It is quite easy to pull a muscle in a variety of situations. Sometimes you might overreach for something and stretch a muscle beyond the range it is supposed to operate within. While anyone can pull a muscle in a variety of ways, there are occasions when people suffer from a pulled muscle because of an accident they did not cause.
In this situation you have to consider whether or not another person was responsible for what happened. If you think they were, or if they have admitted being at fault, this could help any claim you decide to make for compensation.
You must have evidence to back up this scenario, but if this is the case you might end up going through a pulled muscle compensation claim more easily than you would think.
How can a pulled muscle affect you?
There are all kinds of ways in which a pulled muscle can affect your life. For example you may not be able to drive for a while if the muscle you pulled is in one of your arms. You may also find you are unable to work for a period of time afterwards. A lot will depend on which muscle you pulled, where it is in your body and how serious the injury was.
This is why a medical exam is a very good idea after you have suffered an accident. It doesn’t matter how the accident occurred either. All that matters is the severity of your pulled muscle and how long it might take to recover. Your GP can advise you on what you should and should not be doing at this stage.
Could Accident Advice Helpline be of any assistance?
If you have ended up with a pulled muscle because of something someone else has done (or not done, in the case of failing to provide manual handling training at work for example), there is a chance you might claim pulled muscle compensation.
To find out whether you could do this, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. It’s easy – our number is 0800 689 0500 and there are people here who may be in a good position to help you.
Discover whether you can get some pulled muscle compensation because of an accident you were involved in within the last three years, with some help from Accident Advice Helpline as well.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead