Ligament and Tendon Damage Claims

Ligament and tendon injuries can be painful and will sometimes result in long-term disability. If your injury was caused by someone else, you could have a claim.


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What are ligament and tendon injury claims?

Tendons and ligaments are tough bands of strong fibrous collagen tissue. A tendon attaches muscle to bone – for example, a hamstring. A ligament is a shorter band of tissue that connects bone to bone in order to keep them stable.

There are many reasons why people suffer ligament and tendon injuries. Some of the most common include:

  • Road traffic collisions – whiplash is a very common example of ligament or tendon damage
  • Slips, trips and falls – the impact from a fall can often result in damage to our ligaments and tendons, depending on where and how we land
  • Sports injuries – heavy contact or repeated movements can lead to injuries in the shoulder, knee ligaments and Achilles heel
  • Workplace injuries – manual handling injuries and repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are not uncommon when a workplace does not have the right safety measures in place

If you’ve suffered a ligament or tendon injury and it was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. Our friendly team can help you work out the options available to you. Get in touch for a free no-obligation chat about your case.

Why should I claim for ligament or tendon damage?

Torn, snapped or ruptured ligaments or tendons can be excruciatingly painful and often involve long recovery times. In some cases, they can even result in serious mobility issues and long-term disability.

You may have had to take time off work for treatment, operations, physiotherapy and rehabilitation. And combined with the cost of mobility aids and any necessary home adaptations, facing a loss of earnings can bring a level of financial stress.

Making a claim for compensation won’t reverse what happened to you. But it could help to alleviate any financial worries you may have.

If you were injured at work or in a public place, taking legal action could also bring attention to the cause of your accident. This can often lead to changes being implemented so that what happened to you doesn’t happen to anyone else.

How do I make a ligament or tendon injury claim?

If we can help you with your case, and you’d like to proceed, we’ll put you in touch with one of our experienced solicitors. They’ll have an initial consultation with you where you’ll discuss the cause of your injuries and the impact they’ve had on your life.

Your solicitor will then start to gather the details of your claim and identify who should be held responsible. The organisation or individual at fault (the defendant) will be notified of your intention to sue them through their insurance company.

If the defendant admits responsibility, your solicitor will begin negotiating your compensation settlement. If your solicitor is able to reach an agreement that you’re happy to accept, your claim will be finalised and you’ll receive your compensation shortly after.

In cases where the defendant denies liability, your solicitor will continue to negotiate using all the evidence they have to support your claim. This could include photos of your injuries, witness statements and expert medical opinions.

If communications break down between your solicitor and the defendant’s insurer, your case may go to court but this is increasingly rare. Most claims are successfully settled without the need for court proceedings, so you shouldn’t let this put you off making a claim.

Of course, the claims process will be slightly different for everyone. And your solicitor will be able to give you a more detailed breakdown after hearing the extent of your injuries. To find out more, give our claims team a call.

How First4Lawyers can help

We understand the thought of making a claim can be overwhelming. Our expert personal injury solicitors are here to support you throughout the process.

When you first get in touch with us, we’ll ask you a few straightforward questions about your injuries and the circumstances that led to you getting hurt. Based on your answers, we’ll let you know if we think you have a strong claim for compensation.

For these types of claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. So you won’t need to worry about paying us anything upfront and there will be nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Ligament and tendon damage claims FAQs

How much can I claim for tendon or ligament damage?

There’s no one set answer to this question. How much compensation you receive for a tendon or ligament injury will depend largely on the impact it’s had on your life.

But any settlement you receive will usually be split into general and special damages.

General damages will consider the pain and suffering that has been caused by your injury. This could include both the physical and emotional damage caused.

Special damages take into account the financial impact of your injury. This could be a loss in earnings if you’ve had to take time off work, or the cost of additional medical treatment and mobility aids.

Your solicitor will work to ensure that any compensation settlement you receive reflects what you’ve been through. So you can feel confident that you’re getting the outcome you deserve.

Is there a time limit for ligament or tendon injury claims?

In most cases, there is a three-year time limit for these types of claims. This may sound like a long time, but we’d always recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you’re able to.

Making a claim earlier could make it easier for your solicitor to access key evidence to support your case. And it may also be easier for you to remember the details of your accident.

Your solicitor will work to ensure that all the relevant deadlines are met throughout the process of your claim, so you can focus on your recovery.

I think I have a claim – what should I do?

If you’ve sustained a tendon or ligament injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. Your wellbeing should come first, so it’s important that this is treated as a priority.

After this, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Get in touch with our claims advisors to find out more about the process and how we can help.

We’ll never apply any pressure after you speak to us, and it’ll be completely up to you whether you decide to go forward with a claim.

You can reach us by calling the number at the top of the screen or by requesting a callback. We also have a quick and easy contact form on our website if you’d prefer to start your claim online.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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