Slips, trips and falls are extremely common and the majority of these accidents are caused by nothing more than simple carelessness or clumsiness. They can often be embarrassing accidents but can cause injuries if the fall is on a hard surface.
There is no-one to blame if the accident was just a simple fall in the street or in your local supermarket, but when someone else was negligent and put you at risk of a fall, the circumstances are different. Falls in the street can be extremely painful and could cause a fractured kneecap or broken bones. If the fall occurs near glass, you could also suffer from deep cuts which may require a hospital visit.
A fractured kneecap could happen in a car accident, during a fall or after being hit by a falling object. It is a serious injury which often requires surgery and can result in arthritis in the knee over a long period of time. If you have tripped over loose paving in the street or have fallen over objects left in aisles of a shop resulting in a fractured kneecap, there may be someone else at fault for your injury. Similarly, if there has been a car accident or you have been knocked over by a vehicle causing the fracture, you could hold the driver liable where there is evidence of negligence.
Accident and injury compensation
A fractured kneecap is a serious injury which takes time to recover from. The bone can be cracked or it can be broken and you may be unable to walk for a long period of time.
If you have been involved in a fall or an accident which caused your injuries and someone else was negligent, you could be entitled to compensation.
To get assistance with your personal injury claim, contact our team at Accident Advice Helpline.
How we can help you
Making a compensation claim for personal injuries is a much smoother process when you have the right help and support.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in personal injury claims and have helped thousands of people to win their claims for injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you need some advice or are looking for legal representation, get in touch with us via our online contact form and we will get back to you.
Alternatively, we offer no-obligation advice over the phone when you give our advisors a call free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen