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Leg injuries can vary in severity, from broken toes to double leg amputations. However, because we use them so regularly, any injury to the legs can render us immobile — taking away our freedom to enjoy life, as well as our access to work. If you’ve suffered a leg injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.


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Leeds couple win compensation following honeymoon road traffic accident

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadBus AccidentsHand InjuriesLeg InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

A couple from Leeds have been awarded compensation following a head on collision whilst on tour in Italy. The couple, Angela and Simon Howland, were on the holiday of a lifetime, cruising the Mediterranean when the collision occurred.  Their tour bus was travelling between Sorrento and Pompeii and was travelling through a tunnel when it was forced to swerve to avoid a head on collision with another vehicle. The bus, which was transporting tourists from the cruise, then crashed into the tunnel wall causing substantial personal injury to the driver…

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Laser hair removal treatment severely burns client

Posted in: Arm InjuryLeg InjuriesMedical NegligenceNegligent Cosmetic Surgery

A claimant has won £5,000 in compensation after sustaining burns to her arms and legs after receiving hair removal laser treatment. The woman had gone to a beauty salon to have several areas of her body lasered, including her lower legs and arms, which left her with visible burn marks upon completion of the treatment. It was subsequently discovered that the beautician carrying out the treatment had turned the power of the laser too high, resulting in the burns. Report confirmed that the laser had been misused When the salon…

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Brain damage victim wins damages after car accident

Posted in: Car AccidentsHead and Brain InjuriesLeg Injuries

A 24-year-old man from East London has been awarded damages after a car accident left him with life-changing injuries. Jack Mitchell had been studying to become an electrician when he was injured in a crash six years ago. It was heard that Mr Mitchell had been a front seat passenger when the driver, his friend, swerved to avoid a fox in March 2009. His lawyer described the crash as a “horrific collision”. Severe behavioural and personality difficulties The accident left Mr Mitchell with a number of injuries, including multiple fractures…

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School accidents and abuse costing half a million pounds in compensation

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

According to figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request, councils across the country have paid out almost half a million pounds to injured pupils in the last three years. Payouts included £21,845 to a student who suffered a playground injury due to ‘inadequate supervision’, and £13,358 to a pupil who suffered injury after having their foot trapped in a defective door. The largest payout went to a group of pupils over “sexual abuse by teacher”. A total of £426,283 was paid out by Suffolk County Council, with a spokeswoman…

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Warehouse worker wins damages after fall from height causes him to lose leg

Posted in: Falls from HeightsFoot InjuriesLeg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A warehouse worker from Plymouth has been awarded more than £500,000 in compensation after falling from a height, causing him to have his leg amputated. 47-year-old Mark Jeffery fell while cleaning out the guttering of his employer’s Plymouth-based premises ten years ago, leaving him with a shattered leg, ankle and foot. Following a total of thirteen operations to recover his leg, eight years later Mr Jeffery was forced to have his lower leg amputated. Before his accident, Mr Jeffery was described as a ‘fit and active man’, always taking part…

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Child wins £250,000 in compensation after accident at school

Posted in: Foot InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsSchool Accidents

A Leicester pupil has been awarded £250,000 in compensation for their serious injury at school. The case was brought forward following a Freedom of Information request, yet Leicester City Council has refused to provide any information on the case, including who the child was, what school it happened at, and the extent of the injury. The authority said that providing any information whatsoever could damage the anonymity of the child. What the Freedom of Information request did uncover is that the incident happened in 2008, and that compensation was only…

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Leg, Ankle, Foot, and Hip Injury Claims in Bristol

Posted in: Foot InjuriesHip InjuriesLeg InjuriesPersonal Injury

Call for accident claims in Bristol & Avon. If you have injured your hip, leg, ankle, foot, knee, or toes in an accident then you could be due personal injury compensation. Our friendly team of specialists will be able to quickly tell you whether you are eligible in just one phone call. We work on a strict no win no fee* approach as we believe everyone in Bristol should have access to the legal system and justice. We can help Bristol people, workers, and employees to…

