By Jo Anderson. Last Updated 30th January 2024. Welcome to this guide to toe amputation compensation. If you’ve had to have a toe cut off after an accident, or the toe amputation happened as part of an accident in which someone else was to blame, you might be interested in learning more about amputation claims for a partial disability.
Below, we explain how to calculate toe amputation settlement amounts and discuss how our amputation solicitors could help with amputated toe compensation claims. We aim to answer the question of ‘how much compensation can you get for losing a toe?’
As well as explaining how much compensation for a toe amputation from NHS negligence you could receive, we also advise you about the evidence you could need to make a claim for a toe severed due to negligence.
This guide covers both claims made by members of the public, and also claims by employees due to accidents at work resulting in an injured toe. If you believe you have a reason to make a personal injury claim for an amputated toe, then this guide is for you.
Alternatively, instead of reading this guide, you can call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 now and we will explain to you how our personal injury claims service works, and how we believe we will be able to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
Select a Section:
- Toe Amputation Settlement Amounts
- Who Can Make Toe Amputation Claims?
- What Accidents Can Lead To Toe Amputations?
- Toe Amputation – Gathering Evidence To Support Your Claim
- No Win No Fee Toe Amputation Compensation Claims
- Useful Links Related To Toe Amputation Settlement Amounts
When making a personal injury claim for losing a big toe or other toes, you could be awarded general damages as part of your compensation settlement. General damages compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured due to having a toe cut off.
Using the figures listed in the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), we have created the following table. We have created this table to give you a clearer idea of how much you could receive in general damages for your injury following a successful claim. Many legal professionals use the JCG to help them value claims. This is because the JCG lists compensation brackets for various mental and physical injuries, and the amounts are based on past successful claims.
Please only use this table as a guide. How much compensation you could receive could be affected by the specific factors of your claim.
|Multiple serious injuries inclusive of financial costs and losses.
|A combination of serious foot/toe injuries which lead to financial loss such as loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
|Up to £500,000+
|Amputation of One Foot (b)
|One foot is amputated with the ankle joint lost.
|£83,960 to £109,650
|Very Severe (c)
|The forefoot has been traumatically amputated with a serious risk of there needing to be a full amputation.
|£83,960 to £109,650
|Considerable pain with restricted mobility due to both heels or feet being fractures.
|£41,970 to £70,030
|Amputation of All Toes (a)
|All the toes have been amputated. How much is awarded will depend on whether the amputation was surgical or traumatic.
|£36,520 to £56,080
|Amputation of Great Toe (b)
|The big toe has been amputated.
|In the region of £31,310
|A crush injury that results in one or toe toes needing to be amputated.
|£13,740 to £21,070
|The great toe has been crushed or one/two toes will have been fractures that causes pain and discomfort.
|£9,600 to £13,740
|Lacerations, simple fractures or an injury that acerbates a pre-existing condition.
|Up to £9,600
Contact our advisors today if you have any questions about making a personal injury claim for a severed toe. Our advisors are available 24/7 to help you. They could offer you free legal advice or even connect you with our experienced solicitors if they believe that you may be eligible for compensation.
Special Damages For Toe Amputation Compensation Claims
As well as claiming for a general damages award for the suffering and pain you’ve experienced, you could also be eligible to claim special damages. Toe amputation settlement amounts could include these pecuniary (financial) costs of an injury. They could include any of the following:
- Care costs – if you’ve been left unable to care for yourself because of an injury, you might need a carer for a time. If so, care costs could be included within your claim.
- Travel costs – If you’ve incurred fees for transport to see your lawyer or visit the hospital for treatment, for example, these could also be included.
- Loss of earnings – should you miss out on income due to having time off work due to your injury, you could recoup these losses.
- Medical expenses – if you’ve need medical care that isn’t covered by the NHS, such costs could also be included with your claim.
For a much more accurate idea of how much you might claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page.
There are certain eligibility criteria your case must meet to claim for an amputated toe. To make a personal injury compensation claim for such an injury, you would have to demonstrate that:
- Somebody owed you a duty of care.
- They then breached this duty.
