If you have suffered an injury to your leg, knee, or ankle, caused by a third party, you may be entitled to bring a compensation claim against them. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, we have decades of experience in helping people who have suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of employers, service providers, or other third parties. Fractures are very common injuries that occur in the workplace, on public transport and roads, and in publicly accessible areas. You can speak with a member of our personal injury team today to discuss the injury you sustained and to get an idea of the level of compensation you may be entitled to. Get in touch via our contact page if you would like to speak to an expert right now.
Bringing a compensation claim for a fracture to the leg, knee, or ankle
Leg injuries occur in the thigh, knee, ankle, or shin and they can affect the bone or the soft tissue. The lower leg contains two bones, the tibia, and fibula, as well as the ankle joint and the talus bone. Damage to any of these bones can severely affect the quality of the injured person’s life.
When starting the process of bringing a claim for these types of injuries, it is important to keep in mind the following.
- Preservation of evidence and inspection of the accident scene – in the case of serious accidents you should get a forensic engineer on the scene. They can attend at the scene of the accident and record what they have observed by taking measurements, sketches, notes, and photographs. You should also retain your own notes and photos where possible.
- Enquire about the availability of other forms of evidence – for example, there may be CCTV footage in the public area where the accident occurred. Or you may need to take down the details of witnesses who saw the accident happen. If your accident happens at work, you will need to take statements from your colleagues and ensure that your employer preserves the accident scene until a forensic specialist can assess it.
- Keep written records of your appointments with doctors and specialists – ask them to provide copies of their records and keep a note of all the medications you have taken.
Leg fracture compensation
You may find Section 7 of the Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries guidelines useful for determining the maximum compensation payouts for ankle, knee and leg fracture injuries.
Severe and serious leg fracture compensation
Knee fracture compensation
Ankle fracture compensation
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with fracture compensation claims, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of related fields including lower limb injuries to legs, feet, and ankles. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.
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If you have suffered an ankle, knee, or leg fracture, get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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