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Up to £70,000 Compensation Payout For A Broken Heel And Other Injuries

Have you sustained a broken heel injury in an accident which was caused by the negligence or deliberate action of another person? Did your accident take place at work? If so, our team here at Legal Helpline could help you secure a broken heel compensation payout for your injuries.

Whether you were injured in a public place such as a shop, restaurant or hotel, a road traffic accident or an accident at work, we could help you make a broken heel accident or fractured heel bone compensation claim. If you have been injured as a result of a broken heel accident that was caused by another person or organisation acting negligently, call us for your free personal injury claims consultation. We can advise you on your potential claim and if it appears you have valid grounds to recover compensation, we can put you in touch with a specialist solicitor.

To begin your claim for a fractured or broken heel bone injury, broken heel ankle pain, or calcaneus fracture, call us on 0161 6969 685 or use our online contact form to reach us.

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Broken Heel Accidents In The Workplace

When you are at work, your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your working environment is safe, hygienic and free of hazards. If hazards do exist, they must take steps to reduce the risk as much as possible. If you are injured because of negligence on the part of your employer, they could be held liable for your injuries.

Broken heel injury claims

Broken heel injury claims

What are the common broken heel bone or fractured heel bone symptoms? Fractured heel bone symptoms can include being unable to put weight on your heel, or experiencing excruciating pain. There may also be some bruising and swelling. 

Fractured and broken heel bones do not mend on their own. If you suffer from a broken or fractured heel bone and it is not treated, the bones in your foot may never heal correctly, causing you problems with pain and mobility in the future.

How are broken heel bones treated? If you are showing the symptoms of a broken heel bone, your doctor may diagnose your broken or fractured heel bone using an X-ray or a CAT-scan machine. If you have a fractured or broken heel and the bone has not been moved out of place, you will probably be given a removable cast and told to elevate and rest it. If the bone has been moved out of place you may require surgery. Since you will not be able to put any weight on your foot, you may have to take time off work in order to rest it.

Fractured heel complications can occur after surgery. These include suffering arthritis in your heel joint, suffering nerve or tendon damage, your surgery wound becoming infected, or suffering from pain, swelling, stiffness or bleeding.

This NHS Guide to foot pain and heel pain has more information.

Anatomy Of The Heel Bone / Calcaneus

The scientific name for the heel bone is the calcaneus. The bones of the foot are usually classified as follows: the hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot. The calcaneus is at the back of the foot and the largest of the three tarsal bones. Together the calcaneus and the talus (a bone in the ankle joint) form the subtalar joint. The subtalar joint allows the back of the foot to move side to side, which can help people walk on uneven terrain.

Types Of Accidents And Injuries In The Workplace

In the UK, injuries at work that meet certain criteria must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). According to the HSE, there were an estimated 581,000 non-fatal injuries at work in the UK during the financial year 2018/19. Below are the most common ways that people can be injured at work:

  • 29% – slips, trips or falls
  • 20% – handling, lifting or carrying
  • 10% – struck by a moving object
  • 8% – acts of violence
  • 8% – falls from a height
  • 4% – injuries caused by contact with moving machinery
  • 4% – being struck against a moving or stationary object
  • 2% – being hit by a moving object vehicle
  • 16% – all other types of accidents

5 Ways You Could Suffer A Broken Heel At Work

If you have experienced a broken heel accident at work or during the course of your employment, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Here are a few possible ways you could sustain such an injury;

  1. Falling from height – If a person falls from height and lands on their heel, this can cause them to suffer a fractured heel bone or a broken heel bone. Causes of falls from a height at work can include a worker falling off a ladder, defective roofing, or a worker tripping on a staircase because of a broken step.
  2. Injuries caused by twisting the ankle – If an employee suffers a slip, trip or fall accident at work, they can fall over and twist their ankle. This can, in turn, cause the heel bone to fracture or break. Obstructions on the floor, broken flooring or spillages on the floor can cause slip, trip or fall accidents.
  3. Car and vehicle accidents – A broken heel accident can happen if the injured person is involved in a car accident and the car compresses against their ankle or foot.
  4. Being struck by or against something – If you are struck against a heavy object, or your foot is struck by a moving object such as a trolley or a crate, a fracture could occur and you could be entitled to claim compensation.
  5. Stress fractures caused by overuse and repetitive strains – In rare cases, repetitive strain injuries (a condition caused by overuse of a digit or limb) can cause a hairline fracture in a bone, such as a fractured heel bone.

