How much is my ligament injury claim worth?
Every ligament injury is different, but if it was someone else's fault, you could be entitled to win thousands of pounds in compensation. Find out what your claim might be worth with our 30 second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay anything to claim?
No Win No Fee means that you don't have to pay anything up front, as you will only pay a fee when you win compensation. This provides our customers with the peace of mind they deserve, which is why around 98% of our clients' cases are No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my ligament claim?
Yes, because this provides us with the evidence we need to help you get every penny of the compensation you deserve. Ligament injuries can't be seen with the naked eye, so you will usually need to see a medical expert who will be able to tell exactly how serious your injury is, and make an estimate of how long it might take to heal. Both of these factors affect the amount of compensation you may be able to win.
Will I have to go to court for a ligament injury claim?
While ligament injuries can be painful and cause lots of inconvenience, they are usually caused by straightforward slips, trips and falls, and don't cause major injuries. That's why your lawyer will usually deal directly with the 'at fault' party for you, rather than having to take your claim to a court hearing.
What counts as a ligament injury?
Ligaments are tough bands of 'connective tissue' inside the body that help to hold different bones together. Sometimes, when you have put too much pressure on the ligaments as the result of a slip, trip or fall, they will be overstretched, or even torn away from the bone. This can be very painful, and can even stop you from walking, and working, while the injury heals. In some cases, where ligaments have become detached from the knee or ankle joint, surgery may be needed to help repair the damage. In most cases though, ligament injuries will heal themselves over time.
What can I claim for?
When you have suffered a ligament injury and someone else was to blame for the accident that caused it, you might be entitled to claim compensation for a variety of things, including:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Travel costs
In some cases, ligament injuries can lead to lasting pain, even when you recover full use of the joint where it occurred. So if you have suffered a ligament injury that was someone else's fault, you owe it to yourself to claim rightful compensation.
Who's to blame for my ligament injury?
Lots of people pick up ligament injuries quite naturally, especially when enjoying sports like running or skiing. In most cases, this is no one's fault, and you just have to put it down to experience. Even so, lots of ligament injuries are caused by other people's actions, such as:
- Trips and falls: on hidden obstacles, especially when you have put a hand out to break your fall
- Slips on wet surfaces: when you overstretch your legs
- Sporting accidents: caused by reckless or illegal tackles
But however you received a ligament injury, if it wasn't your fault and it happened in the last three years, you might be entitled to claim compensation. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
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