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Hip, knee and leg injury compensation claim solicitors near you. 

Even the most minor of injuries to the lower parts of the body can impact on our lives, making walking a chore, making it uncomfortable to simply sit and relax and affecting our sleep. More significant injuries to the hip, knee and leg can cause temporary, or even permanent changes to your life and lifestyle including your career, hobbies, social life and home life. MG Legal’s specialist personal injury solicitors have seen and dealt with thousands of cases involving all kinds of hip, leg and knee injuries, all on a no win, no fee basis and with a success rate of over 99%. 
 
Why choose MG Legal? 
MG Legal’s expert team of personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99% and settle many thousands of personal injury claims, on a yearly basis. If you have been injured and have a head injury, MG Legal’s trusted personal injury experts are here to help. 
 

What types of injury occur to the hip, knee and leg? 

To write a comprehensive list of all possible injuries would be difficult, however, some of the more common injuries to the lower limbs include: 
Fractured pelvis; this is one of the most serious injuries to the lower part of the body and can take many months or years to recover. Symptoms often persist long after the incident and can be permanent. 
Loss of leg(s); Again a life changing injury, one that will have complex outcomes with regard to future employment, lifestyle and general health. 
Hip joint injuries; these can range from fractures and dislocations of the hip itself to minor soft tissue injuries, sometimes known as bursitis. 
Ligament and tendon injuries; including ‘hamstring’ injuries, Achilles injuries, tibialis injuries and the often heard in the footballing world cruciate (knee) ligament injuries. 
Bony injuries to the leg including fractures and dislocations of the femur (upper leg) tibia and fibula (lower leg), patella (knee cap) and ankle. 
Cuts and lacerations; these can be the main injuries but also often come as secondary injuries to a more major injury. 
Scarring; whether from the injuries themselves or surgical procedures to treat other injuries 
Burns; often caused by contact with chemicals or hot liquids and objects 
 
As always, MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors appreciate that everyone is different and no two incidents or injuries are the same. We always adopt a personalised approach to each case and whilst, of course, we must rely upon past cases, existing laws and regulations and experience to guide us, we will ensure that your case is viewed individually, with settlement advice tailored to you and your circumstances. 

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What type of incidents can cause injuries to the hip, knee and leg? 

As in the section above, there is no one type of incident that causes these types of injuries. Some of the more common types of incident are: 
Road Traffic Accidents; from the more serious injuries more often found in pedestrian road traffic accidents, motorbike road traffic accidents or cyclist road traffic accidents to the common “whiplash” soft tissue injuries many occupants in cars suffer from. 
 
Accidents at Work; Whether a result of faulty machinery or other equipment, a poor system of work, lack of training, inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and breaches of the Manual Handling Regulations, many different injuries, both serious and minor, can occur in the workplace. This type of claim can also include situations where you develop hip, knee and leg symptoms over a period of time due to poor working systems or conditions. 
 
Public Liability incidents, such as slipping and tripping incidents, can cause injury to the hip, knee and legs as often a fall is unexpected and many surfaces, whether pavements, supermarket floors or other public premises have hard floors. It is common for people to strain and pull muscles trying to regain their balance and so, even if you do not actually fall, it is still possible to sustain a lower limb injury. 
 
Other public liability claims such as defective products ( a chair that collapses under you, for example), outdoor activities where you are not protected or warned about risks, claims against a landlord for failing to repair your home such as repairing defective floorboards, putting adequate lighting in staircases and other breaches of the Building Regulations 2000. This can also cover swimming pools, gyms and sports centres not giving you a proper induction, having inadequate warning signs or having faulty equipment. 
 
Clinical Negligence; whether by misdiagnosis, missed opportunities or surgical error, clinical negligence, also known as medical negligence, can be a cause of hip, knee and leg injuries. In this type of case, it is possible to have sustained an initial injury through no fault of your own, but if a medical professional misses an injury, prescribes the wrong treatment or does not advise you not to do something, any further injury or delay in your recovery is in itself an injury and you can make a claim for this. 
 
Criminal injuries; where due to an assault or other criminal act, you suffer an injury -the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) route is slightly different but can still be pursued on a no win no fee basis. 
 
Whatever the circumstances, if you believe you have sustained an injury that was due to someone else’s negligence, you are most likely entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. MG Legal’s team of expert personal injury solicitors are ready to help you and we will always look to have the ball rolling the same day, with all accepted claims handled on a no win no fee agreement basis so that you do not have to worry about funding your legal representation at the same time as dealing with the pain and difficulty caused by an injury. 

How is an award for personal injury calculated? 

Doubtless at some time you have seen a newspaper story about an award for a severely injured person, perhaps with brain damage or a lost limb, receiving an award of several million pounds. We believe it is important to differentiate between the award for your personal injury itself and the associated losses. 
Your award for your personal injury is also known as an award for “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”, routinely called General Damages. This is an award for the injury itself, the pain it causes and the effects on your life. The highest awards for General Damages tend to reach levels of around £400,000.00. 
 
