This page relates to the legal implications of making a claim for compensation for a broken fibula at work. It looks at many of the ways such an injury can come about, and why a workplace accident could be the basis of a personal injury claim. We have also included an example case study, showing how a successful claim could be made by a dumper truck driver who has injured their foot in a workplace accident.
After reading this page, you might have questions, especially if you believe you may have a basis to make a similar kind of claim. If you do, then please contact our team on 0161 696 9685. They will provide you with any help you need.
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- Broken Fibula Work Vehicle Accident Claims
- Anatomy Of The Lower Leg Bones
- 5 Common Types Of Dumper Truck Accidents In The Workplace
- 5 Ways You Could Be Injured In A Construction Vehicle
- Case Study: £60,000 Payout For A Broken Fibula And Other Injuries As A Dumper Truck Worker
- Broken Fibula Injury At Work Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Broken Fibula Accident At Work Claims
- How You Could Claim Compensation For A Broken Fibula
- Talk To Legal Helpline About Your Claim
- References And Resources
Broken Fibula Work Vehicle Accident Claims
This page is given over to the discussion of a broken fibula accident at work, and similar injuries. However, before we move on to look at how these injuries can happen, etc. we need to cover the concept of eligibility. If you are injured in a workplace accident, you are going to need to be able to prove that your employer was the root cause of the injuries you sustained. That your employer was responsible for causing the hazard that resulted in the harm you suffered. If you can’t prove this, then it is unlikely whether your claim would be successful.
Your employee could have caused your injury directly, such as asking you to perform a task you were not trained to handle. Or indirectly, such as failing to maintain a safe working environment.
When it comes to making a claim, broken fibula compensation amounts are driven by the severity of the injury itself (the level of pain and suffering), any permanent effect the injury will have on your life, and also monetary loss such as lost earnings.
If you believe that you could have a valid basis for a workplace accident claim, please speak to our team. An advisor will evaluate your claim for you and offer you some free advice on how best to proceed.
Anatomy Of The Lower Leg Bones
The lower leg is one of the major parts of the body and the human skeleton. When combined with the upper leg, this creates the largest human limb, the leg. The lower leg runs between the ankle and the knee.
There are two major bones to be found in the lower leg, the fibula and the tibia (shinbone). These are some of the longest bones in the body and are very strong. The tibia is the strongest of these two bones, and runs down the front of the lower leg. The fibula (calf bone) runs down the back of the leg, underneath the gastrocnemius (calf muscle). There are also several large nerve clusters in the lower leg, including the tibial nerve, deep fibular nerve and the superficial fibular nerve, which make up the sacral plexus.
5 Common Types Of Dumper Truck Accidents In The Workplace
In this section, we will look at some of the kinds of dumpster accidents that could cause a fractured fibula and other injuries, and that could be the basis of personal injury claims. Such as:
- Collisions that are the result of poor visibility from the cab of the dumpster.
- A dumpster tipping over, due to it being laden with too heavy of a load.
- A dumpster tipping over because it is being driven on an uneven surface.
- Pulling away in a dumpster when the skip tipped.
- Accidents that are the result of allowing inexperienced or untrained drivers to drive a dumpster without proper supervision.
Each of these kinds of accidents could result in a workplace injury. If they do, and it can be proven that the employer was liable for the accident, then the injured party may be able to make a claim for the harm they have suffered.
5 Ways You Could Be Injured In A Construction Vehicle
This section looks at the kinds of accidents that involve a plant vehicle such as a dumpster, that could result in injuries such as broken lower leg bones, and that a personal injury solicitor could be able to process a claim for. This section is based on information provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
- Maintenance or repair of plant machinery and vehicles being conducted while still plugged into the electrical supply, causing an employee to be electrocuted.
- Hazardous material not being secured and isolated when not in use, causing an employee to be injured by unnecessary exposure.
- Plant vehicles being maintained that have not been left in neutral, and have not had chocks placed under their wheels, moving and injuring a person working on them.
- Plant vehicles used for moving flammable materials that have not been cleaned properly, igniting and burning an employee.
- Plant vehicles falling into disrepair due to insufficient maintenance resulting in an accident being caused, that injures the driver or another road user.
Each of these examples shows how plant and construction equipment, including vehicles, can cause an accident that an injured party may be able to make a claim for. If you would like to know whether a claim is possible based on your own circumstances, then please speak to our team.
