Each year more than 23,000 people suffer from foot injuries in Australia. The most common reasons for foot and toe injuries are workplace accidents, slip & falls, and motor vehicle accidents; these injuries include but are not limited to toe amputations, broken toes, and crushed feet. Feet and toe injuries may have a dramatic effect on an injured person’s daily and work life.
They vary according to where you were injured, see below for more details:
Foot/toe injury at or whilst working
You can make a claim against your employerif you have suffered a foot/toe injury in the course of employment. Your compensation benefits may include:
Weekly benefit payments for loss of earnings
If your injuries are greater than 14% whole person impairment
If your injuries are assessed at being greater than 10% whole person impairment
if your injuries are greater than 14% whole person impairment and your employer was negligent
Foot/toe injury due to a motor vehicle accident
Income support due to income looss
If you were not mostly at fault and your injuries are not a minor injury
If your injuries are greater than 14% whole person impairment and your employer was negligent
Foot/toe injury at a public place
Can’t work due to foot/toe injury?
You may be entitled to claim TPD superannuation benefits regardless of where you suffered your foot or toe injury. TPD superannuation insurance is generally on average anywhere between $50,000 – $350,000, and income protection benefit of up to 95% of your average wage may be paid in instalments. Click here to learn more about TPD claims or directly reach us to know your entitlements!
How much compensation can I get for a toe and foot injury?
As mentioned above, all claims are unique and considered according to the nature of the injury. That’s why there isn’t any fixed compensation benefits for toe and foot injuries. However, you can reach our compensation lawyers to know the estimated compensation settlement amount for your claim.
Each claim type has its own time limit to lodge forms and to commence in court or personal injuries comission:
- 6 months from the date of the injury for workplace accidents
- 28 days for motor vehicle accident injuries
- 3 years for common law claims
These limits may be extended in some circumstances.
How do I make a foot and toe injury compensation claim?
You can reach our lawyers to start your compensation claim at any time. Also, you can access further details about each injury type below.
If you are unable to work, you should report this to your employer and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you are eligible, your medical expenses and weekly costs will be covered. On top of that, if you are not able to work due to your injury and cannot go back to work soon, could be entitled to making a TPD insurance claim through your superfunds. Reach our lawyers for a free claim check.
Our personal injury lawyers resolve similar workplace injury cases in 1.5 years, but this duration can be longer if your treatment takes a longer time. Our lawyers will be able to advise you better once we have a better understanding of your case.
No win no fee compensation lawyers
Our compensation lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis and they provide over the phone, video conference, and in-person free claim check. Call us on 1800 952 898 or fill out the form below to get a call-back.