Musculoskeletal Injury Claims

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injury Claims

Musculoskeletal injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered an injury to the joints or soft tissues of your upper limbs or back in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a musculoskeletal injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that your injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated by a musculoskeletal injury.

Eligibility to Make Musculoskeletal Injury Claims for Compensation

Musculoskeletal injury claims have to show that an injury has been sustained to the upper limbs or back and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a musculoskeletal injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the soft tissue injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.

Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your musculoskeletal injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your soft tissue injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before your have regained your health.

Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making musculoskeletal injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a musculoskeletal injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your musculoskeletal injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.

How Much is my Claim for a Musculoskeletal Injury Worth?

How much compensation for a musculoskeletal injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your musculoskeletal injury claim by considering the severity of your injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for the damage to your upper limbs or back.

As mentioned above, the effect that the damaged tissues make to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a physical injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your incapacity – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your musculoskeletal injury claim.

You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your musculoskeletal injury when making a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident or acquired condition, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive during your recovery. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.

“No Win, No Fee” Musculoskeletal Injury Claims for Compensation

Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your musculoskeletal injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your musculoskeletal injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.

However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” musculoskeletal injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” musculoskeletal injury claim prior to accepting your claim.

Free Legal Advice about Musculoskeletal Injury Claims Without Obligation

It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about musculoskeletal injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for musculoskeletal injury compensation are the same – even when the extent of the injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your musculoskeletal injury claim and affect how much compensation for a musculoskeletal injury you receive.

Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone service and discuss the circumstances of your musculoskeletal injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making musculoskeletal injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for musculoskeletal injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.


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