Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains

For getting your life back on track

People often underplay the impact of sprains and strains, but they can have a real effect on various aspects of your life, including limiting your ability to move and complete everyday tasks. Beyond the immediate physical discomfort, these injuries can be stressful. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence or direct actions, you might be entitled to claim compensation for both your pain and any financial losses you've experienced.

Specialising in compensation claims for sprains and strains, our personal injury team is ready to guide you through the process of securing the money and support you deserve. Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling claims for sprains, strains and related injuries. We approach each case with sensitivity, offering clear and compassionate guidance every step of the way.

Whether your injury happened during an accident at work, in a public place or under other circumstances, we're here to help you claim compensation if it wasn't your fault. Choosing us means you're not just getting legal advice; you're getting a supportive team committed to your claim.

To find out more about how we can assist with your specific situation, give us a call today on 0800 138 0458 , or get in touch through our website .

To get started, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

How Switalskis can help

We understand that sprain and strain injuries can disrupt your life in unfortunate and unexpected ways, and our team is here to support you in claiming compensation for your suffering. When you get in touch, we'll discuss your specific situation to get a clear picture of what you're going through. This helps us determine if you’re eligible to claim, and who we think is responsible for your injury. We'll walk you through the claims process, making sure you know what's involved and what to expect if you decide to go ahead.

From there, we're on your side every step of the way. We'll break down each stage of the claim into plain English, doing the legal heavy lifting so you can focus on getting better.

Our solicitors want to understand how your injury has affected your life. We approach all our cases with compassion and attention to detail, with the goal of building a close working relationship with you. That way, we can guide you effectively on your road to recovery and make sure we’re always working towards the outcome you want.

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How can negligence lead to sprains and strains?

Sprains and strains can be caused by someone else's negligence or oversight. Your employer, your local council and other authorities have a responsibility to reduce your risk of injury, Here are some common scenarios where you might sustain a sprain or strain and where someone else might be liable for the accident:

  • Workplace incidents: employers have a responsibility to keep you safe. Lack of proper training or faulty equipment can lead to sprains and strains on the job.
  • Road traffic accidents: reckless driving, not following traffic rules or driving under the influence can cause accidents that result in sprains, strains and related injuries. If another driver is at fault, you might have a claim.
  • Slips, trips and falls: public spaces and businesses should be safe for everyone. Slippery floors without warning signs, uneven surfaces or poor lighting can result in falls that lead to sprains and strains.
  • Sports and recreational activities: poor supervision, substandard equipment or a failure to enforce safety measures can cause avoidable injuries during sports or other recreational activities.
  • Assaults and attacks: intentional acts of violence can sometimes result in sprains and strains.

Many of these incidents can be avoided with proper care and attention. At Switalskis, we want to support you if you've been hurt due to someone else's negligence. We understand how disruptive even a ‘minor’ injury can be, and we're here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What types of sprains and strains can result in a claim?

Sprains and strains can vary in severity, but each can disrupt your daily life in its own way. Here are some common types of sprains and strains for which claims are often made:

  • Ankle sprains: often caused by a simple misstep or a fall, these can range from mild to severe and may need extensive physiotherapy.
  • Wrist sprains: common in falls and accidents, these can impact your ability to work and perform daily tasks.
  • Back strains: usually resulting from heavy lifting or sudden twisting, these can be debilitating and may need long-term treatment.
  • Hamstring strains: common in sports and physical activities, these can be painful and take a long time to heal.
  • Rotator cuff strains: often seen in jobs or sports that require repetitive actions, these can severely limit the range of motion of your arm.
  • Groin pulls: usually happening in sports like football or rugby, these can be extremely painful and limit mobility.

It's vital to remember that the impact of a sprain or strain isn't just physical. The emotional toll of being unable to work or engage in activities you enjoy can be just as significant. At Switalskis, we understand how tough this can be. Whether you've twisted an ankle or pulled a muscle, we're here to offer our expertise and a listening ear, to make sure you're supported every step of the way.

Making a sprain and strain compensation claim

Navigating a compensation claim can seem daunting. Our dedicated team of solicitors will handle the legal aspects of the work, making sure you're well-informed throughout the process.

Here's a breakdown of how the claims process typically works:

Step 1: Initial consultation

Your claim begins when you contact our personal injury team. We'll discuss the specifics of your situation, offering insights into what you can expect from your claim.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

We'll begin gathering evidence to support and help prove your claim. This could include medical records, incident reports, statements from witnesses, and any communications with other people or organisations involved. If you're claiming for financial losses, we'll need relevant financial evidence such as receipts and bank statements.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

Once we've built a strong case, we'll reach out to the party at fault and their insurance provider, informing them of your claim. In most cases, they’ll have four months to respond and decide whether they accept liability.

