Achilles Tendon Injury Claim
Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that has occurred on the Achilles tendon which is the largest tendon in body and is thick in structure as well as connected to the heel bone and the calf muscle. One can acquire an Achilles tendon injury while participating in sporting activities, conducting physical exercises, being hit by a hard object or person, or slipping and directly injuring the Achilles tendon, ankle injury, road accident, work injuries, medical negligence etc. If the Achilles tendon injury acquired by a patient was not solely caused or was caused by other external factors such as the ones mentioned above one can opt to make a claim for this injury officially.
How much compensation can you claim for an Achilles tendon injury?
The Achilles tendon rupture compensation claim that one can make after acquiring this injury is will majorly depend on how severe the injury is.
From previous cases the legal compensation estimation the Achilles tendon injury are classified under two main categories of injuries in the United Kingdom and they include:
- General damages claim. This involves the being classified under the symptoms of physical pain suffered by the injured victim.
- Financial loss is the second category in this aspect as the victim will suffer for having to pay high medical bills and with severe injuries may have to cut back on some working duties and hours thus cutting back on overall pay or may have to lose their job positions as result of inefficiency or higher risk of health endangerment after acquiring this injury. All these factors are put into place in order make sure that each client is able to get a fair and just compensation for the changes in life caused by the injury.
For any of these two categories to be utilized sufficiently by the justice system the patient will need to provide a detailed report from the medical doctor that treated the injury in order to avoid misinformation, exaggerations or diminishing of important information in the case. The following estimated compensation claims are viable for Achilles injury payout in the United Kingdom:
- Minor injuries such as sprains, fractures that only have the victim severing pain for about one year the compensation claim is estimated £3,500.
- Depending on the damage of the Achilles tendon which is more severe than the minor injuries, it is estimated at a compensation of £4,700 to £25,000.
- Major injuries that can cause permanent deformation or disability to the patient’s body, the victim can receive a compensation of up to £45,000.
- Injuries with future expected changes such as weakness, scarring and pain on the body of the injured victim the compensation claim can add up to £3,500 to £32,000.
How to tell the symptoms & how to get diagnosed?
Many people may suffer from Achilles tendon but are not aware of it especially when it is not very severe that they would visit a doctor to get a diagnosis. The symptoms of Achilles tendon include:
- Swelling around the tendon located area of the body which is very unusual.
- Experiences of sharp pains along the tendon area especially while running or jogging.
- Feel the heel becoming quite tender first thing in the morning.
- Lower leg stiffness.
- Mild aches and pain in the heel that worsens over a period of time. (This pain can often become worse after taking a run or jog session).
From the symptoms provided above it is very clear that one does need to be on the alert in order to undoubtfully detect the developing condition.
In order for the doctor to diagnose this health condition one of the tests to be conducted is to feel the tenderness of your tendon and pain while you are standing on your toes. An X- ray can also be conducted to have a visual view of the condition as well as conduct a magnetic resonance imaging test or an ultrasound to show the movement of the tendon. Once these result have been clarified, the doctor will advise to stop or aptly reduce the engagement of heavy exercise such as running even of rough surface and advise to walk on smooth surfaces.
Stop any other physical activities that will cause you pain. Wear an appropriate foot wear such as a brace, boot, or cast that will keep the tendon and heel in an appropriate position while moving. Wearing soft shoes will also help especially ones with heel cushions in order to eliminate the pressure of movement on the heel and tendon. One may receive a prescription of Aspirins and ibuprofen in order to manage the inflammation and swelling of the tendon while injured.
Are you a No Win, No Fee’ claims solicitor?
Yes I am a no win, no fee claims solicitor, who attributes a high principle in helping my clients gain a better balance in their lives with the Achilles injuries cases as well as not want my clients to have greater pressure in losing more than they already have.
Where can I find out more information?
You can visit us at our offices or book an appointment for further consultation or call, or email our organization and one of our solicitors will supply you with all the information you require.
How to make a compensation claim?
The first step is to consult a legal solicitor specialized in dealing with these cases. This will help as majority of the case information will not be new to the solicitor who will have full access to the medical reports. Analyse the injury with the solicitor well enough to understand your current position in winning this case and the classification of the injury in order to have an estimated figure of the compensation claim you should be making.
Are you a no win, no fee compensation claims solicitor?
Yes I am a no win, no fee compensation claims solicitor as I only look towards enhancing the quality of living of my clients versus make it harder for them to sustain themselves considering the huge medical bills that will keep coming at the victim for months to come. Even better is that once a case has been won I do not claim a huge compensation in order to support my clients needs to get well and have provisional funds for their daily continuum.
How long until I can claim?
Depending on the injury it is best to make the claim as soon as you are diagnosed with the health condition. However, there are some severe Achilles tendon injuries that can lead to a patient having to take months before making a claim and it is advised to actually make this claim within the first three months of the injury in order to have a good follow up on the case.