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Achilles Tendon Injury Compensation

What am I entitled to pursue in a claim for Achilles tendon injury compensation? My medical bills are compounded by the fact that I have been unable to return to work.

Question:

What am I entitled to pursue in a claim for Achilles tendon injury compensation? My medical bills are compounded by the fact that I have been unable to return to work.

Answer:

Provided you have a viable Achilles tendon injury compensation claim in which both the elements of injury and negligence of a responsible party are in place, you may seek damages (compensation) to account for the injury’s consequences to your life. Achilles tendon injury compensation can then be sought through general and special damages.

General damages are intended to provide you with Achilles tendon injury compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as loss of amenity caused by your injury. For instance, if you are no longer able to take part in your regular activities – a condition which may affect not only your physical but also your emotional and psychological health – general damages are meant to compensate for such consequences of your injury.

Special damages offset actual financial losses directly caused by your injury. Unlike general damages, Achilles tendon injury compensation through special damages is meant to recompense you for the financial losses such as those for medical care, physiotherapy, loss of income (now and in the future), as well as any additional costs and expenses which you did not have before your injury.

To properly assess what you may be able to pursue in a claim for Achilles tendon injury compensation, a solicitor will need to have access to your medical records, as well as a medical prognosis, to compare your situation with cases of a similar nature. Therefore, if you wish to establish what you may be entitled to pursue for your individual claim for Achilles tendon injury compensation, you are encouraged to speak with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity.