If you’ve suffered a heel bone fracture due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim. Calcaneus (heel bone) fractures can affect our quality of life so, if you’ve suffered one due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to receive compensation. You can discover the amount you might be eligible to claim for a heel bone fracture on our compensation calculator.
This guide will answer such questions as:
- What is the average settlement for a broken foot?
- How serious is a broken heel?
- How long does a heel fracture take to heal?
- What damages could you seek when making a personal injury claim?
- How much is a broken bone settlement worth?
- What is the treatment for a fractured heel bone?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help you receive compensation?
Our advisors are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice so, if you have any questions or queries, you can contact them at a time that works for you. You can call them using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, to know more about how our compensation payout calculator can help you, please read on.
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A foot injury can greatly change your ability to function in your day-to-day life, even if the injury appears small, such as a hairline fracture. Heel bone symptoms can affect your mobility and, as such, it could stop you from being able to work for some time. This is why you may be looking for compensation.
This is where our personal injury calculator could help you. For it to provide you with an accurate estimate of what you could receive, all it needs is the type of injury, how it occurred, and any financial losses you wish to claim due to it. So, whether you’ve suffered an injury to your subtalar joint from a car accident or you’re struggling with tarsal bone injuries due to a criminal injury, our calculator can help.
In this guide, we look at calculating compensation as well as explaining the personal injury claims process. We also consider what you could include in your potential claim as well as how to establish negligence on the part of someone else.
If, at any point, you’d like to talk to our advisors, why not reach out? They’re available 24/7 and you won’t be under any obligation to proceed with the services of our panel of personal injury lawyers.
The NHS states that heel pain symptoms can include:
- Sharp pain
- An inability to bear weight on the injury
- A snapping or popping sound when the injury occurs
Complications to this injury can include compartment syndrome, which is when pressure increases within a series of muscles, sometimes due to injuries such as fractures. Because of this, blood flow to that area decreases. As such, it can potentially damage the nerves and muscles.
It is important to gain insight and advice from medical professionals. They will assess the injury and work towards your recovery. Treatment for a calcaneus fracture can involve wearing a protective boot and using crutches. This helps take pressure away from the heel as it begins the healing process. In some instances, surgery may be required.
Complications due to heel bone foot injuries include:
- Stiffness and potential arthritis around the joint
- A general lessening of ankle movement
- Walking with a permanent limp due to the heel bone collapsing
Further complications can arise due to potential damage caused to bones such as the tibia, fibula, and talus. In answering questions like, “How serious is a broken heel?” and “How long does a heel fracture take to heal?”, it purely depends on the extent of the injury and if any complications occur.
A simple heel bone fracture could take six weeks to recover from or, for a more complicated injury, it could take several months. Please check with your doctor regarding the extent of the injury before deciding to make a personal injury claim.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. Firstly, general damages compensate you for the physical and mental pain caused by the incident that wasn’t your fault. Special damages, meanwhile, compensate you for the financial losses caused by the injury. As such, you could claim for:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs (such as those for hospital appointments)
Something to bear in mind, however: if you receive compensation for general damages, it does not necessarily mean you’ll receive compensation for special damages. This is because they are judged independently based on the evidence provided. Also, if you’re unable to claim general damages, you would not receive any special damages as you wouldn’t be able to claim.
You can check your heel bone fracture on our compensation calculator to see how much you could receive. But if you prefer, call one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Injuries such as calcaneus heel bone fractures can greatly change our ability to function. Making a successful personal injury claim revolves around being able to show that another person was negligent and your injury was caused by this negligence. This section will highlight examples in which you may be able to claim to give you a better understanding of your own situation.
Falling From A Height
Being able to prove that someone was negligent means showing that they had a duty of care that they breached, resulting in your injury. For example, employers have a duty of care to their employees which is highlighted in such legislation as the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Their duty of care revolves around supplying their employees with a safe and secure work environment where they can do their jobs. If you have a workplace accident and suffer injuries due to your employer not providing a safe environment, you could potentially make a claim.
Falls, in particular, can cause physical damage which can particularly affect your ability to work if, for example, you work in manual labour. Examples of a workplace accident you may be able to claim after include:
- Falling from a height and suffering injuries due to faulty work equipment, such as a ladder, that your employer knowingly provides you with.
- Sufficient health and safety checks not being done in the workplace. You could injure your calcaneus bone by falling due to exposed wire, for example.
- Insufficient training regarding how to use work equipment could cause falls that deeply affect a worker’s ability to function. They could, for instance, lead to compartment syndrome.
Car And Vehicle Crashes
Every road user has a duty of care to one another. This is to make sure the roads work as effectively as possible and prevent injuries to others. This duty of care is outlined in The Highway Code.
By detailing rules that every road user has to abide by, it creates the criteria for reckless and negligent driving. As such, if you’ve suffered from a car accident that you think was caused by someone else’s negligent driving, you may be able to claim.
Examples of incidents where you could claim include:
- Another driver running a red light, resulting in their vehicle colliding with yours. This could result in you needing treatment for a fractured heel bone as well as suffering injuries to your tibia and fibula bones.
- A negligent motorcyclist swerving into your lane at the wrong time. This could cause you to collide with them, resulting in an injury to your talus bone.
- A road user driving above the speed limit resulting in them colliding with your vehicle and injuring you. This could lead you to use a heel bone fracture compensation calculator.
You should bear in mind, however: if your injuries from this kind of accident come to less than £5,000, there is another way you would need to claim. This is outlined in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, please give one of our advisors a call before doing this as your injury could be worth more than you think. You can do this by using the phone number at the top of this page.
Twisting Injuries To The Ankle
Controllers of public spaces also have a duty of care to visitors to their premises. This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. Basically, the controller needs to make sure that the space is reasonably safe and secure for visitors. This is to prevent injuries and accidents. If they don’t take reasonable measures and someone gets injured as a result, they may have breached their duty of care. Examples of incidents like this include:
- Falling due to a faulty handrail (that the controller was aware of but didn’t fix) could result in you injuring the tarsal bones in your ankle.
- Twisting your ankle due to falling on a wet floor that had no warning signs and wasn’t being attended to. This could lead to you wanting to use a compensation payout calculator.
- A pavement slab could be an inch higher off the ground than the others. As such, you could twist your ankle from stumbling over it which could result in a heel bone fracture.
You can also claim for personal injury caused by criminal activity, if you were, for example, a victim of an assault. This is classed as criminal injury and, as such, claims of this manner are handled slightly differently.
You would need to claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Our experienced panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could still help you through this process.
CICA provides the amounts of compensation you could receive for respective injuries. This is detailed in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. Incidents in which you could claim include:
- Being the victim of a sexual assault.
- Suffering injuries to your tibia and fibula bones due to being mugged.
- Being injured due to a robbery you witnessed.
Injuries, such as a heel bone fracture, occur in the UK more commonly than you might think. A survey that was done on 45,293 individuals in England (and a boost sample of 10,111 taken from ethnic minorities) resulted in the discovery that the calculated fracture incidence was, annually, 3.6 per 100 people. It also found that the lifetime fracture prevalence went above 50% for middle-aged men and 40% for women over the age of 75.
More recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (Britain’s regulator for workplace health and safety) show that in 2019/20, there were 18,535 reported non-fatal fractures to employees at work.
This shows that injuries, such as fractures, aren’t uncommon. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, use our personal injury calculator to see what you could receive. Alternatively, speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Special damages are compensation for financial losses you’ve suffered because of your injuries. As part of claiming for financial losses, you could also claim for care costs caused by the injury. So, for instance, if you’ve suffered a subtalar joint injury and have needed to spend more on extra care, you could potentially claim these losses as part of making a personal injury claim. You could also claim for:
- Adjustments to your home, such as installing a handrail for support.
- Gracious care (a loved one helping you while you recovered).
Your personal injury solicitor will request evidence to show these losses as part of your claim.
Our personal injury calculator can quickly and easily provide you with a detailed breakdown of the compensation you could receive. It can give you an accurate estimate in minutes.
It takes into account potential special damages and general damages. General damages compensate you for your psychological and physical injuries.
General damages calculations can be made accurately partly due to the work done by the Judicial College. The Judicial College has studied the type and extent of injuries and compared them to the amount of compensation received in past cases. As such, they created guidelines with possible compensation brackets. We use this data to provide you with an accurate estimate of what you could receive.
If you try to find how much compensation you could receive for your heel bone fracture on our calculator, be sure to:
- Put in the correct severity
- Have an idea of how much you lost out financially because of the injuries beforehand so you can add a good estimate
- Follow through to the end to see what you could claim
This should only be quick. If you need any help at all though, why not get in touch?
How much compensation you could be awarded would vary depending on the severity of your injury and how much it has impacted your life and finances.
Your personal injury solicitor will request evidence to prove general and special damages. If you aren’t able to provide this, you may only receive some or none of the compensation you’re looking to claim.
To prove your physical or mental injuries, you would attend a medical assessment as part of the claims process. An independent medical expert would make an assessment of your injuries and record their findings in a report. The point of this report is to:
- Act as proof that your injuries were caused or worsened by the accident that wasn’t your fault. If there’s no link between your injuries and your accident, you’d find it difficult to claim.
- Prove the severity of your injuries.
A personal injury solicitor could use this report to value your injuries.
Examples of evidence for financial losses caused by your injuries include:
- Bank statements
If you have a query over what evidence you could use, why not reach out?
You could check for your heel bone fracture on our compensation calculator, which is quick and simple to use, giving you an accurate estimation of what you could receive in minutes. However, we’ve also listed potential compensation amounts in the compensation table below.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective potential compensation brackets. The Judicial College supplies these figures in its guidelines. Legal professionals use these guidelines to help them when valuing injuries.
Regarding answering questions such as, “What is the average settlement for a broken foot?” and “How much is a broken bone settlement worth?”, the below compensation figures can act as an indicator without knowing more about your case.
|Injury||Type||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Foot||Severe (d)||£39,390 to £65,710||Fractures to both heels or feet with a large restriction on mobility which could cause permanent damage.|
|Foot||Moderate (f)||£12,900 to £23,460||Displaced metatarsal fractures that result in continuing issues which may lead to permanent deformity.|
|Foot||Modest (g)||Up to £12,900||Injuries in this bracket include less complex metatarsal fractures, ligaments that have been ruptured and puncture wounds.|
|Toe||Serious (d)||£9,010 to £12,900||This bracket can include multiple fractures of two or more toes. Could cause permanent discomfort and pain.|
|Toe||Moderate (e)||Up to £9,010||Relatively simple fractures. Payouts towards the high end of this bracket would be for the need of surgery causing permanent discomfort and scarring.|
|Severe Leg Injuries||Serious (iii)||£36,790 to £51,460||Serious comminuted fractures causing instability and prolonged treatment.|
|Severe Leg Injuries||Moderate (iv)||£26,050 to £36,790||Multiple fractures or serious crushing injuries, usually to a single limb.|
|Less Serious Leg Injuries||Simple (ii)||£8,550 to £13,210||Simple fracture caused to femur bone which caused no further complications.|
|Achilles Tendon||Minor (d)||£6,820 to £11,820||Some damage to the tendon caused by turning the ankle.|
|Achilles Tendon||Moderate (c)||£11,820 to £19,770||Significant injury to the tendon which could be caused by a partial rupture.|
We completely understand if you’d like a more accurate estimate. For us to do this, please get in touch. Our advisors are available 24/7 and offer free legal advice. They can help you with any questions or queries regarding the claims process. You can contact them using the phone number at the top of this page or our live chat.
Our panel of solicitors works on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor won’t request legal fees from you either upfront or during the claim. Instead, if the claim is a success, they take a legally capped portion from your compensation.
- Your personal injury solicitor won’t ask you to pay legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
As such, you can rest assured knowing that your solicitor will only take your case if they think they have a good chance of success.
Our personal injury calculator can give you an accurate compensation estimate in minutes. Call our advisors now for free legal advice to see if you can claim. Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could help you receive compensation.
- Call us now using 0800 408 7826
- Write to us using our Live Chat window on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Contact us via our website for a callback.
If you don’t want to use our compensation payout calculator, you don’t have to. Call our advisors today for free legal advice. They have years of experience in personal injury and so can work out if you’re able to claim and, if so, how much you could receive. Don’t delay, call us today.
For more useful information, please see below.
If you want more advice about broken bones, visit the NHS website.
The HSE provides more statistics about work-related injuries which you can find on their website.
The Department for Transport supplies road traffic statistics.
Have you broken your leg and want to see if you can claim? If so, read our guide.
If you’re suffering from a broken ankle and are wondering if you can claim, read our guide.
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For answers to common questions about fracture injuries that weren’t your fault, such as a heel bone fracture, see below.
Could I claim without using a solicitor?
Legally, you do not need to use a solicitor to make a personal injury claim. However, we believe there are benefits to having a legal professional on your side.
Could I claim if my child was injured?
How long will my case take?
It depends on different factors such as whether the third party in question accepts liability for the damage caused to you. If not, it could take longer as it may need to go to court.
Do I need to meet my solicitor?
Your personal injury solicitor may want to meet you before taking your case. However, this could be done via email, online meetings or over the phone. Our panel of solicitors can work for you from anywhere in the country.
To find out what you could potentially claim in compensation, check for your heel bone fracture on our compensation calculator today.
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