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Leg injuries are common in Australia. In 2018-19, 20% of all hospitalisations were because of an injury to the hip and leg, with a further 4.2% as a result of injury to the ankle or foot. Leg injuries can happen in a number of ways, from workplace injury through to car accidents, and even through slipping or falling in a public place.
If your leg injury has been suffered in a way that was not your fault, you may be entitled to seek an amount of compensation from the party who was at fault.
Common situations where a leg injury is suffered and it is due to someone else’s negligence include traffic accidents, where all parties (with the exception of an at-fault driver who may not be covered) are eligible to claim for compensation, and workplace accidents, where WorkCover exists to compensate workers for loss associated with leg injuries suffered in the workplace.
Speak to our personal injury lawyers today about how we can help with everything to do with your claim, from getting medical expert evidence to assist with your claim through to calculating compensation payouts and establishing what your position is regarding your claim. Our no win no fee lawyers provide advice on your leg injury claim for compensation and can assist you throughout the process of making your leg injury compensation claim.
Leg injuries are varied and many, and it is possible to suffer a leg injury to the hip, knee, thigh or shin - all the way down to the ankle and foot injury category. Some of the common type of leg injuries are listed below:
Leg injuries can be caused in a range of ways through workplace accidents, road accidents, as a public place user, and in a range of other ways.
If you have broken your leg at work, you will be eligible to make a claim for the time you need to spend off work in recovery, and then compensated for your medical expenses and costs associated with your treatment.
A broken leg may require surgery or extended physiotherapy to get you back to 100%, and financial support is critical during this time. WorkCover claims provide the support you need (or a private insurer if your employer/you are self-insured) to get back on track and make a full recovery.
It is worth noting here that if your broken leg occurred as a result of your employer’s negligence then you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer for loss associated with your workplace leg injury. Speak to our personal injury lawyers today about your possible workers compensation negligence claim
Leg injuries are suffered in a range of ways in the workplace and across a range of occupations/ Risky occupations for leg injuries include:
Of course, leg injuries can happen in any workplace at any time, which is why it is critical to ensure you take care of yourself at work, while knowing that your employer is taking care of your safety as well.
In the event an accident does happen, report it as soon as you can to your employer, seek medical attention, and then commence your claim for WorkCover where appropriate. WorkCover will assist with pay for time off work, associated costs of treatment, and can also provide compensation in the event that your accident results in permanent impairment.
Car accidents are traumatic and can cause serious leg injuries. A broken leg is a common possible injury as a result of a car accident, and if you have been in an accident and suffered a broken leg you are eligible to make a claim against the at-fault driver’s CTP insurance provider.
Everyone involved in an accident who was not at fault, including passengers, the other driver, and passengers in the other driver’s vehicle, can make a claim for compensation. Speak to our team of accident claim lawyers for legal advice about making your claim for compensation.
A claim for leg injury compensation includes compensation takes a range of factors into consideration, including:
Speak to our team of Brisbane accident lawyers about your possible claim for compensation to find out more about how we can help you get back on track after a leg injury that was not your fault.
When making a claim for leg injury compensation you generally have three years from the date you were injured to commence your claim against the at-fault party. You can find out more about the specific time limits for claims for road accidents and workplace accidents in our guide.
If you are considering making a claim it is worthwhile speaking to our personal injury accident lawyers about your situation so that we can provide you with an understanding of where you may stand in relation to your claim.