It is quite easy to sustain a groin injury in a variety of different accidents. They can be very painful, restrict your mobility and can often take a long time to heal. Groin injuries can also stop you from working, driving or walking and could prevent you from participating in your normal hobbies. Importantly, if you’ve suffered an injury to your groin in an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a groin injury claim for compensation.
We can help if you’d like to know more about your options. We offer a no-obligation review of your claim where free legal advice will be given and your options will be explained. If there appear to be grounds for your claim to proceed, we’ll pass it to one of our personal injury solicitors. Should they take on your claim, you won’t need to pay any legal fees because of their No Win No Fee service.
If you’d like to talk to a specialist advisor today about claiming compensation for a groin injury, please call us on 0800 6524 881. Alternatively, please read on to learn more about the claims process.
Table of contents
- What Is A Groin Injury?
- Am I Eligible To Make A Groin Injury Compensation Claim?
- Negligence That Can Lead To Groin Injury Claims
- How Much Compensation Do You Get For A Groin Injury?
- Evidence To Support A Groin Injury Claim
- Time Limits For Claiming Groin Injury Compensation
- Starting The Groin Injury Claims Process
Groin injuries occur when the adductor muscles in the upper thighs are torn or strained. They are often caused by sharp sudden movements but can also occur by an impact to the thigh or when there is a large amount of pressure on the groin muscles. Road traffic accidents and sporting accidents often cause groin injuries but they can also occur from medical negligence during surgery.
The main symptoms of a groin injury include:
- Bruising, tenderness and swelling.
- Reduced strength in the upper leg.
- A snapping or popping noise during an accident.
- Difficulty walking, running or moving because of the associated pain.
Groin strains tend to heal fairly quickly and are not too serious. However, a torn groin muscle can cause take a long time to recover from and cause a significant amount of pain.
If you believe that you should be compensated for a groin injury, please get in touch and let one of our specialist advisors review your claim for free.
Some injuries are simply unavoidable and won’t lead to personal injury compensation. However, if somebody else caused you to suffer a groin injury, one of our personal injury solicitors could help you to claim compensation. To verify your eligibility to claim, they’ll assess whether:
- The defendant in the claim owed you a duty of care; and
- An act of negligence by the defendant caused an accident to occur; and
- As a result, you sustained a groin injury.
Legislation is used by our solicitors to check for a duty of care. As they are legal specialists, you needn’t be too worried about this. However, for information, they could use the Road Traffic Act 1988 if you injured your groin in a car crash or the Occupiers Liability Act 1984 if you tore your groin in a fall in a shop. The best way you can help with your claim is to collect evidence to prove how your groin injury occurred and who caused it. Therefore, we’ll explain what evidence might improve your chances of being compensated later on.
As explained above, it’s essential that you can prove how your groin injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence if you’re to be compensated. The types of negligence that could allow you to claim include:
- If your employer failed to train you on how to lift items safely and, as a result, you suffered a groin strain.
- Where you were injured in a car accident caused by somebody else.
- If you tripped and injured your groin in a hotel accident because of a torn carpet or raised rug.
- If your leg was crushed in a warehouse accident because items were stacked unsafely and fell on you.
Please don’t worry if we’ve not listed a scenario similar to your own, we could still help you to claim. Simply call our team of specialists and they’ll assess your chances of being compensated for free.
Sports that involve kicking can often lead to groin strains, especially in the dominant leg. They can also occur when lifting weights, during resistance training and following a fall.
If you injure your groin while playing sports or training normally, it is unlikely you’d be able to claim compensation. However, if the injury was caused by a faulty weights machine, an unsafe playing area or because something like a goal fell on you, then we could help you to seek damages in a sports injury claim for any suffering caused.
When you make a groin injury claim, any compensation settlement you might get will usually be based on:
- General damages – to cover any suffering caused by the groin injury.
- Special damages – to compensate for any costs or expenses linked to your injury.
Depending on how your groin injury affects you, compensation could be awarded to cover:
- Your physical pain and suffering.
- Distress, depression and other mental trauma associated with your accident or injuries.
- The impact your groin injury has on your hobbies or other activities (loss of amenity).
- Care costs, travel expenses and medical costs (including physiotherapy and the cost of private treatment).
- Loss of earnings if your groin injury led to a reduced income.
- Future loss of income for more serious groin injuries.
- Mobility aids and changes to your home for a permanent disability resulting from your groin strain.
The idea of a groin injury claim is to try and return you to the same position you were in prior to the accident (or as close as possible). If one of our solicitors represents you, they’ll always try to secure the maximum compensation possible.
For more information on general and special damages please refer to the page here.
We can’t say exactly what payout amount for a groin injury claim you might get until your solicitor receives a report from an independent medical expert (as required in all claims). However, our compensation calculator lists several different injuries and their associated compensation ranges.
These figures cannot be guaranteed as each claim is unique so please use them for guidance purposes only.
If you’ve ever dealt with an insurance company, you’ll probably know that they usually deny all liability for any claim unless you can prove otherwise. For groin injury claims, the way your solicitor will try to do this is to present as much evidence as possible to demonstrate how you injured your groin, who caused your accident/incident, and how you’ve suffered. The evidence they might use to do this includes:
- Accident report forms. You should be given a copy of any accident report as companies are legally required to log them for incidents they are made aware of.
- Witness statements. If anybody else was there when you were injured, they might be asked for a statement by your solicitor to explain what happened.
- Medical records. You should always speak to your doctor or visit A&E if you think you’ve got a groin injury. This should mean you’ll receive the correct treatment quickly. If you decide to claim, your medical records can be requested to try and prove how bad your groin strain was.
- CCTV or Dashcam footage. If your accident was recorded by a camera, data protection laws allow you to request a copy of the relevant footage.
- Photos. In any type of accident, it’s a good idea to take as many pictures of the accident scene as possible. These can help to paint a picture of how your groin injury occurred and who was to blame.
We can check any evidence you have collected so far or provide advice on how to secure anything you’re struggling to obtain. Please call today to find out more.
In the UK, there is a 3-year limitation period for groin injury claims. The time limit will start from either the date you were injured or the date your groin injury was diagnosed by a doctor (if this is later).
We believe that collecting evidence to support your claim and the other tasks a solicitor needs to complete are easier the sooner you begin your claim. Also, starting sooner rather than later should mean your claim is settled as soon as possible.
If you’d like us to help you start the groin injury claims process, simply call our team for an initial consultation on 0800 6524 881 today. An advisor will explain your options after reviewing your case and could connect you with one of our personal injury solicitors.
Remember, all accepted claims are handled on a No Win No Fee basis meaning you’ll only pay legal fees if you are compensated.
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