Body Injuries

Body Injuries

Sustaining injuries during accidents can be traumatic and devastating. All parts of the body can be injured after an incident and depending up the seriousness, scale and type of accident it will affect the length of the medical treatment required.

Upper parts of the body which are injured, from the waist to the neck, can have a major impact upon a person's career, finances and social lifestyle. It can affect the ability to drive and mean time off from work to recover, which means loss of earnings.

Body injuries include damage to the neck, head, brain, back, hand, arm, leg, knee and eyes.

Injuries are caused by a variety of accidents and incidents - automobile, motorbikes, pedestrians, workplace - slips trips and falls.

    All injuries affect

  • Loss of earnings
  • Future career opportunities
  • Social leisure activities
  • Medical treatment
  • Travel costs
  • Family and friends
  • Emotional and psychological effects
  • Financial expenses (home mortgage, rent, bills)

The amount of compensation payout for each personal injury claim can be calculated after all the details for the accidents has been collated and compiled, then processed by a team of claims specialists and legal experts. GCs legal team will work hard to optimise the payout.

Lower body injuries from the waist down can restrict physical mobility (walk, drive, general movement), affecting a person's social lifestyle permanently, emotional impact and the financial repercussions. It has a significant effects upon the family and friends too. The types of injuries affect - hip, leg, knee and groin - which can be serious and life altering.

Arm injuries (forearm, elbow, hand, wrist, shoulder, RSI) can be painful and restrictive, which prevents ability to carry on normal daily work or lifestyle routines, such as lifting, driving, typing etc. Examples include Vibration white finger and Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Back injuries are extremely painful, damaging and depressing, which can fundamentally effect the everyday life of a person and their family. Sometimes, the effects can be permanent, but either way will lead to a significant time off from work leading to loss of earnings and subsequent financial difficulties. All sorts of strains, sprains and pulls in daily tasks can lead to muscular damage (tears, over-stretching) and difficulties in back movement. Lower back pain (lumbar spine trauma) is very common and distressful. Lumbar spine injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons - movement of the spinal discs; sprain of the supporting ligaments; muscular strain; bone fracture - can lead to spinal cord damage, nerve fibre injuries, incontinence, paralysis, numbness, tingling, Parsonage Turner Syndrome, sensation reduction, or long term discomfort. Back injuries commonly occur during accidents at work, during heavy lifting mainly due to lack of training and inadequate duty of care by employers.

Multiple injuries of the groin are common, occurring normally by over stretching of the muscles in the area of the groin leading to rupture of the muscle tissues causing pain and reduced mobility. This can be combined with damage to the ligaments, tendons, thighs, hamstrings and stomach muscles. Groin injuries become gradually noticeable, being caused by extensive strain or pressure in the groin or thigh region, or groin muscles tensing rapidly or forcefully such as during sporting activities or automobile accidents.

Sports injuries maybe due to faulty equipment, poorly maintained or a fall during activity (football, basketball, netball).

These injuries will incapacitate people and involve individuals being absent from work, requiring medical treatment and a loss of earnings.

Hand injuries can be painful with a major impact on daily life, such as, driving, walking, eating, dressing or other basic activities, and may also become more permanent in nature with long term impact. It can lead to a person becoming dependant upon others with psychological effects on the mind, a sense of worthlessness. Many hand injuries (including to wrists, fingers, ligaments) especially from accidents at work by slips, trips or falls, could have been avoided if employers had performed their duty of care in an appropriate manner through safety measures, PPE equipment and training. Motorbike and cyclists accidents are common ways of obtaining hand injuries due to the natural reaction of a person extending out their arms to prevent falls.

It is important that a suitable compensation claim is awarded by the negligent party for these personal injuries which are lifestyle changing, and suitable medical, financial and mental repercussions are mitigated. Having GCs team of legal experts providing suitable advice can be invaluable and put a person's mind at ease during this painful process. Hip injuries commonly occur due to automobile accidents, work incidents, slips, trips or falls, being extremely painful, impacting daily life by restricting mobility and may need extended recovery time for injured parties. The physical and biological limitations imposed upon mobility can be severe enough to prevent working activities, both in daily life and from work. This will create financial losses, mental stress and need for costly medical treatment. Furthermore, carers, friends and family may become a temporary or a permanent source of reliance for help and healthcare for day to day activities. This may cause longer term stress and depression upon suffering individuals as their lives have been drastically impacted. Suitable mitigation steps need to be undertaken and appropriate advice from medical and legal professionals in order to cope with the new situation and evaluate adaptations to home, family and equipment.

Unfortunately, in many cases some hip replacement operations have been mishandled through incorrect, defective faulty equipment and medical negligence causing further pain and suffering to patients.

There is a duty of care from employers to ensure the safety of staff and customers, and any deficiencies such as failure to clean up spillages, signposting, hazard obstacles, poor regulatory compliance, improper training, medical negligence and more. All of these can lead to severe injuries to hip, hands, arms, bones, joints, arthritis, and many other body areas which can cause distress, trauma and lifestyle changes. Sometimes the injuries are interrelated, diverse and multiple in nature depending upon the type and severity of accidents which occur, for example, heavy lifting, repeated strenuous movements and poor road conditions affecting drivers.

Workplaces, supermarkets, restaurants, public places, health care authorities and highway agencies have a duty of care towards the wider public, employees and clients that they manage and deal with.

Sometimes, tragically an injured party may be further mishandled and mistreated by the medical professional who treats them for their original injury by causing further pain to the patient through negligence.

Repeated strenuous movements and actions of joints over many years causes painful conditions such as Osteoarthritis, leading to swelling, stiffness and pain. This disease may arise due to regular work practices and negligence of an employer to fulfil their duty of care.

Knee injuries are also painful which restrict a person's mobility to carry out daily and work activities. These impact upon the muscles, bones, tendons and cartilage surrounding the knee, causing difficulties in walking and discomfort. Serious knee injuries can include bone fractures, joint twists, torn ligaments such as posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament (MCL); muscle damage in the legs (hamstrings, quadriceps) - all of which require substantial treatment and rehabilitation periods, absences from work and restrictive changes in a persons daily life. They may prevent a person from walking, driving, attending work, playing sports, reduce social activities, and have a significant impact upon everyday life interactions with family, friends as well as loss of earnings. These injuries require a systematic process of medication, treatment and rehabilitation. If these occurred during an activity at work or elsewhere when somebody else was negligent then a suitable compensation claim can help to ease the financial suffering and help with costly medical bills.

Leg injuries can cause serious time off from work, reliance upon others and prevents a person from performing their daily activities. Leg injuries can be varied and diverse, such as - fractured bones; amputation; sprains and strains of muscles / tendons - being caused due to accidents at work, road, sports, slips, trips and falls. These lifestyle changing injuries may mean long term medical treatment, use of Carers; adaption of your homes, permanent incapacitation and job career changes.

Whiplash is another misleading injury which can lead to long term, permanent pain and impact upon a persons lifestyle. Whiplash accidents normally leads to aching, inflammation, shoulder pain, nausea, headaches, dizziness and swelling symptoms caused by a sudden stretching of the neck which manifests into ligament damage. Whiplash mostly occurs in road automobile accidents where a sudden impact causes a jolt in the neck, but could also occur during a slip, trip, fall or other incident type too. Naturally, mainly injured people are forced to take time off from work and their daily routine lifestyle is restricted considerably. The subsequent loss of earnings and medical costs need to be recovered and an appropriate, experienced team of claims specialists and legal professionals need to be formally engaged as soon as possible.

The compensation claim amount estimated to be received may vary from client to client and depends upon the exact circumstances of the incident, identifying correctly the negligent party and seriousness of the medical evaluation reports. Many cases will be fought on a no win no fee agreement, therefore the entire awarded compensation payout will be retained by the injured party.

It is the duty of a solicitor and claims specialist to negotiate an acceptable personal injury claim.

    A compensation calculator can work out an estimated payout amount for the client to be targetted, and will need to take into consideration

  • Loss of earnings
  • Expenses costs such as travel, medical treatment, hospitals or funeral
  • Carers costs
  • Equipment or house adaptation costs

An injured party does not need to worry about knowing too much about the compensation claim process but must be willing to engage the GC team of claims specialists so that a suitable personal injury case can be instigated quickly.

GC are experienced specialists in successfully fighting cases for compensation claims on behalf of injured parties.

It is important that an injured party is able to document and record the full details of the accident, such as : when - who - date - times - location - witnesses to the accident - so that the legal experts can compile, evaluate and identify the negligent party, and prepare a strong case.

If you have been involved in an type of accident and it wasn’t your fault, GC can help with advice and guidance, clarifying the full extent of a person's situation.

GC as an experienced claims experts agency, can walk you through the entire personal injury claims process.

GC can provide free, impartial advice about any no win no fee legal agreements.

GC, as a Compensation Claims Specialists can provide you with a high quality of service.