Knee ligament damage can be incredibly painful and debilitating, affecting your mobility and quality of life. If you have suffered an accident at work which has left your knee injured, chances are you’ve been forced to take time off work to recover, which could affect your family financially and could even lead to feelings of frustration and depression.
We’re here to make sure anyone affected by knee ligament damage gets the compensation they deserve. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of workers get compensation for accidents at work and if you’ve been a victim of employer negligence, we can help you too. Call now to speak to our personal injury advisors and get confidential, no-obligation advice.
How have you injured your knee?
The knee is made up of four ligaments:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
Knee ligament damage is usually caused by twisting the knee or shifting your weight suddenly from one leg to another (for example, if you slip or trip) but it can also be caused by being hit on the knee. You’ll experience sharp pain and swelling and may hear a loud snap or pop when you are injured, as well as a feeling of joint looseness. Knee injuries should be treated immediately as if they are not, they could cause problems months or years later.
If you’ve ruptured your ACL, you’ll usually need to go to A & E. If you’re unable to return to work due to knee ligament damage, or if you have been left suffering from long-term pain and mobility issues, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim personal injury compensation. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about expensive legal fees.
Who’s at fault?
If your employer has been negligent and breached health and safety regulations, it could be worth reporting your accident to the Health and Safety Executive, who will normally investigate. If you fall from height, and your employer hasn’t provided safety equipment, they could be to blame for your accident. If you have tripped over hazards on the floor that shouldn’t be there, your employer could be held liable, and you could make a claim for personal injury compensation that will compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
You need a reputable personal injury lawyer, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen