We have all experienced injuries to our knees at some point in our lives. For the most part this has meant little more than the odd graze or cut, perhaps most commonly when we were kids and were forever falling over. However, you wouldn’t expect to sustain a nasty injury to one of your knees as an adult, unless you were particularly unfortunate.
Some people have suffered a broken kneecap in adulthood though, and in some cases this has occurred not through anything they have done but through the irresponsibility of someone else. Accident Advice Helpline certainly knows of cases where accidents have been caused by people who should have been paying more attention. Being the innocent victim of an accident can be very painful in more ways than one.
Is a broken kneecap easy to recover from?
It all depends on the severity of the break. Sometimes it may simply involve a fracture while at other times the kneecap may be broken all the way through. In severe accidents it could even be shattered almost beyond repair. In this case it may well require considerable treatment and surgery in order to make sure the injury is repaired as best it can be.
As you can imagine there is also the mental side of things to cope with in this situation. If someone else caused you to incur the injury you will feel frustrated and upset with the condition of your knee. This would be particularly true if you knew it would never be properly repaired.
How would you approach life in this situation?
It is easy to see how your life could change in an instant if you suffered this kind of injury. Depending on the work you do you could even find you were no longer able to do the work you had done before.
This is why it is always very important to seek no-obligation advice if you should find yourself in a similar situation in the future. Indeed, if this has already happened to you and it occurred within the last three years, make sure you give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500. This is by far the best way to get the advice you want, especially if there is a good chance you could make a no win, no fee* claim to seek compensation.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown