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Lower Extremity Injury Compensation

Injuries to the lower extremity can lead to ongoing health issues like chronic pain, reduced mobility, and joint instability. There’s also a risk of developing arthritis in the injured area, especially in the knee or ankle. Muscle weakness and atrophy can occur due to prolonged inactivity during recovery. Additionally, there’s a possibility of nerve damage, which can cause numbness or tingling. Long-term complications might also include nerve damage, leading to sensations like numbness or tingling. In severe cases, injuries can lead to long-term disability or the need for surgical interventions.
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Types of Lower Body Injuries

Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding specific types of injuries that can affect the lower extremity region of the body, together with guidance around compensation for each category of injury.

Achilles Tendon Rupture

An Achilles tendon rupture is a complete or partial tear of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.

Ankle Fractures

An ankle fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint, which includes the tibia, fibula, and talus.

Anterior Ankle Impingement

Ongoing health problems following an anterior ankle impingement can include chronic pain, persistent swelling, and stiffness in the ankle.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Ongoing health problems following a diagnosis of this injury can include chronic knee pain, instability, and reduced range of motion.

Femoral Fractures

A femoral fracture is a break or crack in the femur, the thigh bone, which is the longest and strongest bone in the body.

Fibular Fractures

A fibular fracture is a break in the fibula, the smaller of the two bones in the lower leg. It typically occurs due to direct trauma, falls, or twisting injuries.

Foot Fractures

Severe consequences of a foot fracture can include chronic pain, permanent deformity, and arthritis due to improper healing.

Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a small, hairline crack in a bone caused by repetitive stress or overuse, rather than a single traumatic event.

Tibial Fractures

A tibial fracture is a break in the tibia, the larger of the two bones in the lower leg. It commonly results from trauma such as falls, sports injuries, or car accidents.

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Expert Legal Assitance for Injuries to the Lower Body

If you’ve experienced an injury to the lower extremity region of your body resulting in significant and persistent health issues, you might be eligible to pursue a compensation claim against the responsible party. At McCarthy + Co, our team of experienced personal injury solicitors is here to assist you in navigating the legal proceedings to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.


The Compensation Claim Process

Our approach is straightforward and transparent:

  • Initial Consultation – We start with a free, no-obligation consultation to understand your case and advise on the best course of action.
  • Gathering Evidence – We help gather all necessary medical reports, witness statements, and other evidence to build a strong claim.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies – Our team skillfully negotiates with insurance companies to secure the best possible settlement.
  • Legal Representation – If your case goes to court, we provide robust legal representation to fight for your rights and interests.

Ready to bring your claim?

If you have sustained a lower body injury due to the negligence of a third party, you can arrange an appointment with one of solictors to discuss your next steps. Simply call us on the freephone number on this page or request a callback using our quick form and we’ll get back to you at a time that suits you.

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Flor McCarthy

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wears multiple hats, not only as the managing partner of one of Ireland’s leading law firms, but also as an author, speaker and an acknowledged expert in client service, innovation and marketing.

Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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