What is a muscle injury?
A muscle injury is a strain, pull or tear of any muscle in the body, such as in the leg, arm or neck. Muscle injuries are often associated with personal injury claims, because in many cases they occur due to someone else’s error, misjudgement or negligence. A common muscle injury is whiplash, a painful strain of the neck muscles often resulting from a car crash caused by the fast movement of the head on impact. Other types may include:
- Repetitive strain injury incurred at work;
- Back strain as a result of heavy lifting; and
- Sporting injuries to the hamstring or groin.
Types of muscle injury vary in severity; some will have mild swelling and discomfort, whilst others will mean that the victim is unable to use the muscle at all.
Am I entitled to claim personal injury compensation?
Your injury must fulfil the following three criteria in order to be eligible for a claim:
- The accident occurred within the past three years;
- The accident was someone else’s fault, not your own; and
- You required medical attention for your resulting injuries.
If all of the above apply to your muscle injury, it is advised that you get in touch with a solicitor to progress your claim. A tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator is a useful way in which to confirm your eligibility to claim, and will also give you an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to. This means that you can manage your own expectations throughout the claims process.
How do I make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline?
To make a claim, either fill out our short online claim form or call our advice line on 0800 689 0500. Our claims process is simple and has the minimum fuss, meaning that you can relax in the knowledge that your claim is being handled efficiently by experts in the field. Accident Advice Helpline are endorsed by renowned consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, offering you further peace of mind in your choice.
Speaking with one of our friendly, professional and highly trained advisory team, you will be asked to provide details of your case, which may include:
- Your recollection of the events of the accident;
- Details of any witnesses or other parties involved;
- A doctor’s report or medical note;
- Expenses incurred as a result of your accident; and
- Any loss of earnings due to recovery time.
Once provided with these details, our team will match your case with the legal expertise it requires, choosing from our large nationwide team to select the help just right for your specific injury claim. All of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis, too.
In most cases we will be able to process your case entirely via telephone and you will likely not need to attend court, although you may be required to go to one medical assessment to provide further evidence of your injury.
With one call to 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone you could have your claim underway.
Date Published: 23rd January 2013
Author: Sharon Parry