Is it possible to receive £120,000 in a loss of toes compensation claim? A No Win No Fee lawyer could make it possible for you to claim this amount for severe foot damage that wasn’t your fault.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers handle cases involving accidents at work, road traffic accidents (RTA), and public liability claims and can seek to achieve similar results for you. In this article, we discuss how to begin a claim related to the loss of toes and help you access the justice and compensation you deserve.
Using our fictional case study of Amanda, a 32-year-old personal fitness instructor, we explain a typical No Win No Fee claim from beginning to end. We explore establishing third party blame and help you to work out the possible value of your case. Our experts cover the whole country and show you how to select the right lawyer to handle your loss of toes compensation claim.
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- A Guide To Calculate Loss Of Toes Compensation Claim
- What Are Toe Amputations
- Effects Of Loss Of All Toes On Finances
- Common Amputation Effects
- Care Claims For Negligent Incidents
- Calculate Compensation Claims For Amputees
- Case Study: £120,000 Compensation For Loss Of Toes On One Foot
- Estimates For Free On Loss Of Toes Compensation Claim
- No Win No Fee Claims
- Find Top Personal Injury Solicitors Today
- Talk With Us About Loss Of Toes Compensation Claim
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Calculating compensation for such a severe accident as the amputation of toes can be daunting, but if you have a lawyer to help you, the task can be a little easier. Our case study illustrates how painful the loss of one or more toes can be. The long-lasting, life-altering effects of such an accident are reflected in the possible compensation amount of £140,000.
It’s crucial to discuss your case with the right people from the off to give yourself the best possible opportunity to maximise your payout. We’ll explain exactly how by referring to the three main areas we cover:
- Accidents in public places
- Accidents at work
- Road Traffic accidents (RTA’S)
A personal injury claim can be brought if you believe your accident resulted from third party negligence. Once you’ve established a breach of duty on someone’s part to provide adequate safety, you can launch your loss of toes compensation claim.
An accident that results in the mutilation of toes is severe and would require emergency surgery. After the initial trauma of losing one or more toes, there would be a very lengthy rehabilitation period and a drastic lifestyle adjustment. The NHS website gives more information about amputation here. This may help with your decision to make a claim.
To establish negligence, you must prove three things:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- That duty was breached
- And as a result of the breach, you suffered an injury or illness.
The three primary responsibilities of care are:
- Employers have a duty of care under the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974 to protect and uphold your health and safety at work, so much as possible. if you can show your employer breached their duty of care, you may have a case.
- The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 also outlines the duty of care owed to anyone who uses public space.
- All road users hold a duty of care to each other as set out in The Highway Code outlines the standards expected of all road users, from pedestrians to lorry drivers.
The Motor Insurer’s Bureau (MIB) can pay compensation to you if the motorist that caused your accident was uninsured or cannot be traced
Because of the drastic nature of multiple toe amputation, the immediate impact on your life will touch every area. This could include your finances. With acute pain standing or trying to walk for at least a week until the worst effects begin to subside, working may be out of the question. Recovery times can vary but functioning normally and learning to walk with a prosthetic could take a long time. Read here for more information from the NHS.
Many No Win No Fee sites online may quote ‘instant’ compensation amounts using a personal injury claims calculator. However, these amounts can be misleading as they failed to account for the circumstances of your case.
Special damages account for any financial harm stemming from the accident. For example, you could claim:
- Loss of earnings and loss of future earnings
- Expenses related to travelling to hospital appointments
- Out of pocket costs to paid carers to help you shop, cook, wash etc
- Specialist modifications like wheelchair access or prosthetics.
This list is not exhaustive. Why not contact our team to find out more about how our panel of lawyers could help you recover special damages?
Typical scenarios that could result in the loss of toes, or the need for mutilated toes to be amputated are as follows:
- Something sharp running across the top of the foot
- A heavy object badly crushing the toes
- The consequence of a serious road traffic accident
- Being the victim of a serious physical assault
There are various other ways that you could suffer damage to your toes. Simply call our team today to discuss your case.
As a result of your injuries, its possible that you will need help attending to basic tasks for a couple of weeks at least. You may not be able to rely on the ‘gracious care’ offered by family and friends, and it may be necessary to pay for a professional carer’s services. If you are too poorly or immobilised to cook, clean, shop, and attend to personal care, an experienced carer’s costs can be very high, according to the NHS, as much as £650 – £1,500 a week.
To successfully recover care costs, we urge you to keep all invoices and receipts. These costs will form crucial evidence as part of your claim. Without them, it can be tough to prove how much it has cost you and claim it back from the defendant.
An independent medical evaluation can form a vital part of your claim for personal injury compensation for damage to your toes. The potential success of your case against a third party will rest on that assessment confirming that injuries were a result of the accident, not from a long-standing or previous condition. An examination can also supply you with valuable details about any long term effects from the toe amputation. This could boost your claim’s value.