- The breach resulted in your injury.
There are various people that owe you a duty of care, including:
- Road users – Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, all road users owe each other a legal duty of care to use the roads in a manner that prevents causing harm to themselves and others. They must also follow the relevant rules and guidance found within the Highway Code.
- Employers- Your employer has a duty of care to protect your safety and health at work. Per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, they must take reasonable steps to ensure your safety while in the workplace.
- Those in control of public places – Those who are in control of public places are known as occupiers. Per the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they must take the necessary measures and steps to ensure the reasonable safety of those using that space for its intended purpose.
If a relevant third party breaches the duty of care they had toward you and your toe is amputated as a result, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
To check the validity of your case, or to learn more about toe amputation claims, you can contact our advisors.
Time Limit For Claiming For An Amputated Toe
The time limit for making a personal injury claim for the amputation of a toe is typically three years from the date of injury, as outlined in the Limitation Act 1980.
A suspension may be placed on the time limit to claim under certain circumstances, such as:
- The time limit is paused for those under the age of 18 until their 18th birthday. From this date, they will have three years to start their claim. However, a litigation friend could start a claim on their behalf before this date arrives.
- The time limit is indefinitely suspended for those who lack the mental capacity to make their own claim. During this suspension, a litigation friend could act on their behalf. Should they regain this mental capacity and a claim has not already been made for them, they will have three years to begin legal proceedings from the recovery date.
Once an advisor has the information they need, they will assess your eligibility to claim. They will also answer your questions about toe amputation claims and help you begin a claim if you’re eligible to do so.
There are several types of accidents that could result in you suffering a toe amputation, or an injury that necessitates surgical amputation. Some examples could include:
- Your employer asks you to carry a load that is too heavy for you. Due to this, you accidentally drop the load onto your foot, causing you to suffer a serious crush injury to your toes that later requires amputation.”
- A vehicle runs over your foot, in a road traffic accident, crushing your toes to the extent that they require amputation.
- While wearing sandals in a supermarket, you step onto some broken glass in an aisle that had not been cleaned or clearly signposted. This causes you to suffer cuts to your toes that become infected and later require amputation.
Not every amputated toe accident would automatically lead to a claim. In order to have a valid personal injury claim, you must be able to demonstrate that you suffered your injury due to a relevant third party breaching the duty of care they owed you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact an advisor for a free eligibility check on your case. They are available 24 hours a day to offer you free advice and answer your questions. They could also potentially connect you with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors if it seems like you have a strong case.
If you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim for a big toe amputation, you will need evidence to support your case. Depending on the accident, relevant evidence could include:
- CCTV footage – if there is footage capturing the accident that led to the amputation of your toe, this could be useful.
- Witness details – if someone witnessed your accident, you could collect their contact details so they could provide a statement at a later date.
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injury.
- Medical records – a copy of your medical records stating your amputated big toe injury and the treatment you’ve needed could be used as evidence in your claim.
A solicitor could help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. If you’d like to check whether one of our solicitors could assist you with your claim, please contact an advisor.
If you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation for an amputated toe, you might wish to work with a solicitor on your case. A solicitor could assist you in gathering evidence and would present your case to the liable party. They would also negotiate a compensation settlement on your behalf.
One of our No Win No Fee solicitors may offer to take on your case under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under this arrangement, you generally will not need to pay anything upfront to your solicitor for them to start working on your case. You will also not need to pay them for their services while your claim progresses or if it fails.
Instead, a success fee would be deducted from your compensation if your claim is successful. This fee is a legally capped percentage.
To learn more about toe amputation claims, including checking the eligibility of your case, please contact an advisor.
Contact Our Team About Toe Amputation Compensation Claims
If you are ready to start your compensation claim for an amputated toe, call us on 0800 073 8801 now. Once we know a little more about your case, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we think is the best course of action for you.
- Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) information
- UK Government road traffic accident statistics
- NHS info on amputations
Thank you for reading our guide on amputated toe compensation claims. Now, hopefully, you will be more aware of how toe amputation settlement amounts could be calculated, as well as how we could help you claim toe amputation compensation.