Ligament Injury Compensation Claims

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Ligament injuries can be very painful and cause a considerable loss of mobility to the person suffering as a result.  In the more severe of cases, injury compensation claimants making a claim after suffering ligament injury will require surgery to properly recover.  Medical experts and specialist injury compensation solicitors will refer to ligament injuries as soft tissue injuries.

Ligament injury claims are commonly associated with slipping and tripping accidents.  For example, when someone slips on a wet floor at work, or within a supermarket, they are likely to sprain an ankle or knee and in doing so over-stretch the ligaments and suffer a tear or stretch. The same kind of injury can be caused by tripping in a pothole.

Our specialist no win no fee injury compensation solicitors can help you claim a compensation settlement that includes a value for the extent and severity of your ligament injury as well as covering lost wages, unused gym memberships and costs for care and support from a loved one or other carer, for example.

Who can claim ligament injury compensation?

Any person who is caused to suffer a ligament injury through the negligence of someone else (an organisation, business, workplace or public venue) can make a claim for injury compensation.  As with all claims for injury compensation, a claimant will succeed if it can be proven that they have been exposed to the risk of injury because of the negligence of others.

In slipping accidents, a ligament injury victim will usually have a valid slipping accident claim if there is no hazard warning sign present, or if it can be shown that the company, business or people responsible for the location have failed to ensure that the area is safe and fit for purpose.

It can be difficult to succeed with tripping accident compensation claims, which is why it is important to instruct a specialist injury compensation company like Direct2Compensation to manage your claim for you. Read our article about proving liability in tripping accident claims to find out more about winning a tripping accident claim.

Any person wishing to claim ligament injury compensation will also have to provide medical evidence to support their claim and must have seen their doctor or visited a hospital for medical treatment.

If you are injured in a slipping accident, always make sure that you report the details of your accident to the right people, that will usually be your supervisor if you slip on a wet floor at work. If you slip in a shop, report the matter to customer services and make sure that the details of your accident are recorded within an accident book. You should also ensure that you seek professional medical attention from your GP or local A&E Department so that the details of any injury are recorded on your medical records.  This will provide the evidence you need to support your claim for injury compensation and give your solicitor the best chance of succeeding with your claim.

Recover sooner by claiming

Recovering from ligament injuries can take many months and in some cases require surgery. When the severity of a ligament injury is worse, the value of your claim will increase accordingly. One thing that is common across all claimants of injury compensation is that they want to recover quickly and return to their usual activities.  With this in mind, it is important to avoid delaying any claim you wish to make as not only can making a claim quickly help to ensure the best chance of a positive outcome, it may also help you to recover more quickly.

The reason for this is that alongside claiming a compensation settlement, your solicitor will also look to obtain specialist rehabilitation therapies at the expense of the defendant for you. Claiming injury compensation isn’t all about money, in many cases it is about getting the right medical and rehabilitation therapies as quickly as possible. One of the things that makes Direct2Compensation so special is that we look to help our injury compensation claimant clients get medical treatment as well as financial compensation settlements.

If you have been injured in a slipping accident and wish to claim injury compensation, contact us today.  We can explain the steps of our claims process and help you to understand how no win no fee works.

How can Direct2Compensation help?

Direct2Compensation can ensure that you have the best chance of succeeding with a ligament injury compensation claim.  We will help you to find the right specialist injury compensation solicitor and ensure that you know how to maximise the value of your claim.

Alongside helping to ensure that you are fairly compensated financially for your injuries and also for any special damages, our expert solicitors will look to obtain specialist rehabilitation therapies at the cost of the defendant for you. This can help you recover more quickly and enable you to return to normal life sooner.

Remember, with Direct2Compensation we offer a fully compliant no win no fee claims service for you. You have nothing to worry about in terms of costs as if your claim fails, you will never have to pay a penny. To find out more about your compensation rights or to start your ligament injury claim today, call us on 01225 430285 or if you prefer, we can call you back.

In just a few minutes on the telephone with you, we’ll obtain the initial information needed for our solicitors to commence a claim. We understand your needs and know your rights and will help you get the justice you deserve.

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  • James

    Hi Ian.

    In September last year I saw a specialist for some wrist pain I had post bike accident.

    I was sent for an MRI scan and then was not informed of the results. I thought this meant that nothing was wrong.

