Because the knee is one of the body’s largest, most complex joints, it can be more prone to injury than other joints. Gymnastics, like all sports, carries with it the risk of injury, but for the most part accidents can be avoided if proper care is taken. If you or your child have suffered a knee injury from gymnastics after an accident that you believe was somebody else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation.
It may be that faulty equipment at a gymnasium led to a fall that caused a quadriceps tendon tear, or perhaps lack of safety equipment caused an awkward landing and cartilage damage to your knee. Whatever has happened, there is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim.
How serious is your knee injury from gymnastics?
A knee injury from gymnastics could be minor or more serious, and severe knee injuries can take a considerable amount of time to heal. Not only will you be unable to take part in gymnastic practice or events, you will probably also be unable to go to work or participate in your usual leisure activities. A knee injury has the potential to lead to osteoarthritis in some cases, and even injuries such as ligament tears can take up to six weeks to heal. If you have suffered a quadriceps tendon tear, this can take up to a year to fully heal and you may need surgery and physiotherapy to regain full use of your knee.
At the end of the day, if somebody else is to blame for your accident, then you could make a claim for compensation not only for your pain and suffering but also for any financial losses you have experienced, such as loss of earnings from time off work.
How we can help
With over 16 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the personal injury compensation you are entitled to after your accident. No matter what kind of knee injury you have sustained, we’re here to help, and we don’t charge any upfront fees for our services. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means claiming is affordable for everyone, and we offer free initial advice in confidence, with no obligation to proceed. To find out if you could make a claim, just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.