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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Groin Injury?

By Olivia Webster. Last updated 1st April 2021. Welcome to our groin injury claims guide.

Groin injuries can be extremely painful and could prevent you from working. The severity of an injury to the groin can even result in permanent damage and it is not just sportspeople who are at risk. At Legal Expert, a personal injury solicitor would establish if an injury was caused due to negligence and work on your groin injury claim for you.

Groin strains are typically associated with sportspeople, but this type of muscular tear of groin muscles can happen to anyone more especially if they have to lift heavy items or loads. There are 5 adductor muscles in your groin and if any of them are strained or rupture, it can be debilitating. Even a slight tear, can cause serious pain and may require complete rest for several days.

If you have suffered a groin or hernia injury in the workplace in the last 3 years, at Legal Expert we would assess your case to see if an employer was negligent in their duty of care towards you. A personal injury solicitor would walk you through the process of filing a groin injury claim. If you slipped, tripped and fell in a public place, a personal injury lawyer would help establish responsibility for your pain and suffering.

To find out how we can help establish if you have a claim, click on the Select a Section below:

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  1. A Guide To Groin Injury Claims
  2. What Are Groin Injuries?
  3. What Are The Symptoms Of A Groin Injury?
  4. Types Of Groin Hernia And Their Symptoms
  5. Male Groin Injury Compensation
  6. Female Groin Injury Compensation
  7. I suffered a Groin Injury From a Lifting Accident At Work Can I Claim?
  8. How Long Does It take To Recover From A Groin Injury?
  9. What Are The Most Common Causes Of Groin Injuries?
  10. Slips, Trips, And Falls Causing Groin Injuries
  11. Groin Injury Claims Against An Employer
  12. What Can I Claim For After Suffering A Groin Injury?
  13. Groin Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
  14. No Win No Fee Groin Injury Claims
  15. Why Use Legal Expert When Making A Groin Injury Claim?
  16. Contact The Team At Legal Expert Today
  17. Useful Resources And Links

A Guide To Groin Injury Claims

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groin injury claims

Welcome to our groin injury claims guide. Anyone who has suffered a groin injury knows just how painful and debilitating this type of injury can be. You could be off work for months if you suffered a groin hernia because of a heavy load you tried to lift whilst at work. Groin strain in female athletes are commonplace, but it is also commonly seen in sportsmen too.

With this said, it is not just sportspeople who suffer groin strain, so whatever your situation, we’re here to help.

At Legal Expert, we are often asked “how much compensation can I claim for a groin injury?”. We offer an initial, free, no-obligation consultation which allows us to assess your case while at the same time offering you the opportunity to ask any question and queries you may have about filing a groin injury claim using our No Win No Fee structure.

To find out how a groin injury solicitor can help you file your claim and to find out more about groin injuries, please contact us today.

What Is A Groin Injury?

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.

What Are The 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 to adductor muscles, the pain can be unbearable. Many people ask, “what does a pulled groin feel like”. The most common symptoms of a groin strain injury includes 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

It is worth noting that medical professionals grade groin strains from 1 to 3 as follows:

  • Grade 1 – minor groin injury where around 25% of muscle fibres are damaged. Patients feel a slight discomfort in the groin area as well as the inner thigh. Walking causes a minimal amount of discomfort, but muscles in the groin area are tender to the touch and tight. Pain occurs when stretching groin muscles on your other leg
  • Grade 2 – a moderate tear in groin muscles that involves more than 25% of muscle fibres. A sharp pain is experienced in adductors when exercising. Swelling and bruising accompanies the discomfort although not always visible. Squeezing legs together while holding a ball between your knees is painful and stretching groin muscles causes a lot of discomfort
  • Grade 3 – serious groin strains are where there’s a 100% rupture of the muscles in the groin area which abruptly stops you from moving, bringing any movement to a sudden and painful stop. Squeezing legs together is impossible due to pain and weakness in the groin area. This type of groin injury causes a substantial amount of bruising and swelling that typically affects the inner thigh which is visible anything between 24 to 48 hours

If you suffered an injury to your groin in the last 3 years and would like to know if you would be entitled to file for compensation, we offer a free, initial no-obligation consultation which allows you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and this includes if there are any time limits on groin personal injury claims.

Types Of Groin Hernia And Their Symptoms

If you’re suffering the following symptoms as a result of third-party negligence, you may be able to establish grounds for groin injury claims.