As part of the process to value your personal injury claim, your No Win No Fee lawyer will look at two types of damages:
- General damages – this aspect of compensation is intended to gauge the effects of pain and suffering caused and the possible impact they have had on your life. It can be difficult to estimate something like anguish but the Judicial College tries to suggest awards in its guidelines based on typical, similar cases. The loss of a big toe and several other minor toes could carry a potential compensation reward of between £33,460 – £87,410 for severe and permanent damage.
- Special damages – are designed to repair your finances. Any costs that you incurred as a consequence of dealing with the accident and injuries could form part of your final settlement amount. Specific examples of items that could be re-claimed are:
- Loss of money from missed work
- Travel expenses to hospital appointments
- Medications or equipment
- The cost of paid care
- Any receipts and invoices to substantiate your claim. It’s really vital to keep detailed accounts to prove these expenses.
Combining both types of damages will give you a much greater chance to reimburse the out-of-pocket costs resulting from the accident you suffered. You can contact our team for free legal clarity on this or any other points raised using the number at the top of this page.
Amanda was a 32-year-old fitness instructor who enjoyed an active lifestyle until her accident. Through no fault of her own, her life was turned upside-down by a piece of faulty machinery in the council-run gym she occasionally went to.
While using the treadmill, the machine malfunctioned, and her left foot was dragged into the conveyor tread where it jammed. This crushed her big toe and two others very severely. It later transpired that the treadmill had not been appropriately serviced and that other users had complained about its potential danger.
After the emergency surgery to save Amanda’s foot, she decided to launch a personal injury claim against the council that ran the gym. Amanda had to be fitted with a prosthetic foot to stand and walk again. She went through several months of painful rehabilitation and had to abandon her successful career as a personal trainer.
After consulting with a skilled No Win No Fee lawyer, it became apparent that Amanda had solid grounds to make a personal injury claim. In a reasonably short time, she was awarded just over £140,000 in damages when the gym admitted liability for causing her accident.
When Amanda used special damages to boost her claim, the breakdown of compensation payout looked like this:
|Amanda qualified for the
highest possible award by the JCG
due to the severe and permanent
nature of her public place injury.
She was awarded £45,000.
|Loss of future earnings – £67,500
|Rehabilitation, prosthetics and wheelchair
modifications – £5,000
|Carer costs – £2,000
|Travel to hospital – £500
Whilst this is purely an example, it illustrates how a No Win No Fee lawyer could help you in your loss of toes compensation claim by using all the appropriate methods and evidence we’ve discussed. Speak to our team today to see how they might be able to help you.
You may see many adverts these days for personal injury No Win No Fee claims. They may use personal injury claims calculators and suggest instant payout estimates, but this is not a reliable way to calculate compensation.
After speaking directly with a personal injury specialist who can look at all the personal aspects of your case, it’s possible to value an amount that you could be awarded. Compensation amounts vary and each case is decided on its own merits, so it’s important to bear this in mind. The party who caused your injuries could be liable for more when a greater understanding of special damages are included.
Speak to our friendly and knowledgeable team on the number above. Once they know your case’s details, they can calculate a much more accurate estimate of what you could look to receive as a payout.
A No Win No Fee loss of toes compensation claim essentially means that you won’t have to pay a penny to your solicitors if your case does not win. With a successful result, your lawyer will seek a nominal fee for their work. This is capped by law to keep it as fair and low as possible. It’s also payable only after your compensation has been awarded. This leaves you the bulk of the money to rebuild your life with. Other advantages are:
- No fees to pay to start a claim
- Nothing to pay while your case progresses
- Expert legal advice
- The confidence that comes from knowing an experienced personal injury lawyer is working in your best interests.
To find out more about No Win No Fee agreements, get in touch with our team.
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The precise location of a personal injury lawyer is not crucially essential thanks to the internet. However, Google searches might generate a confusing volume of No Win No Fee firms offering ‘instant compensation’ amounts. So how might you find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case? It’s important to consider the following in your search for the right one:
- How much were past clients finally awarded?
- How quickly did it take for the lawyers to settle a case like this?
- Was communication regular and easy to understand?
- Are they a successful company with cases like this?
- Do they regularly win the higher compensation for amputated toe injuries?
To assist in your search and decision to launch a claim, you can access the best legal advice and most skilled lawyers today, by merely clicking here, for a no-obligation chat today.
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Thank you for reading our guide on your loss of toes compensation claim. We hope that you’ve found this article useful and it has assisted in your decision to seek damages for your loss of toes accident. For further reading, please see below:
Speak to our friendly team here.
Read more on accident hot spots here
Discover more about the Health and Safety at Work etc/ Act 1974 by clicking here.
Click here to read The Highway Code
For more information from the NHS on carer costs, please click here
Claims against the council further reading
To browse the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, please click here
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