Where overall awards reach into the millions of pounds is the other aspect of damages, known as Special Damages. Special damages is the term for all financial losses claimed in any given case. So, usually, these will include medical expenses, loss of earnings and in more serious injuries, future care costs, adaptation costs and even expenses such as moving home (usually to a property without stairs or with room for specialised equipment) can come in. Particularly if the injured party is young, say 25 years of age, their award may well include the fact that instead of earning, say, £20,000.00 per year for the next 40 years, they will now need daily care for the remainder of their life. So, not only will there be a lost earnings claim for 40x£20,000.00 (£800,000.00) but there will also be a claim for the cost of care at, say, £20,000.00 per year for the remainder of their life, which if 50 years is used would constitute a cost of £1,000,000.00. When the cost of any future adaptations to the home are considered and other costs, it is easy to see how these awards reach levels of several million pounds. 
 
So, when reading the below section, please bear in mind that the figures quoted for these injuries are purely the award for the injury and that each case being different, the total losses will be different too. 

What sort of injuries and awards can I recover for my hip, knee or leg injury? 

At MG Legal our first port of call is the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines (JSB), a regularly updated reference book containing guides for awards in certain brackets based on the type and scale of the injuries as detailed by the medical experts in your claim. You will find a copy of the JSB on the desk or in the briefcase of every solicitor, barrister and judge who deals with personal injury. 
 
Should it not be sufficient to value a case on the content of the JSB, the parties can turn to specific Case-Law to ‘fine tune’ the award within a certain bracket. 
 
Awards for hip, knee and leg injuries can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injuries, their effect and a host of other factors, however, the JSB details these as follows: 
Extensive fractures of the pelvis or a hip injury resulting in spondylolisthesis of a low back joint with intolerable pain and necessitating spinal fusion 
Awards range between £73,580.00 and £122,860.00 
Significant injury to the pelvis or hip but any permanent disability is not major and any future risks not great 
Awards range between £24,950.00 and £36,770.00 
Cases may involve hip replacement or other surgery. Also includes cases where hip replacement may be necessary in the foreseeable future or where there are more than minimal ongoing symptoms. 
Awards range between £11,820.00 and £24,950.00 
Loss of both legs, full awards dependent upon the place of amputation, phantom pain, psychological factors, success of prosthetics and potential future degenerative issues with regards to the spine 
Awards range between £189,110.00 and £264.650.00 
Moderate leg injuries, including complicated or multiple fractures or severe crushing injuries generally to a single limb. 
Awards range between £26,050.00 and £36,790.00 
Simple fractures to the tibia, fibula 
Awards can be up to £11,110.00 
Serious knee injuries where there has been disruption of the joint, the development of osteoarthritis, grossligamentous damage, lengthy treatment, considerable pain and loss of function and an arthroplasty or arthrodesis has taken place or is inevitable. 
Awards range between £65,440.00 and £90,290.00 
Minor muscular injuries, cuts or bruising which fully resolve within a few months 
Awards can be up to £2,300.00 

How long have I got to make a hip, knee or leg injury compensation claim? 

Subject to the Limitation Act 1980, if you have been injured as a result of negligence you have three years from the date of negligence, or the date you know about the negligence, to pursue a claim for personal injury. So, in most cases this will be immediately should it occur in an accident, or if the injury stems from medical negligence or industrial illness, if everything appears ok to start with and then you later find out about an issue later, your three years starts from the day you find out this information. 
 
There are exceptions, for those under 18 years old at time of the injury, in that minors have three years from their 18th birthday within which to make a personal injury claim. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, here… 

Who pays my legal fees if I make a back or spinal injury personal injury claim? 

MG Legal’s expert hip, knee and leg injury personal injury claims solicitors believe that if access to justice should not entail up-front costs, legal jargon, and confusing conversations with fussy solicitors who don’t live in the real world. So, if you have suffered a personal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to proper representation. 

Why choose MG Legal for my hip, knee or leg injury personal injury compensation claim? 

At MG Legal, each solicitor takes a personal interest in each case and we have a dedicated department dealing with personal injury claims. Our team is well versed in the always relevant pieces of Case Law as well as having extensive experience of dealing with all types of injury and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process. Whilst it is highly unlikely that your claim will run all the way to Court, the vast majority settle without the need for Court proceedings at all, we are not afraid of a denial of liability and our success rate, which exceeds 99%, is testament to the fact that when we take a claim on, we explore every avenue of argument and employ every negotiating tactic learned throughout lengthy careers in the field of personal injury to ensure your claim really does have the best chance of success at every step. 
 
We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a no win no fee agreement, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, we do not get paid for our work. 
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