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- ACL Tear Compensation Claim Information
- What is An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear?
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ACL Injury Compensation Amounts
ACL Tear Compensation Claim Information
Sports were designed to help us relax, to bring us close to people we love and most importantly, to keep our bodies fit and stable. However, sometimes, accident do occur which makes us suffer instead, fractures to say the least. On the worst side, there have been reports of death resulting from injuries sustained from play grounds. Ligament injuries often occur, the common one being Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Unknown to many, negligence on the part of medical professional can lead to gruesome experience and delayed recovery. When this occurs, one is legally entitled to compensation claim.
What is An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear?
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury is a debilitating musculo-skeletal injury affecting the patient’s anterior cruciate ligament. It’s mostly caused by non-contact tear and ruptures and in most occasions occurs to athletes. The injury is a severe one and in many cases, usually causes knees instability, which in turn results to the other knee ligament related problems. Injury of the ACL should be taken seriously in order to avoid further damage which can result to total immobility and worse, expensive surgeries which often leaves one with irreparable side effects.
What Are Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries?
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Claim is a claim made by a patient who has suffered as a result of ACL clinical negligence. It’s important to file an ACL Injury Claim with experienced solicitors in order for you to receive compensation. Compensation awarded from this type of claim is intended to be used in clearing the costs incurred during treatment and also help you together with your family live a quality life.
What are the Common Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries?
ACL injuries will occur when someone plants their foot hard into a stationary object or the ground or suddenly stops when in high speed, or it can be caused at work. It is quite a common within the workplace where there are many hazards that can lead to the twisting of the knee, which in turn will put pressure onto the ACL that can lead to further injuries.
How Are ACL Injuries Diagnosed?
For you to become eligible for ACL injuries claim, it is a mandatory that you produce proof that in deed you suffered from anterior cruciate ligament injury. There are three tests carried out to examine whether one is suffering from ACL injury, a diagnosis that is later confirmed by MRI. These tests include:
- Pivot –shift test,
- Anterior drawer test,
- Lachman test.
ACL Injury Compensation Amounts Calculator
If you’ve suffered any kind of ACL injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. The Tylers team can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. If you’re wondering how much compensation you could be entitled to, check out our ACL tear compensation calculator below.
Grade 1 ACL Injuries Compensation Amounts
|Grade 1 is where the ligament fibres are stretched but you are lucky enough to not actually tear the ligament. Tylers Solicitors can help you to get the compensation you need following your grade 1 ACL tear injury.|
|£730 to £10,750|
Grade 2 ACL Injuries Compensation Amounts
|Grade 2 is where you will find that part of the fibres of the ligament have stretched too far and have caused a tear. The swelling and pain may be quite moderate but your knee could feel unstable under your weight. Tylers can help you to claim the compensation you need to move on with your life.|
|Up to £23,000|
Grade 3 ACL Injuries Compensation Amounts
|Grade 3 ACL injuries include a complete tear of the ligament, also referred to as a rupture. As serious as the injury may be the pain can be quite moderate. The swelling of the knee can vary but you could feel very unstable on your knee. Complete rest is advised to give you a full recovery.|
|Up to £40,000|
ACL Treatment Negligence or Misdiagnosis Amounts
|If you’ve suffered an ACL tear of any kind, you will often require medical treatment. If you’ve been the victim of medical negligence as part of your acl treatment, get in touch with the Tylers legal team today.|
|Up to £40,000|
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Women More Vulnerable to ACL Injuries Than Men?
Women’s sports such as basketball, tennis, associate football and volleyball have been confirmed to be the leading causes of ACL injuries.
As a result, women are said to be more prone to this type of injury than men. There have been claims linking this to differences between men’s and women’s anatomy, muscular strength, training technique and timing when it comes to muscular contraction and coordination. Interestingly, there is a group of scientists associating changes in muscular tension with menstrual cycles backing their claim with “hormone change” evidence, with the fact that women do have wider pelvis, which obviously requires femur that is tilted toward the knee.
Who Is Eligible to Make ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury Compensation Claims?
Any patient, either still suffering or already recovered from ACL Injury who believes that his/her suffering were as a result of clinical negligence on the part of medical practitioners can sue for payouts.
Straight family members/dependants of the patient who believe that their loved ones suffering were brought about by the negligence on the part of medical practitioners and do not have the money to also financially support them.
When Should I File for My Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Compensation?
Depending on the extend of your ACL injury and time you take to discover that you were misdiagnosed, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Claim can be filed anytime immediately you get the results that truly you are suffering from ACL injuries. Actually, there are patients who file it immediately while others take long before filing blaming it on the time they took to discover their ordeal and financial restraints they have. Other patients lack information and therefore rely on the help of an outside party before they become aware that they are entitled to compensation.
How Long Should It Take to Claim Compensation for ACL Injuries?
That depends on the severity of your injuries. Some cases can take up to 2 years and beyond, which is why you need to start proceeding now rather than later.
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We accept Nationwide ACL Tear Injury Compensation Claims
If you’ve suffered an ACL injury that wasn’t your fault, you will be able to claim compensation. Tylers Solicitors can help you to make ACL claims for compensation across the UK. For more information, or to begin your claim for compensation today, get in touch on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can also use our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.