Groin injury claims

If you have a groin injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, we may be able to help you claim compensation to aid your recovery.

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What is a groin injury?

A groin strain is usually a tear or rupture to one of the five adductor muscles that run up your inner thigh, to your pelvis. 

The severity of the injury is assessed in three gradings:

  • Grade 1 is ‘nominal’ discomfort, with minor disruption to mobility and daily activities.
  • Grade 2 is ‘moderate’, with an impact on activities such as running and jumping, as well as day to day mobility.
  • Grade 3 is ‘severe’, often with bruising or swelling. Pain when walking or running is likely this level of injury often requires surgery.

Symptom of a groin strain or injury include:

  • Pain in the inner thigh, hip or knee.
  • A ‘snapping’ sensation during the injury
  • Difficulty walking or running
  • Bruising and swelling.

These symptoms are also present in hip bursitis, sprain and stress fractures of the pelvis – so medical treatment and diagnosis is important.

Groin strains are most often the result of sporting injuries, but can also occur if you’re injured in a car crash, or involved in an accident at work, such as lifting, pulling or carrying heavy objects.

Some groin injuries can lead to inguinal or femoral hernias. A hernia happens when an internal part of the body pushes through an existing tear or strain.

Why should I claim for a groin injury?

Hopefully your injuries will be minor and cause minimal disruption to your life. But if you have sustained  serious damage that requires surgery and time off work to recover, there are many financial pressures to consider.

If your injury is down to someone else’s negligence, you could have a right to a compensation settlement. This can help relieve those financial pressures, such as surgery, medical costs, recuperation, prescriptions, travel to hospital and loss of earnings.

find out more about making a claim.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We are here to take the pressure off you. Our advisors will go through what has happened with you, free of charge, then assess whether you are likely to have a claim.

If you choose to proceed, we allocate a specialist solicitor to deal with your claim for you. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you don't have to pay for anything in advance – and if the claim is not successful, you don't pay at all.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

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

How much compensation can I claim for a groin injury?

The amount of groin injury compensation really depends on the individual circumstances surrounding the accident. Taken into consideration are factors like:

  • The pain and suffering you have endured, as well as any continuation into the future
  • Time off work, resulting in loss of earnings
  • Suitability to carry on performing your job
  • Changes you may need to make in your work life
  • Medical costs and ongoing treatment
  • Adaptations or aids that you may need

Is there a time limit for making a groin injury claim?

Generally, a claim must be brought within three years of the injury, but our specialist advisors can explain the process to you in more detail, with no legal jargon or pressure.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Contact us either using our online form, or request a callback at the top of the screen. We'll give you a call at a time convenient to you, to ask you about your case and go through your options, as well as our No Win No Fee service.

The initial chat is free and there is no obligation to proceed with us until you are happy to do so.

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