Can you imagine what it would be like to suffer a broken patella? In case you weren’t aware, this is the proper name for the kneecap. Many injuries and accidents can potentially incur a broken patella, and the severity of the injury may determine if there is a likelihood that the person will recover fully from the injury. In some situations the break may be more unstable, which tends to occur when three or more pieces result from the break. In some cases surgery might be needed to repair the break and to ensure the knee is eventually able to support the person again.
When an accident causes this injury it is wise to consider whether the cause of the accident was down to someone else’s actions. If someone else was negligent in their actions this could mean the injured person has a chance to claim compensation.
How long does it take to recover from such an injury?
It depends on the severity. For example while a stable break will be the fastest injury to heal, a more severe injury that is open to the air will take far longer. For example if you were involved in a car accident and had your knee smashed and broken, not to mention suffering severe tissue damage to the area, you’d be looking at a much longer recovery.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a position to help people in these types of situations. The important thing to ascertain is who is at fault for causing the accident to occur. If there is good evidence that negligence was present when the accident happened this can help support any potential claim.
Getting back to normal
An injury of this kind can mean it is a while before you are back on your feet. Even then you might need crutches or a walking stick to help support you while you get used to walking on that leg again. Medical staff will always provide expert help and advice so you know what to expect if you suffer this injury.
Eventually you may consider whether you might have a good case to support a compensation claim. If this is the case, or if you believe this might be true, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim in search of compensation.
Date Published: June 18, 2015
Author: David Brown