Lower Body Injuries
If you have suffered a lower-body injury as the direct result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then the solicitors at Smith Jones may be able to help you make a claim. Our highly respected team of injury solicitors will be able to assist you with everything from rehabilitation and care to helping you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Injuries to your lower-body can occur as a result of a variety of different accidents and can range from relatively minor injuries to the most severe. Many of the most severe ones can be life-changing.
We have advised many injured people in relation to the following:
- Injuries to the leg
- Knee injuries
- Hip injuries
- Groin injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Foot injuries, and
- Food Poisoning
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Lower Body Injury Types – More Information
INJURIES TO YOUR LEG
Suffering from a leg injury can be a very troubling time. Whether the injury was the result of an accident that occurred in the workplace, as a result of a slip, trip or fall, or from a road traffic accident, leg injuries can often mean that time often has to be taken off work. Further complications could also arise, such as difficulty driving or walking, leading to a change in the way that you live your day-to-day life.
The professional personal injury solicitors at Smith Jones have substantial experience dealing with all degrees of leg injuries, from minor ones to more serious long-term complications. If someone else was at fault for the accident that caused your leg injury, then you may be able to claim compensation. While it will not fully make up for the injury and the resulting suffering, gaining compensation can help you with medical bills, any home adaptations and loss of earnings.
What Kinds of Leg Injury Can Be Claimed For?
There are varying degrees of severity when it comes to leg injuries. Often it is the case that no two leg injuries are treated in exactly the same way.
There is a broad range of minor injuries to the leg that can be claimed for which primarily include damage to muscles and fractures to the upper or lower leg that don’t cause further complications. These include standard stress or displaced fractures.
When further complications do arise, often the leg injury will be classed as moderate to severe, with the most serious injuries occasionally resulting in a full or partial leg amputation. The more severe the fracture to the leg is, such as in instances of compound fractures or avulsion fractures, the more compensation that you may be eligible to claim.
How Do I Claim for a Leg Injury?
Like many types of personal injury claim, there are two primary elements that your legal representative will have to prove before you are eligible for compensation. These include providing proof that the injury was the direct result of an accident, and that there was negligence on the part of the party at fault. At Smith Jones, we understand the severity of leg injuries and just what alterations to a person’s lifestyle that they can cause. Because of this, we will always do everything possible to help you to get the full compensation that you are owed.
Sustaining a hip injury can drastically reduce your standard of living and quality of life, to the point where even day-to-day activities are excruciating or nearly impossible. There are also a number of complications that can arise following damage to the hip, including the large amount of time that you may have to take away from work, limited mobility and additional care, as well as any medical and rehabilitation costs that you incur. All of these can be very expensive.
Due to this, a hip injury often affects more than just the person who sustained the injury, putting pressure on family and friends who help to aid the recovery. Since our hips are vital for mobility, any injury sustained can cause both physical and psychological stress. At Smith Jones, we have experience dealing with hip injuries sustained in all manner of accidents and are ready to help provide the advice you need to gain deserved compensation.
What Kinds of Hip Injury Can Be Claimed For?
Almost all kinds of hip injuries can be claimed for, even those where there hasn’t been a fracture and recovery wasn’t prolonged. Claims can be made for fractured hips that have healed, accidents where a hip replacement has been required, and the most severe cases where a fractured hip has resulted in permanent pain when moving, disability, or problems walking. It is also possible to make a claim for bruised or strained muscles, and minor or serious dislocations.
How Do I Claim for a Hip Injury?
As soon as possible after suffering from a hip injury, it is vital to seek medical attention, even if you believe the injury is nothing serious. Once you have received the necessary medical attention, a member of our team of personal injury solicitors can help you to establish a case and advise you on where you stand in your claim for compensation. In cases where you were not at fault, and the injury was sustained because of negligence on behalf of someone else, then the process of starting a compensation claim can begin.
Knee injuries are amongst the most complex lower body injuries that you can suffer from. Whether an injury has been sustained to the bone, the cartilage, muscles, tendons, or a combination of all of them, it is likely that it will be incredibly painful and the recovery process prolonged.
A knee injury can occur as the result of many different types of accident, with compensation being able to be claimed in situations including, but not limited to; workplace accidents, sporting accidents, medical mistakes, trips in public places and road traffic accidents.
After suffering from a knee injury, you want to recover as quickly as possible, but it is also important that you get the compensation that is owed to you to help with medical bills and/or loss of income. The expert personal injury solicitors at Smith Jones can help you through the process, providing advice on each step you need to take to make a claim.
What Kinds of Knee Injury Can Be Claimed For?
Injuries to the knee can range from minor problems in mobility that can be recovered from over the course of a few weeks, to long-term issues that have a major impact on your life. Most minor knee injuries involve bruising to the muscles, fractures to the femur, or twisting to the ligament. Whilst painful, recovery is often possible within the space of a few months to a year.
