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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

    Category : Other injury claims

    Compensation for cuts to hands and feet

    There might be situations at work or when you’re out in public where you are involved in an accident that results in cuts to your hands and feet. Not only can these types of injuries be incredibly painful – particularly cuts to your feet, which are very sensitive – but they can also be debilitating….

    Compensation for a comminuted fracture injury

    There are a number of different types of fractures, but one of the most painful and serious types of fracture is a comminuted fracture injury. With this type of fracture, the bone splinters, breaks or is crushed into a number of pieces, and the pain can be so great that it could cause shock and….

    How to claim torn muscle compensation

    Tearing a muscle – regardless of where it is in your body – is a very painful experience. You might actually feel the muscle tear when you injure it, although this is not always the case. Most muscle tears will heal by themselves in time, but it is a smart idea to get your injury….

    How to claim herniated disc compensation

    A herniated disc is also known as a slipped disc, and it refers to a disc that bulges out from its usual position in the spinal column. Any disc can become herniated, whether it occurs in the neck, upper or lower part of the spine. However it is most commonly seen in the lower part….

    Compensation for injuries causing amnesia

    Amnesia is a loss of memory that can either be temporary or permanent. It often occurs as a result of a head injury. This type of amnesia is therefore, very sudden and can typically occur in one of two ways. Sometimes it will cause all the memories of the time before the head injury to….

    How to claim clavicle injury compensation

    Your clavicle, or collarbone, is the long, slim bone which connects your breastbone to each shoulder via tendons. A clavicle fracture is usually the result of a fall, but could also be caused by crush injuries sustained in a car accident or other accident. The good news is that anyone who has fractured their collarbone….

    How to claim fractured skull compensation

    A skull fracture has the potential to be a life-threatening injury, and although many skull fractures heal by themselves (the process can take months), other, more serious fractures may require surgery and months of recovery. It might be that you’ve been injured in an accident at work which has fractured your skull, or maybe you’ve….

    How to make torn ligament claims

    Ligaments play an important role throughout our bodies. It’s possible to put excessive strain on a ligament to stretch it beyond its normal range of motion. It is also possible to tear or rupture a ligament, which is very painful and requires some healing before it can be used again. Torn ligament claims may potentially….

    How to make muscle tear claims

    Tearing a muscle isn’t something you might do every day. However, when it does happen you could be in a lot of pain, and you may also find you struggle to do things you would normally do without any trouble at all. Some people go on to make muscle tear claims, but for this to….

    Average healing time for ligament damage

    Ligaments are found throughout the body and perform a very important role in helping us maintain the movement in our hands, feet, legs and arms, among other areas. Ligaments can be torn or overstretched in many ways, sometimes if we suffer an accident. This means we could end up wanting to know the average healing….

    Compensation for severe bruising

    Have you been left with severe bruising after a slip, trip or fall? This type of accident is more common than you might think – in fact slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the UK. You could easily suffer severe bruising after tripping on a raised kerb or falling….

    How to treat someone who has fainted

    Fainting can occur for a wide variety of reasons. Broadly speaking, these can be internal or external. This basically means there could be a medical reason for it, such as a condition of some kind, or it could be due to some external trigger. For instance, if you’ve been wandering round in very hot weather….

    How to claim torn thigh muscle compensation

    We ask a lot of our leg muscles on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons why they are more prone to being torn or stretched than they should be. The severity of a tear will determine how well you can continue to use that leg. You might simply feel some pain and….

    Compensation for teeth knocked out in a fall

    Loose cobblestones, eroded stonework, cracked paving stones and damaged kerbs – what do all these street hazards have in common? They all have the potential to cause a fall that could leave you seriously injured. A sudden trip could leave you suffering from head or facial injuries, and if you’ve had your teeth knocked out….

    Where to get severed limb compensation advice

    It goes without saying that a severed limb is a medical emergency. While some people do have severed limbs reattached, this has to be done as quickly as possible to minimise the amount of damage they suffer. They may still end up with nerve damage and limited use of that limb. Suffice to say someone….

    How to make serious bruising claims

    When you think of injuries, such as those caused in road accidents for example, you may think of more serious ones such as broken bones, severe whiplash or even loss of blood through impact injuries. However, even bruising can be very painful and more serious than bruises might be that you incur in other situations…..

    How to treat puncture wounds

    Puncture wounds refer to those wounds that occur when something penetrates the skin rather than just affecting the outer layers. For example, a nail gun could potentially cause a puncture wound. Scissors, needles and anything else sharp enough could also cause a similar wound. If you know how to treat puncture wounds, you will know….

    How to claim fractured vertebra compensation

    While osteoporosis can lead to spinal fractures, accidents and injuries can also potentially result in fractured vertebrae being suffered by someone. One of the more common ways in which such a fracture can potentially occur is during a car accident. The forces exerted on the body during such an accident can be extreme. This can….

    Compensation for losing teeth in an accident

    Being involved in an accident is horrific enough and is made all the more difficult when the victim has suffered injuries as a result. When someone is involved in an accident there are a variety of injuries that they might sustain, some of which can even be life-threatening, or long-term. Though losing teeth in an….

    Compensation for an injury requiring metal plates

    If you have suffered a fractured leg or arm, it’s likely you’ll make a full recovery and be back on your feet in no time at all. But what about a more serious injury requiring metal plates? Compound or comminuted fractures, where bones stick out through the skin or are shattered into several pieces, may….

    Who’s to blame for my life-threatening injury?

    If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident, an accident at work or in a public place, you might suffer life-threatening injuries that could see you spending weeks or months in hospital. Or perhaps a member of your family has been injured in an accident and you’re wondering who is to blame for their….

    How to claim severe bruising compensation

    Everyone has knocks and bumps from time to time. Bruises can be caused in all manner of different ways. However when you are involved in an accident or you suffer some kind of injury, the bruising can be severe. Severe bruising compensation can be paid out in situations where you have suffered injuries that have….

    How to claim broken teeth compensation

    Have you ever broken a tooth? It can happen in all kinds of ways. Sometimes a tooth can be saved if you can take the tooth to a dentist in good time. In some instances you might be able to pop a clean tooth back in (although you should never do anything other than rinsing….

    Claiming for a scapular fracture

    When you have a scapular injury, it’s very painful. That is why a lot of people seek compensation by claiming for a scapular fracture after they have received one. The last thing that you want to do is to cause an accident that causes someone to have a scapular fracture. Below are some tips that….

    Compensation for fractured vertebrae

    ContentsWhat are the main causes of vertebral fractures?What are vertebrae exactly?What are the symptoms of a vertebral fracture?How is a vertebral fracture treated?How soon can I get back to work?How much compensation for fractured vertebrae is normal?The back is made up of many bones called vertebrae, and if you suffer a fractured vertebrae, the consequences….

    Fractured navicular

    Explaining a fractured navicular Fractured bones in the feet are very common and account for about 10% of all instances of broken bones. The human foot has 26 bones in total, which are divided into three separate sections: the hindfoot, the midfoot and the forefoot. There are two bones in the hindfoot — one that attaches….

    Femur injury

    The femur is the heaviest, longest and in most regards the strongest bone in the human body. It stretches from the pelvis to the knee joint in both legs. Due to its strength and its importance for simple movements such as walking or jumping, any femur injury can prove to be both very painful and….

    Fibula fracture healing time

    The fibula is the thinner of the two connected calf bones and runs parallel to the tibia from knee to ankle. Despite being the slenderest of the long limb bones in humans, it is still crucial for simple movements like walking, running and jumping. As such, any fracture of the fibula can cause a drastic….

    Fibula fracture

    The fibula is the smaller of the two main calf bones which runs from the knee to the ankle joints in parallel with the tibia, to which it is also connected at the top and the bottom. In relative terms, the fibula is the slenderest of the main long bones in the limbs of humans,….

    Face injury claim

    About a face injury claim If someone tells you that they have a face injury, most people automatically assume that it is a disfigurement of some sort, but this is not always the case. It may be: Blindness; Deafness; Tinnitus; Broken bones; Loss or damage to teeth; or Scarring. Any of the above would create a….

    Fractured fibula

    Information about a fractured fibula The fibula bone is situated in the lower leg, the smaller of the two bones found there, and is joined to the ankle and the other lower leg bone, the tibia. The fibula generally breaks when it receives a sudden impact, or when your ankle gets rolled. It is not….

    Arthritis claims

    ContentsArthritis claims and likely compensation amountsFurther information about arthritis claimsArthritis claims and likely compensation amounts Arthritis claims refer to osteoarthritis caused by particular types of workplace activities such as mining. The condition occurs over several years of performing the same activity in the workplace. Arthritis can be a debilitating condition and can significantly damage your….

    Tendonitis compensation

    ContentsWhich occupations can be affected by tendonitis?Does your employer have a duty to protect against tendonitis injuries?How to make a tendonitis compensation claim?Tendonitis occurs when the tissues that connect your muscles to your bones become swollen and inflamed. It is commonly caused by overuse and repetitive movements, but can also develop as a result of….

    Damaged subtalar joint

    Do you have a damaged subtalar joint The subtalar joint is between the talus and calcaneus in your ankle. A damaged subtalar joint, or the talocalcaneal joint as it is also known, can be caused by a sports injury, as it is this joint (there are three in the foot) which allows movements called eversions….

    Groin injury claim

    A groin injury usually occurs when the groin area is stretched beyond its normal limits. They are a very common sporting injury, but can also be an occupational injury. They can be caused at work by putting an abnormally large amount of pressure on the groin area through intense physical activity. Employers have a duty….

    File a bodily injury claim

    When can you file a bodily injury claim? You can file an injury claim any time in the three years following your accident. However, in our experience people don’t tend to wait that long, and attend to the matter as soon as possible. You can claim for most non-fault accidents you could think of: home….

    Kinds of injuries

    What kinds of injuries lead to compensation claims? Every year, thousands of people successfully claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline after they have been left injured through no fault of their own.  Where do these accidents happen and what kinds of injuries can you claim compensation for? Accident Advice Helpline gives you the low-down. Accidents at….

    Illnesses claim

    Many people who suffer a non-fault accident make an illnesses claim at some point in the future. But it is worth knowing that a three-year time limit exists in which to start your claim. Being hurt because of someone else’s negligence is a traumatic experience, and having access to professional support when making a claim….

    Benign pleural effusion claim

    Making a benign pleural effusion claim – some FAQs Q:  What is benign pleural effusion? Benign pleural effusion is not in itself a disease. It is not always possible to ascertain the exact cause of benign pleural effusion; however it can be a result of many conditions including kidney or heart failure, bacterial, fungal and….

    Symptoms claim

    One of the most common injuries that people have when they have been in a car accident is whiplash. Although whiplash seems like it should be something that’s not very serious, it often can be very debilitating. That is why a lot of people make a whiplash symptoms claim. Below are some tips that you….

    Soft tissue injuries

    If you’ve been injured, chances are that you have a lot of questions. You don’t know where to turn or what to do. You’re worried about the future as it seems so uncertain and detached from the here and now. But there are things that you can do to make things easier on yourself. Below….

    Nerve injury

    What is a nerve injury? Our bodies are delicate machines, one of the most fragile parts of which is the intricate web of nerves that cover us from head to toe. Our nerves carry commands from our brains to the various parts of our body. Right now, your eyes are receiving commands from your brain that enable….

    Ligament injuries

    What exactly are sprains and ligament injuries? First of all, sprains and ligament injuries are the same thing. Ligament injuries occur when the tissue (ligament) that connects bone to bone in your joints is stretched, causing it to rupture or tear. Because ligament is designed to hold two bones very closely together, it is a hard….

    Serious injury

    When you have a serious injury, you have a lot of things that you want to think about. But it’s important that you do certain things in order to give yourself a better chance of winning your claim for personal injury compensation. Below are some things to remember when you have a serious injury. Keep….

    Minor injuries

    Being off work for even a relatively short period of time – just a few weeks – can be frustrating. Especially when you’ve picked up a minor hand or leg injury in an accident at work or at pleasure which was of someone else’s doing. The boredom aside, you’re losing income. You can’t do what you were….

    Cruciate ligament injury

    What is a cruciate ligament injury? The cruciate ligaments can be found in the knee. There are two in each – one in the back (posterior) and one in the front (anterior). The most common cruciate ligament injury is to the anterior ligament, often happening during a sporting activity or a fall. A cruciate ligament….

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