Case Study: £70,000 Work Accident Compensation For A Broken Heel

Let’s look at the case of Mr B, a construction worker. Mr B was working on a building site, engaging in a potentially hazardous activity which involved standing in the bucket of a JCB to reach a mechanism. Mr B’s employer was aware that he was engaged in a potentially dangerous activity. The JCB moved unexpectedly, causing Mr B to fall from a height of 10 feet, breaking his heel bone in the process as well as suffering other injuries. Because his heel bone was severely shattered, Mr B had to undergo surgery. Over time, he experienced difficulty walking and suffered from severe pain.

Mr B’s employer was held liable for his injuries by not intervening when he engaged in this dangerous activity or enforcing rules about how to behave safely. Mr B worked with a solicitor to make a claim for his injuries. After negotiations, the employer admitted liability and the matter was settled out of court. Mr B was awarded a broken heel compensation package of £70,000.

This large sum reflected the severity of his broken heel injuries. Mr B’s compensation payout also included special damages which reimbursed him for expenses and financial losses, loss of earnings he had incurred as a result of his injuries, such as income lost through his inability to work for a period of time.

Broken Heel Accident Compensation Calculator

If you are awarded compensation for a broken heel, you will likely receive a compensation package similar to Mr B’s. This will include two heads of claim: general damages and special damages. 

General damages are designed to compensate you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that you have experienced as a result of your injuries. You may also receive special damages, which are intended to reimburse you for any expenses or financial losses you have incurred, or will incur in the future, as a result of your injuries.

You can use this broken heel accident compensation calculator to estimate the value of your general damages head of claim. This calculator does not include special damages.

Type of heel injuryComments on this injuryLevel of injurySettlement
Foot / Heel injuryInstances where a substantial portion of the heel has been lost. The claimants' mobility has been seriously impacted.Very severe£78,800 to £102,890
Foot / Heel injuryInstances where both heels have been fractured. The claimant will suffer some degree of permanent pain and their mobility will be affected.Severe£39,390 to £65,710
Foot / Heel injuryThis category may include injuries similar to those above. However, they will not be as serious.Serious£23,460 to £36,790

Alternatively, call Legal Helpline for your free personal injury consultation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your broken heel bone or calcaneus fracture compensation claim.

No Win, No Fee Broken Heel Compensation Payouts

Our panel of solicitors can give you the option of entering into a No Win, No Fee Agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). The CFA is designed to offer claimants financial protection and the confidence to pursue justice. If you sign a CFA with a solicitor from our panel, you will not have to pay any fees upfront, nor will you have to pay any fees during your claim either. And if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any of the fees your solicitor has incurred in pursuing your case.

If your claim is successful, your solicitor may seek a small contribution towards their costs. This is known as a ‘success fee’ and would be deducted from the compensation awarded at the end of the claim. Don’t’ worry, the success fee is legally capped!

Call Legal Helpline to find out more about making a no win no fee claim for a broken heel or fractured heel.

How You Could Claim Compensation For A Broken Heel

If you have suffered a broken heel or fractured heel because of an accident that was not your fault, trust us to help you claim compensation. Our panel of solicitors has thirty years of experience handling personal injury claims of this nature. They will strive to win you the maximum amount of compensation possible and will guide you through the complexities of the legal process, debunking legal jargon along the way. And if ever you have a query or would like an update on your case, they’ll be on hand to take your call.

Talk About Your Claim With Legal Helpline

Have you suffered a  broken heel because of an accident at work, in a public place, or because of a road traffic accident that was not your fault? Then you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

For help and advice about making a broken heel accident claim, call Legal Helpline today on 0161 6969 685 or you can use our online claims form to reach us. If you have the grounds to make a claim, we can provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your case.

References And Resources

Foot Injury Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
Find out how you could make a compensation claim if you have suffered a foot injury in the workplace or other circumstances.

Ankle Injury Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
Learn more about making a successful claim for injuries to your ankle in this guide.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?
This is our more general accident at work claims guide.

Trusted External Resources

An NHS Guide To Foot Pain And Heel Pain
This NHS guide looks at dealing with pain in your feet.

A Nuffield Health Guide To Heel Bone (OS Calcis) Fractures
In this resource, you can find information about the heel bone.

 

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