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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    In focus: Delayed diagnosis of tendon injuries

    Tendon injuries can be a serious matter depending on which tendon and just how badly it has been injured. This may have been caused by a nasty slip, trip or fall or perhaps whilst playing sport. Whatever way this was caused, if you feel the tendon has been damaged, always get it checked out by your doctor or at a hospital as soon as possible.

    Why you should not delay getting a tendon injury looked at after a slip, trip or fall?

    In the worst case scenario, depending on how badly damaged the tendon is, you may require surgery to rectify the slip, trip or fall injury. The sooner they can diagnose it the better the prognosis.

    However, if you ignore the slip injury and simply put up with it for a long time before getting it looked you could be causing more damage to the tendon. The sooner you get a diagnosis of a tendon injury, the more likely it is you will be able to regain full movement and use of that limb.

    What else could happen if I delay the diagnosis of the possible tendon injury?

    If you delay the diagnosis you may suffer long-term effects and bad symptoms from that simple slip, trip or fall injury. You may find that you cannot use the leg to its full extent and it may stop you from playing your favourite sport. So, as you can see, it is in your best interest to get it checked out before it is too late and whilst the doctors can still help rectify the problem and help it to heal and recover fully.

    Unfortunately, slips, trips and falls often happen especially if you have an active lifestyle, and a tendon injury is just one of those injuries that can come from this. If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is an experienced law firm that is committed to helping their clients get the compensation they deserve. With over 15 years’ worth of experience, they use this to make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible with the majority of their clients able to settle their claim out of court.

    Find out today if you could make a slip, trip or fall claim and how much you could get in compensation by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: March 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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