Upper Leg, Thigh And Hamstring Injury Claims
Many people make hamstring injury claims. Our guide provides information on how to make a personal injury claim.
In our guide, we provide information on how to make a successful hamstring injury claim. Providing your injury was sustained due to the negligence of someone else, you could seek compensation. You may have suffered an upper thigh injury or thigh muscle strain. You may have sustained a hamstring injury and as a consequence, you are unable to work while you recover.
Our guide offers advice on the common causes of these types of injury and what you could do if they negatively impact your ability to work. Within the guide, we provide an idea of how much hamstring injury claims could be worth in general damages. We then explain how you could seek special damages which are awarded for out of pocket expenses.
To find out more and whether you could be represented by a No Win No Fee lawyer when making a hamstring injury claim, please carry on reading our guide. If you prefer, you can seek free legal advice from one of our expert advisers on the following number 0800 073 8801.
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- A Guide To Hamstring Injury Claims
- What Are Hamstring Injury Claims?
- What Are The Hamstrings And Thigh?
- Causes Of Thigh And Hamstring Injuries
- What Are The Symptoms Of Hamstring Or Thigh Injuries?
- Treating Thighs Or Hamstrings
- Types And Causes Of Hamstring And Thigh Injuries
- Calculating Thigh Injury Compensation Claims
- Special Damages For Thigh And Hamstring Injury Claims
- No Win No Fee Hamstring Injury Claims
- Begin A Thigh Injury Claim
- Leg Injury Claim References
We have put together this guide to hamstring or thigh injury claims to help you discover whether you have grounds to sue for compensation. Whether you suffered soft tissue injuries or something more serious, we discuss when a claim could be valid.
We have included a table that offers an idea of how much hamstring injury claims could be valued at. Additionally, we explain how you could seek special damages for the out-of-pocket expenses linked to your hamstring or thigh injury.
Our guide provides essential information on how a No Win No Fee solicitor could take on your case. We explore how using such a service could help you with a personal injury claim for hamstring injury compensation.
To find out more, please continue reading our guide. Alternatively, if you would like to benefit from free legal advice, please call a member of our specialist team on the number at the top of the page.
Your thigh bones (femurs) are long and surrounded by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These not only protect your bones, but they are essential when it comes to movement. You can sustain various thigh injuries through (for example) trauma or overstretching.
That said, common thigh injuries—which you could make a personal injury claim for if you suffered them through someone else’s negligence—include the following:
Damage to your femur
- The femur is a large bone and, because it is strong, a high impact incident would usually be required to break it. This type of injury can be severe and, as such, the compensation awarded could be higher compared to a non-complicated muscle strain or sprain.
- You can suffer a hamstring injury due to trauma or overstretching the muscle. It is a common sporting injury but can also happen if you slip, trip, or fall. The recovery time for this type of damage can be anything from days to months, depending on severity.
Strains and Sprains in thigh muscles
- Thigh injuries can be painful due to torn quadriceps, or ruptured tendons, or because you sustain torn ligaments.
To claim for a hamstring injury, you would need to prove that it wasn’t your fault. If you think you have a valid case but would like to speak to a specialist adviser about hamstring injury claims, please get in touch today.
Your hamstrings are the muscles found at the back of your upper legs and when overstretched, the pain can be excruciating. A strained or sprained hamstring can be a debilitating injury that can also be caused by trauma. Likewise, when overstretched, the thigh muscles (quadriceps) can lead to both upper and lower thigh muscle pain.
Many thigh and hamstring injuries occur due to overstretching vital muscles found in your legs. It is the type of injury that can be sustained when you play sports. However, you can damage your hamstring in a road traffic accident, or if you slip, trip, and fall.
When you sustain a hamstring injury, the NHS advice is to avoid any physical activity for the first 2 or 3 days. You should rest for this period of time. However, after this, you should do gentle stretches and exercise while you recover from your injury.
For free legal advice on whether your case is valid, and how to go about claiming compensation, please get in touch with a member of our team today.
You can damage a hamstring when tendons or muscles in your legs get stretched beyond the normal limit. A hamstring injury typically occurs when you make a sudden or explosive movement. This includes when you:
Additionally, you can suffer a hamstring injury when your movements are gradual too. You can even overstretch your hamstring when you move slowly.
Athletes often experience recurring hamstring injuries and the same is true of people who play sports. The reason being that if you have suffered a hamstring injury in the past, you are at greater risk of sustaining the injury again.
You can reduce the risk of suffering a hamstring injury by doing strengthening and stretching exercises. You should also warm up before exercising too.
To find out if you can make a No Win No Fee hamstring injury claim, please get in touch with one of our friendly advisers today.
The most common symptoms of hamstring and thigh injuries include pain in the back of your leg. If you strain or sprain the muscles found at the front of your thighs, you might experience a shearing pain.
Other symptoms known to be linked to this type of injury include:
- Difficulty walking
- Lack of balance
- Unable to bear any weight on an affected leg
When you suffer a hamstring or thigh injury, the recovery time can take weeks. However, a more serious injury could take a lot longer to mend. According to the NHS, the categories of this type of injury are as follows:
- Grade 1: Mild muscle strain/pull causing sudden tenderness and pain at the back of an affected thigh.
