Toe injury compensation claims

This guide takes you through everything you need to know about making a successful toe injury compensation claim.

How much can I claim?

Compensation claims for toe injuries at work are common, including broken phalanges, tendon and ligament damage. Inadequate personal protective equipment and dangerous work practices being frequently cited as the cause.

Quittance's network of solicitors have helped injured claimants to claim compensation for toe injuries under a very wide range of circumstances, from work accidents to road traffic accidents and slips and trips in public places and shops.

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Do I have a claim for a toe injury?

Do I have a claim?

If your toe has been injured through the negligence of another party, and that party owed you a duty of care, you may be able to claim compensation for the injury.
  • Breaks and fractures of toe bones - Accidents which cause breaks and fractures of phalange (toe digit) bones can be very painful and inhibit the ability to walk. Until the toe injury is fully healed, it may be impossible to stand for long periods to operate tools or machinery.
  • Crushed toe injury - Crush injuries can cause tendon, ligament and soft tissue injuries as well broken and fractured bones. Immense pain from crush injury may be experienced in the entire foot.
  • Amputation of toe - Severe injuries to the toe can lead to necrosis of the surrounding tissue, which can lead to the development of gangrene. If necrosis occurs, amputation of the toe and surrounding damage tissue if often recommended. The big toe is considered the most important toe due its functions of balance while standing and walking. For this reason, big toe amputations are considered a serious foot injury and are often awarded higher compensation settlements.
An independent medical report is required to support your toe injury claim. Your solicitor will arrange for your independent medical assessment, which will detail the nature and severity of your toe injury.

Who is liable for my toe injury?

To make a toe injury claim it must be proven that your toe injury was a result of another party's negligence. Your solicitor will help to identify the responsible party. In the case of work accidents, for example, the company you work for will be liable, even if the injury is caused by a negligent co-worker.
Typical causes of toe injury claims include:
  • Slip, trip and fall claims - the liable party for toe injury caused by uneven, cluttered, wet and slippery floors will be owner of the premises.
  • Dropped or falling object injury claims - these can cause breaks, fractures and crushed toes. The liable party will be individual who dropped the object, or the employer of the individual who dropped the object.
  • Work accident toe injury claims - employees handling heavy loads, operating machinery and using tools may sustain toe injury in the course of their work. Dropped heavy weights, mishandled tools and dangerous machinery have all resulted in compensation claims for toe injuries in the workplace.

Calculate my toe injury compensation

How much can I claim?

The Judicial College recommend compensation amounts for general damages associated with particular injuries. The Courts recognise that toe injuries can vary widely, both in severity and the impact an injury has on an individual's life. Minor toe injuries without long-term problems may receive up to £7050 in general damages, whereas very serious injuries may be awarded up to £41,250.

In addition, special damages are awarded in respect of the financial and other losses an individual has incurred as a result of their injury.

No Win, No Fee toe injury compensation claims explained

No Win, No Fee agreements, or CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreements), are the beginning of a injury claim.

A Conditional Fee Agreement lays out a contract between the lawyer and you.

The document sets out the work the solicitor will deliver as well as a "success fee". This success fee is the percentage that will be taken from your compensation award when your lawyer wins your case.

You can focus on your recovery, with the knowledge that there is nothing whatsoever to pay if the case is not successful. You have no hidden charges when working with a Quittance injury-specialist solicitor.

Accidents at work - Claims against your employer

Every year, 600,000* employees are injured in accidents at work. If you have suffered an injury or illness at work, you may able to claim compensation.

Find out if you can claim toe injury compensation from your employer: Read more about work accident claims

*Source: 2016/17 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report

Road traffic accident claims

Every year almost 200,000* people are injured on Britain's roads. If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, you can claim compensation.

Find out more about claiming toe injury compensation for a road accident: Read more about road accident claims

*Source: Official Department of Transport statistics (

Meet the QLS team

The national network of Quittance solicitors handle all types of personal injury claims, from fast track claims to life-changing injury. Our solicitors are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and expertise and their track record in winning cases.

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Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Emma Bell Employers and Public Liability Panel Solicitor
Shahida Chaudery Complex Injury Claims Panel Solicitor
Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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