The lower back portion of the leg is commonly referred to as the calf muscle. However, there are several muscles which construct the area. When an injury occurs, it is common that the Soleus muscle is strained. This is not to say that the other muscles and tendons cannot be affected, but rather to help the reader potentially identify where the pain and injury have occurred. When considering a calf injury claim, the victim must understand the injury as well as the cause and effect of such an injury to increase his or her chances of compensation. Here are a few things you should know.

How severe is the injury?

Typically, there are three grades of calf injury where strain to the muscle is involved. Grade 1 is minor, grade 2 is moderate, and grade 3 is severe. The doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner should diagnose and categorize your injury in one of these areas. If the injury is a result of a medical procedure such as surgery to cure deep vein thrombosis (the clotting of blood within the leg) you may have to petition to have the documents released for your claim.

Minor injuries are harder to receive compensation for unless it can be shown that the injury resulted from negligence and that such an injury resulted in a financial loss (such as loss of wages). If a minor injury is incurred, do not attempt to make such an injury more grave as it is extremely dangerous to your health, not to mention illegal to do so.

Who is the responsible party?

Compensation claims are based upon the negligence of an individual or individuals which in turn increased the probability of an injury occurring. The injury sustained then serves as proof of such negligence. Those seeking to make a calf injury claim need to establish who is to blame for the injury. It may be that multiple parties are responsible. For example: if a person is injured by tripping over a rise in the concrete and then furthermore spraining or tearing the calf from falling over a stack of goods from a vendor, both the local government as well as the vendor may be responsible (the local government for not fixing the pothole and the vendor for not having his or her goods in an area which persons would not trip over them). Again, negligence must be shown.

What documents do you have to support your claim?

Critical to your calf injury compensation is the documentation which you have to support your claim. This documentation includes the doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner’s report, the police report, and any incident documentation which may be available.

Should you file a claim?

There are many situations which could warrant grounds for filing a calf injury compensation claim.

  • If you have sustained a calf injury as the result of playing a sport, and if there was not proper attention and/or equipment used to minimize the risk of injury o the calf, you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the calf injury is uncommon to the sport which was being played when the injury occurred.
  • If an injury to the calf muscle has occurred as the direct negligence of a surgical procedure in which a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner failed to administer surgery or treatment professionally resulting in further injury to the calf or new injury to the calf, you may have grounds for a claim.
  • Persons which have sustained a calf injury from obstacles, such as potholes, unmarked curbs, etc. which have been reported to the local council but have not been resolved may have grounds for a claim.
  • Any person who has an outstanding medical condition on the calf muscle due to the negligence of any third party should be eligible to make a compensation claim, especially if the calf injury has resulted in a loss of mobility, wages, or required the person to have extended specialized treatment.

It is advised that if you have questions or concerns about a claim that you seek the professional services of a claims professional. The claims professional should be able to look at the specifics of your case and then present to you the best option of action. Please note that compensation claims are primarily based upon the negligence of a third party. The extent to which each of these categories has played upon your injury will determine the compensation you receive. Additionally, all claims have a time frame in which to file. The sooner the claim is filed the higher the likelihood of success.

If you have suffered a Calf Injury gone wrong 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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