Your patella is the proper name for your kneecap. This can be injured or broken if it experiences a significant impact. A patellar fracture, just like a fracture that happens to any other bone, can be a hairline (a very thin) fracture, or something more complex.
Patellar fractures are very rare and when they do happen, they can require surgery to repair the damage caused. A lot will depend on the severity of the fracture. Any type of intense impact to the knee can potentially break the patella. This might occur in a car accident where your knee can hit the steering column if you are the driver, or another part of the car if you are a passenger. It can also sometimes be fractured in falls or if something else hits the knee.
Who is to blame?
This would be a good question to ask if you think someone else might have caused your injury to happen in the first place. In the case of a car accident, you would have to prove another driver was at fault. Accident Advice Helpline has been able to advise other injured drivers and pedestrians on whether broken patella compensation could be payable in their situation.
The amount that might potentially be awarded in a successful claim would always depend on the severity of the injury and whether or not it is likely to cause any long-term damage. For example you might be left with a limp and a distinct possibility of developing arthritis in the knee in the future. Elements such as this will be taken into account when any potential broken patella compensation claim is made.
Rely on Accident Advice Helpline to assist you
It is important to get proper legal advice from someone you can trust if you find yourself in a situation like this. Our team at Accident Advice Helpline have advised many people over the years we have been in business. If you give us a call on 0800 689 0500 we can advise you as well, providing no-obligation advice you can count on to help.
If our lawyers believe there is a good chance you might win some compensation, they may offer to represent you on a no win, no fee* basis. Call our team today to get things started and to see if this might work for you too.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead