If you have suffered a football knee injury, or if your child has been injured whilst playing football, did you ever stop to think that you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim? Knee injuries can result in damage to the ligaments and cartilage inside the knee, which can take time to heal – in some cases surgery and/or physiotherapy may be needed.
If you have suffered this type of injury after playing football – for example if you were taking part in an organised training session or match – then you may be able to claim compensation if it can be proven that somebody else is responsible for your injuries.
What type of football knee injury have you sustained?
If you have been injured whilst playing football then you may have suffered torn cartilage, a ligament injury or both. A football knee injury can result in a minor pull which can take a few weeks to heal, or a major tear, which could mean you’re unable to play sports for a year or more.
Cruciate ligament injuries usually require surgery and take longer to heal than injuries to the medial ligament. If you injure your medial ligament, which is linked to cartilage, you’ll normally need to undergo physiotherapy to regain full use of your knee and recover from your injuries. If somebody else caused your accident – for example if your child was injured due to a negligent football coach, or if you were injured by another player – then you could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more at any time.
Claiming compensation for a football knee injury
If you have suffered an injury playing football then Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you deserve. For over 16 years we have been helping people claim compensation and we don’t charge any upfront fees – we provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service. Whether you have seriously injured your knee or have suffered minor injuries, we can help.
The best thing to do is to call us as soon as possible after your accident on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call from a landline and our expert advisors are on hand offering confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims