The thigh is one of the strongest parts of the body containing the longest bone and many muscles, tendons and ligaments that support your body and allow your leg to move. Any injury to the thigh can therefore incapacitate you and make it hard for you to function properly. Our article on thigh injury compensation claims has been written to show you when you could seek damages for thigh injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. We’ll explain the types of accidents that could lead to a claim and what any compensation you receive could cover.
If you are interested in claiming compensation for a thigh injury we can help as we provide a no-obligation initial consultation. During your call, a specialist will review how you injured your thigh and explain your legal options. If it appears that you should be compensated, you’ll be partnered with a personal injury lawyer from our panel. They’ll review your case in more detail and work for you on a No Win, No Fee basis if you both agree to proceed. Knowing that legal fees only have to be paid if the claim is won should make your claim much less stressful.
To find out more about thigh injury claims, please continue reading. Alternatively, you can call us right away on 0800 652 1345 for more information.
What is the thigh?
The area between the pelvis and the knee joint is known as the thigh. It contains the strongest and longest bone, the femur and many nerves and muscles. The thigh is responsible for bearing a lot of your weight when you’re standing upright.
The quadriceps muscles are found at the front of the thigh and allow the leg to extend at the knee. The hamstring muscles are found at the back of the thigh and the adductor muscles allow rotation of the upper leg. They start at the gluteus maximus near the hipbone and connect to the tibia bone at the knee.
Types of thigh injuries you could claim compensation for
It is possible to seek compensation for any type of thigh injury caused by an accident or incident due to someone else’s negligence. Some common types of thigh injuries compensation could be claimed for include:
- Strained or torn hamstrings or quadriceps.
- Broken or fractured femur bone.
- Nerve damage.
- Adductor strain.
- Hip flexor strain.
If your thigh injury isn’t on the list, don’t worry as we could still help you to start a claim.
Symptoms of a thigh injury
The symptoms of a thigh injury can vary depending on the type of injury but they can include:
- Difficulty bearing weight on the affected leg.
- A snapping or popping sensation.
- Sudden or severe pain in the thigh region.
- Bruising, swelling and tenderness.
- Difficulty climbing stairs or walking.
If you’ve sustained a thigh injury and would like to claim compensation for your suffering, please call our team today.
Can I claim compensation for a thigh injury?
If you ask a personal injury solicitor from our panel to help you to claim compensation for a thigh injury, they’ll first review the case with you before agreeing to help. During this assessment, they’ll be looking to see whether:
- Can a legal duty of care between the defendant and yourself be established?
- Was the defendant negligent and did that negligence cause an accident?
- Was your thigh injured as a consequence of that accident?
Proving that a duty of care existed is something that people sometimes worry about but we’ll check this for you during your free consultation. It’s not actually that difficult because, usually, you’ll be owed a duty of care whilst you’re working, in a public place or on someone else’s property.
Common accidents that cause thigh injuries
In effect, you could receive compensation for a thigh injury sustained in any type of accident caused by someone else. Some examples of accidents leading to thigh injury compensation claims include:
- Slips, trips and falls. It is quite easy to pull a hamstring if you trip over something. As such, a thigh injury claim might be possible if you’ve fallen over because of a pothole, a torn carpet or a cable trailed across a walkway.
- Accidents at work. Your employer is obliged to try and keep your workplace as safe as possible. That means you might be able to claim for a workplace accident causing a thigh injury because of faulty machinery, a lack of training or inadequate PPE.
- Car accidents. Being involved in a car crash or other forms of road traffic accidents can lead to all sorts of thigh injuries. Cuts and lacerations are possible if your leg is cut by glass or sharp edges. Crush injuries can also happen if a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist is trapped following a collision.
- Sporting injuries. Some hamstring or quadricep injuries are common sporting injuries and, generally, won’t lead to a personal injury claim. However, thigh injury claims might be possible where the accident can be linked to an unsafe playing surface, poor coaching or faulty training equipment.
- Gym injuries. Thigh injuries caused by trying to lift too much weight in a gym won’t lead to a personal injury claim usually. However, you could be compensated if your gym injury was caused when a cable snapped or because you were given poor advice by a personal trainer.
As well as the accidents listed above, we could help you to start a thigh injury compensation claim for any other type of accident. Please call our team today and we’ll review your case for free.
How much compensation do you get for a thigh injury claim?
There are many things to consider when you claim compensation for a thigh injury. This is an important process as you cannot ask for additional compensation after your claim has been settled. As such, before filing a thigh injury claim, your solicitor will consider what compensation you might be due to cover:
- Any physical pain and suffering.
- Anguish, distress and other forms of psychological injuries.
- Medical expenses to cover physiotherapy or private hospital treatment.
- Loss of enjoyment of any normal activities.
- Loss of income.
- Replacement costs for property damaged in your accident.
- Travel expenses.
- The cost of a carer if you needed help while recovering.
- Mobility aids.
- Future earnings reductions for longer-term thigh injuries.
- The cost of adapting your home to make it easier to cope with a more serious thigh injury.
To understand your prognosis, you will need a medical assessment as part of a thigh injury claim. This will be conducted by an independent specialist who will examine your thigh injury and find out the problems it has caused. Your solicitor will use their report to calculate how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Providing proof for thigh injury claims
An important part of your solicitor’s job is to convince the defendant’s insurers that you should be compensated. To do this, they’ll try to supply evidence that explains why the defendant was to blame for the accident and how your injuries have caused you to suffer.
In thigh injury compensation claims, the types of evidence that might be useful include:
- Photographs. If there are any visible signs of injury to your thigh (bruising, cuts, scars etc), photographs should be taken regularly during your recovery. Also, pictures taken at the accident scene can be used to demonstrate how the accident occurred.
- Medical records. You should always visit A&E, your GP or a minor injuries unit to have your thigh injury examined by a professional. If you go on to claim for your injuries, your medical notes can be requested to prove your diagnosis.
- Video footage. If the accident was recorded on a mobile phone, dashcam or CCTV camera, you’re entitled to ask the owner for a copy. This can clarify how the accident happened but you will need to act quickly as some footage is not kept for long.
- Witness statements. Solicitors often ask anyone else who saw the accident to provide a statement. So, try to collect the contact details of anyone else who saw you get injured and is happy to give a statement if requested.
- Accident reports. Most accidents should be recorded in an accident report book and you’re entitled to a copy of the report relating to your injury. Some workplace accidents might also be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their report could be used as proof in your claim too.
You might also need to provide financial records if you would like to claim back any expenses relating to your thigh injury. These could include bank records, receipts and wage slips.
No Win, No Fee thigh injury compensation claims
We know that many people will find the cost of hiring a personal injury solicitor prohibitive. However, we also believe that working with a solicitor from our panel will make the claims process easier and could lead to an increased settlement offer if the claim is won. As such, if your claim thigh injury claim is accepted, your solicitor will agree to manage the case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If your claim is suitable, you’ll be sent a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is the contract that explains:
- No legal fees need to be paid upfront.
- You won’t be liable for any legal fees at all if the thigh injury claim is lost.
- To cover the cost of your solicitor’s work if the claim is won, you’ll pay a success fee.
The success fee is a percentage of any settlement you are paid. Legally, when a CFA is used, the maximum you’ll pay is 25 per cent of your compensation.
If your claim proceeds, your solicitor will start working on it as soon as you’ve signed the CFA. So that you’re not faced with any complex questions, your solicitor will handle all communications with the defendant or their insurers for you. They’ll negotiate hard on your behalf and contact you regularly with updates about your claim.
In all cases, your solicitor will try to secure the highest amount of thigh injury compensation possible. Any settlement offers that are received will be discussed with you to check for fairness before the claim is settled.
Thigh injury claim time limits
The Limitation Act 1980 sets a 3-year time limit for most personal injury claims in the UK. If you’re claiming for an injured thigh, the limitation period will usually start on the date of your accident.
As children can’t make claims until they turn 18 years old, the 3-year time limit doesn’t start until they become an adult. As a result, parents could lodge a child personal injury claim on behalf of their child at any point before then.
We usually suggest that you contact us to start a claim as soon as you can. This should leave plenty of time for your solicitor to collect any proof they need to support your claim.
If needed, your solicitor may be able to request interim payments to help you deal with any immediate costs linked to your thigh injury. These could cover any lost income or medical treatment costs before your claim has been settled. This is only an option in cases where the defendant has already accepted liability for your injuries.
Start a thigh injury compensation claim today
The simplest way to start a thigh injury compensation claim today is to call one of our specialist advisors. By calling us now on 0800 652 1345, you’ll receive free advice after your case has been reviewed so there’s really nothing to lose by calling.
If your case appears to be strong enough, and you decide to go ahead with a claim, we could appoint one of our No Win, No Fee solicitors to begin working on it right away.
Please use live chat to connect with us if you have any further questions on thigh injury claims, or arrange your free consultation here.