Step 4: Negotiation

The defendant may accept responsibility, and we can proceed to compensation negotiations. However, if they contest your claim, we're prepared to take matters to court.

Step 5: Court Proceedings (where necessary)

While many sprain and strain injury claims are settled out of court, some may need court intervention. Should this be the case, trust in our expertise to present your evidence and represent you through the process.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

On the conclusion of a successful claim, we'll make sure the defendant fulfils their obligation and compensates you for the pain and losses you've experienced due from your sprain or strain injury.

Throughout this process, we'll keep you updated on developments in the case, making sure you're well-equipped to make informed decisions. With Switalskis by your side, you can focus on what truly matters: your recovery and wellbeing.

What are the time limits for making a sprain and strain compensation claim?

Typically, personal injury claims must be brought within three years of the accident or incident that led to the injury.

There are some notable exceptions to this three-year time frame:

  • Children: for incidents involving children, claims can be initiated any time before the child's 18th birthday. Following that, the person has until they turn 21 to bring their own claim.
  • Mental capacity: if you're acting on behalf of someone who doesn't possess the mental capacity to claim for themselves, the standard time constraints might not apply.

The claims process takes time, and each case is unique, presenting different challenges. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible, as this will give you the best chances of making a successful claim for your sprain or strain injury. Get in touch to discuss your circumstances and learn whether you can claim today.

What will sprain and strain compensation cover? How much compensation can I claim?

Personal injury compensation for sprains and strains is typically made up of two main categories:

  • General damages address the physical and emotional trauma resulting from your injury. The more severe your injury, the more compensation you’re likely to be entitled to.
  • Special damages account for any financial setbacks you've encountered due to your injury. These can include, but aren’t limited to, medical expenses, lost wages from time off work and support costs.

Because of the factors that contribute to your compensation, the total amount you could be entitled to varies significantly from case to case. However, Switalskis will always be thorough in assessing your circumstances and fight for as much compensation as possible for you.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our sprains and strains specialists

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Louise MoorePortal Co-ordinator
Alex EdwardsSolicitor
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Robert FrostChartered Legal Executive
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Kelly HomarSenior Associate Chartered Legal Executive
Johanna CaineSolicitor
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How are sprain and strain compensation claims funded?

We handle the majority of our personal injury claims, including those for sprains and strains, on a no win, no fee basis. This means you will only contribute towards our legal fees if we succeed in your claim. Should we be successful, a pre-agreed portion of the final compensation award will contribute to covering your legal costs.

What to remember when making a sprain and strain compensation claim

Your health and wellbeing should be your top priority following an accident that results in a sprain or strain injury. Seek medical attention promptly, even if you believe your injury is minor. Sometimes, the full extent of these injuries may not be immediately apparent, and professional medical help is needed.

If you've sustained a sprain or strain injury due to an accident, there are several steps you can take to enhance your chances of receiving the support and compensation you need:

  • See a doctor: consulting a medical professional is essential, as their assessment and notes serve as vital evidence in your compensation claim. Your medical records will often be fundamental to your case.
  • Report the accident: if your injury happened at work or in a public area, report the incident to the relevant authorities or management. This not only creates an official record of the accident but can also contribute to preventing similar accidents in the future.
  • Document the scene: if possible take clear photographs of the accident scene and any factors that contributed to your injury. While it may not be your immediate concern, these photographs can significantly strengthen your claim.

Whether you think you have a strong case or not, Switalskis can support you to collect the evidence you need. Contact us today to start the process.

Why Switalskis?

Our solicitors are experts in their field. If you're considering pursuing a compensation claim for a sprain or strain injury, we're here to guide you through the entire process, providing efficient and empathetic legal advice.

Clarity in complexity

While compensation claims for sprains and strains may seem like a daunting prospect at first, we’re dedicated to simplifying the process. We make it a priority to translate complicated legal terms into straightforward language. Our aim is to address your concerns, simplify the complexities of a personal injury compensation claim, and make sure you grasp every stage of the claims process.

Empathy at every step

We’re committed to understanding your situation. Your concerns matter to us and we know that you might have suffered emotionally as well as physically. Our advice is tailored to your circumstances. To us, you're not just another client; you're someone navigating a challenging period in your life, and we’re here to provide you with support.

Expertise you can trust

Making a compensation claim for a sprain or strain injury needs expertise and trust. With Switalskis, you benefit from our years of experience and a consistent track record in handling personal injury claims. You can put your faith in us to see your claim through.

Championing your rights

Our team is motivated to uphold your rights and make sure your voice is heard throughout the claims process. We are there for you at every stage, making sure you’re well-informed to make decisions.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

If you have had a sprain or strain and you believe you’re entitled to compensation, call us today on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.

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