Case Study: £60,000 Payout For A Broken Fibula And Other Injuries As A Dumper Truck Worker
In this section, we will present an example case study, that shows how a personal injury lawyer was able to process a claim for a driver who injured his leg in a dumper truck accident. Following the claim going to court for settlement, the driver received an overall compensation payment of £60,000.
In this instance, the driver was tipping their load at a rubbish tip run by the local authority. The driver lowered the rear stabilising wheels, and then proceeded to tip the skip to empty its load. Unfortunately, the ground was unstable and the rear stabilising wheels punched through the soft ground, destabilising the whole vehicle. The dumpster tipped onto its side, and the driver’s leg was partially trapped underneath one of the arms of the skip loader.
It took over 30 minutes for the emergency services to arrive and free the driver’s trapped leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was diagnosed with broken lower leg symptoms, as well as severe lacerations of his calf muscle, and general crush injuries to the lower leg. Broken lower leg treatment was provided, and once the lacerations had been dealt with a cast was put on the driver’s lower leg.
The driver suffered severe pain for some time after the bones of the lower leg had been set, and the cast applied. Furthermore, in the months that followed, the driver was unable to work, and did not receive any income from their employer during this time. In order to return to work quicker, the claimant paid for private physical therapy to speed up their recuperation.
A claim was made against the local authority, for not ensuring that the tip was safe for the use it was being put to. The £60,000 compensation settlement was awarded to compensate the claimant for the pain and suffering they suffered. As well as for the loss of earnings.
Broken Fibula Injury At Work Compensation Calculator
You might be able to locate some kind of online broken fibula compensation calculator that can estimate the level of compensation you could be able to claim. Alternatively, you can look up your leg injury in the table below, which is based on the actual UK judicial guidelines, and discover the range of compensation that could be available.
|Injured leg||Severe||£90,320 to £127,530||All severe injuries that fall short of actual amputation of a leg. These injuries will leave the victim with a severe permanent disability. In some cases, resulting in compensation at the same level as amputation. For example, full paralysis of one or both legs, and injuries where the leg will be much shorter once healed.|
|Injured leg||Very serious||£51,460 to £85,600||All injuries that result in some impairment of mobility, and will require the victim to use mobility aids such as a walking stick, wheelchair, etc. Serious compound or multiple fractures, serious soft-tissue injuries, damage to a joint, etc.|
|Injured leg||Serious||£36,790 to £51,460||All injuries that will heal leaving the victim with a slight impairment, but not a full disability. Compound fractures of the large bones of the leg, or multiple fractures of the short leg bones for example.|
|Injured leg||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||Injuries such as deep lacerations, penetrating wounds, burns and other flesh wounds that will heal but may leave scarring. All fractures and soft-tissue injuries that well heal fully in time.|
|Injured leg||Less serious||Up to £26,050||Cuts, lacerations, grazes, burns, puncture wounds etc. and all types of soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, etc.) as well as any other injury that will heal fully within a 6-month period.|
|Injured leg||Amputation||£91,950 to £264,650||Ranging upwards in severity from loss of a single leg below the knee, to loss of both legs at the hip.|
If you want a more accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim for a broken fibula than a generic personal injury claims calculator can give you, please talk to our team about broken fibula compensation payouts, they will be able to help you.
No Win No Fee Broken Fibula Accident At Work Claims
Using the services of a No Win No Fee lawyer is a good way to mitigate some of the financial risks that a traditional fee structure would expose you to. You will only pay the pre-agreed fee when the lawyer receives a compensation payment for you, meaning there is no fee when:
- The solicitor begins working on your claim.
- While the solicitor is processing your claim.
- If you don’t receive any compensation at all.
How You Could Claim Compensation For A Broken Fibula
If you have suffered a broken fibula, and had to go through painful fractured fibula treatment, or even left with a permanent disability, we could be able to help you.
Our team can give you some solid legal advice, and let you know whether you could be eligible to make a claim. They can also tell you what kinds of damages might be applicable in your own case, and give you an estimate of how much you may be able to claim. Speak to them on the number below to get the help you need today.
Talk To Legal Helpline About Your Claim
Have you been injured in a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault? Do you need information about the claims process, such as which personal injury claims time limit will apply? Whatever you need, our team can help. You can contact them on 0161 696 9685, and they will assist you.
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