An injury to any of the muscles in your thigh can be debilitating and cause a lot of pain. They can limit your ability to work, affect your family life and prevent you from participating in your usual hobbies. Importantly, if you sustain a thigh injury in an accident that was not your fault, you might be eligible to make a thigh injury claim for compensation.
We offer a free consultation to help with thigh injury claims. During your call, we’ll answer any questions, provide free legal advice and assess your chances of being compensated. If the claim is strong enough, you could be introduced to one of our personal injury solicitors. If they accept your case, they won’t ask you to pay legal fees upfront as they’ll work for you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Would you like to talk to us about claiming thigh injury compensation? If so, please call on 0800 6524 881 today. Alternatively, please read on to learn more about the claims process.
Table of contents
- Am I Eligible To Make A Thigh Injury Compensation Claim?
- Common Types Of Injuries To Thighs
- Common Causes Of Thigh Injury Claims
- How Much Compensation For A Thigh Injury Could I Claim?
- Evidence To Support A Thigh Injury Compensation Claim
- Time Limits For Claiming Thigh Injury Compensation
- How Does The Thigh Injury Claims Process Work Using A Solicitor?
There are several things that our personal injury solicitors will check before accepting a thigh injury claim. They include:
- Did the defendant (the person or organisation you blame) owe you a legal duty of care?
- Was the defendant negligent and did that lead to an accident?
- Did you sustain a thigh injury because of the accident?
If you can answer yes to all three questions, we could help you to claim for your suffering. Importantly, you needn’t worry too much about proving point 1 as your solicitor will do this for you. Usually, they’ll use laws like the Road Traffic Act 1988 or the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to establish a legal duty of care.
For points 2 and 3, you’ll need to supply as much evidence as possible. Therefore, we’ll explain what you could use to improve your chances of winning your claim later on.
The thigh bears a lot of your body’s weight when you are standing up. The thigh is made up of the :
- Femur bone.
- Quadricep muscle.
- Hamstring muscle.
- Adductor muscle.
These muscles are used to flex and pull the leg when walking or running. While minor thigh injuries can be short-lived, others can be long-term and cause a lot of pain and suffering.
Some of the most common thigh injuries that lead to compensation claims include:
- Hip flexor strain.
- Broken femur.
- Quadricep strains or tears.
- Hamstring tears or strains
- Nerve damage.
These and other thigh injuries may allow you to claim compensation. Even if your injury is not included in our list, please call today to see if we could help you start a claim.
If you suspect you’ve injured your thigh, you should seek medical attention from a GP or at a hospital. Some of the main symptoms associated with thigh injuries include:
- Sudden pain at the front or the back of the thigh.
- A popping or snapping noise or feeling as the muscle tears.
- Bruising and tenderness at the site of the injury.
- Difficulty walking.
Importantly, this is the type of suffering that you could be compensated for if somebody else’s negligence caused your thigh injury.
Our solicitors could help you claim for any type of accident that’s led to a thigh injury and was caused by somebody else. Some of the more common causes of thigh injury claims include:
- Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs). Thigh injuries are common when cyclists or motorcyclists are knocked off of their bikes. Drivers and car passengers can also sustain them if their legs become jarred at the point of a collision.
- Sporting incidents. While you might take on some risk when playing contact sports, there are times when sporting accidents could lead to thigh injury claims. For example, you might be able to claim if you suffered a hamstring injury caused by faulty equipment or a damaged pitch.
- Slips, trips and falls. Muscles in the thigh can be torn following a fall because of a sudden change in direction. You could therefore claim for thigh injuries caused by raised paving slabs, slippery floors (without warning signs) or trip hazards that were difficult to see because of poor lighting.
- Workplace accidents. While many manual handling injuries affect the upper body, you could tear a thigh muscle when lifting awkward or heavy loads. If you have not been trained in safe manual handling techniques, you may be entitled to seek damages.
Please call today if you’d like to check whether you could be eligible for thigh injury compensation.
Compensation for a thigh injury aims to help you recover from the suffering caused by your injury (general damages) and any costs you incur (special damages). If your thigh injury claim is successful, you could be compensated for:
- The physical suffering caused by your thigh injury and any treatment.
- Any mental harm caused by distress, depression or anxiety.
- Loss of amenity – the impact your thigh injury has on your hobbies and other activities.
- Lost earnings.
- Care costs.
- Travel expenses.
- Medical treatment costs and physiotherapy.
- Loss of future earnings for longer-term injuries.
- Walking aids and home adaptations to make it easier to deal with any permanent thigh injury.
As you can see, there it’s not just a matter of asking the defendant to pay some cash to settle the claim. If you work with a solicitor from our team, they’ll review your suffering in detail to try and ensure you receive the maximum level of compensation for your thigh injury claim.
The figures in our compensation calculator should give you an idea about how much compensation could be awarded for a thigh injury.
The claims process requires all claimants to have an independent medical assessment to help understand the extent of their injuries. Your solicitor will therefore book an appointment with a medical expert. They’ll examine your thigh injury, read any medical records and talk with you about how you’ve been affected. Their prognosis will be explained in a report that will be sent to both parties in your claim.
It is more than likely that any thigh injury compensation claim you make will be contested by the defendant’s insurance company. It’s therefore imperative that you provide as much evidence to support your claim as possible. When making a thigh injury claim, any of the following evidence could be useful:
- Accident report forms. These can help to prove when, where and how you were injured.
- Photographic evidence. Pictures of the accident scene can make it easier to piece together how the accident occurred and what caused it.
- Witness information. In some cases, witnesses may be asked to describe what they saw in a witness statement to help prove who was liable for your thigh injury.
- Medical records. If your thigh injury was treated at a hospital or other medical establishment, your solicitor can ask for a copy of the notes and x-rays from your appointment.
- Camera footage. It’s also a good idea to request a copy of any data from a security camera or dashcam that captured your accident as it happened.
Our team will happily review any evidence that you’ve managed to secure already or offer advice on how to get hold of evidence you’re struggling to obtain. So please call today for your free consultation.
As you may know, there are strict time limits for personal injury claims in the UK. For thigh injury compensation claims, you’ll generally have 3-years to claim from the date of the accident. One exception to this is when a child injures their thigh. Here, an adult can make a child injury claim at any point before the child turns 18 years old meaning the time limit does not apply.
In our experience, it’s much easier to collect evidence to support your claim if you begin the process as soon as possible. Starting earlier will also make it easier for your solicitor to arrange for a medical assessment before your limitation period passes.
We are ready to help you with a thigh injury claim if you’ve decided to take action. Simply call us on 0800 6524 881 to start the ball rolling. We’ll explain your options and provide free legal advice whatever you decide to do next.
If your claim is suitable, we’ll pass it on to one of our solicitors. If they agree to represent you, they will:
- Review your case thoroughly.
- Help to collect evidence to support the claim.
- Deal with the defendant’s insurers on your behalf.
- Try to ensure the maximum level of compensation is awarded.
All of this will be on a No Win No Fee basis meaning you’ll only pay for your solicitor’s work if you receive a compensation payout.
If you have any further questions on thigh injury claims, please use our live chat service to get in touch.