Splatt Lawyer’s leg and knee injury compensation lawyers can help when you have a lower limb accident caused by someone else’s full or partial negligence. You could have the legal right to a knee, foot or leg compensation claim with the support of our experienced personal injury solicitors.
Please share your story with our accident solicitors. They will advise on your next steps and assist you with collating compelling evidence to aid your lower limb personal injury claim. Splatt Lawyers offers compensation law services on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis. Starting is free, and you owe nothing until we win your case. Pay nothing if you lose. Call Now – 1800 700 125 or email us >
When compensation lawyers work on lower limb injury claims, they seek legal damages for harm to the thigh or upper leg, knee, ankle or shin, lower leg and foot.
Physical damage to lower limbs, including leg and knee, is relatively common, with thousands of Australians attending hospital emergency rooms and receiving treatment from Orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and rehabilitation specialists.
You could make a leg injury compensation claim for a lower limb fracture, a bone break or crack, or any leg or knee damage if:
Your leg injury compensation is calculated based on several factors. The primary consideration is how your life has changed because of your injury. The purpose of your settlement is to restore your life to where it was had your accident not happened. The size of your compensation payout will rely on the following:
When you start your claim, your leg injury solicitor will examine how your physical condition has impacted your situation. Your damages calculation will consider the following:
In most cases, your payout is funded by an insurance company. This fact is reassuring if a family member or loved one was the party liable for your accident. It’s free to know the potential value of your compensation, so contact us now to get started >
Splatt Lawyer’s No Win, No Fee policy means you have no financial risk for your case. You only pay our legal fees and costs when you win and nothing if you lose. We fund your medical assessments and reports as well as your rehabilitation costs. Unlike some prominent injury law firms, we will not ask you to take out an expensive disbursement loan. Our No Win, No Fee, No Risk guarantee means:
Our experienced compensation lawyers will be pleased to explain our 100% No Win, No Fee policy when you contact us for your free claim review. Unlike some compensation law firms, Splatt Lawyers do not charge a success fee.
You could have the legal right to more than one claim depending on how and where you were harmed and your accident type. Having more than one physical injury does not mean that each body part is a separate case. Rather the circumstances of your incident mean you can seek legal damages and make insurance claims (in some cases). Splatt Lawyers regularly assist physically and psychologically injured Queenslanders with the following:
It’s free to understand your legal options. Contact our friendly legal team to know your rights; they will help you learn the following:
1) Your right to claim compensation
2) The types of claims you could make
3) Your level of compensation
4) Your chance of success
For some legal matters, there is no requirement to prove liability, i.e. you do not need to show who was at fault. Your lawyer will let you know if you need to show someone failed their legal duty of care and who was the at-fault party. There is no cost to know your legal entitlements.
In Queensland, there are strict limits for leg injury compensation claims. If you miss a deadline, you could be blocked from seeking restitution forever. You must know your recommended steps to building a solid case when you are harmed. What you do in the days following your injury will impact your legal outcome. Please take action now by contacting us for your free case review. It’s free to know your next steps.
People in Queensland often endure leg and knee injuries due to:
Slips, Trips and Falls – unexpected falls can cause soft tissue damage and break one or both of your leg bones.
Car and Road Accidents – A motor vehicle accident’s sudden and severe impact can cause minor damage or severe fractures.
Motorcycle and Cycle accidents – Motorbike riders and cyclists are particularly vulnerable to leg and knee injuries, as they lack lower limb protection when they have a traffic accident.
Sporting and recreational injuries – pushing yourself beyond your usual physical limits when doing recreational activities can harm your lower limbs.
Workplace Accidents – sometimes your legs are harmed when the unexpected happens at work or due to work-related activity.
Overuse injuries – You can acquire stress fractures by repetitive force or excessive use, e.g. working too hard or running too far. You might also have an existing condition escalated by your job or a supporting activity.
When you injure your leg, you may have more than one type of physical damage, but one thing all injuries have in common is their capacity to prevent you from going about your usual daily routine. Here are some of the medical conditions we regularly encounter for leg injury compensation
1) Soft Tissue Leg Injury – Strains and sprains
When ligaments are torn or stretched, you have soft tissue damage. Most people associate sprains with the ankle, but your hamstrings and knee can also be sprained or strained by a sudden impact or twisting.
2) Broken bones and Fractures
A leg, foot or knee fracture is painful and stops you from working or driving your car. You could be on crutches or in a wheelchair and require extensive physical therapy to recover.
3) Leg Paralysis
Damage to your spinal cord or lower body nerves can lead to full or partial paralysis. Typically, severe accidents at work, on the road, or a nasty trip or fall can cause extensive physical harm.
4) Leg burns injuries
If you work with chemicals, corrosive solutions, or heat, you could suffer a burn to any body part, including your legs. Inadequate training, poor handling procedures or lack of protective equipment are all unacceptable risks. Your legs are almost 20% of your skin area, so burn injuries to this part of your body can require lengthy recovery times.
5) Leg amputation
Removing a part of your body will likely cause lasting psychological and physical impacts. Changing your life to fit your new circumstance will be costly, and you may require long-term therapy. Compensation will help fund your changes to move on with your life.
When Queenslanders have an accident and damage their leg or knee, they usually get a sprain, abrasion, bruise, dislocation, bone break or rupture of muscles and tendons. Thankfully, most people recover, and severe injuries are rare – like compound fractures and those requiring amputation. This leg damage can be life-threatening and lead to short or long-term disabilities.
Your thighbone is the most durable bone in your body. If you fracture your thighbone, you will likely have a severe leg injury, as considerable force would be needed to break this bone. However, soft tissue injuries and damage to your tibia (shinbone) or your fibula (the bone that sits beside your shinbone) could be more subtle. The symptoms of a leg break may include the following:
When younger people suffer a fracture or other lower limb injury, they may stop walking without being able to explain. In this situation, you should seek immediate medical advice.
It can be difficult to talk about an injury. Our personal injury lawyers understand the challenges, and we strive to make your experience as stress-free as possible. We will ask you to share your story and answer any questions.
Expect experienced and honest personal injuries legal advice in plain English from a lawyer who has been practising for years. We’re here to help you understand your legal rights and if there are any additional insurance claims available to you. They will guide you through the injury claims process showing you the path to the outcome you seek. Call Now – 1800 700 125
Sometimes it is challenging to prove liability, which is where a skilled compensation solicitor can help. The success of your claim relies on irrefutable evidence. Splatt Lawyers have been assisting injured Queenslanders for almost 30 years. We know what it takes to win a case. Rely on our expertise to deliver the outcome you are seeking.
If you have had an unexpected accident and have been harmed, you should seek medical treatment immediately. If you have a lower-body injury, your doctor will likely request an x-ray or ultrasound to assess the severity of your damage. If you believe you have a claim for compensation, you should contact our personal injury solicitors immediately. The steps you take now will impact the outcome of your claim.
Even if you are partly to blame for your accident, you could still have a successful claim. You will have contributory negligence, which will reduce the value of your compensation. Of course, our skilled compensation lawyers will negotiate your contribution percentage and ensure we have the optimal evidence to support your case.