Injuring a ligament in your knee is no laughing matter. The knee is one of the body’s largest and most complex joints, and a right knee ligament injury can take months, or even longer, to heal. You may have torn a ligament or strained it, and the severity of your injury will determine how long it takes to fully heal. Some people with serious ligament injuries may require surgery, whilst for others rest, ice and elevation is the key to a quicker recovery.
At any rate, you will normally need to avoid playing sports until your knee has healed and you may need to take some time off work shortly after your accident until you are on the road to recovery. A ligament injury is often the result of a slip, trip or fall – and if your accident was caused by somebody else, Accident Advice Helpline help you make a claim for compensation.
Treatment for a right knee ligament injury
Even if you don’t require surgery, treatment for a right knee ligament injury can take some time. It can take months for a torn ligament to fully heal, affecting your mobility and your ability to enjoy life to the full. If you work in a physical job then you may be unable to go to work, which can affect your earnings. Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation if you have suffered a ligament injury to your knee, and the good news is that our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so there are no upfront fees to lose sleep over.
How much compensation could a knee injury attract?
If your knee ligament injury is serious then you could expect to receive a substantial sum in compensation. You may be compensated for your loss of earnings if you have needed time off work. If you have been in hospital or required surgery then this may mean a longer period of rehabilitation, which will be taken into account when you make a claim for compensation.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today and we’ll be able to tell you whether or not you have a viable personal injury claim. Don’t wait too long though as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. All advice is offered in confidence and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen