Could I Claim Any Compensation For A Torn Quadricep?

If you sustained an injury to your quadricep due to third-party negligence, you could be eligible to make a torn quadricep claim.

Torn quadricep claim guide

Torn quadricep claim guide

Through this guide, you can learn more about claiming torn quadricep compensation, how much you could be entitled to, and how a No Win No Fee solicitor can help you. 

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  1. What Is A Torn Quadricep Claim?
  2. How Can Quadricep Injuries Be Sustained?
  3. What To Do After A Quadricep Injury
  4. How Much Could I Get For A Torn Quadricep Claim?
  5. What Are The Benefits Of No Win No Fee Agreements?
  6. Discover More About Making A Torn Quadricep Claim

What Is A Torn Quadricep Claim?

A torn quadricep can have a big impact on your life. The quadriceps femoris is the large group of muscles that covers the front and side of the thigh. 

To make a torn quadricep claim, you must be able to prove that:

  • A third party owed you a duty of care
  • This duty of care was breached
  • Your injuries came about directly because of this breach

When a third party owes you a duty of care, it means they have a responsibility surrounding your wellbeing and safety. For example, employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment according to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA).

Similarly, all road users owe each other a duty of care according to the Highway Code, and anyone visiting a public space is protected by the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 (OLA).

If you suffer an injury due to third-party negligence, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Get in touch with our advisors today to learn more.

Torn Quadricep Statistics

According to reports made by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), workplace injuries have shown a downward trend in previous years.

Reports made under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) indicate that 14,938 workers sustained injuries to the lower limbs, including quadricep injuries. Of this number, 10,176 injuries required seven or more days of absence from work to recover.

How Can Quadricep Injuries Be Sustained?

To make a torn quadricep claim, you must be able to prove that your injuries are a result of third-party negligence. We’ve compiled some examples of how third-party negligence can cause quadricep injuries in the list below:

  • Accidents at work: According to the HASAWA, all employers must provide a reasonably safe workplace for their employees. This includes carrying out regular risk assessments. For example, if you work in a warehouse you might have to lift heavy loads. Risk assessments should be carried out to assess if the load can be lifted manually, or if lifting equipment is required. If no risk assessment is carried out, or one is carried out but the results aren’t acted upon, you could sustain a manual handling injury.
  • Road traffic accidents: The Highway Code outlines every road user’s duty of care to each other. If you’re involved in a collision due to third-party negligence– for example, if you are rear-ended because the following driver failed to keep the right stopping distance– and you sustain a torn quadricep as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim. 
  • Accidents in a public place: The Occupier’s Liability Act 1957 (OLA) outlines the duty of care owed to you in public places by the person in control of the space. If you trip on a loose box of stock in a supermarket and tear your quadricep, you might be eligible to make a claim. 

To find out if you could be eligible to claim following your injury, get in touch with our advisors today.

What To Do After A Quadricep Injury

If you suffer a quadricep injury, you may wonder what you can do to help strengthen your torn quadriceps claim. You must be able to prove that your injuries were a result of third-party negligence, and as such gathering evidence can be an important part of supporting your claim.

Some examples of evidence you can gather yourself include:

  • Medical records: Seeking medical attention following your accident ensures you get the treatment you need, but it can also help your claim. Any notes or records made by a medical professional can be used as evidence in your torn quadricep claim.  
  • CCTV footage: Video footage can help corroborate your claim. If the site of your claim has CCTV, you can request the footage of your accident or the circumstances leading up to it. Security footage and dashboard camera footage can also be useful in supporting your claim.
  • Witness details: You cannot take a witness statement yourself, as witness statements are a legal document. However, it can be helpful to take the contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your accident, so they can be contacted to provide a statement. 
  • Seek legal advice: While not a requirement, legal advice could help you navigate the claims process.

Our advisors can give you more information on more evidence you could gather to strengthen your claim. Get in touch today by following the information at the top of the page.

How Much Could I Get For A Torn Quadricep Claim?

If your torn quadricep claim is successful you will receive general damages. This covers the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

Generally, compensation is calculated on a case-by-case basis with the help of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). You may also be invited to a medical appointment where your condition will be assessed by an independent expert. 

The JCG is a document consisting of a list of injuries with corresponding guideline compensation brackets. We’ve compiled some examples of JCG brackets in the table below:

Injury TypeCompensation Bracket 
Loss of Both Legs£225,960 to £264,650Amputation above the knee of both legs, or amputation of one leg at a high level with the other amputated below the knee.
Below-knee Amputation of One Leg£91,950 to £124,800Amputation of one leg below the knee.
Very Serious Leg Injuries (ii)£51,460 to £85,600Injuries that result in permanent damage to mobility and a need for mobility aids for the foreseeable future.
Serious Leg Injuries (iii)£36,790 to £51,460Serious fractures or injuries to ligaments and joints that result in long-term instability and prolonged treatment.
Moderate Leg Injuries (iv)£26,050 to £36,790Complicated or multiple fractures or severe crushing injuries.
Less Serious Leg Injuries (ii)£8,550 to £13,210Simple fracture of the femur.
Moderate Pelvis Injury (ii)£11,820 to £24,950Hip replacement or other surgeries.
Soft Tissue Leg Injuries (iii)Up to £11,110Completely recovered soft tissue or ligament injuries with little to no disability or cosmetic effect.
Severe Knee Injuries (ii)£48,920 to £65,440Leg fracture extending into the knee joint that results in constant pain and limited movement.
Moderate Knee Injuries (i)£13,920 to £24,580Torn cartiledge, dislocations or torn meniscus injuries resulting in wasting or instability.

You might also be able to claim special damages. Special damages cover any financial losses you might incur due to your injuries. For example, if you need a stairlift fitted to your home, special damages could cover the cost of this. You will need to provide evidence of these financial losses, so it’s a good idea to save any relevant bills, receipts, payslips or invoices. 

The JCG can only provide broad guidelines. For a more detailed estimation of your claim’s value, contact our advisors today.

What Are The Benefits Of No Win No Fee Agreements?

You do not need a lawyer to make a torn quadricep claim. However, the knowledge and guidance of a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer can make the process feel simpler.

Entering into a No Win No Fee agreement means you do not need to pay any ongoing or upfront fees to your lawyer. If your case succeeds, your lawyer will take a previously-agreed percentage of your compensation award as a success fee.

This percentage is capped by law to ensure you get the majority of your award. However, if your claim fails you will not have to pay fees to your lawyer.

To find out if our panel of No Win No Fee lawyers can help you with your personal injury claim, contact us today. 

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