Foreword to Tendon Injury Claims
Tendon injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have sustained an injured tendon 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 tendon injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the damaged tendon has on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated due to a tendon injury.
How to Make Tendon Injury Claims
Tendon injury claims have to show that you have sustained an injury which resulted in a damaged tendon and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a tendon injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the damage to your tendon 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 tendon injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from the accident which resulted in a damaged tendon, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your have recovered from your injured tendon.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making tendon injury claims for compensation with a lawyer as soon as practically possible. A lawyer will assess your claim for a tendon injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your tendon injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for tendon injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
Compensation Settlements for Tendon Injury Claims
How much compensation for a tendon injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A lawyer will calculate the value of your tendon injury claim by considering the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the damaged tendon.
As mentioned above, the consequences of damaging your tendon and the effect your injury has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for tendon injury compensation. Along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a damaged tendon, any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your tendon injury – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your tendon injury claim for compensation.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your accident and injury when making a claim for tendon injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and tendon injury, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from your damaged tendon. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for tendon injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“Contingency Fee” Claims for a Tendon Injury
Provided that your lawyer believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for tendon injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your tendon injury claim on a “Contingency Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for tendon injury compensation, you will not owe your lawyer for their legal fees and, when your tendon injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all lawyers offer “Contingency Fee” claims for a tendon injury 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 tendon injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your lawyer should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “Contingency Fee” claim for a tendon injury prior to accepting your case.
Tendon Injury Claims Legal Advice
It is in your best interests to obtain professional tendon injury claims legal advice at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for tendon injury compensation are the same – even when the location and severity of the damaged tendon are the same – and to delay speaking with a lawyer about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your tendon injury claim and affect how much compensation for a tendon injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your tendon injury with an experienced lawyer. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for tendon injury compensation. Our lawyers will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making tendon injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for tendon injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.