We can help you claim compensation for a tendon or ligament injury
If you or a loved one has suffered from a ligament or tendon injury, then it’s likely to have had an impact on your life and your ability to work. We know how painful these types of injury can be – the symptoms can often last for a long period of time, affecting your mobility and independence.
In serious cases symptoms can last for a lifetime, often flaring up or reoccurring sometime after the accident.
We realise that this can affect your family, social life and hobbies, as well as causing financial pressure due to lost earnings, expensive medical treatment and the costs of rehabilitation. If you’ve experienced any of this, then we may be able to help you.
If your ligament or tendon injury was the result of somebody else’s negligence or an accident that wasn’t your fault, then we can help to make sure you aren’t left out of pocket. This means you can concentrate on your recovery without having to worry about money.
For more information, or to find out whether you can make a no win no fee claim, you can get in touch with our legally trained advisors for free on 0800 376 0150 or complete our simple online form to request a call back.
What is a tendon injury?
A tendon is a cord of tissue which attaches muscle to bone, so that the bone and joints can move.
There are many different tendon injuries that can happen, but most tendon injuries cause pain which usually gets worse when you move the affected joint. This can have a long-lasting effect on your mobility, as it can sometimes take a long time to make a full recovery.
In some cases, a tendon can become ‘ruptured’, or torn, which can be extremely painful and is often considered a serious injury.
If you’ve suffered from a ruptured tendon, it’s very important to see a doctor as soon as possible so they can assess your injury and recommend treatment and rehabilitation.
Below are some other examples of common types of tendon injury:
- Supraspinatus tendonitis – Affects the top of the shoulder joint
- Biceps tendonitis – Affects your bicep, which causes pain in the shoulder and arm
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow – These cause pain when moving your elbow and can affect your grip
- Patellar tendonitis – Affects the knee, causing pain and swelling
- Achilles tendinopathy – Causes stiffness, swelling and pain in the ankle
No matter what type of tendon injury you’ve suffered, if you were injured due to someone else’s fault or negligent behaviour, then there’s a good chance we can help you.
What is a ligament injury?
A ligament is connective tissue which acts like a glue to attach bone to bone or hold joints together.
Ligament injuries are often knowns as sprains, and are caused when the ligaments are stretched too far or torn, often because of a sudden force or impact.
Ligament injuries can have particularly long recovery times despite how common they are. If there is a serious sprain to a joint, surgery may be needed.
As with tendon injuries, ligament injuries can be very painful and can sometimes cause problems lasting for many months, affecting your daily life, career, and financial situation.
Can you make a claim?
It’s likely we can help you make a compensation claim for your ligament or tendon damage if your accident:
- Happened within the last three years
- Wasn’t your fault
- Caused you an injury
We often speak to people who are unsure whether the accident was actually their fault. The best way to find out is to get in touch for free on 0800 376 0150.
All our friendly advisors are legally trained, which means they’re qualified to give you the best advice possible and can let you know if they think somebody was liable for your accident.
Plus, all calls with us are completely free, and there’s never any no obligation to start a claim.
Alternatively, you can try our eligibility verifier which asks some simple questions about your experience and will then let you know whether we think you can make a claim.
Compensation can help with your recovery
We realise that if you’ve suffered from an injury, the last thing on your mind will be making a compensation claim. But with over 20 years’ experience in helping people with personal injury claims, we’ve seen the difference compensation can make.
When working on your case, your specialist solicitor will consider any impacts or expenses your ligament or tendon injury has caused you and your family. This is so that you’re fully compensated for your pain and suffering and so you can pay for your rehabilitation and recovery.
For example, your compensation could cover:
- Lost earnings from time off work
- Care and rehabilitation, even if given for free by a family member
- Physiotherapy and medication
- Alterations to your home
- Travel and accommodation costs, for both you and your family
- Loss of spare time activities, including any sports participation you can no longer do
To get an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be owed, you can try our industry-leading compensation calculator, which gives an estimated figure of how much compensation you could receive.
Causes of tendon and ligament injuries
Tendon and ligament injuries can be caused by a wide range of different accidents. We’ve listed some examples below:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in public places
- Sport related injuries
- Accidents at work
Don’t worry if the cause of your injury isn’t listed here, it’s still likely we can help you. To find out whether you can make a claim, or for confidential, no-obligation advice, you can get in touch with us for free on 0800 376 0150.
Start your tendon or ligament injury claim
Starting a ligament injury claim or a tendon injury claim with us is simple. The easiest way to get in touch is to call us for free on 0800 376 0150. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our forms to request a call back.
We realise that you may feel uncomfortable or nervous speaking about your experience, but you can be sure that our friendly advisors will do everything they can to put you at ease, and will never ask you any questions that aren’t necessary for them to find out whether you have a claim.
If you do have a claim and you’d like to continue, we can choose a specialist solicitor for you and put you in touch with them, usually on the same call.