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 (£154,000 - £180,000), or whether both legs are lost below the knee (£128,000 - £172,500). If one leg is lost, the award varies depending on whether amputation occurs above the knee (£61,500 - £90,000) or below the knee (£58,500 - £83,500).
These types of injuries vary from "Most Serious" (£61,500- £86,500) which means that although the leg was not amputated, the loss of use is almost as bad as if it had been, to "Moderate" (£17,750 - £25,000).
These can vary from "Fractures from which an incomplete recovery is made" (£11,500 - £16,) down to "simple fractures" (up to £5,350).
Awards for knee injuries range from "Severe" (£17,000 - £61,500) which means significant disruption of the joint, to "Moderate" (up to £8,750) which could involve torn cartilage or twisting of the knee.