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Have you been injured in an accident within the last three years?
Unsure whether you can claim compensation for a broken leg?
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Our broken leg compensation solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full with no deductions. If you would like information on broken leg compensation claims at no cost with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form.

Broken Leg Injury

A broken leg is a common incident often occurring in traumatic accidents such as vehicle collisions, accidents at work and slip, trips and falls. The potential injuries can be categorised as follows :-

  • dislocations (bone out of joint)
  • sprains - stretches and tears of ligaments
  • strains - stretches and tears of muscles (e.g. pulled muscle)
  • muscle overuse injuries (e.g. shin splints of lower leg)
  • muscle bruise from a direct blow
  • bone bruise from a direct blow
  • amputations
  • fractures (broken bones)

A leg is usually broken because of the application of severe external force as in motor vehicle collisions, accidents involving a fall from height and occasionally from slips, trips and falls. If any of these accidents involves the negligence of another person then it may be possible to make a broken leg compensation claim.

There are numerous possible locations for a broken bone in the leg including :-

  • The femur is the main bone in the thigh. It is the longest and strongest bone of the body.
  • The lower end of the femur rests on top of the tibia, forming the knee joint.
  • The kneecap (patella) glides back and forth in front of the knee joint.
  • The tibia is the shinbone and supports the body's weight. The fibula runs alongside the tibia below the knee.
  • The ankle is composed of the bottom ends of the tibia and fibula, the connecting foot bones, and the ligaments and tendons. Severe twisting injuries to the ankle can result in fractures of the tibia or fibula near or within the ankle joint.

The major symptoms are :-

  • Severe pain. Holding the bone still will decrease pain. Movement of the broken bone will increase pain.
  • Swelling and bruising over the area of a break are common.
  • Deformity can occur in various forms, including :-

    • Shortening: On the side of the break.
    • Rotation: Twisting deformity below the break.
    • Angulation: Bending at the break instead of at the joint.

Your doctor will order x-rays which will show the type of fracture you have. The type and location of a break will determine what treatment is needed. A plaster splint or cast is often used to immobilise the bone.

Surgery is often needed and pins, screws and metal plates or wires are frequently used to hold together the broken ends of a bone. For fractures in the middle part of the thighbone or the shinbone, a metal rod is sometimes placed down through the center of the bone during surgery.

Broken Leg Compensation Solicitors

  1. Our broken leg compensation solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
  2. Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
  3. If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.

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