Concrete is a highly versatile material used in many building and construction processes. However, it isn’t very forgiving when we fall onto it, even if no real height is involved. It is easy to understand how you might sustain knee injuries from falling on concrete, even if all you do is trip over something and fall onto your knees.
When something like this happens, you could get away with severe bruising and swelling to your knee that will go down in time. However, you might also be injured in a more serious way. For example, you may discover you have fractured your patella – otherwise known as your kneecap. Sprains and strains are also possible if the fall is an awkward one. Suffice to say, if you can avoid such a fall, you would do.
What should you do if you suffer knee injuries from falling on concrete?
The first step is to take a moment before you try and get up. You may not always be aware you have injured yourself. If you do suspect you’ve injured your knee, you should either see your GP as soon as you can, or go straight to the local casualty department if you suspect you might have fractured your kneecap or suffered another more serious injury.
You might also want to think about why you fell. Was there a trip hazard you were not warned about? Most public spaces and workplaces are perfectly safe, but it is easy to neglect hazards when they should be dealt with to minimise the danger to other people.
Can you claim compensation because of your knee injury?
You might be able to if someone else was negligent and this led directly to you suffering knee injuries from falling on concrete. To find out if this is true for you, call 0800 689 0500 to reach Accident Advice Helpline now. You can also call 0333 500 0993 from any mobile, or take the online test to get some immediate answers. This only takes 30 seconds to complete and you could know more by the time it’s done.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers have already won compensation on behalf of some of our other clients. You may be next in line if you have evidence of negligence to back up your case. Make sure you get in touch to learn more.