Compensation for a broken leg in a road accident 

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You may be entitled to a significant amount of compensation after suffering a broken leg in a road accident. The amount owed to you will depend on numerous factors, many of which we will discuss on this page.

The legislation regarding road accident injuries and monetary compensation vary throughout Australia. For this reason, we have created separate pages with specific legal information for each jurisdiction.


To speak to a motor vehicle accident expert regarding your experience call 1800 106 107. We can quickly help you understand your rights and make you aware of any entitlements.

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General damages section 1 (a)

The amount of compensation owed to someone after a road accident in which the victim suffered a broken leg is made up of several factors. This page is intended to offer claimants a guideline figure for non-economic loss or general damages, excluding any lost earnings. For example, pain, suffering, disability and loss of amenity of life.

For a complete and accurate estimation based on your individual circumstances, you can call us on 1800 106 107

How much compensation for a broken leg in a car accident?

Section 1 (a)Injury typeexcl lost earnings
Broken legsFractured femur (thigh bone)$18,829 – $29,508
Fractured tibia or fibulaUp to $25,016
Leg fractures resulting in long term problems$36,945 to $58,201
Severe or complicated leg fractures$54,438 – $78,374

Please note: The above table is not to be taken as a substitute for legal advice. Amounts shown include estimations for general damages excluding lost earnings. Compensation for lost earnings often exceeds six-figures, for this reason, your payout could be considerably more.

Try our online estimation tool to get a guideline figure.

How will my compensation be calculated?

Each state in Australia has its own rules and regulations however a legal representative will consider:

  • The severity of your broken leg
  • your legal costs
  • past and future lost earnings
  • contributory negligence
  • success fees (which are mandatory in some states)
  • and the state your road accident took place

All of the things mentioned above are variables which will affect your final compensation amount.

What to do next?

To get the ball rolling we recommend calling us to discuss your situation in more detail. We can guide you through the claims process and match you with an expert who specialises in CTP cases like yours.

Please don’t worry about being pressured into starting legal proceedings or talking about anything you don’t feel comfortable with. All calls are strictly confidential and any advice you receive will be completely free and impartial.