There are two types of groin hernias, namely a femoral hernia and an inguinal hernia. The symptoms associated with both are detailed below:

  • Femoral hernia: slight swelling in the groin area close to the top of your thigh. This type of hernia occurs in around 70% of women. No symptoms may be evident until things get “stuck” otherwise known as being “incarcerated”. The pain associated with femoral hernias can cause very severe abdominal and local pain with nausea and vomiting being evident. In many cases the only way to resolve the problem, is to undergo immediate surgery
  • Inguinal hernia: the symptoms associated with inguinal hernias are swelling in the groin area which typically occurs when you lift something heavy or when you bend forward. Abdominal discomfort and a heavy feeling around the groin are also typical symptoms associated with this type of hernia. If left untreated, the hernia can get bigger becoming even more painful. In some instances, it can turn into a strangulated hernia

Working with a groin injury claim solicitor would ensure a court or defendant’s insurers awards you the level of compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you endured.

Male Groin Injury Compensation

Male groin injury compensation is dependent on the severity of the injury and the circumstances surrounding the accident whether it was in the workplace, at a sporting event or in a public place. If you have suffered an injury to the groin whether when you were working out or in the workplace, at Legal Expert we can assess your case and advise you on how to proceed with a groin injury claim ensuring you receive the level of male groin injury compensation you rightly deserve.

Please read on to learn more about groin injury claims.

Female Groin Injury Compensation

Female groin pain can be slight or debilitating which means compensation can vary as amounts awarded would be assessed on the severity of the injury, where the accident occurred and who may be held responsible. If you have suffered a groin injury in the workplace or when you were working out in a gym, a Legal Expert personal injury lawyer would help you file a groin injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

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I Suffered a Groin Injury From a Lifting Accident At Work Can I Claim?

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

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.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Groin Injury?

A lot of people considering making groin injury claims ask, “how long does it take to recover from a groin injury?”. If you suffer groin strain there are certain things you can do to alleviate any swelling and discomfort associated with this type of injury. The 4 steps to treat sprains and strains are known as RICE therapy which are detailed below:

  • Rest – stop all activities and take all the weight off your injury
  • Ice – applying ice to the groin area (a bag of frozen peas in a towel) for around 20 minutes every 2 – 3 hours will help reduce swelling
  • Compression – applying a bandage specifically designed for groin strains supports the injury
  • Elevate – raising your groin as much as possible using a pillow helps

It is very important not to apply any heat to your groin area for the first few days which would only increase the swelling. Once you are able to move without experiencing too much pain, it’s important to keep mobile because moving around prevents muscles and joints from becoming too stiff.

When it comes to recovery time, for mild strains it can take anything up to 2 weeks for strained muscles to heal, but it is very important not to overdo things that could end up tearing the fibres of muscles again. Doctors and other medical professionals typically prescribe painkillers for mild groin injuries.

Severe groin injuries, however, can take months to heal which means you could be laid off from work for a long time due to your injuries. X-rays may be needed to establish the full extent of muscle damage and you may need to undergo physiotherapy with an NHS therapist or you may decide to go for private treatment because groin strain NHS treatments tend to have long waiting lists.

If you feel the injuries you suffered were due to negligence on the part of an employer or other person, you could establish grounds to make groin injury claims. At Legal Expert, we have years of experience in handling groin injury claims for clients in the past. A personal injury lawyer would examine your case to establish who could be responsible for your pain and suffering as well as any out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your injury.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Groin Injuries?

The most common causes of groin injuries are due to too much pressure/strain being put on the abdominal and groin muscles. This type of injury is typically associated with athletes and sportspeople, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere whether in a work environment or other more especially when you have to lift or pull any heavy items. Other causes of groin injuries include the following:

  • A slip or a fall which causes you to over extend your groin muscles
  • Pulling heavy items which puts a lot of strain on groin muscles
  • Lifting heavier items which can lead to a hernia in your stomach wall or groin

We can establish if you have grounds to make groin injury claims and who could be held responsible for your injuries while at the same time making sure you receive the right level groin injury compensation for the pain and suffering your endured using our personal injury claims calculator.

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 Claims Against An Employer

Many people wonder if they can file groin injury claims for accidents at work. If you suffered a groin injury in the workplace, your employer could be held liable for your injuries if it can be proved they failed to keep you safe while working. Under UK law, all employers must ensure that employees whether permanent or temporary as well as all visitors to a business are protected from injury. They must carry out risk assessments and should a job entail working with heavier loads, the correct amount of training must be given together with the correct equipment and clothing.

Employers who fail in their duty of care towards their employees could be held negligent by a court and ordered to pay compensation should you have suffered a groin injury because of their negligence. We can assess the circumstances surrounding your injury before offering the right sort of advice on how to go about filing a groin injury claim.

A personal injury lawyer would walk you through the process and has worked on many successful groin injury compensation claims for clients in the past, we would ensure the personal injury time limit is respected.

What Can I Claim For After Suffering A Groin Injury?

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

Groin Injury Compensation Claims Calculator

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.

Updated April 2021.

InjuryAdditional informationCompensation
Mental anguishFear of impending death£4,380
Less severe psychiatric damageCases that fall short of specific phobias£1,440 to £5,500
Moderate psychiatric damageMarked improvement of trauma with minor persisting symptoms£5,500 to £17,900
Less severe post-traumatic stress disorderVirtual full recovery made£3,710 to £7,680
Moderate post-traumatic stress disorderLarge recovery made with no grossly disabling symptoms£7,680 to £21,730
Lesser injuries to pelvis or hipsSignificant injury with no residual disability£3,710 to £11,820
Moderate injuries to pelvis or hips (a)Significant injury with no major permanent disability£24,950 to £36,770
Moderate injuries to pelvis or hips (b)Cases of hip replacements or surgery£11,820 to £24,950
Simple fracture of femurNo damage to articular surfaces£8,550 to £13,210

No Win No Fee Groin Injury Claims

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.

Why Use Legal Expert When Making A Groin Injury 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 offer a free, initial, no-obligation consultation which allows you to discuss any questions and queries you may have about a groin injury claim.

Our claims lines are open 24/7 to ensure you get to talk to someone when needed and we offer valuable legal advice working on a No Win No Fee basis. We work hard to ensure you receive the level of compensation your rightly deserve for your pain and suffering.

We are recognised nationwide as being regulated by The Law Society and the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority).

Groin Injury Claims FAQs

Do I have grounds to make groin injury claims?

Typically, claims can be made in cases where a third-party breached their duty of care to you, demonstrating neglingence. Here is a simple criteria for negligence:

  1. A third-party owed you a duty of care
  2. They breached this duty of care
  3. You were injured as a result

When should I go to the doctor for a groin injury?

Symptoms of groin injuries should improve within a few days. If not, you should visit a medical professional for assessment. If you believe your injury was a result of third-party negligence, seeing a medical professional as soon as possible can be imperative to evidencing your claim as it logs the case in your medical records.

How bad is a groin injury?

Groin injuries vary in severity on a case-by-case basis but aren’t typically serious. However, more severe strains may take longer to recover from.

Does a torn groin require surgery?

Only complete tears of the groin require surgery, with up to a 3-month recovery period following.

Can you fracture your groin?

Yes, these are referred to as Avulsion fractures and are most common amongst female athletes.

How are No Win No Fee agreements useful?

Typically, by getting legal help, there’s financial risk involved in making a claim. However, with a No Win No Fee agreement, there are no out-of-pocket expenses to pay. In addition to eradicating upfront and hidden fees, a No Win No Fee solicitor will only take payment from any compensation they win, meaning you won’t have to pay if your case is unsuccessful.

How can I find a personal injury lawyer?

At Legal Expert, our panel of personal injury lawyers all work on a No Win No Fee basis and have over 30 years of experience. So, why not get in touch with them today for a free consultation?

How can I contact Legal Expert?

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You can also email us at info@legalexpert.co.uk – we always respond to emails within 3 hours, Mon-Fri.

Legal Expert claims lines are open 24-7, 365-days a year to answer questions and queries about a groin injury injury claim.

Useful Resources And Links

The link below takes you to the NHS website where you will find valuable information on groin strains:

NHS groin strains

The link below takes you to the Health & Safety website that provides essential information on lifting heavy items and moving heavy loads:

Manual handling at work

The link below provides valuable information on how to go about filing a personal injury claim:

Guide to personal injury claims

The link below provides essential information about working with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis:

Guide to No Win No Fee solicitors

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