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If you want to start a claim for an Achilles Injury then you should discuss your case with a lawyer specialising in Achilles Injury claims such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your claim has the best chance of success, because we have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for an Achilles Injury.

If you want to proceed with your Achilles Injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors freephone on 0800 699 0079 and we can then proceed to talk you through your Achilles Injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone.

According to Greek Mythology, Achilles was an indestructible solider apart from the very back of his heel. His enemies eventually found the weakness and an arrow was shot through the heel thus killing Achilles. From the creation of this myth comes the naming of the Achilles Tendon. And while one would hope that an arrow has not pierced your heel, injury to the Achilles tendon can be quite severe. Because the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, any damage it receives should be immediately treated.

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendon rupture/damage?

The Achilles Tendon controls the up and down movement of the foot. Being that this is the case, symptoms of a ruptured or damaged tendon are typically associated with the ability to move the foot in such a motion. Primarily, when an Achilles tendon has become ruptured or damaged there will be a definitive snapping sound at the base of the heel followed by intense pain. It is not uncommon for a person to temporarily lose consciousness due to the intensity of the pain from a ruptured Achilles heel. In instances where a strain has been placed upon the tendon an individual may experience symptoms which include:

  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irritation of the heel
  • Pain within the calf muscle
  • Bruising and swelling around the ankles
  • Limited motion of movement with the foot

Individuals which have any of these symptoms are strongly encouraged to seek the diagnosis and medical treatment from a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner.

How do injuries to the Achilles tendon occur?

The most common injury is caused by individuals who have not put strain upon the muscles and tendons of the foot. The injury is caused when that person over exerts themselves and the weakness of the tendon and muscles, in turn, get damaged. Elderly individuals are at a higher risk of such damage. Additionally, individuals which have a history of foot and leg sprains, tears, and injury are at higher risk.

Should you file an Achilles Injury Compensation Claim?

Compensation claims are based upon establishing the negligence of a third party for the injury. That being stated:
If you or your dependent has received an injury due to a coach or personal trainer “pushing” you beyond realistic goals and physical limits which has resulted in injury to the Achilles tendon, you may have grounds for a claim.
Elderly persons which have undergone physical therapy and have received injury to the Achilles tendon as a result of negligence may have grounds for a claim, especially if the elderly individual has had pre-existing conditions in the legs and feet which would warrant special attention to such are.

Persons which have had injury caused by negligence to sports terrain which caused the foot to snap back and injury to befall them may have grounds for a claim.

Any person who has suffered permanent damage to the foot as a result of injury to the Achilles heel, specifically any individual which must use a wheelchair or other form of mobile assistance to walk, definitively have grounds for a claim.

If you have had a foot amputated due to neglect during surgery on the Achilles tendon, then you may have grounds for a claim.

Persons which have suffered injury to the Achilles heel and were mis-diagnosed as to the severity may have grounds for a claim, especially if the mis-diagnosis caused further damage to the tendon.

Any individual who has suffered an injury to the Achilles tendon and feels that the injury is the result of another person’s negligence should seek the professional opinion of a claims expert. Injuries should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor, nurse, or medical professional as soon as possible.

When should you file?

Compensation claims have a time limit and so the sooner you file, the more apt you will be to receiving compensation for your injury. Those which file a claim need to understand that various documentation will be needed at certain times during the claims process. Compensation is based upon the gravity of the negligence, the gravity of the injury, the time that the person has had the injury, and the financial obligations which have resulted from the injury. It is strongly recommended that a person use a professional claims representative to file the claim.

If you have suffered a Achilles injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.

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