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I was recently attacked and stabbed in the leg behind my knee which caused my common peroneal nerve to be 70% divided and my sural nerve to be 100% divided these were both repaired, however the surgeons have advised me that if the nerves grow and recover it can take between 1 to 2 years but also the damage could be permanent. Due to the damage I have drop foot and no motor function in my right foot. I am on crutches and have a leg brace on. I am also attending regular physiotherapy and have an appointment for Orthotics for a ankle to foot brace to be fitted. I still cannot put too much weight on my bad leg as I am in a lot of pain and working with my GP to try and control it better but the injury had a huge effect on my day to day mobility and find that I get tired, sore and breathless very quickly when trying to walk. Due to the attack my anxiety is through the roof and cannot leave the house on my own as I start to panic. Since the attack I have only been to hospital appointments and need to be encouraged and accompanied to attend these. Has anyone else managed to get LWCRA for nerve damage and drop foot and severe anxiety? Curious as to if it's worth my while applying.
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