Can you claim for your groin injury?
We pride ourselves on the free, confidential and no-obligation advice we’re able to give people like you who are often in pain or discomfort and thinking of making a compensation claim to cover the costs and impact of their groin injury.
To somebody who has never claimed before, starting a claim can seem confusing, complicated and lengthy. But in fact, we aim to make the process of finding out whether you can claim as simple as possible.
We typically advise that it’s likely you have a claim if you’ve been in an accident within the last three years, the accident was caused by somebody else and you’ve suffered an injury as a result.
We know it’s not always clear whether somebody else was at fault for your accident, particularly when your accident happened at work because of a lack of training or health and safety, or in some medical negligence cases.
But as a helpline, we can let you know for free whether we think you have a claim. Simply call us for a no-obligation chat on 0800 376 0150. We’ll listen to your experience, ask you some questions about your accident and injury and then let you know how we can help.
Our calls are confidential, and our legally trained advisors are here to listen to the circumstances that led to your groin injury and the impact it has had on your life.
Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
The easiest way to know for sure whether somebody is considered liable or at fault for your accident is to speak to us. As each experience is completely unique, we simply can’t say for sure without speaking to you and listening to your experience.
If you’re not ready to speak to anybody about your accident, you might like to read more about the different accident types we work with, including:
What’s involved in claiming?
In most cases, you don’t need to worry about too much extra work because our solicitors will negotiate your compensation on your behalf, and will keep you informed of the progress and developments of your claim.
To start your claim or to find out if you have a case, you can give us a call on 0800 376 0150. We’re here to listen and answer any questions you have about the claims process and your accident and injury.
If you’re ready, we can take the hassle and legwork out of finding the right solicitor for your case. This is because we work with a network of experienced solicitors across the country, who all work to the standards set out in our customer charter.
Claiming for more than one injury
A groin injury is typically the overstretching of the muscles in your groin area. When this stretching happens too quickly, beyond normal limits or because of an impact, this can cause the muscle tissues to tear or rupture, which is painful and can affect your mobility.
Because of the way your muscles work together and the nature and impact of many accidents, often a groin injury is one of multiple injuries caused by the same accident, such as damage to ligaments or tendons around the area, additional injuries to your thighs or hamstrings or injuries affecting your stomach muscles.
When you contact us, we’ll work hard to understand the full impact of your accident and the injuries it has caused. This means if you’ve suffered more than one injury, we’ll consider this as part of your claim.
How much compensation could you claim?
When you contact us, we’ll work hard to fully understand the impact of your accident and injury, such as how it’s affected your life, your loved ones and your ability to work. We collect this information so we know whether we can help you.
At the time of your call with us we’re not able to advise how much your compensation might be because we simply don’t know at that stage of your claim. Although your compensation is negotiated on the impact of your accident and injury, the final figure you’re awarded can depend on how the other party respond to your claim and the long-term consequences of your injury to your life and your recovery.
However, our solicitors will always work to get you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.
To do this, they consider and negotiate to cover the cost of:
- Time off work and the reduced pay you’ve received
- Any time off work your loved ones have had to look after you or take you to appointments
- Medical treatment you’ve paid for, such as physiotherapy
- Any future medical treatment you might need to fully recover
To get an estimate of how much your compensation might be, you can try our industry leading compensation calculator which asks you some questions about your experience and gives you a guideline figure of how you might be able to claim.
Causes of groin injuries
We know that the symptoms of a groin injury can develop gradually, so you might find it difficult at first to pinpoint the cause of your injury.
Groin injuries are often caused by a large amount of strain, pressure or an impact to your thigh or groin area. Occasionally a groin injury can also be caused by your groin muscles tensing too quickly or forcefully, typically the result of a road accident or a sporting accident.
Injured from playing sports?
If your groin injury was caused because of a faulty piece of equipment, such as a faulty weight machine, then you may be able to make a claim if, the machine was not properly maintained or checked. You may also be able to make a claim if something has fallen on you, such as a netball or basketball hoop or a goal.
Unfortunately, we cannot help you make a claim if your injury was the result of normal gameplay or training.
If you’ve suffered a groin injury from a sporting accident, we recommend calling us to be sure whether you have a case. In one free call to 0800 376 0150 you can have peace of mind and get advice about your next steps and options.