What are tendon injuries, and how are they caused?
A tendon is a flexible yet inelastic cord of fibrous tissue connecting a muscle to a bone. Sometimes a tendon can become injured through use or during specific activities, or damage may occur during an accident. Tendon injuries may occur as a result of:
- A road traffic accident
- Sporting injuries
- Working in an office, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- A slip, trip or fall
Sometimes tendon injuries occur due to age, or through high-risk sporting activities. However, your injury may have been someone else’s fault, and in this case you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
Claims for tendon injuries, or indeed any personal injury type, should fulfil the following criteria:
- Occurred within the past three years
- Was someone else’s fault
- Required medical attention
To check if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, you can use quick and easy tools such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second calculator. As well as confirming your eligibility, this will return an estimated compensation amount for your injury type, giving you an idea of the figures involved.
How to progress a claim
A specialist law firm will be able to steer you through the claims process, ensuring it is as stress-free as possible whilst matching your case to the legal expertise it requires for the best possible outcome. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of highly-trained advisors who will take your details and then find the right lawyer with specific experience in tendon injuries to progress your claim. We have expert and experienced lawyers working for our law firm enabling us to hand-pick the best one for your case. Every case we handle is on a no-win, no-fee basis, and in most circumstances your claim can be processed entirely via the telephone, although you may need to attend one medical assessment. In most cases, you will not need to attend court.
What information will I need to provide?
The more information you have available, the better your chances of obtaining a fair compensation amount depending on your specific circumstances. The following pieces of information are all useful when pursuing a claim:
- Any diaries or notes you have made, detailing your account of the accident
- A medical report from your GP
- Details of any witnesses, or other parties involved in the accident
- Photographs where possible, such as of the broken pavement you tripped on, or the road conditions and vehicles at the site of your car crash
- Receipts corresponding to expenses incurred as a result of your injury
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by UK consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, offering you peace of mind that your claim is being handled by experts in their field, in an honest and open manner.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 23rd January 2013
Author: Sharon Parry