With multiple fractures, limited movements£22,440£31,680
Fractures with incomplete recovery£13,200£14,520
Simple fractures£7,370£11,385

 

Knee Injuries
Severe, with disruption of the joint£56,375£77,770
Moderate, permanent injury£42,130£56,375
With some instability or deformity£11,900£21,500
With dislocation, torn cartilage, wasting£7,500£13,500
Minor injuries£1,000£7,500

 

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 a Broken Leg

In this claim example we report on a claim where a motorcyclist suffered multiple injuries including lacerations, bruising and a broken leg when his motorbike collided with a motor vehicle whilst overtaking a stationary line of traffic.

The motorcyclist’s injuries were caused when the motorcyclist was propelled from his motorbike due to the force of the collision. Liability for the motorbike claim was admitted subject to an allegation of contributory negligence against the motorbike rider as he was overtaking a stationary line of motor vehicles that overlapped a junction.

The main injury was a fracture to his left leg. The motorcyclist remained in hospital for some 12 weeks and required domestic care in his home and out and about for approximately 18 weeks following discharge. His broken leg was in plaster for around 8 weeks and was accompanied by soft tissue injury. The accident solicitors were informed that around 8 months after the motorbike injury was sustained he complained of considerable pain in his left ankle and knee and he was referred for physiotherapy treatment which lasted for several months. Headaches were a constant complaint and difficulty sleeping was also reported. Some 18 months after the motorbike injuries were sustained, the motorcyclist returned to work on light duties and eventually increased to full pre-motorbike injury work within 24 months of the motorbike accident claim.

The motorbike injury sustained in the accident was awarded the total sum of £16,000 due to the fracture of his right leg and various lacerations, scrapes and scratches. In addition the motorbike injury meant that he was also claimed compensation for loss of earnings for 18 weeks until he was able to return to work on light duties. Compensation was also obtained by his motorbike accident solicitors for the gratuitous care he received from his wife and mother who took turns to look after and care for him whilst he was recovering at the minimum wage hourly rate. Other expenses and losses were recovered in respect of the write-off value of his motorbike less salvage, insurance excess and various medical costs.

Claim Example For an Ankle Injury

In this claim example we report on a 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 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 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 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 rear view 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 rear view mirror, however the client explains that he has not experienced any true phobic anxiety symptoms in relation to travel.

Make a Leg 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 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.