As the knee is such a complex joint, some of the more severe injuries can cause seriously problematic long-term damage. Multi-fractures, impact damage to a kneecap, or injuries that result in amputation can all be classed as severe injuries, requiring substantial medical treatment, all with the potential to have life-altering effects.
How Do I Claim for a Knee Injury?
There are two different types of compensation that can be claimed for in the case of a knee injury; compensation owed for loss of finances and compensation deserved for the pain and suffering that the accident has caused. The professionally trained team at Smith Jones will work with you on your compensation claim, proving that the accident was not your fault and that you are entitled to the maximum compensation.
Here at Smith Jones Solicitors, we understand that groin injuries can be a sensitive subject, even a little embarrassing. Rest assured, we have dealt with a large number of similar claims for compensation in over 29 years in business, and there is very little we haven’t seen before.
An injury to the groin area can be very painful, making moving even short distances extremely difficult. The majority of groin injuries are the result of an overexertion, stretching the muscles around the groin area that cause mild to severe pain. Groin injuries can also occur when there has been a substantial impact to the area, the result of a wide range of possible accidents.
Due to the nature of groin injuries, it is very common for other injuries also to be sustained at the same time. Road traffic accidents and slips, trips or falls can be the cause of groin injuries, but they may also be the result of sporting accidents, where sudden movements have caused the muscles to over-stretch. If the injury occurred due to a situation that was out of your control, and another party is at fault, then our expert team may be able to help you make a claim.
What Kind of Groin Injury Can Be Claimed For?
The amount of compensation that you can claim for with a groin injury is determined by what kind of injury you have sustained, and whether there were any further injuries sustained in the same accident. In many cases, a groin injury may also joined by further tendon or ligament damage around the area, with accidents where there has been a sudden impact to the groin also commonly causing stomach injuries.
While many types of groin injury are very minor, treated with bed rest and pain medication, there are instances when the injury can be significantly more severe. When the pain in your groin has extended to the stomach or abdomen, there is a risk that a hernia has formed. In some severe cases, surgery may be required to enable a recovery. Both minor and severe cases can be claimed for, with medical expenses, loss of earnings, and pain all accounted for in a compensation claim.
How Do I Claim for a Groin Injury?
If you want to make a compensation claim for a groin injury that was caused by the fault or negligence of another person, then the first step is to get into contact with our team of specialist personal injury solicitors. Unlike many other personal injuries, groin injuries can take time to be noticed, possibly making problems even worse. If you start to feel the symptoms of a possible groin injury, then we will work with you to prove the cause of the injury.
ANKLE & FOOT INJURIES
Injuries to the ankle or foot are not only very distressing but can also be incredibly inconvenient. Even the most minor foot or ankle injuries can mean that you miss weeks of work while your foot recovers, constituting a significant loss of earnings and substantial suffering and hardship. Whether you believe your ankle or foot injury to be severe or not, if it causes you to miss work or be unable to care for your family, then there is possibly room to make a claim as long as the injury wasn’t your fault.
As the foot has in excess of 100 muscles and a quarter of the number of bones in the body – ankle and foot injuries can be very complicated and extremely varied. At Smith Jones, we have worked on numerous foot and ankle claims, helping the victims of negligence and accidents receive the compensation they deserve. Before you progress with a claim, it is important to know just what injuries can be claimed for.
What Kinds of Ankle and Foot Injury Can Be Claimed For?
Some of the most common ankle and foot injuries include sprained or strained muscles, cuts, lacerations, and bruising. Despite being minor and often easy to recover from, it can mean substantial time away from work. Due to the complicated nature of the foot and ankle, more severe injuries can take months or years to recover, or even cause permanent mobility problems. Dislocated ankles, broken bones and crush injuries are common severe ankle and foot injuries, with some of the worst accidents resulting in the need for amputation.
REHABILITATION AFTER AN INJURY
After suffering a lower-body injury, the most important thing to focus on is recovery. For many minor injuries, bedrest and/or medication is normally required for the body to heal. More serious injuries, especially those that require surgery or casts, can take significantly longer to recover from. In these cases, a peaceful and stress-free recovery period can make all the difference to how well and quickly it is that you heal.
However, while the optimum conditions are essential for a speedy recovery, it is often difficult to focus on healing when you have to worry about finances. Rehabilitation after an injury can be a very costly and stressful process, especially whilst also having to deal with your own loss of earnings and those of any family members or friends that have to take care of you.
By contacting our team of specialist personal injury solicitors after your accident, you can help to put those worries aside and focus solely on your rehabilitation while we worry about the recovery of the expenses that the accident has cost you. If the accident wasn’t your fault, then you shouldn’t have to pay for your treatment or miss out on earnings because of it.
After taking the facts of your accident, our team will advise you of the process to be followed and will proceed with your claim while you take the time that you need to recover.