Toe Injury Claims
Our guide is here help you understand everything you need to know about toe injuries and how to start a injury claim.
Although they might sound minor, toe injuries can be both painful and debilitating and should not be taken lightly. Toes injuries can be short-lived, which is usually the case with strains and sprains, or can be permanent, such as major crush injuries to the toes or even amputation. These can lead to a variety of difficulties in life, from a slight difficulty walking to severe balance and mobility issues or even being bedridden. This means that compensation in toe injury claims can be dramatically different. We listen to you, take your difficulties seriously and our expert team will be able to explain how much compensation you can expect to receive after the accident leading to your toe injury.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect To Receive Following My Toe Injury Claim?
Compensation awarded in toe injury claims is, as with other claims, divided into two parts. There is the award based on the injury itself, which is a reflection of the pain you have undergone and the intrinsic value of the loss you have suffered. The other part is based on how it has affected your life, including loss of earnings, loss of potential future earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your injury and any costs associated with healing or managing your impairment. These costs might include physiotherapy or other kinds of treatment, the costs of a stick or other walking aid, buying a specially modified car to enable you to remain mobile or modifying your house, for example putting a bathroom in downstairs if you are no longer able to get up the stairs unaided. As you can see, the consequences of your toe injury can be very expensive, and it is important that your toe injury claim is able to reflect that.
In terms of the payment associated with the toe injury directly, rather than the associated costs, there are national guidelines laid down by the Judicial College which dictate the range of payments that can be expected for a wide variety of injuries. The range of payments for toe injuries is remarkably wide. It starts with the upper limit for minor toe injuries being in the region of £7000, whilst the most severe toe injuries can lead to payments of over £44,000. A minor toe injury would be a sprain, for example, that heals fully over time. Payments of over £44,000 are for the most serious instances involving the loss of all toes on a foot. There will be a great deal of variation even within this aspect of the claim however, with not all injuries in which all toes on a foot are lost leading to quite such high payments. As a result, it is important to discuss your case with our team of experienced personal injury solicitors to ensure that you get the best possible guidance as to how much compensation you may be entitled to. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or apply online to discuss your toe injury claim with us and find out how much you are entitled to.
Does It Matter How My Toe Was Injured?
In general, it doesn’t matter how your injury was caused. It only matters that the accident was someone else’s fault and that you were injured as a result of what happened. Toe injuries can be caused through a wide variety of accidents and we can help you make a toe injury claim irrespective of how it happened.
When personal injury solicitors talk about an accident not being your fault, it is important to be aware that we don’t always mean it in the same way as you might when talking to friends. For example, if you were carrying a heavy item at home and dropped it, leading to a toe injury, you might say that it was your own fault or that you were ‘clumsy’. In a legal setting, however, you dropping something heavy might not actually be considered your fault. For example, if your boss has asked you to carry something that is too heavy for you, or has not given you protective gloves to make the carrying task easier and safer, they are likely to be held ‘liable’ for your injury, which is the legal term for being at fault. Similarly, if your job requires you to carry heavy items and you have not been given steel toe capped boots, your employer may be considered to have been negligent, because you dropping a heavy item on your toe is likely to happen at some point and they have not taken steps to make sure that you are not injured when it does happen. In either of those two examples, you would be able to make a toe injury claim for compensation because your employer was ‘at fault’, even if you may privately still feel a little clumsy.
Common 9 causes of toe injuries that can lead to a toe injury claim for compensation include:
- A heavy item dropped onto the toes
- An item dropped from height landing on the toes
- Toe injuries incurred as a result of using industrial tools without sufficient training
- Toe injuries resulting from using industrial tools in a culture where safety training was routinely not followed
- Toe injuries following sharp or heavy items being dropped onto the toes without appropriate personal protective equipment PPE)
- Amputation or crush injuries of the toes during a car accident
- Amputation or crush injuries of the toes as a pedestrian involved in a road traffic accident
- Loss of function or amputation of the toes following medical negligence during routine operations on the toes
- Serious sprains or strains following a trip or fall in a public place
As you can see, there is a wide range of possible causes, and it is not always obvious to the victim whether there really was someone else to blame for what happened. The best way to be sure whether you are entitled to make a claim is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or apply online. We will talk through your circumstances with you and let you know whether we think that you have a strong claim and, if so, how much we think you may be entitled to in your toe injury claim.
How Much Will It Cost To Make A Toe Injury Claim?
We understand that a toe injury is painful and awkward, and that the idea of making a toe injury claim while you are recovering may feel intimidating or scary. Many people do not feel that they have the expertise to pursue a claim alone, but are worried about the cost of hiring a solicitor to help with the process. For the majority of our clients, we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. This means that you don’t pay a penny unless and until we win your claim. We accept an agreed percentage of the compensation you are offered, meaning that if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t find yourself with any additional bills to pay. When you are deciding whether to accept an offer of compensation, we will make sure that we explain clearly how much you will have in your pocket at the end of the process, so there are no unwelcome surprises at any point in the process.
We believe that you deserve justice for your accident and that your toe injury claim should be as straightforward and painless as possible. A no win no fee agreement allows you to make your claim without having to pay anything up front and gives you the best possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
Can I Get Help With My Toe Injury Claim?
- Legal processes are supposed to be accessible to everyone, but it is not always that straightforward. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors have spent their careers helping people to obtain the compensation they deserve for the accidents and injuries they have sustained. If you would like us to help you with your claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or apply online. We will find out the details of your accident, advise you as to how the process works and how much compensation you might expect to receive. We will take over as much of the administration as possible, including filing documents with the court, writing to the other party or their solicitors or insurance company and investigating as needed to provide the best possible evidence to support your claim. In the unlikely event that you have to go to court (most toe injury claims are settled well before they would go to court), we will be there to support you through that as well.Our no win no fee arrangements make justice as accessible as possible in your toe injury claim, meaning that you do not have to put yourself at risk to get the compensation you deserve. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 or apply online and find out how we can help you.