Making a groin injury claim
When you contact us about your groin injury, you’re under no obligation to claim.
That means when you call us for free on 0800 540 4258 you can get confidential advice about your injury and how we can help you, without any pressure to go ahead and make a claim.
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We will let you know if we think you have a claim for your groin injury. We’ll then ask your permission to start your claim. If you say ‘yes’, we’ll transfer you to one of our specialist solicitor firms. If you say ‘no’, we’ll not progress your claim any further.
During your call with us, we’ll ask you for information about your injury, any treatment you’ve received for your groin, and the effect your injury has had on your life. For example, we know that your groin injury may have forced you to:
- Take time off work
- Need care or support from a relative or paid care service
- Pay for physiotherapy
Although it is useful to have precise information on details such as these when you contact us, don’t worry if you’re only able to give us estimated dates or time frames. These can be confirmed by your specialist solicitor at a later date.
What is a groin injury?
A groin injury is often the result of a muscle (usually the adductor muscle) in your groin area being stretched beyond its limits. This causes the muscle tissue to tear or rupture.
Some groin injuries can develop slowly over time, causing the pain and discomfort to worsen gradually.
If you’re suffering from a groin injury, then you could be feeling pain in your inner thigh or into your hip.
You may also have a hernia because of the strain to your groin. In this case, your pain will be around your stomach and abdominal area, and you may be able to feel a lump through your skin.
If you have a groin injury, we recommend seeing a medical professional. Your doctor will be able to assess how severe your strain is and what kind of rehabilitation you need.
If you have a hernia, you may need surgery. In this case, your doctor will be able to advise you of the next steps. We suggest that you make a note of any time you spend in hospital and any treatment you receive during your injury.
We can also put you in contact with an expert physiotherapist, as part of our rehabilitation service. We can discuss this with you in more detail during your call, or you can ask your solicitor for more information during your claim.
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What caused my groin injury?
The symptoms of a groin injury can develop gradually, so you might find it difficult at first to pinpoint the cause of your injury.
If you’re suffering from a groin injury, it’s likely that a large amount of strain, pressure or impact was applied to your thigh or groin area at some point.
You may also have moved in a way that caused your groin muscles to tense quickly or forcefully, perhaps as a result of an accident or while playing a sport.
We could help you claim for your groin injury if somebody else caused your injury and the accident happened in the last three years.
Sports related groin injuries
Your groin injury may have been caused by faulty equipment that you were using during a training session or at your gym. You may also have been injured because of a coach’s negligence or somebody else’s negligence.
Groin injuries and car accidents
An impact to your groin area or a sudden tensing of the muscle can lead to a groin strain or tear. A car accident can mean sudden and serious impact to your groin area.
If your groin injury was caused by a car accident then, as long as the car accident was partially somebody else’s fault, we could help you claim compensation.
A groin injury caused by work
If you have been required to lift heavy goods, or lift repetitively without the correct training, this may have led to your groin injury.
It may also have been caused by unsafe machinery or equipment, or machines that that you should weren’t properly trained to use. It might be that your groin injury could have been prevented if you had been provided with the correct protective clothing or equipment for the task.
You can read more about claiming for accidents at work here.
If you were hurt in a different situation, but it was somebody else’s fault, it’s likely we can still help you. To find out if you have a claim, call us for free today on 0800 540 4258 .