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Ligament Injury Claims

What Are Ligament Injury Claims?

Ligament injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have torn a ligament in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a ligament injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the ligament injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of a damaged ligament.

Making Ligament Injury Claims for Compensation

Ligament injury claims have to show that a ligament injury has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a damaged ligament can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused your ligament injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.

Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your ligament injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your ligament injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority ahead of recovering from your damaged ligament.

Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making ligament injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a ligament injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your ligament injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for ligament injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.

How Much Can I Claim for a Ligament Injury?

How much compensation for a ligament injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your ligament injury claim by considering the severity of your damaged ligament in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the injury to your ligament.

As mentioned above, the effect that a damaged ligament makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for ligament injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a ligament injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your ligament being damaged – for example any confidence issues you may suffer in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your ligament injury claim.

You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your damaged ligament when making a claim for ligament injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and ligament injury, to additional transport costs while you are unable to drive during your recovery. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for ligament injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.

How Much Does it Cost to Make Ligament Injury Claims for Compensation?

Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for ligament injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your ligament injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for ligament injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your ligament injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.

However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” ligament injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for ligament injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” ligament injury claim prior to accepting your claim.

Free Professional Legal Advice about Ligament Injury Claims

It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about ligament injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for ligament injury compensation are the same – even when the nature and location of the damaged ligament is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your ligament injury claim and affect how much compensation for a ligament injury you receive.

Consequently, we invite you to call and discuss the circumstances of your ligament injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for ligament injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making ligament injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for ligament injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.