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Knee Injury Compensation Claims in Bristol

Posted in: Knee InjuryPersonal Injury

If you have suffered a knee injury in Bristol, or you live or work in the city, then you might be eligible to make a knee injury compensation claim. In simple terms, our solicitors can help people who were hurt in an accident or assault where the injuries were due to someone else’s negligence of fault. This could be a result of a car accident, an accident at work, a criminal assault, a sporting injury, being hurt whilst on holiday, or a medical negligence claim. In its most basic form,…

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4 years for dangerous driver who killed schoolgirl and injured several others

Posted in: Car AccidentsLeg InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsSchool AccidentsWrongful & Accidental Death

Robert Blackwell, 19, from Hayway Lane, Bampton, Oxfordshire, has been given a 4 year jail sentence after admitting dangerous driving resulting in the death of schoolgirl, Liberty Baker, 14, on 30 June. Blackwell’s car mounted the pavement killing Liberty and injuring 2 of her friends as they walked to school in Witney, Oxfordshire.  Blackwell admitted causing death by dangerous driving and inflicting serious injury by dangerous driving, and admitted to having smoked cannabis on the day before taking to the road. The incident took place in Curbridge Road and also involved Paul…

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Injuries abroad proving expensive for uninsured brits

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadHead and Brain InjuriesLeg Injuries

A new study has found that the most expensive places for an uninsured Brit to suffer an injury are the US and Canada.  The study looked at winter sports particularly, with treatment for a broken leg costing £26,000 (USD$40,000) in the US and £15,000 (CAD$28,000) in Canada. After America and Canada, Austria and Switzerland came next in the rankings. The study, which was commissioned by Allianz Global Assistance UK and the Ski Club of Great Britain, found that of all the claims made in the US and Canada by uninsured…

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More than five a week bitten by police dogs

Posted in: Animal AttacksLeg Injuries

New figures have revealed that police dogs bite an average of five people every week in London alone. Compensation paid out to dog bite victims has more than doubled in the last three years, standing at £250,000. The lawyers representing the victims described the number of attacks as “troubling” and said that the force should be doing more to prevent these accidents from happening. Over the last three years the Met police recorded a total of 827 dog attacks – figures released following a Freedom of Information request. Where the…

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Nurse wins compensation following holiday slip

Posted in: Accidents and Sickness AbroadFoot InjuriesLeg InjuriesPublic Place Accidents

A former nurse has been awarded £225,000 in compensation after she was forced to leave her job following a serious fall on holiday. 58-year-old Kathleen Powell had been a nurse for the army when she went on holiday to Tenerife in 2006. The accident happened during a salsa dancing class when she slipped on a wet floor, around which were no warning signs. Ms Powell suffered three broken bones in her leg and two broken toes. She is still in pain eight years after the accident happened. The mother from…

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Families of injured children take legal action

Posted in: Bus AccidentsLeg InjuriesNeck InjuriesRoad Traffic AccidentsSchool Accidents

The families of 28 injured schoolchildren have launched legal action just over a month after two buses collided during their school runs. The accident happened in County Durham on the 3rd of June when one bus, taking children to Tanfield School, crashed into another bus that had been taking children to St Bede’s School. The two buses crashed head-on in Lanchester, with two drivers and 28 children taken to hospital as a result. The accident happened in Shield Row Lane, near the junction of the A693. One law firm is due to…

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Worker prosecuted following acid burns

Posted in: Leg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A member of staff at an industrial estate has been taken to court after one of his colleagues sustained serious burns from a plastic bottle filled with sulphuric acid. Mark Mellard (46) had picked up the plastic bottle on his way out of work, which had been left unattended by the sink, before he felt it burning on his leg. He disposed of the bottle and washed his leg with cold water. The severity of the burn damaged Mr Mellard’s nerve endings so he proceeded to walk his dog before going to…