    This week the insurance had a shortfall so I had to pay £65 for the initial consultation. It was then when I told I in fact had torn my ligaments.

    Is there any grounds to claim for this as it has been minimum 6 months since they would of learned about the results?

    Kind regards

    James

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If you have not already pursued a claim for the injury sustained, you certainly can do so as you have up to 3 years to pursue a claim.

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  • Denise Hayes

    I work for a supermarket and my work includes lifting very heavy 12 kilo boxes doing breakdown and I am lifting and pulling very heavy cages all night from 7pm to 3am, 4 nights a week.

    I went to hospital yesterday and had an X-ray and I was diagnosed with ruptured ligaments in my upper right arm. I now will have to be off work on the sick with loss of wages.

    I am not due in again until Saturday 7pm but obviously I’m not able to carry out my job as I’m now in agony, on painkillers and in a sling.

    What can I do? Can you help please?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      Have you received the necessary training from your employer showing you how to lift items safely? Do you know how to identify which items may not be safe to lift without assistance? We also need to consider whether the employer has provided a working environment that allows you to follow such training and work safely?

      Given the amount of lifting and moving that your job requires, there may well be a valid right for you to make a claim and these are some of the questions we would run through with you regarding your work to identify whether you can make a claim.

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  • Edward

    Hi, I was hit while riding my bike yesterday. The driver has admitted fault to the police. I have broken my ankle lower back and collar bone. For the ankle, I have the choice between having surgery or letting it heal naturally. Both have similar recovery times and there aren’t any major benefits to either. My question is, would my claim be a substantial amount more if I take the surgery? Many thanks!

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      It is impossible to say whether surgery would lead to a higher settlement value. In all honesty, it should not make a difference as the value of the claim will be reached on the basis of a medical experts assessment and report. That report should look at the severity of the injury and what the long term prognosis is (whether there is a full recovery or partial or how long recovery takes) and not whether surgery was needed. In your case, so long as the Consultant is of the view that there is no material benefit to undergoing surgery – in that either way of treatment will lead to the same outcome at a similar recovery rate, there is no concern for any claim.

      In terms of your claim, please call us on 01225430285 so that we can help you start the process of recovering compensation for your injuries, damaged cycle, any loss of income and enable you to access specialist private rehabilitation therapies during your claim.

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  • Daniel Popescu-Richardson

    I was carrying out my role in the warehouse on Tuesday this week and fell when climbing down the back step of an trailer from a lorry. My sole got caught on the ridges of the step and I then fell a metre to the ground twisting my knee. I went to hospital and was informed that I have pulled or tested my lateral ligament in my left knee. I am in constant pain and have limited mobility in my knee and have to use crutches. I have to go back to hospital this Friday to see a knee specialist to ascertain the full damage that I have done and what physio I will require. I have a good relationship with my employer and would not want to affect this if I pursue a claim. Where do I stand please?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You have a legal right that enables you to pursue a claim without any risk to your employment. However, before you can decide whether or not you would like to pursue a claim, we need to identify whether there is any negligence that would allow you to take such action. You mention the sole of your shoe catching on the ridges of the step from the wagon trailer. The ridges on the step form an important non-slip safety precaution. Therefore, unless you can identify that the step was broken or the unless the shoes you were wearing were unsafe and had been issued by the employer, it is hard to see where you could hold the employer liable for your injuries.

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  • Richard moore

    I tore a ligament in my knee at work. This happened about 2yrs ago but my employer didn’t put it in accident book. I worked for about 8 months then had to have an operation and had a sick note for 3 weeks but my manager didn’t tell the head office that I was on sick leave. Therefore, when i came back to work I had to carry on lifting heavy products and now my knee has gone again.

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  • David

    I had appointment in office and went over a small wall, below knee height, to enter the premises.

    I then fell and tore my shoulder ligaments. Doctor sent me for an mri which confirmed this and told me I had a frozen shoulder.

    16 months have passed and arm is still fairly immobile and stiff despite attending physio.

    Doctor tells me I might have to have operation. So bit under pressure.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      If you opted to go over the small wall rather than walk a little longer to the proper pathway/entrance, you would not have any right to make a claim as you would be the author of your own misfortune. However, if there was not an alternative way in, a claim may be possible.

