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Making A Groin Injury Compensation Claim | No Win No Fee

By Lewis Cobain. Last Updated 11th April 2023. Suffering a groin injury can cause significant pain and disruption to your life. If this happened to you through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to make a groin injury compensation claim.

There are 5 adductor muscles in your groin and if any of them are strained or ruptured, it can be debilitating. Even a slight tear, can cause serious pain and may require complete rest for several days.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at how to make a groin injury claim. We’ll look at the eligibility criteria, the claims process, how groin injuries can happen and the compensation award you could receive.

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  1. What Is A Groin Injury?
  2. Can I Make A Groin Injury Claim?
  3. Groin Injury Claims And Accidents At Work
  4. Slips, Trips, And Falls Causing Groin Injuries
  5. Groin Injury Compensation Settlement Amounts
  6. Make A Groin Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
  7. Useful Resources And Links On Personal Injury Claims

What Is A Groin Injury?

Advice On Making A Groin Injury Claim

Groin injuries occur when the muscles known as “adductors” found on the inner thigh are negatively impacted by overreaching or overstretching. They are the connective muscles found between the inner pelvis to the inner region of the thigh bone (femur). Their function is to “pull” your legs together while at the same time allowing hip joint movement.

Athletes and people who take part in sports often suffer groin injuries because of the pressure they put on their adductor muscles when performing whether they are swimmers, football players, sprinters or rugby players. However, a groin injury can happen at any time with slips, trips, and falls being high on the list.

When adductor muscles are strained, it means they have been stretched too far. In milder strains, the effect is painful but not as serious as when a severe strain occurs. Severe strains result in muscle fibres tearing. Fortunately, the majority of groin injuries involve minor tears but in some instance, the strain is severe which makes moving your legs a virtual impossibility due to extreme pain.

If a third party was responsible for your groin injury, you could be able to make groin injury claims against them. For more information, please read on.

Symptoms Of A Groin Injury

If you’re wondering how severe injuries have to be to establish grounds for groin injury claims, this section could help.

Even slight groin injuries are painful, but when there is a severe strain on adductor muscles, the pain can be unbearable. The most common symptoms of a groin strain injury include the following:

  • Mild to severe pain in the groin area and along the inside of your thigh
  • Bringing legs together causes mild to severe pain
  • Raising your knee is painful
  • You experience snapping or popping sensations in the groin area
  • Swelling in the groin area

Can I Make A Groin Injury Claim?

When making a groin injury compensation claim, you need to prove that negligence occurred. Negligence in personal injury claims involves when you are owed a duty of care, but this is breached and you are injured as a result.

There are certain third parties that owe a duty of care. For example:

  • Your employer owes a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety in the workplace. You could be injured in an accident at work if this is not upheld.
  • Road users owe a duty of care to others to prevent themselves and others from experiencing harm on the roads, which is outlined in the Road Traffic Act 1988. When you are injured in a road accident, you could seek compensation if the accident occurred due to another road user breaching the duty of care they owed you.
  • The party in control of a public space has a duty of care to ensure your reasonable safety. The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 sets out this duty. If they fail to uphold this duty, it could result in you sustaining a groin injury in a slip, trip or fall accident in a public place.

Our advisors are available 24/7 to answer any queries you may have about making a groin injury claim. They’ll clarify if you have an eligible claim and could put you in touch with our expert personal injury solicitors.

How Long Do I Have To Start A Personal Injury Claim?

You must start a claim for your groin injury within the legal time limit. As per the Limitation Act 1980 the general time limit to start a personal injury claim is within 3 years of the injury.

This time limit does not apply to minors and people who lack the mental capacity to start a claim.

A claim for a minor who had suffered from groin injuries can still be made, but it must be made through an appointed litigation friend. Otherwise the minor in question could wait until they turned 18 to claim for themselves. They will have 3 years from their 18th birthday to do so.

A person who lacks the mental capacity to start a claim can be represented at any point by a litigation friend. If the person in question gains the ability to start a claim, they will have 3 years to start a claim from the date they are deemed mentally capable to do so.

If you suffered an injury to your groin, such as a strain or damage to your muscles due to negligence then please reach out to one of our advisers for more information about how to start a claim.

