Sustaining a knee injury to the medial ligament can be very painful and debilitating. This ligament is found on the inside of the knee and tears are usually a result of twisting and falling, or direct impact. Most medial ligament injuries are caused by falls, car accidents or playing contact sports such as rugby. If you have suffered this type of injury after an accident which was caused by somebody else, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need weeks or even months of treatment, and time off work which could affect you financially.
How serious is a knee injury to the medial ligament?
A knee injury to the medial ligament is usually graded from one to three, where three is a complete tear of the ligament and one involves under 10% of the ligament’s fibres being torn. Whilst more minor Grade 1 injuries may heal quickly without much treatment other than rest, ice and elevation/compression, more severe medial ligament injuries may need medical treatment. This may include:
- Wearing a hinged knee brace to support your knee
- Electrotherapy to reduce pain and swelling
- Taping your knee joint for support
- Rehabilitation which can include physiotherapy exercises for mobility and strengthening the knee
Most medial ligament tears don’t require surgery, unless you have also suffered additional damage to your knee joint. Even without surgery, ligaments can take some time to heal, so you should expect to take at least a few weeks off work, longer if you work in a physically active job.
How we can help
Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation after your accident, and you could be compensated for any loss of earnings if you have been off work as a result of your knee injury. The easiest way to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to is to take the 30-second test on our website for an idea of what you could receive.
Even if you have sustained a Grade 1 medial ligament tear, you could still be entitled to a substantial amount of compensation, so it is worth getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident to find out whether or not you have a viable claim. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get answers to any questions you have.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen