By Danielle Griffiths. Last Updated 4th November 2022. Welcome to our guide on how to use our broken toe compensation calculator. If you’ve suffered a fractured toe in an accident caused by third party negligence, you may be able to claim. For example, you could break your toe in a car accident, an accident at work or while in a public place. If the accident happened because someone else breached their duty of care towards you, then you may be able to claim.
Calculate Compensation For A Broken Toe
A broken toe may not seem like a serious type of injury, but this kind of injury can have a serious impact on your quality of life. This kind of injury can be painful and may affect your ability to walk.
If you’ve sustained a really serious fracture to your toe, such as a crushing injury, then this could mean that it has to be amputated. This could negatively impact your balance for the rest of your life.
Our advisors offer 24/7 free legal advice and are available at whatever time suits you. They can help clarify if you may be able to make a successful personal injury claim. Call them now using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, to find out more about our compensation payout calculator, please read on.
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- A Guide To Using A Broken Toe Compensation Calculator
- What Is A Broken Toe Injury?
- What Do Special Damages Compensate You For?
- Broken Toe Causes
- Workplace Crush Injury Statistics
- What Medical And Care Costs Could You Claim?
- How Do I Use A Broken Toe Compensation Calculator?
- Fractured Toes – How Much You Could Receive
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A broken toe can affect your mobility and can negatively affect your quality of life. If you work in a manual role that involves physical labour, it could stop you from working as you recover. If the injury is serious enough, then you may not be able to return to work at all. For this reason, you may want to see if you can receive broken toe compensation.
This is where our personal injury calculator can help. All you need to do is supply information on the kind of injury you have sustained, how it occurred and any loss of earnings caused by it. You’ll then receive an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get from a successful toe fracture claim.
The amount of compensation you get for a broken toe can vary depending on the extent of the injury. For instance, you may receive more compensation for a severe crush injury than a simple, undisplaced fracture of the little toe. To find out what you can claim, give one of our advisors a call for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
It can sometimes be difficult to tell whether your tow is broken or just bruised. However, you don’t usually need to worry about clarifying the nature of your injury, as treatment is the same for bruised and broken toes.
Symptoms of a broken toe can include:
- Inability to put weight on the injured area
- Bruising or redness
You should always seek medical attention if you think it is possible that you have broken your toe. Even though many toe injuries can heal without medical intervention, it is always best to speak to a doctor to be sure.
However, you should seek immediate medical attention (for example, by visiting A&E) if:
- The injured toe is your big toe
- The digit is sticking out at an odd angle
- You can see the bone sticking out from the toe
- When the injury happened, you heard a snap, grind or pop
- Your foot feels numb, or you can feel a tingling sensation. This could indicate nerve damage.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. These are known as general and special damages.
General damages relate to the pain and suffering, both physical and psychological, caused by the injury as well as the decline in your quality of life. Special damages, on the other hand, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. As such, you could claim for things like:
- Loss of earnings, including future earnings
- Travel costs
- Care costs
If you’re able to successfully receive compensation for special damages, this could increase the amount of broken toe compensation you could receive. However, you cannot receive special damages if you’re not successful in your claim for general damages.
For more information on the claims process and how this works, speak to our 24/7 advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
There are many instances where a toe injury caused by negligence could leave you wondering what the average compensation for a broken toe is. Depending on the severity of the injury, a fractured toe could result in you being unable to work, and you may even need surgery.
This section will provide you with a better understanding of the potential validity of your claim. It does so by highlighting scenarios that could lead to a successful broken toe compensation claim.
Being Run Over By A Moving Object
Making a successful claim is dependant on you being able to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury. Negligence means that someone breached their duty of care towards you. You’re owed a duty of care in a number of different circumstances.
For example, regarding conduct on the roads in Britain, every road user needs to abide by the rules set out in the Highway Code. This is their duty of care, and a breach of this duty is an example of negligence.
Examples of negligent road conduct could include:
- Your foot is run over in a car park because the driver failed to check as they reversed out of a parking space. This could lead to you suffering a broken big toe.
- A car speeds past you as you’re walking across a zebra crossing, leading to a broken toe.
- You may not suffer an injury from a car accident. A trolley that has been incorrectly put away could roll down a slope and result in a toe injury.
There’s another thing to bear in mind regarding claiming compensation for a road traffic accident. If the general damages for your claim are worth less than £5,000 and you were an adult driver or passenger of a vehicle, you will need to claim through a different method. This is detailed in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, before you decide to claim through this, please give our advisors a call using the phone number at the top of this page. They can offer advice and guidance about making this kind of claim.
Objects Falling From A Height
Your employer also has a duty of care to every employee to make sure the workplace is safe. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
If you’ve suffered a toe injury because your employer breached their duty of care, you may be able to receive broken toe at work compensation. Objects falling from a height can be caused as a result of a breach of duty of care.
Examples of employer negligence causing an accident at work include:
- You suffer a broken pinky toe due to faulty equipment causing a malfunctioning drill to land on your foot.
- You may be seeking broken toe compensation because weakened restraints result in a large object falling into you.
- You’re not trained to carry out manual handling but are told to do it anyway. Because of your lack of training, you drop a heavy load on your foot, resulting in you using a broken toe compensation calculator.
Machinery Crush Injuries
There are other ways you could injure yourself at work due to your employer’s negligence. In manual roles, such as manufacturing and construction, machines can be used to help with various processes.
Workers can get injured using these machines through no fault of their own. If the employer could have taken reasonably practicable steps to stop the injury from happening, the toe injury may be considered to be caused by negligence.
Examples of this could include:
- While you’re repairing a machine, it turns back on because of an error. Your foot is crushed as a result, breaking your toe.
- A piece of lifting equipment in a warehouse malfunctions, and a box drops on your foot as a result.
- The brakes on a forklift truck are not working. As a result, the employee driving it is not able to stop themselves from driving over your foot.
Foot Injuries Caused By Inadequate Personal Protective Equipment
Part of your employer’s duty of care is to ensure that you have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you need to safely do your job. If the cause of your injury is insufficient PPE, you may be able to make a successful claim for broken toe compensation.
Examples of this kind of negligence resulting in an accident at work include:
- You need steel-toe boots for your job in construction, but you’re asked to pay your employer for them. They are too expensive for you to pay for and you go without as a result. This leads to you breaking your toe.
- You’re given PPE, but it’s not appropriate for your role. For instance, you need anti-slip boots, but these are not provided. Because of this, you slip while carrying something, which you then drop on your toe, breaking it.
- Your employer doesn’t give you information on how to use and maintain your PPE, which means it deteriorates and is no longer fit for use.
Broken bones are not the only kinds of injury that PPE could protect you from. For example, earplugs could reduce the risk of hearing loss if you work in a noisy environment. Speak to our team today to find out more about your employer’s duty of care towards you.
Slips And Trips In A Public Place
Those in control of public spaces are referred to as “occupiers”. They have a duty of care to members of the public that use their facilities.
As part of their duty of care, they need to make sure that the space is suitable for its intended purpose. This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
If the negligence of the occupier of a public space caused your injury, you may be able to use our compensation payout calculator to see what you could claim. Examples of negligence could include:
- Slipping on a wet floor due to no warning signs being present.
- A faulty lift door closes on your foot. This crushes and fractures your big toe.
- Exposed wire causing you to trip and suffer a broken toe. This could lead to you wondering what the expected compensation for a broken toe is.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides statistics for work-related injuries in Britain. They monitor both fatalities and non-fatal injuries. As you can see above, there have been 1,043 injuries to one or more toes reported in 2019/20.
These statistics do not give an indication as to how many of these injuries were caused by employer negligence. However, it does show that over 1,000 reportable incidents of this nature occurred in a single year in British workplaces.
Whether your broken toe was caused by a work injury or another kind of incident, if you’ve suffered it due to someone else’s negligence, you can use our broken toe compensation calculator to see how much you could receive. If you prefer, call our advisors for free legal advice to see what broken toe compensation you can claim. You can do this by using the phone number at the top of this page.
As part of claiming financial losses, you could also claim for care costs caused by the toe injury. A toe injury can be debilitating, resulting in reduced mobility and an inability to function to the degree you could before the injury. The healing process can take weeks, even without potential complications. The things you could claim include:
- Adjustments to your home, such as a reinforced handrail or a stairlift.
- Travel costs, for example, if you’re unable to drive while you recover.
- Gracious care from loved ones.
Our personal injury calculator can give you an accurate compensation estimate. All you need to provide is information about your injury, the circumstances that led to it and any loss of earnings that you would like to claim back. We’re able to do this because of guidelines provided by The Judicial College.
They analyse general damages payouts from previous claims based on the type and severity of the respective injury. By doing this, they have created compensation brackets for a range of different injuries of varying severities. It’s important to note, however, that these are only guideline brackets, and we cannot guarantee that you will receive these figures.
If you show the signs of a broken big toe and this has been confirmed to have been caused by negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Every claim is assessed by the individual circumstances. Some claims for a fractured big toe may include special damages. Special damages seek to compensate you for any financial losses incurred as a direct result of your fractured toes.
Firstly, however, if your fractured big toe claim is successful, you will be compensated for your pain and suffering under general damages. General damages will consider the severity of your fractured toes along with what impact the injury is expected to have on your life.
In the section below, we’ve included a few examples of injury brackets from the JCG. These are only guideline figures.
Call our advisors for a free estimate of your fractured big toe claim.
You can use our broken toe compensation calculator to assess your eligibility to claim and get an estimate of the potential compensation you could be awarded. However, we have also included a list of injuries below alongside their respective compensation brackets from the Judicial College guidelines.
|Area of Injury||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Foot - Severe (d)||£41,970 to £70,030||Injuries in this bracket include fractures to both heels or feet fractures that greatly affect mobility.|
|Foot - Serious (e)||£24,990 to £39,200||Less severe injuries than the bracket above but the injuries will still cause continuous pain from traumatic arthiritis or have the risk of future arthiritis.|
|Foot - Moderate (f)||£13,740 to £24,990||Displaced metatarsal fractures that result in continuing symptoms and permanent disability. You may also require future surgery.|
|Ankle - Moderate (c)||£13,740 to £26,590||Injuries in this bracket include ligamentous tears and fractures resulting in less serious disabilities like difficulty walking for longer periods of time.|
|Ankle - Modest (d)||Up to £13,740||Minor, less serious or undisplaced fractures and sprains.|
|Toe - Severe (c)||£13,740 to £21,070||This bracket includes severe crush injuries, resulting in amputation of one or two toes (not including the great toe) or partial amputation.|
|Toe - Serious (d)||£9,600 to £13,740||Serious injuries to the great toe or crush and several fractures to two or more toes. There is usually permanent disability leading to pain, discomfort and, in some cases, scarring.|
|Toe - Moderate (e)||Up to £9,600||Relatively simple fractures or laceration injuries to at least one toe.|
You may prefer an estimate that is more tailored to your individual circumstances, and this is something we can provide. Simply give our team a call today, and a member of our team can take the details of your accident and assess your claim.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- You won’t be asked to pay your solicitor upfront or while the claims process is ongoing.
- Your personal injury solicitor will also not request legal fees from you if your claim is unsuccessful.
- In the event that your claim is successful, a legally capped success fee will be deducted from your compensation.
If you use a personal injury solicitor from our panel to seek broken toe compensation, they could offer you a No Win No Fee Agreement. If so, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t be landed with unexpected bills from them. Furthermore, they will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
To see how much broken toe compensation you could receive, use our personal injury calculator. Alternatively, you can call one of our 24/7 advisors for free legal advice to see if you can claim.
- Call us now using 0800 408 7826
- Write to us using the Live Chat window on the right-hand side of your screen.
- Contact us via our website.
We understand that some people may not be comfortable using a compensation calculator or might want some more guidance on using it. If this is the case, you can get in touch with our team today.
They can either walk you through the calculator or simply take the details of your case and value your claim themselves. If they feel you have a strong case, they could connect you with a solicitor from our panel.
For more useful information, please use the links below.
For more information on how to treat broken bones, visit the NHS website.
The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics.
The HSE provides more information about how to prevent slips and falls.
Have you broken your foot? If so, and you’d like to see if you can claim, visit our website.
If you have a broken heel and you want to know more about claiming, read our guide.
Do you have a broken leg because of an accident caused by negligence? If so, take a look at our guide.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about a toe injury, see below.
Should I go to minor injuries for a broken toe?
You could go to a minor injuries unit to have your injury assessed if you think you’re suffering from a broken toe. The NHS website has a tool where you can find your nearest one.
Is it worth going to the hospital for a broken toe?
There are some circumstances where you should visit A&E for a broken toe, for example, if you’re experiencing numbness in the injured foot or can see bone.
How are broken toes treated?
A doctor may strap your broken toe to the toe next to it as it heals. In some cases, you might need surgery in order for it to heal.
Can a broken toe heal on its own?
It’s always advised to get medical attention after an injury where you think you have broken your toe. Even if a doctor advises you to treat it yourself at home, seeking medical attention rules out more serious injuries.
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