Ligament & tendon damage claims

Ligament or tendon damage can be very painful, requiring surgery and causing long-term conditions and disability. Serious injuries may even require permanent mobility and lifestyle adjustments.


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What are ligament or tendon injuries?

Tendons and ligaments are tough bands of strong fibrous collagen tissue. A tendon attaches muscle to bone – eg. a hamstring. A ligament is a shorter band of tissue that connects bone to bone, to keep the bones stable.

Serious injuries, like torn, snapped and ruptured ligaments or tendons are excruciatingly painful and can involve long recovery times, sometimes leaving you with serious mobility issues and long-term disability.

Common causes include:

No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered, if it was someone else’s fault you may be able to claim compensation. Get in touch with us to explore your options.

Why should I make a claim for ligament or tendon injury?

Ligament and tendon injuries can have long recovery times and you may well have to take time off work for treatment, operations, physiotherapy and rehabilitation. In more serious cases you may need mobility aids or a wheelchair. The cost of all that can add up, but a compensation settlement can take away the worry of how to pay for it all.

In addition, if your injury occurred at your place or work, or in a public place, it’s important to bring it to the attention of those responsible, to make sure it doesn’t happen to others.

Find out more about making a claim.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We can guide you through the process of a compensation claim, and deal with the paperwork and evidence-gathering on your behalf.

Our specialist team are very experienced in these types of claim and offer a No Win No Fee service, so you don't have to find any upfront costs – just get in touch for a no-obligation chat and our friendly advisors will tell you more.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 30% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How much compensation could I receive?

The Judicial College Guidelines recommend amounts for general damages in personal injury. But compensation also takes into account factors such as:

  • The severity of your ligament or tendon damage
  • The extent of pain and suffering
  • Inability to attend work
  • Lost income and lost future earnings
  • Any long-term effects and adjustments to your everyday life

To give an example, general damages for a severed Achilles tendon that leaves long term restricted movement is awarded around £33,700. Meanwhile, ruptured ligaments resulting in permanent limp, pain and aching pays out between £6,140 and £12,050. But it really does depend on your individual case.

Is there a time limit for making a ligament or tendon injury claim?

Most personal injury claims need to be made within three years of the accident or injury, but there are some exceptions. When a child is involved, the limit extends from the date of the accident until the child is aged 18, at which point the three year time limit begins. If the person is mentally incapable of decision-making, then there is usually no time limit.

One of our advisors can explain it all to you in a clear, no-jargon manner, based on your individual circumstances.

I think I have a claim – what should I do?

Our advisers will be able to take you through the options, based on your individual circumstances and with no obligation.

Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.


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