The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the ankle and attaches the calf muscles to the heel. It is the largest tendon in the human body and can usually withstand forces of up to 6-8 times bodyweight. An Achilles tendon injury frequently occurs while playing sport, but it can be injured in other situations when you land heavily on your foot or twist your ankle.
An Achilles tendon injury is said to be one of the most painful injuries you can experience. Like any other injury, it has varying degrees of severity. Minor injuries can heal given sufficient rest; more severe ones could require surgery and a long recovery period.
Symptoms of Achilles tendon injury
The main symptoms of an Achilles tendon injury are:
- aching in the heel area which gets progressively worse, especially after exercise
- sharp pain along the tendon
- tenderness in the heel area, especially in the morning or after periods of rest
- stiffness in the lower leg
- swelling around the area of the tendon
An Achilles tendon injury can have on-going effects ranging from a feeling of weakness in the ankle through to permanent and severe restriction of movement. Given the potentially severe consequences, if you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury through somebody else’s fault, you will want to claim compensation for your injuries.
Your non-fault Achilles tendon injury
Provided your injury took place within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline can pursue a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf. If you have suffered a painful and potentially serious injury, the last thing you want is the hassle of shopping around for a suitable solicitor to handle your case. With Accident Advice Helpline, you don’t have to. We have an extensive legal team, and will refer your case to the solicitor who is best placed to make a successful claim on your behalf, based on their previous experience in similar cases.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most experienced advice providing law firms in the UK. We’ve been in business since 2000 and have helped thousands of people get the compensation they deserve. Check out some of their testimonials on this website. We’re also backed by the recommendation of renowned consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
We will handle every aspect of the legal process for you, so that you can concentrate on your recovery. Securing a financial settlement will give you a sense of justice as well as providing some much‑needed help with medical and rehabilitation costs, as well as any other expenses you incur as a result of your injury.
Contact us today for an initial chat with one of our friendly, professional team members. Remember that this initial consultation is completely free and without obligation. If our experts confirm that you have a valid case, we’ll pass the case onto one of our lawyers, every one of whom works on a no-win, no-fee basis.
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Date Published: 25th February 2013
Author: David Brown