- Grade 2: Partial muscle tear causing pain and tenderness.
- Grade 3: Complete muscle tear causing severe pain, tenderness, swelling and bruising.
You may experience a ‘popping’ sensation when the hamstring injury happens. The injury could prevent you from using the affected leg.
To discuss hamstring injury claims with a specialist adviser and to benefit from free legal advice, please call the number shown at the top of the page.
The NHS advice for treating hamstring or thigh muscle strains and sprains is to rest for the first two or three days. You should avoid doing anything strenuous. The NHS advises that you follow four critical steps (RICE):
- Rest: Avoid putting any weight on an affected leg.
- Ice: Ice packs should be applied every 2 to 3 hours for 20 minutes.
- Compression: A bandage should be wrapped around an injury to offer support.
- Elevate: An affected leg should be raised using a pillow.
You may find that you have to pay for painkillers or bandages during your recovery. If you choose to make a claim, you could recover these costs providing you keep evidence such as receipts.
To speak to a specialist adviser about hamstring injury claims, please get in touch today.
You can sustain a hamstring or thigh injury in several ways. The most common cause of this type of injury is when you overstretch muscles found at the back and front of your legs.
Incidents that can cause hamstring and thigh injuries include:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Falling from height
- Sporting accidents
Types of hamstring and thigh injuries include:
- Soft tissue damage
- Strained or sprained thigh muscles
- Ruptured tendons
- Torn ligaments
For free legal advice and more information regarding hamstring injury claims, please speak to one of our specialist advisers today.
You may be asking how much a hamstring injury claim could be worth. As such, we have put together a compensation table. The amounts indicated are paid out for specific injuries and are recommended in the Judicial College Guidelines. (The JCG is a regularly updated publication that solicitors may use to help value injuries.)
The table does not include special damages which are awarded for out-of-pocket expenses. The amounts shown are for general damages.
|Type of injury||Severity||General Damages (Judicial College Guidelines)||Comments|
|Leg Injuries||Severe||£36,790 to £127,530||Injuries ranging from serious ligament damage to those short of amputation. Could have some level of permanent disability.|
|Leg Injuries||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||The level of award would be determined by the degree of (for example) muscle wasting or instability.|
|Leg Injuries||Less Serious (i)||£16,860 to £26,050||Serious soft tissue injuries or fractures where an incomplete recovery occurs.|
|Leg Injuries||Less Serious (iii)||Up to £11,110||Soft tissue injuries such as lacerations and cuts may not reach the higher end of the parameter.|
For a more accurate idea of how much your own hamstring injury claim could be worth, please get in touch with a member of our team today.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for the out-of-pocket expenses you paid out as a result of your injury. This would be paid out as special damages in a successful personal injury claim. You must provide proof of both your expenses and losses which could be in the form of receipts and payslips, for example.
In short, you could receive general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity due to the injury. Special damages compensate you for financial losses caused by your injury. As such, you could include the following in a successful hamstring injury claim:
- Not all medical expenses are covered by the NHS. You may have to pay the cost of prescriptions, private treatment, therapy, or rehabilitation as well as walking aids and other medical aids you need.
- You could be entitled to claim care costs if you need help at home with daily chores during your recovery. You could claim these costs even if a friend or family member takes care of you.
- The cost of getting to and from hospital or solicitor appointments could be claimed and this includes any parking fees incurred. You could claim travel expenses whether you go to an appointment by car, train, taxi, or bus, so long as you have to do so because of your injury.
- If you lost out on wages while you were recovering, you could claim the losses back as special damages. Should you not be able to work again because your injury is extremely severe, you could also claim loss of potential earnings.
For free legal advice on what you may be able to include in a successful hamstring injury claim, please contact a member of our team on the number shown at the top of the page.
When you contact a member of the Accident Claims team, you benefit from an initial no-obligation consultation which is free of charge. Your hamstring injury claim will be assessed and once we have determined you have formidable grounds to sue, a No Win No Fee lawyer could offer to represent you.
A No Win No Fee payment structure allows you to make a personal injury claim without worrying about upfront or ongoing solicitor fees. You will only be asked to fund the solicitor fees if you are awarded hamstring injury compensation. Should you lose your claim, you will not have to pay the No Win No Fee lawyer their fee.
In short, you can pursue a hamstring injury claim with the reduced financial risk of using a solicitor. To speak to a member of our team about making a No Win No Fee hamstring injury claim, please get in touch today.
To seek help with your thigh or hamstring injury claim today, please get in touch with one of our friendly advisers. Once your case is assessed, you could benefit from working with a specialist No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer. You could also benefit from free legal advice in a no-obligation initial consultation.
To reach a member of our team, please use the following contact details:
Guide To Thigh Problems: Advice on thigh injuries from the NHS.
NHS advice Sprains and strains: Dealing with sprains and strains.
Claiming compensation for road traffic injuries: Our guide to road traffic accident claims.
Guide to sports injury compensation: Compensation for a sports injury.
Claiming compensation for a slip, trip and fall injury: Guide to slip, trip and fall compensation.
Thank you for reading our guide to hamstring injury claims.
Guide by HW
Edited by RV