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  • SHARNAZ

    I had an Rta and fractured my scaphoid in my wrist. I was in cast for 11 weeks. Then the MRI showed scaplounate ligament tear. I now need to have reconstruction surgery. I have been off work since Nov 18 and still off. I am a nurse and worried I will never fully recover. As the stiffness and pain is severe already. And surgery is post the 4-6 recommended time frame for full recovery.
    I also have whiplash, shoulder joint and hip pain through the RTA.

    How much would you think my claim was worth please?

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      It would be misleading and dishonest for us to assign a claim valuation to you on the basis of your description of the injuries and situation in which you find yourself due to the Road Traffic Accident in which you were injured. Anyone who offers a valuation without having seen the medical experts report regarding the injuries, required treatment and long term prognosis would be guessing and providing you with false information.

      What we can say is that on face value, any settlement that you may obtain if you do pursue a claim for compensation would likely be substantial. The settlement should include the long term impact of the injury to your thumb and wrist and how it may impact on your work and your career prospects. Given that you have required reconstructive surgery, it is likely that you will face some permanent implications from the injuries sustained. You also mention other soft tissue injuries caused in this accident which would be reflected in any settlement your claim for compensation could receive. You would also be entitled to recover lost income or incurred costs relating to this injury if you succeed with a claim for compensation.

      If you are not already pursuing a claim, it would be sensible to avoid any further delay and start your claim now.

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  • sue

    I worked in a school kitchen, in march i slipped on some food, my shoulder and lower back hurt but carried on doing my job. Next morning i woke in pain went to the doctors, was signed off sick after having x-ray and scans and mri, it turned out i had tore the ligaments in my shoulder. Hence getting frozen shoulder also. I have had an operation and now recovering. The health and safety have said it was just one of those things and that no one is too blame, I lost my job as work have said they are unable to keep my job open for me. What can i claim?

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      In theory, you can claim compensation against your employers insurance for the injury you have sustained and the losses you have incurred (loss of income etc) as a result. We know from experience that the injuries sustained in such slips at work can be very painful and lead to long term recovery periods.

      With regards to making a claim against your employer, you would be able to succeed with a claim if it can be demonstrated that the employer did not have an adequate cleaning regime in place and that hazards are left on the floor for long periods. Given that it is a busy working kitchen, it is foreseeable that items will be dropped or spilled on the floor and as such, the employer should be making staff aware of the risks of any hazards or spillages by way of regular checks. If they have not done that and an item of food has been dropped on the floor and left and you then step on it and fall as a result, you would have grounds to pursue a claim with reasonable prospects of succeeding. If however, the item of food that you slipped on had only just been dropped on to the floor, it will be difficult to succeed with a claim against your employer as the courts would find that there was no way that they could have placed any warning out or removed the hazard before you stepped on to it.

      Given the extent of your injury and the fact that your accident at work has cost you your job, I think that it is wise that we present details of your accident to one of our specialist Solicitors as they may well wish to pursue this for you.

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  • Callum

    I was at work and I stepped off some wood in the yard. My ankle just buckled on me resulting in a grade 3 sprain with a torn ligament but I had trainers on and not my steel toe cap boots. Out of work for 5 weeks. I would just like to know where I stand really *no pun intended*

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    • Ian Morris

      We can certainly look at making a claim for you – but we would need to know more about the workplace, why the wood was in the yard and the nature of the job before we can advise you fully.

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  • Amanda

    In May I twisted my knee during work. Basically I turned my body while my feet was locked. I torn my ligaments and meniscus. I had a surgery in December.
    Nobody done any accident report at work. I had an investigation about it, and for me the answer that it wasn’t a work related accident was not really a proper answer. I think they should report my accident, especially almost a year now and I am still not well.

    Reply
    • Ian Morris

      You mention that your employer carried out an investigation in to the incident and that their response was that it was not a work related matter. Clearly, without knowing more about the actual cause of the injury (why you twisted your knee, where it happened and how etc), it is difficult for me to state whether or not you have a viable claim for accident at work compensation. Regardless of any claim, your employer should still have made a record of the accident and if they have conducted an investigation, they must have a record of an incident – otherwise they would have nothing to base an investigation upon.

      Whether or not you have a viable claim against your employer for accident at work compensation will come down to the cause of why you twisted your knee. If your employer has provided an environment that was unsafe – perhaps a lack of training, a slippery surface on the floor, or given you an inadequate work space or an item of equipment that is not fit for purpose or broken for example, then you are likely to have a viable claim.

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