The tendons are fibrous tissue which attaches muscle to bone, and whilst they are very strong, they can rupture or tear if placed under extreme force. Severing a tendon can be very painful and, left untreated, it could lead to permanent disability or chronic pain. Whether you’ve injured yourself at work or in a public place, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim severed tendons compensation that will compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings – on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How did your accident happen?
The most common cause of a severed tendon is trauma to the immediate area – for example, being struck by an object falling from height or landing on the area affected after a fall. Tendon injuries are more likely to affect older people as less blood supply reaches the tendon as we age, so the aftermath of an accident could be more serious. Falling from height could tear your Achilles tendon whilst a rotator cuff tendon injury could be caused by manual handling.
There are four common areas where tendons are rupture:
- Quadriceps – just above the kneecap
- Achilles – back of the foot
- Rotator cuff – shoulder
- Biceps – upper arm
Treatment for severed tendons is usually immobilising the affected area in a cast or immobiliser, although in serious cases, surgery may be needed to remove damaged tissue and repair the tendon. You could claim severed tendons compensation if you believe your accident was somebody else’s fault. For example if you’ve suffered a rotator cuff injury after lifting heavy boxes at work, without the relevant manual handling training, you could have a claim for compensation. If you rupture your Achilles tendon after a fall from a faulty ladder at work, you could hold your employer responsible for your accident as it’s their duty to keep you safe at work.
Next steps to claiming
If you’ve severed tendons in your foot, shoulder, arm or legs, you might be wondering what happens next. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you’ll be able to find out if you have a viable claim. If you do, you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from one of our expert advisors. With Accident Advice Helpline, most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident at work and just want to explore your options or are ready to push ahead with a claim for personal injury compensation, you can get in touch today.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton