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 (£158,000 - £185,000), or whether both legs are lost below the knee (£132,000 - £177,500). If one leg is lost, the award varies depending on whether amputation occurs above the knee (£63,000 - £92,000) or below the knee (£60,000 - £86,000).
Severe Leg Injuries:
These types of injuries vary from "Most Serious" (£63,000- £89,000) which means that although the leg was not amputated, the loss of use is almost as bad as if it had been, to "Moderate" (£18,250 - £25,750).
Less Serious Leg Injuries:
These can vary from "Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made" (£11,800 - £18,250) down to "simple fractures" (up to £6,000).
Awards for knee injuries range from "Severe" (£17,500 - £63,000) which means significant disruption of the joint, to "Moderate" (up to £17,500) which could involve torn cartilage or twisting of the knee.