Did you know that the knee is one of the most complex, largest joints in your body? It is also one of the most commonly injured joints, and knee injuries can take some time to heal. If you suspect you have injured your knee then you’ll want to look out for some of the most common signs of knee injury. Perhaps you have slipped on a wet floor at work or maybe you injured your knee in a road traffic accident.
Whatever has happened, if somebody else is responsible for your accident then you could find yourself eligible to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been helping people for over 16 years, and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you can claim compensation for your knee injury without worrying about expensive legal fees.
What are some signs of knee injury?
We have handled hundreds of claims for knee injuries and here are a few of the most common signs of knee injury to look out for:
- Swelling caused by inflammation – this isn’t always present, so don’t discount a knee injury if your knee is not swollen
- Pain which can be sharp and sudden or dull and ongoing
- Popping or grinding sensation which is usually due to cartilage damage
- Instability or a feeling of your knee ‘giving way’
- Locking, when your knee can’t be fully straightened
It is important to see a medical professional for a proper diagnosis after your accident, particularly if you are in pain or there is swelling. Knee injuries can take time to heal and you may need to take several weeks or even months off work, particularly if you have an active job. If somebody else was responsible for your accident, then you might want to think about making a personal injury claim – there’s a three-year time limit in place to do so.
How much compensation could I get for a knee injury?
The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on how severe your injury is and the effect it has had on your life. If you’ve taken time off work to recover after your accident, your personal injury settlement should include some compensation for loss of earnings. You could take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much you could be entitled to claim, or simply call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen