The accident solicitor in Anstruther team at Accident Advice Helpline are there to help people from Anstruther with all sorts of injuries that they suffered in accidents that were not caused by their own fault. Put simply, these accidents were caused by someone else.
The accident solicitor in Anstruther team have experts in all sorts of injuries, and that includes leg injuries. One very common type of leg injury is the groin strain. This occurs when the groin area of the leg is stretched beyond its normal limits. It is a very common injury amongst people playing sports, but can be suffered in the workplace as well.
Employers have a duty of care to protect the health and safety of their employees. This means that if you have suffered a groin injury while you were at work, and it can be shown that it was your employer’s fault, then you may be able to make a groin injury claim with an accident solicitor in Anstruther.
Groin injury claims can also arise from accidents in public places. If you slip, trip or fall on a wet surface, you may suffer a groin strain. If this accident was someone else’s fault, you may be able to claim compensation by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of highly trained, professional advisers who can help you to make a claim.
Here are some interesting facts for people who want to make a groin injury claim.
Symptoms and causes
A groin injury or strain is caused by over-stretching or tearing of one of the muscles in the groin. They are called adductor muscles. This can be caused by a sudden change of direction, such as a slip. It can also be caused during manual work. Mild strain symptoms may not appear for 24 to 48 hours after the accident.
Severe strains are painful straight away. Swelling and bruising can also develop in the area. Sufferers may find that sitting, standing, walking and other everyday tasks and movements can be painful. You can talk to the personal injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline about claiming expenses for extra help around the house – you may need it!
If you are considering making a groin injury claim, it is advisable to visit a healthcare professional (your local doctor or a hospital) to get some good advice on how best to manage your injury yourself. Many people find that applying ice to the affected area for around 15 minutes several times a day really helps with the pain and swelling. It is best to apply the ice as early after the accident as possible – during the first hour if you are able to. Anti-inflammatory tablets and painkillers may also help if it is safe for you to take them – check with your doctor first. There are some gentle stretching exercises that can speed up a groin strain recovery and a physiotherapist can provide further help with these.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to make a claim.
Date Published: 6th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry