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A Guide to Hamstring / Thigh Injury Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

Updated by Max Mitrovic on 5th April 2022. Welcome to our thigh injury claims guide. Within this guide, we are going to discuss hamstring injury claims in length. Have you experienced a thigh injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, due to negligence on the part of a third party? Whether you experienced a thigh muscle strain, upper thigh muscle pain, hamstring injury or any other type of thigh injury, you could be entitled to make a thigh injury claim for compensation.

As this leg injury claims guide progresses, we will look at common causes of hamstring and thigh injuries, causes of thigh pain, the consequences of thigh injuries and advise you on making a successful thigh injury claim for compensation. You can also consult our thigh injury compensation claim calculator to see an estimation of how much compensation you could claim.

If your hamstring or thigh injury was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, trust Legal Expert to help you make your compensation claim. Legal Expert is a trusted personal injury solicitor’s firm whose personal injury solicitors have an excellent track record of winning personal injury claims for thigh injuries, hamstring injuries, and upper thigh muscle pain claims.

Our law firm offers a free legal consultation to all potential claimants, so if you think you may be owed compensation, call 0800 073 8804 to speak to one of our friendly consultations for free legal advice. If we think you have legitimate grounds to make any accident claims, we will estimate how much compensation you could be owed and provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor experienced in winning thigh injury claims.

Alternatively, you can contact us through our website or send us your query using the Live chat bubble that is now on your screen. Our advice can help you answer questions such as “how much should I settle for a leg injury?” Please read on to learn more about hamstring injury claims.

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A Guide To Thigh Injury Claims

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Hamstring or thigh injuries can be very debilitating injuries, which can cause the sufferer thigh pain and upper thigh pain.  Hamstrings are the muscles that run down the leg’s back, which can become strained or sprained when the muscles are overused, usually by overwork or overstretched by trauma.

Similarly, the quadriceps, or the muscles on the thigh’s front, can experience thigh muscle strain, leading to lower or upper thigh muscle pain. Soft tissue injuries can also occur in the ligaments or tendons in the thighs. The femur, the large thigh bone which runs from the top of the thigh to the knee, can break. However, because it is a very strong bone, these sorts of injuries are rare and are usually only caused by high impact accidents such as road traffic accidents or falling from a great height.

Remember, if you have experienced a hamstring or thigh injury that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. To enquire about making a thigh injury compensation claim, including the option to make a No Win No Fee claim, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our friendly advisors.

What Is A Thigh Injury?

As we have established, most thigh injuries are sprains or strains of the muscles, tendons or ligaments. You can also suffer a broken or fractured femur. The leading causes of thigh injuries include the muscles becoming overstretched or twisted, for example, in a sporting accident or slip trip and fall injury. They can be caused by trauma such as a fall, a direct blow to the thigh, or a road traffic accident.

In the immediate period after a thigh accident, for example, the first 24 hours, you should rest and avoid any other physical activity. Afterwards, the NHS recommends that you stay reasonably active during your recovery time. Keep all of this in mind as you pursue any thigh injury claims. Please consult a medical professional for more information about how your injury should be treated.

Common Hamstring Or Thigh Injury Symptoms

We are now going to look at the common symptoms of hamstring and thigh injuries. Hamstring injuries cause the sufferer to experience a stabbing thigh pain at the back of the thigh. Similarly, quadriceps injuries cause front thigh pain. More serious thigh injuries where the bone is damaged mean that it can be hard to walk or bear weight on your thigh. What’s more, damage to the front of the thigh can imbalance the muscles at the back of the thigh and vice versa, making them even more difficult to handle.

The thigh strain recovery time can be quite a long time. A thigh or hamstring strain or sprain will often take up to six weeks of recovery time, more if it is a more serious injury. It can be difficult to drive, work (especially if you have a manual job), do housework, or enjoy taking part in sports and leisure activities during your recovery time.

Can You Get Compensation For Soft Tissue Damage?

As we discuss different types of symptoms and injuries you could sustain, you may be wondering, “can you get compensation for soft tissue damage?” You can seek compensation for any type of injury caused by another person’s negligence. 

Importantly, from a legal standpoint, negligence means that the third party that caused your injury needs to have had a duty of care and their actions need to have breached this duty, leading to your injury. 

Therefore, you would only be able to seek compensation if you were able to prove that your injury was caused by negligence. You can learn more about the different types of thigh injuries you could sustain below. 

Types Of Thigh Injury That You Can Claim Compensation For

Your thigh is made up of one large bone, the femur, and is surrounded by muscles, ligaments and tendons that help you to walk. Different types of injuries can occur in various areas of your thigh.

Here are some types of thigh injuries our clients have claimed compensation for:

Femur Damage: As we have already stated, the thigh bone is very strong, so fractures or femur breaks are quite rare. The causes of a broken or fractured femur is usually a thigh injury from impact such as an assault, fall from a great height, crushing injury or a serious road traffic accident. Like most breaks and fractures, they are usually treated by setting the bone with a plaster cast. More extensive breaks and fractures may require surgery. If your femur bone is broken or fractured, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. These are serious injuries, so your compensation claim should be higher than a simple muscle strain, and you may also be able to claim a higher rate of compensation for your broken thigh injuries.

Hamstring Injury: Hamstrings are the muscles at the back of your thighs, and as we have already explained, they are usually damaged by being overstretched due to overuse or trauma. Common causes of hamstring injuries are sporting injuries and slip, trip and fall accidents. Thigh problems that can result from a hamstring injury include thigh pain and thigh muscle strain.

Other thigh injuries include strains or sprains to the quadriceps muscles, ruptured tendons and torn ligaments. The thigh strain recovery time and recovery times for other soft tissue injuries to the thigh can vary depending on the extent of your injuries. Still, six weeks is an expected recovery time. And this may factor into the compensation payout that you receive for your thigh injury claims.

How To Assess The Severity Of A Thigh Injury Or Thigh Pain?

If you plan to make a thigh injury claim for compensation, we must assess the severity of your thigh injury. Determining the extent of your injuries, what treatment you may need, how much time your hamstring or thigh injuries may take to heal and what the long term effects of your thigh injury would be. Establishing this will help your personal injury solicitor how much your personal injury claim may be worth.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to assess how severe your thigh strain or other thigh problems may be in the early stages of your injury. Swelling might be getting in the way. You can also usually only tell if a thigh strain, sprain or ruptured tendon will cause any problems later into suffering the injury.

If you wish to claim compensation for a thigh injury, we recommend you visit a doctor as soon as possible to obtain medical treatment and also to receive a medical report for your damages which will assess the severity of your injuries.

What Steps Should You Take After A Hamstring Or Thigh Injury

If you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, which resulted in you suffering from a hamstring injury or thigh injury, your number one priority should be finding the appropriate medical attention for your injury. There are also steps you can take after your accident to collect evidence about your injuries. This information will help your personal injury lawyer build evidence to support your case in your personal injury claim.

After suffering a hamstring or thigh injury, you can take the following steps to collect evidence:

  • Take photos: Photographs of your injuries and the hazard that caused your injury can serve as visual evidence to support your claim. Make sure your photos have a date stamp on them if possible.
  • Collect witness contact details: Taking down the contact details of eyewitnesses to your accident means that they can be contacted at a later date and give evidence of events.
  • Medical report and records: Be sure to keep your medical report and other medical records such as doctor’s notes, x-ray images or prescriptions. This will show the severity of your injuries and the impact they could have on your life going forward.
  • Keep your receipts: Keep receipts of any medical treatment you need as a result of your injuries. If you have to pay for alternative transport, at-home care, keep your receipts for these. You should be able to retrieve these expenses as part of the compensation package for your thigh injury claims. They will also serve as evidence of the severity of your thigh injuries, thigh pain and hamstring injuries.

When Ready, How Do You Start A Personal Injury Claim?

If you have experienced a thigh injury caused by another party’s negligence, there is a good chance that you could make a personal injury claim for your thigh pain. Whether the negligence took the form of an obstruction on the floor that caused you to have a slip, trip and fall accident, another driver driving in an unsafe manner, which caused a road traffic accident that you were involved in, or your employer not maintaining a piece of machinery properly; if you were put at risk by someone else’s unsafe practices or inactions, we would like to hear from you.

Call Legal Expert today to enquire about how to claim.

What Can Your Thigh Injury Claim Include?

If your thigh injury claim is successful, you can claim compensation for your injuries in two parts. The first part will be general damages to compensate you for the pain and suffering of your injuries. Second of all, you could receive special damages. These special damages will compensate you for any out of pocket expenses your thigh strain or thigh problems cause you. These include medical expenses, at-home care expenses or alternative transport that you have to use.

Additionally, this could include a loss of future income and a lack of pension payments. Please consult our thigh injury compensation claim calculator below. This will help determine how much compensation you may receive as part of your thigh injury claims.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Upper Leg Injury?

Our clients understandably worry about how much compensation they can claim for their thigh injuries. The severity of your injuries and their impact on your life will determine how much compensation you can claim. Please review our personal injury calculator below. It includes average amounts of compensation clients for different types of hamstring injury claims after accidents.

Injury type and severitySettlementSeverity Notes
Leg Injuries£90,320 to £127,530Very SevereSuch injuries would include extensive degloving of the leg, where there is gross shortening of the leg, or where fractures have not united and extensive bone grafting has been undertaken.
Leg Injuries£51,460 to £85,600Very SeriousInjuries leading to permanent problems with mobility, the need for crutches or mobility aids for the remainder of the injured person’s life.
Leg Injuries£36,790 to £51,460SeriousSerious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment, a lengthy period of non-weight-bearing.
Leg Injuries£26,050 to £36,790ModerateThis bracket includes complicated or multiple fractures or severe crushing injuries, generally to a single limb.
Leg Injuries£16,860 to £26,050Less Serious In the case of fracture injuries, the injured person will have made a reasonable recovery but will be left with a metal implant and/or defective gait, a limp, impaired mobility, sensory loss.

This personal injury compensation calculator generates data automatically, so it doesn’t take your individual circumstances into account.

How much should I settle for a leg injury? 

The compensation figures listed above are supplied by the Judicial College guidelines. They have analysed previous payouts and compared them to the severity of the injury. Regarding answering questions like “how much should I settle for a leg injury?”, without knowing the ins and outs of your case, it can be difficult to know. 

Every case is unique meaning that the amount of compensation you could receive could be completely different to the amounts listed above. Contact us at a time that suits you so we can provide you with a more accurate estimate for what you could receive.

No Win No Fee Thigh Injury Claims

If you experience a thigh injury, you could make a No Win No Fee compensation claim. No Win No Fee (also known as a conditional fee arrangement or CFA) means that you still get the same excellent service from your personal injury lawyer, but you don’t have to pay any upfront or ongoing fees. Instead, you will pay your fee if and when you win your thigh injury claim. This means that no win no fee claims are the more affordable option.

As you only pay if your personal injury claim is successful, there is no financial risk to you. Call Legal Expert today to inquire about making a No Win No Fee claim for a thigh injury. We will give you free legal advice about making your claim. If you have a legitimate case, you will have a No Win No Fee compensation hamstring injury claims solicitor.

How Legal Expert Can Help You With Thigh Injury Claims

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, which resulted in your suffering a hamstring or thigh injury, pain in the upper thigh, upper thigh muscle pain, front thigh muscle pain or a thigh muscle strain, speak to Legal Expert today. Our excellent personal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation for your thigh injury. Why choose Legal Expert to handle your thigh injury claim?

Our solicitors have up to three decades of experience under their belts working in personal injury law. What’s more, our solicitors put you first and will fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation. Hundreds of claimants trust us to win their hamstring injury claims and are satisfied with the result.

Legal Expert offers potential claimants a free legal consultation to speak in-depth about making your thigh injury claim. Once we have established that you have legitimate grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim, we will take you through the hamstring injury claims process, estimate how much money you could claim, and provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Call us today to start your thigh injury claims.

Useful Links

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Leg Injury?
View our guide to how much you could claim for an injury to your leg.

NHS Guide To Thigh Problems
From the NHS, a guide to thigh problems.

The NHS on Sprains and strains

This link goes to the NHS website on sprains and strains.

Other Useful Compensation Guides

Hamstring Injury Claims FAQs

What does a pulled hamstring feel like?

A pulled hamstring injury often feels like sudden or sharp pain in the back of your thigh. The injury may also cause tenderness or a popping sensation to occur.

Can you walk if you have a torn hamstring?

The type of injury you have endured will determine whether you can walk. For instance, a Grade 3 tear is the complete tear of one or more of your hamstring muscles. And you would not be able to walk with an injury of this nature.

Can a hamstring injury cause permanent damage?

Hamstring injuries can bring about permanent damage, with severe injuries potentially leading to chronic hamstring tendinopathy.

How do I know the severity of my hamstring tear?

A grade 1 tear provides muscle tightness and cannot fully strengthen and put weight on the leg. Meanwhile, a grade 2 tear reduces muscle strength while causing a limp and difficulty bending a knee.

What should you not do with a pulled hamstring?

You shouldn’t force any exercise on such an injury, though you also need to ensure continuous basic movement.

Thank you for taking the time to read our guide on hamstring injury claims. As always, our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have about thigh injury claims.

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