Can I File A Claim For A Broken Great Toe?

A broken great toe, or any fracture or bone injury you suffer, may be grounds for seeking compensation if negligence caused you to sustain the injury. 

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Broken great toe claims guide

This guide will explain the situations in which someone could have acted negligently causing you harm. We will also look at the duty of care you may have been owed.

Additionally, this guide will provide information on the personal injury claims process and give you an idea of what compensation might be awarded for the injury.

Our advisers are available to answer any further questions you might have. They also provide free valuations of claims and could discuss your case in more detail. 

They can be reached via the: 

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  1. What Is A Broken Great Toe? 
  2. Examples Of Toe Injury Scenarios 
  3. How Can You Prove Someone Breached Their Duty Of Care? 
  4. Estimating A Payout For A Broken Great Toe 
  5. Can I Benefit From A No Win No Fee Agreement? 
  6. Discover More About Broken Great Toe Claims 

What Is A Broken Great Toe? 

Accidents that cause you to sustain a broken great toe could occur in various places, such as at work, a public place, or on the road. In these situations, you may have been owed a duty of care as per different legislation. For instance:

  • At work: Your employer has a responsibility to make sure they take all reasonable steps to ensure you are kept safe from harm in the workplace. Their duty is set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 but the duty they have will vary depending on the specific place of work.
  • In public places: The person in control of a public space has a responsibility to make sure the area is safe for public use by doing everything they reasonably can to remove or reduce safety hazards. This duty is established in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. 
  • On the road: All road users have a responsibility to each other to make sure their actions do not endanger others. The specifics of their duty are detailed in the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code. 

Failure to carry out these responsibilities, leading to an accident and injury, could mean someone has acted negligently. Negligence involves someone breaching the duty of care they owe causing someone else to sustain harm.

If you were involved in an accident that caused you to sustain an injury as a result of someone acting negligently, you could be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the person deemed responsible for the accident. Call our team for more information.

Are Toe Injuries Common? 

The Health & Safety Executive requires that employers report certain accidents and injuries under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

For the year 2020/21, employers reported 614 non-fatal toe injuries to one or more toes. Overall, they reported 14,938 non-fatal injuries to lower limb locations. 

It’s important to note that these figures are provisional.

Examples Of Toe Injury Scenarios 

There are various ways in which someone could sustain a broken great toe as a result of someone else’s negligence. Examples might include:

  • Accidents at work: An employer may have carried out a risk assessment that identified certain hazards that were still present even after they did everything they reasonably could to remove the risk the hazard posed. However, they may have failed to provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of steel toe boots. As a result, you may have suffered damage to your toe.
  • Road traffic accidents: A driver may have failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing while you were already crossing the road. As a result, they may have caused you multiple injuries, including a toe fracture.
  • Public place accidents: The owner of a shop may have failed to keep the shop floor free from obstructions that had the potential to cause harm. As a result, a customer may have broken their toe after tripping over stock left in the middle of an aisle.

For more information about liability in a broken great toe claim, you can get in touch with an adviser to discuss your case. 

How Can You Prove Someone Breached Their Duty Of Care? 

A duty of care is a responsibility certain people may have to prevent others from sustaining harm in different scenarios. As mentioned, an employer, road user and the person in control of a public space may have owed you a duty of care. 

In order to make a valid claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the duty of care you’re owed was breached and caused you harm. To do this, you could gather evidence in the form of:

  • Pictures of the accident or your injuries
  • CCTV footage
  • Witness contact details
  • Police reports

Additionally, gathering medical evidence is also an important part of your claim.

Medical reports from your doctor or hospital can determine the severity of your injuries and the extent to which your quality of life has been affected. They may also be used for evaluating the value of your injuries when calculating compensation.

To learn more about what evidence you could use in your broken great toe claim, you can get in touch with an adviser on the number above.

Estimating A Payout For A Broken Great Toe 

Compensation payouts for a broken great toe may comprise an amount to address the injury and the pain it has caused you under general damages. 

The value of your injuries may be calculated by using the medical evidence provided in support of your claim. Medical evidence can highlight how much your injuries have impacted your quality of life and how severe they are. 

Additionally, the Judicial College Guidelines provide a set of bracket compensation figures for different injuries that are often used to help value claims. These figures have been used to create the table below. Please only use them as a guide. 

Toe (b) Where the great toe has been amputated.In the region of £29,380
Toe (c) Severe Toe Injuries: These might include bursting wounds and injuries resulting in severe damage.£12,900 to £29,770
Toe (d) Serious Toe Injuries: These might include serious great toe injuries or crush fractures to two or more toes.£9,010 to £12,900
Toe (e) Moderate Toe Injuries: Examples include straightforward fractures or the exacerbation of a pre-existing condition.Up to £9,010
Toe (a) Where all the toes have been amputated.£34,270 to £52,620
Foot(f) Moderate Foot Injuries: Examples might include a fracture of the metatarsal that's displaced.£12,900 to £23,460
Foot(g) Modest Foot Injuries: Injuries might include a metatarsal fracture that's simple and ligaments that have ruptured. Up to £12,900
Foot(e) Serious Foot Injuries: Injuries that result in ongoing pain due to traumatic arthritis, lengthy treatment, the risk of surgery or the risk of arthritis in the future. £23,460 to £36,790
Foot(b) Where one foot has been amputated.£78,800 to £102,890
Foot(a) Where both feet have been amputated. £158,970 to £189,110

Your compensation payout may also comprise an amount to address any financial losses you have suffered under special damages. For instance, if you lost out on work, you could claim back any lost earnings provided you have evidence to prove the losses, such as payslips.

For more information on what your settlement may include, please call our team.

Can I Benefit From A No Win No Fee Agreement? 

A No Win No Fee agreement offers you a chance to enlist professional legal help without having to pay your solicitor an upfront cost or ongoing fees.

A payment, called a success fee, in the form of a legally capped percentage will be taken from your compensation if your claim is successful. If it is not successful, you don’t need to pay the success fee to your solicitor.

The solicitors on our panel can offer No Win No Fee services so if you’d like to find out more, call our team. An advisor can assess your case to see if a solicitor from our panel could begin working on your broken great toe claim.

Make A Broken Great Toe Claim Today 

Our advisers are available and can offer insight into your broken great toe claim. They can provide free legal advice and answer any questions you may have.

You can reach them via the: 

  • Number at the top of the page 
  • Contact page 
  • Live chat feature below.

Discover More About Broken Great Toe Claims 

We have provided some additional external resources below.

Additionally, we have included other guides exploring the different personal injury claims we handle.

We hope this guide on claiming compensation for a broken great toe has helped. However, we understand you may have additional questions. If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the number above.