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Groin injuries can result from manual labour, sports, or other accidents, leading to severe discomfort and potential long-term complications.

If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by a groin injury, we can help. If your injuries were caused by someone else's actions or negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical treatment, pain management, and any impact on your life or work ability.

You can make a No Win, No Fee compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

Over 60,000 people are hospitalised with groin injuries every year, you are not alone

Over 60,000 patients were admitted to hospital with serious groin injuries in 2021-22, from our analysis of NHS data (digital.nhs.uk).

If you have suffered a groin injury due to another party's negligence, your solicitor will ensure your compensation reflects the full impact of your injury on your life and ability to work.

Do I have a groin injury claim?

As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make an injury claim if you were injured:

  • in the last 3 years, and;
  • another person or organisation was to blame, and;
  • they owed you duty of care.

Find out online if you can claim with our injury claim calculator. Alternatively, you can speak to a claims advisor on 0800 376 1001 and find out if you have a claim in minutes.

What if the accident was partly my fault?

Attributing blame for an accident isn't always clear-cut.

In our 2024 Personal Injury Claimant Survey, we found that 13.99% of respondents felt they had at least some responsibility for the injuries they sustained.

Even if you were partly at fault, you could still be able to claim compensation. 'Split liability' or 'contributory negligence' are terms used to describe these cases.

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Can I claim if I feel I was partly responsible for my accident?

How long after a groin injury do I have to start a claim?

In most cases, you have 3 years from the date of your accident or injury.

If you were injured when you were under 18, a parent, guardian or adult 'litigation friend' can make a claim on your behalf. Once you turn 18, you have until your 21st birthday to start an injury claim.

How much compensation can I claim for a groin injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the seriousness of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injuries have affected your life. Your solicitor will take these considerations into account to calculate the correct compensation award.

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General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College (judiciary.uk) and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

How is compensation calculated if I have multiple injuries?

Special damages

Special damages is compensation for quantifiable financial losses you've incurred as a result of your groin injury. Compensation can include loss of earnings, and any additional expenses directly related to your injury.

These damages will also cover any medical or treatment bills, such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans, and physiotherapy.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in a personal injury claim

Average groin injury general damages compensation

The following groin injury payouts refer to the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Sixteenth Edition by the Judicial College (oup.com).

These tables are used by solicitors or by the courts as a starting point when calculating your compensation.

Please note: these average figures represent general damages only, and do not include any element of special damages (e.g. lost wages).

Example Amount
Pelvis and hip injury
Soft tissue injury Up to £3,590
Requiring hip replacement or surgery £11,450 to £35,610
Extensive fractures £71,270 to £119,030
Serious but with little or no lasting disability £3,590 to £11,450
Serious but with no permanent disability £11,450 to £35,610
Less extensive fractures £56,270 to £71,280
Injuries likely to require future surgery £35,610 to £47,730

Typical groin injuries

The groin is located where the abdomen ends and the legs begin. Within this area are 5 muscles (the adductors) that work together to move the legs.

Injuries to the area can be very painful and hamper movement significantly.

The most common injuries to the groin area are pulls and strains to the muscles, caused by overstretching. More severe strains can lead to tears to the muscle fibres.

A hernia may occur where the strain results in an internal part of the pushing through the muscle wall. This may also be classed as a groin injury.

Common causes of groin injury

Groin injuries are usually the result of putting too much strain on the groin or abdominal muscles. This can be through physical exertion such as sporting activity, or through lifting or pulling of heavy objects.

A slip or fall, which stretches the muscles too far, may also cause groin injury.

Hernias in the groin or stomach wall are often caused by heavy lifting and may develop over a period of time. There are several different types of hernia - those in the groin are usually femoral (at the top of the inner thigh) or inguinal (in the lower abdomen). They may need surgery to repair them.

What are the symptoms of groin injury?

The symptoms of a groin strain include pain in the groin and inner thigh, difficulty in bringing legs together, pain during knee elevation, sensations of popping or snapping, and swelling.

Groin strains are categorized based on severity:

  • A grade 1 strain involves mild discomfort without limiting activity.
  • A grade 2 strain causes moderate discomfort, possibly hindering activities like running and jumping, and may be accompanied by moderate swelling and bruising.
  • The most severe, grade 3, can lead to pain while walking, muscle spasms, significant swelling, and extensive bruising.

If you need information on hernia injury symptoms and treatment, visit: groin strain (nhs.uk).

Hernias

Femoral Hernias appear as a small swelling in the groin, near the top of the thigh. 70% of them occur in women and often have no symptoms until they become "incarcerated" (stuck). This may cause severe local and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and may require immediate surgery.

Inguinal hernia symptoms include a swelling in the groin and pain after lifting a heavy object or from bending forward. Patients may experience a heavy feeling in the groin or abdominal discomfort.

Untreated, an inguinal hernia is likely to increase in size, become more painful and in some cases, lead to a strangulated hernia.

If you need information on hernia injury symptoms and treatment, visit: hernia (nhs.uk).

Injuries sustained at work

A severe groin injury or hernia may mean taking time off work to rest and recover. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be required to ensure complete recovery.

Employers have a duty of care to ensure their employees' health and safety at work. An employee who has been required to lift or move loads that were too heavy or awkward and has sustained a groin injury or hernia through carrying out instructions may be entitled to compensation.

If there has been inadequate training on the correct lifting of objects and the employee has injured himself as result, he may also be able to claim.

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Making a work injury compensation claim

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No win, no fee groin injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim groin injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

How we can help you with your injury claim

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims.

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