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Injured teachers receive record £26m in compensation

Posted in: Arm InjuryFoot InjuriesHead and Brain InjuriesNeck InjuriesPedestrian InjuriesPothole InjuriesSchool AccidentsShoulder InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

Newly released figures have revealed that school staff have been awarded a record of £26 million in compensation.  One teacher received £110,000 after tripping on a pothole in the driveway of the school she worked at. She is just one of the hundreds of school staff who have claimed for a work-related injury.  The NASUWT teaching union assisted many of its members in claiming compensation, winning teaching staff more than £20 million in 2013. This figure was up a third on the previous year, with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers…

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19-month-old cut by H&M security tag

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsShop Accidents

The mother of a 19-month-old boy is furious after her son suffered a serious cut on his leg as a result of the security tag being left on his trousers purchased at H&M.  Emma Lipscombe had been trying to dress her son in the newly purchased trousers when he began to scream in pain. The security tag had been left inside one of the trousers’ pockets, with the sharp pin cutting into the leg of the boy as his mother tried to put them on. The security pin, applied to clothing…

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OAP wins Starbucks payout

Posted in: Leg InjuriesPublic Place AccidentsRestaurant AccidentsShop Accidents

An OAP that slipped on the floor in a Midland branch of Starbucks coffee house has won a four-figure payout from the multinational chain.  Seventy-one-year-old Rosemarie Duggan from Perry Bar had been at the chain’s Bescot Retail Park outlet in Walsall when she slipped on the ‘greasy’ floor.  Mrs Duggan suffered a torn hamstring in the fall, despite other customers already having complained about the dangers of the floor condition. Mrs Duggan was immediately taken to Sandwell General Hospital where she was provided with crutches, anti-inflammatory cream and strong analgesia…

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Woman mauled by dog on Blackpool promenade

Posted in: Animal AttacksLeg Injuries

Detectives have released details regarding a recent dog attack that took place on Blackpool promenade. Lesley Wilson (54) was viciously attacked at around 23:00 BST on the 8th July near the sea wall, in the south side of the popular resort. Following the attack, Ms Wilson has endured two operations – one being a skin graft. Dog attacked for no reason At the time of the attack, Ms. Wilson was with her friend, both of whom are deaf, and said they had been walking down the promenade when the dog attacked…

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Risk assessments could have made a difference to seriously injured worker

Posted in: Foot InjuriesHead and Brain InjuriesKnee InjurySpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A Portsmouth steel manufacturer was sentenced earlier this week, after one of its workers suffered life-changing injuries when he was hit by a falling 1.4 tonne steel beam. An HSE investigation found that the company had not carried out a proper assessment of the risks involved in the particular work process, and so had failed to put in simple safety measures that would have prevented beams from being knocked and becoming dangerously unstable. The worker, a fabricator/welder, who does not wish to be named, suffered numerous injuries including a fractured…

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Company fined for worker's injuries

Posted in: Employer NegligenceFalls from HeightsFoot InjuriesHip InjuriesSpine & Back InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A self-employed roofer has been fined after an employee suffered major injuries falling through a skylight at a Nuneaton industrial estate. The employee was re-cladding the asbestos roof when he fell seven metres to the factory floor below. He fractured his pelvis, back and foot and was unable to work for several months. The self-employed roofer was responsible for the work and was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found he failed to do enough to prevent or mitigate the fall. He was fined £1,000…

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London firm in court for worker's injury

Posted in: Arm InjuryLeg InjuriesWorkplace Injuries

A London-based chemicals company has been prosecuted after a worker was run over by a forklift truck and had to have part of his leg amputated. The long-serving employee, who had worked for the company more than 40 years, suffered major crush injuries to his right leg and had to undergo an above-the-knee amputation in hospital. He also sustained ligament damage to his left leg, a dislocated left elbow and was in hospital for four weeks. He has been unable to return to work at the company since. Westminster Magistrates’…

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