The upper leg contains the thigh and hamstring. These important muscles and soft tissues provide the strength, support and stability needed to perform physical activities. When injured, they can greatly impair mobility and independence.
Given that such injuries are known to be painful and often debilitating, it is not uncommon for people to have to take time off work and lose income as a result. Claiming compensation can help in many ways.
Table of contents:
- Causes of thigh and hamstring injuries
- Injury symptoms
- Can I claim compensation?
- What can I claim for?
- How do I start my claim?
- Your questions answered
Causes of thigh and hamstring injuries
When too much force is placed on this muscle group, they may tear or rupture. Such an injury will happen if the hamstrings are stretched beyond their natural limit, for example, during high-exertion trauma such as during a slip or trip accident.
In the more severe cases, the front of the thigh (quadriceps) can tear or rupture and may also damage other soft tissues and ligaments.
There can also be injury to the femur, situated in the upper leg. The femur is the largest bone in the human body and is extremely strong. Injuries to the femur bone will only occur in heavy impact incidents or as a result of extreme trauma such as seen in serious road traffic accidents or as a result of a fall from height.
Compensation claims for injuries to the thigh or hamstring are not uncommon due to their impact on mobility and strength, and because any person suffering such injury is left in great discomfort.
These injuries are often related, with a quadricep injury affecting the hamstring and visa versa, as the two muscle groups are designed to work in unison to provide the strength and support needed for usual human movement.
Injuries to the front of the thigh (quadricep) are usually associated with a difficulty to bear weight and will cause a heavy reduction in mobility and independence.
The hamstring runs from the buttock to the back of the knee. Any person who has suffered a hamstring injury will feel a sudden and sharp, shooting or stabbing pain in the back of the leg. Injuries will likely include swelling and cause a restriction in mobility.
The pain can be reduced by limiting movement and will be increased if the muscles are stretched or overused.
Can I claim injury compensation?
Any person who believes that their injury wasn’t their fault has a legal right to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Whether it’s an accident in a public place, a slip or trip, a car crash or an accident at work.
As with any accident, it is important that any person who has suffered a thigh or hamstring injury reports the details of their accident and their injury to the relevant people – whether in an accident book or by making contact with a landowner or business.
At Direct2Compensation we know your rights and can advise you as to whether or not you can make a claim for thigh or hamstring injury compensation. Our expert staff can help you to identify whom you should report your accident to and will be able to ensure that your claim is placed with the right specialist solicitor.
What can I claim for?
You can claim compensation for the injury, with the value depending on the severity of the injury, length of recovery and impact on day-to-day life. You can also recover any loss of income or incurred costs caused by the injury.
At Direct2Compensation, our specialist solicitors will ensure that any successful claim is settled at the maximum appropriate level. They will ensure that an appropriately qualified medical expert assesses the injury and that medical evidence is used to demonstrate the severity of the injury and prognosis of recovery or otherwise. This will ensure that the maximum possible value can be attributed to the physical suffering element of the claim.
We’ll also ensure that any lost income during enforced absence from work as a result of an injury, and any associated costs or losses, are also recovered by way of the special damages element of your claim.
How do I start my claim?
At Direct2Compensation we offer a simple, transparent and easy to understand No Win No Fee claims process. Our expert staff will quickly help you to understand your rights and explain how the claims process works. We’ll obtain the important initial details that our solicitors will need to get your claim for thigh and hamstring injury compensation started.
You can call our friendly and helpful staff on 01225 430285 or get your claim started online today. We take pride in making sure that you feel understood and look forward to helping you make your claim.