Accidents That Can Cause Torn Ligaments - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Tuesday, 06 October 2020

Accidents That Can Cause Torn Ligaments

Ligaments and tendons are important parts of the human body. They provide support and protection for your bones and enable you to move freely. If your ligaments or tendons are injured your flexibility will suffer, which means you will not be able to carry out certain tasks.

Torn ligaments and tendons may not be life-threatening, but they are painful. This kind of injury can significantly restrict what you can do and enjoy on a daily basis. It is not unheard of for a torn ligament to eventually lead to someone being disabled for life.

It is possible to suffer torn ligaments or tendons in an accident. If you or one of your loved ones has been affected in this way, it is wise to consult a personal injury lawyer.

Understanding Ligaments and Tendons

Differentiating Ligaments from Tendons

Many people think that ligaments and tendons are the same. This is understandable, but this is not the case. It is important to know the difference. Being able to differentiate between the two kinds of injuries will enable you to seek the right kind of help.

Ligaments are flexible tissues that bind one bone to another one. They are not as bulky or flexible as tendons. This makes them more vulnerable to damage, in particular tearing.

Torn ligaments are considered more serious than a torn tendon is. Mostly, because this type of injury has a greater impact on your ability to move freely and typically takes longer to heal than a torn tendon would.

How Torn Ligaments or Tendons Happen

There are several ways you can tear a ligament, each of which is categorized and treated differently. These are the main terms the medical community uses to differentiate between the kinds of ligament injuries you can suffer:

  • Ligament injuries and tears that are caused by an overextension
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury
  • MCL (medial cruciate ligament) injury
  • PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) injury
  • Cartilage tears that are related to ligament damage
  • Sprained ligaments

Some of these injuries never quite heal, in that situation, you could end up suffering from tendonitis. This is when the tendon becomes inflamed. That inflammation is painful and makes it difficult to move. Sometimes this happens because you have an underlying genetic condition, which makes it more likely that a sprained or torn ligament will remain inflamed.

Accidents That Could Cause Torn Ligaments and Tendons

The most common accidents that lead to torn ligaments and tendons are:

Torn ligaments or tendons are also one of the more common workplace injuries. In particular in the following circumstances:

  • Construction accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Manufacturing accidents

The fact that this type of injury can take many months to heal and potentially will not heal completely means that it can have a significant impact on your life. You may not be able to work as normal and are likely to need drugs and prolonged treatment.

In many cases, that includes physiotherapy to help you to get your strength back. This all costs money. So, if you sustained your injury in an accident, you will want to contact a personal injury lawyer to get expert advice about making a claim.

Beware of accidents that can lead to torn ligaments or tendons. If you get injured, call a personal injury lawyer from Diamond & Diamond to file for compensation.

Diamond & Diamond Can Help With Your Torn Ligament Case

We have extensive experience of handling all kinds of personal injury cases. Including those where torn ligaments and tendons are one of the injuries suffered.

By working with our existing network of medical experts and healthcare providers, we can provide you with sound advice. They work alongside us to build a strong compensation case for you.

We offer you several ways to get in touch with us:

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PRO TIP : 

“Torn ligaments due to slip and fall accidents may happen often because of rainy or snowy weather, so always be extra careful in the winter months.”

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