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Foot Injury Claims and Toe Injury Compensation Calculator

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Compensation claims for foot and toe injuries are commonplace, with many occurring as a result of road traffic accidents where the occupant’s feet take the full brunt of a heavy collision. Another common cause of foot injury is workplace injuries, for example where the employee has something heavy dropped on their foot or maybe the employee’s foot is run over by a forklift truck, causing significant crushing of the foot.

Because the foot is such an integral part of our ability to get around, even a relatively minor foot injury can have a dramatic impact on the victim’s life, leading to lengthy periods of recovery, rehabilitation, and significant amounts of time off work. Severe foot injuries can be life-changing, requiring surgery, ongoing medical care, and potential long term employment issues. In the most severe cases, permanent disablement or amputation are possible outcomes, resulting in the need for expensive prosthetics or adaptations to the victim’s home.

If you have sustained a foot injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a foot injury compensation claim. Whether you have suffered a relatively minor injury to your foot or a significant foot injury requiring surgery, meaning you have been unable to work for weeks or months, then you should call and speak to one of our Law Society accredited Personal Injury Solicitors, we will guide you through the claims process and make sure you stand the best chance of securing the maximum foot injury compensation from your No Win No Fee Personal Injury Claim.

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How are Foot Injury Compensation Settlements Calculated?

The first job of your personal injury claim solicitor is to sit down with you and discuss the many ways your foot injury has affected your life. These effects will then be considered when calculating the correct compensation claim value for your foot injury.

This calculation will incorporate both General Damages and Special Damages.

General Damages are calculated based on the levels of pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (PSLA) you’ve experienced as a result of the injury.

Awards for General Damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards and consider the following factors:

  • Pain(P) - Pain suffered and caused by the accident.
  • Mental Suffering(S) – The psychological effect, e.g. depression, distress, embarrassment, etc.
  • Loss of Amenity(LA) - Any reduction in quality of life and enjoyment, i.e. loss of sense of taste, preventing enjoyment of going out for meals or loss of legs, preventing the enjoyment of going for walks.

The Special Damages can vary considerably and are awarded to ensure that you are not financially disadvantaged by the injury. The sort of things Special Damages will include are:

  • Loss of earnings - historic and anticipated future loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses, including prescriptions
  • Any additional costs you’ve incurred such as taxi fares to appointment or mobility equipment or adaptation to the home
  • Any other financial losses or expenses that are directly attributed to your injury

It is worth noting that when people make compensation claims with PSR solicitors, they often consider the physical and emotional implications of their injury, but seldom the psychological ones. However, the psychological impact of your accident should not be ignored and will also be considered when putting together your injury claim.

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Compensation awards made by the Court will factor in both the financial and personal impact the injury has had on your life. PSR Solicitors’ personal injury expert will assess the value of your foot injury compensation claim based on the medical expert’s report and by comparison to previous awards for similar foot injuries.

Where the other side admits liability, but the claim is yet to settle, the Court may award an interim payment, ahead of the final settlement. The interim payment is designed to ease the financial pressures on the victim and pay for any medical assistance they require whilst the claim is being settled.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the figures below are up to date and accurate, they are intended as a guide only. The figures shown relate to the injury element of the General Damages only and do not factor in any Special Damages that you may also be entitled to.

PSR Solicitors are specialist personal injury claim lawyers, accredited by the Law Society for their excellence in handling personal injury compensation claims. With an abundance of experience of settling all manner of foot injury and toe injury compensation claims, you can call us with confidence, knowing we will work tenaciously to secure you the maximum compensation from your No Win No Fee Claim.

Foot Injury and Toe Injury Compensation Claim Values

Compensation Guide

Foot Injuries

Very Severe Foot Injury - Loss of both feet

£135,000 - £161,000

Severe Foot Injury - Loss of one foot

£67,000 - £87,500

Severe Foot Injury - Permanent Injury to one or both feet 

£33,500 - £56,000

Serious Foot Injury - Permanent serious injury

£19,900 - £31,250 

Moderate Foot Injury - Such as fractured metatarsal with permanent effects

£11,500 - £19,890

Minor Foot Injury - Minor foot injury with full recovery predicted

£1,880 - £10,890

Toe Injuries

Very Severe Toe Injury - Loss of all toes

£29,000 - £45,000

Severe Toe Injury - Loss of more than one toe

In the region of £25,000

Severe Toe Injury

£11,000 to £17,000

Serious Toe Injury

£7,700 to £11,000

Minor to Moderate Toe Injury

Up to £7,650

Common Causes of Foot Injuries and Toe Injuries

Foot and toe injuries can be caused in many ways, with varying degrees of severity and with vastly different consequences for the victim.

  • Road Traffic Accidents - Where the feet get trapped or crushed
  • Lack of or inappropriate PPE - No steel cap boots in environments where they are required
  • Forklift truck incidents - Forklift Truck reverses or drives over the foot.
  • Sporting injuries - Such as the metatarsal in football
  • Slips, trip and falls - Very common cause of foot and ankle injuries, can cause fractures in the elderly
  • Manual-handling accidents - Where heavy items are dropped on the victim’s foot
  • Falls from height - Causing damage to the foot or ankle

Types of Foot and Toe Injury

Acute/Sudden Injuries

These type of injuries are caused instantaneously by a specific incident, such as a heavy landing from fall or a hand injury sustained in a road traffic accident. It is important to note you have three years from the date of the accident or incident in which to initiate your personal injury claim.

Amputations

Can involve part of toes, complete toes, or part or all of the foot or feet. Symptoms include bleeding, deformity, and potential loss of mobility

Burns

Affecting the skin and soft tissues, causing intense pain, blistering, deformity, and loss of tissue

Broken Bones (Fracture)

Can affect any bone in the toes, foot, or ankle, causing pain, swelling, tenderness, decreased range of motion and possible deformity. A common bone to be broken in the foot is the Metatarsal, the 5 long bones in the midfoot. This can occur in sporting injuries, road traffic accidents or work accidents.

Nerve Damage

Damaging nerves in the foot or ankle can cause partial or complete loss of function in the affected part of the foot.

Lacerations

Can cause permanent issues if the cuts severe tendons or nerves. Symptoms include bleeding, tenderness, and restriction of motion

Dislocations

Of the toes or ankle, causing a decreased range of motion, bruising, swelling and a vulnerability to it happening again.

Injuries to the joints (Sprains) 

Can affect either the ankle or toes, often associated with a slip, trip, or fall or sporting injuries

Injuries to the Tendons

Including Extensor Tendonitis. If the tendons, such as the Plantar Fascia, are severed by a puncture wound then this can result in significant loss of function

Overuse/Progressive Injuries

This type of injury develops over time, normally as a result of overuse or repetitive motion, rather than being caused by a specific incident. It is important to note that you only have three years from the date of diagnosis to initiate any personal injury claim for this type of injury.

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation of the Plantar Fascia tendon. Causing significant pain in the heel and arch of the foot.

Making a Foot or Toe Injury Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a foot or toe injury in an accident caused by third-party negligence, then you are able to claim personal injury compensation for the pain and suffering endured.

When making a foot injury compensation claim it is advisable that you seek the expertise and legal advice of an accredited personal injury solicitor, such as those at PSR Solicitors. If you choose PSR Solicitors’ to handle your foot injury compensation claim, you will be assigned your own dedicated personal injury lawyer who will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum amounts of compensation you deserve. They will talk you through the compensation claims process, keeping you informed of important developments and advising you when decisions need to be made. In the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful, you have the peace of mind that you are protected by our No Win No Fee promise, meaning no legal fees to pay.

All of PSR Solicitors’ Personal Injury Lawyers in Wales and specialist Accident Claims Solicitors in Cheshire are Law Society accredited to manage personal injury claims on your behalf, affording you the confidence that they have the skills and expertise to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

With offices in Shotton, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Wrexham, and Wallasey, covering North Wales and Cheshire, PSR Solicitors is a leading firm of Personal Injury Lawyers. They are LEXCEL Accredited by the Law Society, offering you the confidence that you will receive nothing but the absolute best in client care. They will manage your claim from start to finish, assigning you your own personal injury specialist to help you through this difficult time and allowing you to focus on getting your life back to normal.

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