Groin Injury Claims And Accidents At Work

Groin injury claims could also be made against employer negligence resulting in workplace accidents.

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If you suffered a severe groin injury at work through lifting a heavy item you were not trained to lift, you may have suffered a groin strain or hernia. If this is the case, you would need to take several weeks off work in order to make a full recovery. By law, all employers must ensure that employees and visitors to a place of work are kept safe and protected from injury at all times.

If part of your daily duties involves lifting heavier items or moving heavy loads, an employer must give you the correct amount of training and provide all necessary equipment to facilitate your work and to prevent you from being injured which includes suffering a hernia. If an employer failed in their duty of care towards you, a personal injury solicitor would assess your case and advise you on whether you could file a hernia injury compensation claim against your employer.

Slips, Trips, And Falls Causing Groin Injuries

It is all too easy to slip on a wet or slippery floor causing you to overextend as a way of avoiding a hard fall. Stretching too far, too quickly is one of the more common causes of groin pull strain injuries. The same can be said if you trip over something whether an uneven pavement, a broken curb or some other obstacle that should not be there.

If you have the misfortune to slip, trip and fall at the same time it could result in a groin strain or hernia and you could be incapacitated for a long time. It’s the type of injury that prevents you from working for months on end until you make a full recovery.

If you have questions and queries about a groin injury and who could be held responsible for your injury, we offer a free, initial, no-obligation consultation which allows us to listen to your case before offering the right kind of advice on how to go about filing groin injury claims for compensation.

Groin Injury Compensation Settlement Amounts

The amount you may be awarded in a groin injury claim would depend on several things which includes how much damage was done, the time you were incapacitated and how much you were out of pocket due to injuries you sustained through the fault of a third party. The groin injury compensation claims calculator below provides ballpark amounts that were awarded in the past and are based on figures provided by the Judicial College.

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Injury Additional information Compensation
Less severe psychiatric damage Cases that fall short of specific phobias £1,540 to £5,860
Moderate psychiatric damage Marked improvement of trauma with minor persisting symptoms £5,860 to £19,070
Less severe post-traumatic stress disorder Virtual full recovery made £3,950 to £8,180
Moderate post-traumatic stress disorder Large recovery made with no grossly disabling symptoms £8,180 to £23,150
Lesser injuries to pelvis or hips Significant injury with no residual disability £3,950 to £12,590
Moderate injuries to pelvis or hips (a) Significant injury with no major permanent disability £26,590 to £39,170
Moderate injuries to pelvis or hips (b) Cases of hip replacements or surgery £12,590 to £26,590
Simple fracture of femur No damage to articular surfaces £9,110 to £14,080

What Else Can I Include In A Groin Injury Claim?

If you suffered a groin injury and someone else is responsible, we would listen to the circumstances surrounding your groin injury claims case before offering legal advice on how we would like to proceed. If we feel you have a strong case, we would work with you on a No Win No Fee basis and recommend that you include the following out-of-pocket expenses in your groin injury claim:

  • General damages
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of projected income
  • Care claim

Make A Groin Injury Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis

Choosing to make groin injury claims with the help of Legal Expert on a No Win No Fee basis allows you to focus on getting better. With a Condition Free Agreement structure, we can start working on your case as soon as the document is signed and without you having to worry about finding the funds for us to do so.

You only pay the agreed fee once a court rules in your favour or the defendant’s insurance company offers to settle your claim “out of court”, which is often the case in personal injury claims. We take our fee directly from the amount paid out by the defendants’ insurers so you don’t have to worry about this side of the agreement.

Should your case be unsuccessful – you would have nothing to pay at all. Working on a No Win No Fee basis with Legal Experts means all financial burdens associated with a groin injury claim would be taken off the table.

Get Legal Advice On A Groin Injury Compensation Claim

Our team of personal injury solicitors have years of experience when it comes to filing successful groin injury claims for clients in the past. We are recognised nationwide as being regulated by The Law Society and the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

We offer a free, initial, no-obligation consultation which allows you to discuss any questions and queries you may have about a groin injury claim.

To get in touch about making a groin injury claim, you can request a “call back” by filling out the form and a personal injury solicitor will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, simply call us free of charge on 0800 073 8804.

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Useful Resources And Links On Personal Injury Claims

In this final section, you can find some useful guides on personal injury claims:

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