If you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. You can be compensated for the pain and suffering as well as any financial losses you may have experienced.
Our team will work closely with you every step of the way to guarantee you receive the compensation you deserve.
Achilles tendon injuries
The Achilles tendon is located just above the heel of your foot. It attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone and can often be damaged by an injury to the ankle. Achilles tendon injuries commonly occur during sporting activities but can also be caused at work or in a public place. If the tendon is strained or torn it can be extremely painful.
It is an essential part of how our feet and knees move, enabling us to walk and run effectively. These types of injuries can seriously affect your mobility, slowing you down at work and in everyday life.
If you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury in the last three years and you believe it was due to someone else’s negligence, then we could help you to make a claim for compensation.
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For a no-obligation initial discussion about your circumstances and to find out whether you have a claim, please feel free to call us on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online.
Achilles tendon injuries can produce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) which affect the muscles and tendons in the ankle. The Achilles tendon is most commonly injured when a person’s foot is suddenly flexed upwards, downwards, or beyond its normal range. However, injury can also occur through direct trauma, or when the ankle is twisted.
A partial or complete rupture of the tendon, where the tendon breaks or tears, is the most serious and common form of Achilles tendon compensation claim.
Circumstances that can cause injury to the Achilles tendon may include:
Road traffic accidents
Slipping on wet floors and ice
Something falling on to the back of the ankle, e.g. an object falling at work or public place
Tripping on pavements and uneven surfaces
Failure to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury
A medical professional who fails to correctly diagnose an Achilles tendon injury can also give rise to a potential claim. If the appropriate tests are not carried out, it’s possible that your doctor may incorrectly diagnose you with having just suffered a sprain.
In addition, failing to correctly treat an Achilles tendon injury/rupture could mean additional pain and suffering for you. There’s also an increased chance of the tendon re-rupturing at a later date and so could result in grounds for a claim.
How much compensation could I claim?
Achilles tendon damage can be extremely painful and take a long time to heal. If an individual needs to take time off work to recover, they suffer from a loss of earnings. If negligence can be proven, then a claim can be made for compensation. As well as compensating you for your injury, a claim can help cover other costs, such as hospital bills, travel expenses and rehabilitation.
The level of compensation awarded will depend on:
How long you may have taken to recover
To what extent your tendon injury has restricted your movement
The effect of the injury on your personal life; such as whether you have to stop playing sport
The degree of any lasting pain or discomfort
The extent of any disfigurement
Compensation payouts for an Achilles tendon injury can vary. However, usually, compensation for Achilles tendon injuries falls between £5,800 for minor injuries and £30,630 for the most serious injuries.
How to make an achilles tendon claim
If you believe that you have a claim, then it is advisable to get in touch with a solicitor who specialises in making claims for injuries involving the Achilles tendon.
At First Personal Injury Lawyers our no win no fee solicitors are experienced in all types of ankle and foot injuries.
On behalf of our clients we can issue claims for past and future losses, taking into account pain and suffering, loss of earnings. We can also assess the need for specialist support for physical disabilities.
We understand the difficult circumstances that can come with making a claim whilst dealing with the physical and emotional stress an injury. Our team will guide you through the legal process as quickly and simply as possible whilst getting you the result you deserve.
*Please note – With regards to No Win No Fee - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your accident claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances will be explained to you by your Solicitor.
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