When considering the value of injuries suffered as a result of an assault, the CICA will consider the “Tariff of injuries”. This week we examine how much compensation a Claimant could receive if they suffer a leg injury.
Broken Leg Compensation Amounts
The most severe injury that could be suffered here is the loss of a leg, with the compensation for this being £44,000.00 for the loss of a leg from above the knee and £33,000.00 for below the knee.
Where there is the loss of, or total loss of, function of one leg and there is no remaining leg with any useful function, compensation of £82,000.00 will be awarded or where this type of injury involves both legs, whether below or above knee, the compensation awarded will be £110,000.00.
If paralysis of the leg is suffered, £27,000.00 compensation will be awarded.
Compensation amounts for fractured Leg
Considering more specific injuries to the leg, where there is suffered a leg fracture at the thigh bone, or femur, to one leg, and there is extensive recovery, the compensation awarded will be £1,800.00.
However, if there are continuing symptoms, the award could be as high as £4,600.00. If a Claimant is unfortunate enough to sustain fractures to both legs, but there is extensive recovery, the compensation awarded will be £3,500.00.
However, again, if there are continuing symptoms, the compensation will be much higher, with £11,000.00 awarded.
Compensation amounts for Knee Injuries
Moving down the lower limbs to the knee, if there is suffered a dislocated knee cap, or patella, with continuing symptoms, the compensation will be £3,500.00.
Where there is suffered both knee dislocation, with extensive recovery, the compensation awarded will be £1,000.00, however where there are continuing symptoms it could be as high as £6,200.00.
If there is knee fracture, rather than a knee dislocation, with extensive recovery, the compensation awarded will be £1,000.00, though if there are continuing symptoms, it will be £3,500.00.
If instead there are fractures to both knees, with extensive recovery, the compensation awarded will be £2,400.00.
If however there are ongoing symptoms, this could be as high as £6,200.00. If it is necessary for the removal of one knee, the amount of compensation to be awarded will be £1,800.00, though if there is removal of both knees, compensation in the sum of £3,500.00 will be awarded.
Negotiating your way through the CICA tariff is not straightforward so if you’ve suffered an injury due to an assault, contact us today to find out how much compensation you could receive.