The achilles is a tendon found in the heel and is one of the longest in the body. Its job is to allow a range of movement in your foot – without it, you wouldn’t even be able to point your toes. If you suffer an achilles injury, you may experience pain, swelling, tenderness and difficulty in using your foot’s full range of movement. You may even have heard a popping noise during as the injury happened.
This injury type is particularly prevalent amongst athletes who are aware of the risks, but there are also instances whereby you will have incurred an achilles injury through no fault of your own. Accidents that may result in an achilles injury could include:
- A slip, trip or fall
- A sporting accident
- An accident at work
In many cases an achilles injury can be treated with rest, but in more severe cases may result in the need for a support, cast or even surgery. No matter how minor or severe your injury, if it was caused by an accident where someone else was to blame, then you may be entitled to receive compensation and you should pursue this right as soon as you are able to.
How to make a claim for an achilles injury?
Achilles injuries can be treated just the same as any other personal injury, and is a process that does not need to be arduous or stressful. By choosing a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline, you are ensuring that the claims process requires minimum fuss and effort from you as the claimant – an important factor given the traumatic experience of being in an accident.
If possible, it is useful to have information to hand when you speak to us at Accident Advice Helpline – the more details you are able to provide our friendly, professional advisers, the better. If you do not have all of the information below, this need not be a cause for concern – these are merely pointers to help your case in any way possible. Information may include:
- A doctor’s note, which will provide details of your injury, medication and expected recovery process.
- Details of any expenses resulting from the accident, such as medical bills and extra travel costs, as well as any loss of earnings.
- The contact details of anyone else involved in the accident, or any witnesses who will be able to verify events.
- Your personal diary, for you to use for reference whilst speaking on the phone in order to jog your memory of certain details.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are available for you 7 days a week on our dedicated advice line, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, we have a handy 30-second test on our website, which will calculate an estimated compensation figure for you as well as trigger a call back from one of our trained advisers. You will be guided by us at every step of the way, on a no-win, no-fee basis.