Foot Injury Claim
Foot injuries can significantly disrupt your life. If you’ve suffered a foot injury due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced team at Coleman Legal LLP is here to guide you through the legal process, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
Foot injuries can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, affecting their mobility, well-being, and overall quality of life. When pursuing a foot injury claim in Ireland, it’s crucial to consider the various factors that influence the compensation awarded. These factors encompass the nature and severity of the injury, the individual’s age, the extent of medical treatment required, and the long-term consequences for their health, mobility, and psychological well-being.
This summary provides an overview of the considerations and compensation brackets for foot injury claims based on the personal injuries guidelines in Ireland. Whether the injury is of a most severe nature resulting in permanent pain or a more minor nature with a potential for recovery, understanding these guidelines is essential. It’s important to recognize that each case is unique, and legal advice is indispensable in navigating the intricacies of the claims process effectively.
Factors affecting foot injury claims
Key considerations influencing the level of compensation for foot injuries, which may include
- Nature, severity, and duration of pain
- Extent of treatment required (e.g., surgery, physiotherapy, medication)
- Presence or risk of arthritis or limitation of movement
- Impact on daily life, sports, leisure activities, social and domestic life
- Effect on work
- Extent of scarring
- Psychological effects, including depression
1. Most severe foot injuries
Examples of injuries within this category, such as traumatic amputation of the forefoot with the risk of full amputation, substantial heel loss leading to mobility restrictions, and disabling conditions preventing ordinary shoe-wearing. Compensation range: €90,000-€150,000
2. Severe foot injuries
Injuries resulting in substantial mobility restriction or significant permanent pain, including conditions less severe than the most severe injuries. Compensation range: €80,000-€130,000
3. Serious foot injuries
Injuries resulting in continuing pain, including severe burns, scarring, and injuries with the risk of arthritis and prolonged treatment. Compensation range: €38,000-€75,000
4. Moderate foot injuries
Injuries like displaced metatarsal fractures leading to permanent deformity, continuing symptoms, and potential risks of osteoarthritis and surgery. Compensation range: €20,000-€45,000
5. Minor foot injuries
Relatively modest injuries, such as simple metatarsal fractures, ruptured ligaments, and puncture wounds.
- Recovery within two to five years without surgery
- Recovery between one and two years without surgery
- Recovery between six months and one year without surgery
- Recovery within six months without surgery
Please note that these are general guidelines, and specific compensation amounts may vary depending on individual case details. Consultation with a solicitor is advised for precise guidance.
Our dedicated team has a collective experience of over 30 years, and we are ready to advise and assist you with your building site accident claim. Our team can guide you through the PIAB application and advise on the best course of action to take, to ensure you are awarded the fairest compensation for your individual case.
At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand our client’s circumstances. We understand that because you are reading this part of our website, you have likely been involved in an accident and perhaps have been injured. It’s at times like this that you need the support of an experienced firm that can assist you with the practical issues that now confront you as a result of the fault of another. For example, you may need to understand your Social Welfare entitlements should you be out of work. Also, it’s important for you to know that your legal advisers will obtain all of the important Reports that may be required to ensure that you get the best outcome in your case.
We provide a national service and can meet you locally to ensure that you have a voice and access to the best advice and resources that may be needed in your particular case. Our service is about you, the client and we speak plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon. Our teams have dealt with thousands of claims over many years and pride ourselves in our respectful and concerned approach to all of our clients.
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