An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is most commonly associated with sporting activities, where the ligament in the knee is hyper-extended due to an awkward contact or stopping and pivoting the knee in a quick change of direction. However, other ACL injuries can occur in a road traffic accident when the knee is bashed against the dashboard of a vehicle, as the result of a slip, trip or fall, and even as a repetitive strain injury in the workplace. Where these injuries occur due to the negligence of another party, you are entitled to make an ACL injury compensation claim.
Your first consideration should be that of your health. Severe ACL injuries may require surgery to repair the damaged ligament. Avoiding visiting a doctor when you have sustained an ACL injury will only make the injury worse as you continue to apply pressure to the damaged ligament. Even minor ACL injuries require rest, ice, compression and elevation, and a doctor will be able to advise you of exercises you can do to strengthen the ligament while you are recovering from your injury. Once you are on the road to recovery, you should consult a solicitor about making an ACL injury compensation claim.
Making an ACL Injury Compensation Claim
Making an ACL injury compensation claim is rarely straightforward. Whereas the normal procedure for claiming ACL injury compensation would be to make an application to the Injuries Board Ireland for the physical trauma you have experienced, an ACL injury requires plenty of rest – even when you do not require surgery – and this is an element of your ACL injury claim which is difficult to communicate clearly. The rest you require may prevent you from working, driving or performing regular household duties, which in turn may lead to a loss of income or expenses which you need to recover.
You may also find that difficulties occur in the application process if the party responsible for your ACL injury denies liability or suggests that you contributed to it by your own negligent actions. In these cases, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your ACL injury compensation claim, and issue you with authorisation to pursue your ACL injury claim through the court system. Court litigation may also be required if the assessment by the Injuries Board is insufficient for your needs, or disputed by the negligent party´s insurance company.
Free ACL Injury Compensation Claims Advice
For these reasons, we have established an ACL injury compensation claims advice service which enables you to discuss your ACL injury claim for compensation with an experienced solicitor and receive some helpful and practical advice. The number to call is IMG and our lines are open between 8.00am and 10.00pm, seven days a week. You are also invited to call our ACL injury compensation claims advice service if you have already submitted an ACL injury claim or been approached by the negligent party´s insurance company with an offer of early settlement.
All claims to our free ACL injury compensation claims advice service are completely confidential and there is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us. You can also take advantage of our call-back service by completing your contact details in the form at the foot of the page and one of our experienced solicitors will get back in touch with you.
Call us now on 1800 989 995 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What to Expect When You Call
When you call our free ACL injury compensation claims advice service, we acknowledge that you have recently been in a painful and traumatic event. You may be feeling angry that the accident was allowed to happen or concerned about your future financial security.
We have experienced all of these emotions – and many more – in our two decades of assisting people with personal injury claims for compensation, and we will listen carefully as you tell us about your ACL injury, how it was sustained and what treatment you are undergoing for it.
We will try to establish during the initial conversation that you have an ACL injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue, explain to you the procedures for ensuring you receive the maximum award of ACL injury compensation and advise you how long the process should take.
You are welcome to ask any questions about your ACL injury compensation claim that you believe are relevant, and we always check before the conclusion of each conversation that you have clearly understood all our answers.
We also conclude each conversation with a selection of options relevant to your personal circumstances. You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions and it often helps to discuss our advice with family and friends before proceeding with a claim for ACL injury compensation.
As ACL injuries are classed as personal injuries, you have a limited amount of time to make a claim for ACL injury compensation from the date on which you were diagnosed with the injury. Therefore, we would ask that you do not delay contacting us: call 1800 989 995 at your earliest opportunity to discuss your ACL injury compensation claim with one of our experienced solicitors.