What are tendons?
Your tendons are formed of thick tissue fibres which connect your muscles to your bones encouraging movement, stability and flexibility. Unfortunately, overuse and trauma can cause varying amounts of damage to your tendons from relatively minor ‘tendinopathies’ through to extremely serious ruptures and major tears.
What are the consequences of a Tendon Injury?
Suffering a tendon injury could lead to impaired movement of the limbs and in the most extreme cases, permanent loss of movement in the area affected. Indeed, whilst minor tears and swelling can be treated with rest and painkillers over a number of weeks, the most extreme cases may require multiples surgeries, injections or physiotherapy.
The good news is that if your tendon injury was caused by the negligence, wilful intent or legal omission of another person, you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you believe that this is the case you should contact our specialist personal injury lawyers who will be able to recover the full and fair amount of compensation you are entitled to.
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Types of compensation
Your compensation award will include two types of damages:
• General damages: these should cover your pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. The severity of your tendon injury will therefore be crucial in determining this figure.
• Special damages: these should reimburse you for your financial losses. Your injury may require you to take a length period of time off work and as a result you will lose income. Furthermore, you may run up high travel costs as a result of your trips to and from the hospital for treatment. If the accident was not your fault, it is not fair for you to suffer the financial consequences
How to prove your tendon injury claim
In order to successfully claim compensation you must be able to prove that you suffered physically and financially and that this was directly caused by the action of the third party. Obtaining a detailed medical report from a medical expert explaining the extent of your injuries, the rehabilitation program required and the potential future costs is therefore essential. Our lawyers will be able to put you in touch with a respected medical expert who will add validity to your claim and we will also navigate a path for your claim through the complex and bureaucratic claims system.
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