Accidents in the workplace are an all too frequent occurrence nowadays, but did you know that you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation if you experience an injury whilst at work? All UK employers have a legal duty of care and should they fail in this regard, workplace injuries usually follow. Knee injuries can be particularly painful and they make up a sizeable proportion of the workplace accident outcomes.
Knee injuries explained
Our knees are very delicate and are often required for various movements and activities in the workplace. If we put too much strain on our knees, or adopt an incorrect posture whilst lifting, we can do serious injury to them. If the knee cap, the patella, becomes dislocated or damaged, our mobility will be severely hampered.
And the pain associated with such an injury is usually intense. The recovery associated with a knee injury can result in a serious loss of earnings due to the recuperation period required. Accident Advice Helpline is more than happy to offer expert advice to any worker who has experienced this type of injury.
How to avoid knee injuries
If your employer has followed the correct health and safety guidelines, your workplace should be clean and tidy and all workers will have undergone the correct training regarding these procedures. Manual handling training, clear and hazard-free walkways should all add up to reducing the risk of knee injury in your workplace.
If you feel at risk of this type of injury, you should speak to your employer immediately. If he/she fails to offer any advice, or doesn’t deal with any hazards, an injury may soon follow.
What happens if I injure my knee?
If you have an accident that results in an injured knee, you may be able to claim for injury-related financial compensation. These often occur because the employer has failed to follow certain health and safety procedures.
You should obtain an accident report from your hospital and then give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. Our experts are on standby and our lines are open 24/7 via our freephone number.
We have been helping people with work related knee injuries since 2000. We work on a 100% no win no fee basis and most cases are settled over the phone. We are proud to have Esther Rantzen as our patron and will do our utmost to help you claim for what is rightfully yours.
Date Published: October 19, 2013
Author: David Brown