The excellent law firm Accident Advice Helpline deal with many claimants from the Finsbury Park area of London every week. A claimant is someone who is making a compensation claim and this is usually done using a personal injury solicitor. The majority of these claimants have been injured in car accidents or workplace accidents but some have been injured during a fall in the street or during a sporting or exercise activity.
One injury that an expert legal advice in Finsbury Park may have to deal with is a groin injury. Groin injuries occur when the groin area of the leg becomes stretched beyond its normal limits of movement.
A groin injury is a very common sporting injury but it can also be a work place injury or be triggered by a fall. Basically, anything that exerts an abnormally large amount of pressure on the groin area can cause a groin strain. So how does a groin strain become a personal injury claim and how does expert legal advice in Finsbury Park become involved?
Expert legal advice in Finsbury Park – groin strain
If your groin strain happened at work then you may be able to start an occupational injury claim. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees so if you can show that the injury was your employer’s fault then you may be able to start a claim. During a groin injury or strain, one of the muscles in the groin (adductor muscles) become over-stretched or even torn.
This can happen when the body makes a sudden change of direction because you slipped on a wet surface or even if you were carrying out manual work. If it can be shown that your employer should have taken steps to prevent your injury, then taking expert legal advice in Finsbury Park may enable you to start a successful claim.
A groin injury can also happen if you slip, trip or fall in a public place. This can happen if the floor surface is wet or greasy. If you have fallen in a public place then you may be able to start a public liability claim from the organisation that was responsible for keeping the floor surface hazard free. Your personal injury solicitor can help with this type of claim.
A mild groin strain may only become apparent between 24 and 48 hours after the accident although severe strains are obvious straight away. There will certainly be pain and possibly swelling and bruising in the area. This can make sitting, standing or walking difficult and can certainly have an impact on ordinary everyday tasks like getting out of the bath, shopping and doing housework. Talk to your Accident Advice Helpline lawyer about claiming for help with household tasks and childcare.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: Sharon Parry