A knee injury to the knee cap can be incredibly painful and it may also affect your mobility. If you have been left feeling frustrated because the accident which caused your injury was not your fault, get in touch with our legal advisors at Accident Advice Helpline so that we can help you get justice for your unfair injury.
Knee cap injuries
A knee cap injury, also known as a patella injury, may mean that you have broken or fractured the area. The knee cap is a small bone that is located in front of the knee, shielding the knee joint, and it can be fractured in many different ways. It may be fractured into two pieces or into several small pieces.
If it becomes damaged after a car collision, a bad fall or another kind of hard impact injury it can mean that you are unable to straighten the leg or walk around. Treating a knee cap fracture can vary depending on the severity of the injury. The knee cap may be able to heal with the help of a splint or cast. In some cases surgery is required to help fix the area.
How to claim for a knee injury to the knee cap
If you would like to make a claim for compensation you will have to find out whether you are eligible. In order to be eligible your accident must have happened within the last three years and we must find that someone was negligent. If you are unsure of the period which has elapsed or you are unsure who is responsible for your accident, you can call our helpline to speak to an experienced advisor who can help with the details.
To get a quote for how much compensation you could be awarded you can try our online claim calculator which will tell you if you have a claim and what you could expect to receive.
If you have suffered a knee injury to the knee cap, don’t suffer any longer than you have to. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Compensation could help you with your recovery and make your life easier. It could help with transport, assistance, unpaid bills and medical costs. To find out if you qualify for compensation and our no-win, no-fee service, call our helpline now.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen