The thigh has three sets of muscles – the hamstring muscles located at the back of the thigh, the quadriceps located in the front of the thigh, and the adductor muscles located on the inside of the thigh.
The quadriceps and hamstring muscles help to flex the leg, while the adductor muscles help to pull the legs together. An injury to any of these muscle sets can be painful and debilitating, making it difficult to walk around. While minor thigh injuries may heal in time with proper rest, more serious injuries may require surgery followed by extensive physiotherapy. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may take months before you are able to walk freely without pain.
If you’ve suffered a thigh injury because of somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a thing injury claim for compensation.
Thigh Injury Claims Causes
When excessive force is applied to any of the muscle groups in the thigh or when the muscles are stretched beyond their natural limit, they may tear or rupture. The hamstring and quadriceps are designed to work together to provide the strength and support necessary for any leg movement. A leg injury to any one of these muscles can hamper your ability to move freely.
In addition to muscle damage, thigh injuries also include any damage to the femur or to tendons and ligaments that surround it.
Thigh injury claims are typically associated with heavy impact injuries such as falls from height, road accidents, faulty equipment, or accidents at work.
Some of the more common symptoms of a thigh injury include:
- Sudden, sharp pain
- Popping or snapping sensation as the muscle tears
- The injured area is tender to touch and may have visible bruise marks if blood vessels are broken
- Difficulty walking
If the injury to your thigh was because of somebody else’s carelessness or negligence then you could make a thigh injury claim to get compensation.
What You Should Do After You’ve Suffered A Thigh Injury
Regardless of how the thigh injury happened or whose fault it was, your top priority should always be to seek medical attention. An injury to the thigh muscles can hinder your ability to walk around freely. Without timely medical intervention, your injuries could become more severe, hampering your mobility permanently. Receiving medical treatment also serves as an official record that you were injured. This will come in very handy should you decide to pursue a thigh injury compensation claim.
Before you leave the scene of the accident, you should try and secure as much evidence as possible. These are some of the things you should try and do:
- Take photographs that clearly show your thigh injury if visible, and the scene of the accident.
- If your thigh was injured in a car accident ask any witnesses if they have captured the accident on a dashcam.
- If you were injured outside while shopping or injured participating in a sport, for example, check to see if there are any CCTV cameras or phone footage available.
- Make notes related to the accident including details of time, date, and place where it occurred.
- Politely ask for contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident.
- Report the accident to the relevant authorities. If you were injured at work, report it to your supervisor or employer. If you were injured in a road accident, file a report at the police station.
If you are too injured to do any of the above, ask somebody else to help you out. The photographs, witness statements and official reports will help to strengthen your claim.
Making A Thigh Injury Claim
With the help of a personal injury solicitor making a thigh injury claim is usually fairly straightforward. Not only are our personal injury solicitors experts in personal injury law, they also have vast experience dealing with insurance lawyers. They know all the “tricks” in their playbook and are well prepared to counter their arguments.
Our personal injury solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a special type of contract that frees the claimant from any financial obligations until such time that the thigh injury claim is settled. If your claim is unsuccessful and you are not awarded any compensation, you don’t pay anything at all. You only pay the fee (set as a percentage) if your claim is successful and you are awarded compensation. All details about the amount to be reimbursed as well as the mode and timeline for making the payments is in the No Win No Fee contract.
The biggest advantage of a No Win No Fee agreement is that you get the benefit of a solicitor’s knowledge and experience without taking any financial risks or paying anything out of pocket. You are only liable to pay after the compensation has been received.
How Much Compensation For A Thing Injury Claim?
When calculating thigh injury compensation due to you, your solicitor will factor in your pain and suffering, all medical expenses and travel costs associated with your treatment, cost of long term rehabilitation, loss of income, cost of mobility aids, and any other related costs. These factors are known as General damages and Special damages.
For an idea of what compensation amounts are advised with regard to general damages, you can use our compensation calculator below.
Thigh injury claims must be filed within 3 years from the date that the accident occurred or when the injury was diagnosed so it is advisable to speak to a solicitor as early as possible to protect your legal rights. The sooner you file your thigh injury claim, the sooner you will be able to get the compensation if the claim is successful.