Have you suffered a groin injury in Sheffield? Did someone else cause your accident? Perhaps you have suffered a slip, trip or fall where someone else had failed to maintain a surface properly or had created a hazard. Or perhaps you have sustained the injury while participating in a local sporting activity, where the activity was poorly supervised, not run correctly or allowed a dangerous accident to happen. However your groin injury in Sheffield was caused, if it should have been prevented, you may have a claim for compensation.
What exactly is a groin injury?
A groin injury generally describes a strain to the muscles that link the inside of your thigh to the inside of your pelvis. Groin strains often occur in sporting activities such as sprinting, swimming or football, but they can also be caused in slips, trips and falls. When the muscles in your groin are stretched beyond their normal capacity, they are strained. In a groin strain, the main bulk of your groin muscles, being a strong band of muscles, is generally just pulled and can recover over a reasonable period of time, but some of the muscle tissue may be torn. This will take a substantial period of rest to recover, but a groin injury will not normally need an operation.
What treatment might the doctor suggest?
The doctor is most likely to suggest that the injury will mend itself without surgical intervention is a programme of rest and stretching is followed. A serious groin injury can take about 6 weeks to heal, though, so you need to be prepared for a long period of recovery. In general, your doctor is likely to suggest:
- Rest – your muscle has been overstretched and now needs a period of reduced stress and strain to recover. This means sitting back and putting you legs up for a few weeks – literally. Your groin muscles help you walk and lift, so you need to avoid these activities.
- Stretching – when any muscle is not used, it becomes less flexible, so a regime of stretching exercises is important. Follow your doctor’s advice carefully though, and don’t overdo it.
- Heat and Ice – if you are returning to sport, you are likely to use a combination of heat an ice to help your injury. This will include ice straight after the injury happens, heat ahead of any exercise and ice following any exercise. Again, follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.
Suffered groin injury in Sheffield after a non-fault accident? Contact Accident Advice Helpline now to claim compensation
If you have suffered a groin injury in Sheffield, we can help you claim compensation. We have specialist personal injury solicitors who are able to take your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis. More than that, we offer a fully comprehensive support package that includes not only your specialist solicitors, but also an expert adviser, a 24 hour helpline and a hassle free guarantee. Our service includes handling your paperwork on your behalf – the vast majority of our clients have no paperwork to complete at all – and coordinating all of your appointments and correspondence.
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