Foot Injury Claim

Foot Injury Claim Compensation Amounts Calculator

A foot injury claim may involve compensation for sprains, broken bones, heel fractures and traumatic amputations.

Discover the bones that make up your feet; the two main types of accident compensation you can claim for a foot injury – with examples of compensation amounts for your foot injury claim.

We start with a quick reference table of foot injury payout amounts. How these figures are derived with more details of each type of foot injury are detailed later in the article – so read on if you wish to know more.

Payout Table For Foot Injury Claims In 2023

Our summary claim payout table sets our the amount of compensation you can expect for pain and suffering caused by various different injuries to your feet.

Read on – to see how we came to these compensation payout figures, with more details as to the symptoms you can expect to allow your foot injury to fall into each payment category. We also set out other losses you can claim in addition to those for pain and suffering.

Foot InjuryClaim Payout
Minorup to £2,500
Simple fractureup to £7,000
More serious fracture
Tendon damage
£7,000 – £25,000
Fusion of foot joint
Broken heel
£25,000 – £39,000
Amputation£42,000 – £201,500

What are the bones of your foot which can be injured in an accident?

Your foot consists of three main parts – the ankle, the toes and the remainder of the foot.

Your ankle bone is medically known as the talus bone and heel bone is known as the calcaneus bone.

Your great toe, second and third toes are connected to your ankle by the navicular bone, followed by three cuneiform bones and three metatarsal bones (one for each toe).

Your fourth toe and little toe are connected to your ankle by the cuboid bone and two metatarsal bones (one for each toe).

Watch out – we have written separate articles explaining the compensation amounts for ankle injury, Achilles tendon payouts and toe injury claims.

This article sets out compensation amounts for all other parts of your foot and for injuries affecting the whole of your foot.

What types of compensation are you entitled to recover?

There are two main types of compensation which your solicitor can claim as part of your foot injury claim:

Financial losses as a direct result of your foot injury

When you suffer a foot injury in an accident – it is likely that you will incur some financial losses and expenses.

You might find the limitations of your injury affect your ability to work and consequently result in lost income.

You might find that you need friends or family to help you whilst your recuperate – resulting in assistance in the home expenses./

You will likely have to buy pain killers and may require physiotherapy – resulting in medical expenses.

You will probably have to travel regularly to your hospital and GP – resulting in travel expenses.

All of these expenses and many more can form part of your foot injury claim compensation settlement.

Remember to make a note of your expenses and keep all relevant receipts.

foot xray
Foot Xray

Pain, suffering and loss of amenity

Each type of personal injury leads to pain and suffering, which you are entitled to claim compensation for. In addition injury can affect your ability to do things, such as hobbies – causing you to experience a loss of amenity.

Your lawyer will instruct an independent medical expert, such an orthopaedic or podiatric consultant.

This medical expert will produce a medico-legal report describing the foot injuries you have suffered and giving an opinion as to what the future holds for your recovery.

The amounts of compensation you can claim for these types of losses are decided by the courts over the years in previous cases.

Your solicitor will look at decisions made by the courts in the past for similar injuries and so decide a range of values your foot injury claim is likely to be worth.

Examples of compensation amounts for a foot injury claim

The amount of compensation for pain and suffering for various types of foot injury claim in 2023, include:

Minor foot injury

If your foot injury is relatively modest and resolves completely after a few months and does not have a real effect on your ability to do your normal hobbies or work – your claim payout will be likely worth up to £2,500

Simple fracture of a bone in the foot average claim payouts

A simple fracture which heals with no adverse affects to one of the bones that make up the foot as described earlier on this page – will lead to compensation amounts calculated for your foot injury claim of up to £7,000.

More serious fractures and injured tendons compensation settlements

Broken bones, fractures and torn or burst ligaments and tendons which lead to ongoing permanent symptoms of pain and stiffness whilst walking and deformity of the foot, could lead to a compensation settlement of between £7,000 – £25,000.

Fusion of foot joints and broken heels compensation calculator

The two joints in the foot are the known as the transverse tarsal joint and the tarsometatarsal joint – if one of these joints has to be fused or if you fracture one or both of your heels requiring a fusion operation. Your injuries leave you with a deformity of the foot and limited function – the amount of compensation your foot injury claim is worth is calculated between £25,000 – £39,000.

Amputation of the foot or front of the foot claim payouts

In the most serious of foot injury claims – amputation of part of the foot, the whole of the foot or both feet might be necessary. This type of foot injury claim is likely to receive settlement monies of £42,000 – £201,500.

Summary of foot injury claim compensation amounts

In this article we have described the different parts of your foot that can be injured in an accident; given examples of how much your foot injury claim might be worth and described compensation settlements for foot injuries from minor to the most severe.

Solicitor free help and assistance

Each type of foot injury is unique, so we recommend you see our free telephone and online solicitor help – you can ask a question, talk with us direct and have your claim assessed.