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Leg Injuries

Leg Amputation

Severity Compensation Bracket
Total loss of both legs £158,000 – £185,000
Amputation of both legs below the knee £132,000 – £177,000
Amputation of one leg above the knee £63,000 – £92,000
Amputation of one leg below the knee £60,000 – £86,000

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • Whether a prosthetic limb can be used
  • The extent of permanent or recurring pains
  • The extent of any associated injuries
  • The effect of the injury on the individual’s quality of life

Other Leg Injuries

Severity Effect Compensation Bracket
Very serious The leg is injured to a level just short of amputation, function of the leg is lost and mobility is significantly affected, extensive treatment is required £60,000 – £89,000
Very serious Substantial injuries with permanent effects, impaired mobility, possible disfigurement £36,000 – £55,000
Serious Injury to joints or ligaments requiring treatment over a long period of time, possibility of associated injuries (such as to the hip), impaired mobility £25,750 – £36,000
Moderate Severe fractures with possible soft tissue damage and disfigurement. Possible impaired mobility £18,250 – £25,750
Minor Fractures with incomplete recovery £11,800 – £18,250
Minor Minor fracture with complete recovery Up to £9,200

The level of compensation awarded within each bracket will depend on:

  • The extent of permanent or recurring pains
  • How the injury was sustained and the level of trauma involved
  • The level of treatment required
  • Whether future treatment/surgery is expected to be required
  • The extent of any cosmetic disfigurement
  • The level to which mobility and stability are impaired as a result of the injury
  • The extent of any associated injuries
  • The effect of the injury on the individual’s quality of life

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