Compensation for leg injuries relate to the degree of loss of use and vary greatly as follows.
The value of this award depends on whether both legs are lost totally (£172,000 - £201,500), or whether both legs are lost below the knee (£144,000 - £193,000). If one leg is lost, the award varies depending on whether amputation occurs above the knee (£75,000 - £98,300) or below the knee (£70,000 - £95,000).
Severe Leg Injuries:
These types of injuries vary from "Most Serious" (£68,750- £96,800) which means that although the leg was not amputated, the loss of use is almost as bad as if it had been, to "Moderate" (£19,850 - £28,000).
Less Serious Leg Injuries:
These can vary from "Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made" (£12,850 - £19,850) down to "simple fractures" (up to £6,500).
Awards for knee injuries range from "Severe" (£18,700 - £68,750) which means significant disruption of the joint, to "Moderate" (up to £18,700) which could involve torn cartilage or twisting of the knee.