Treating a knee injury becomes a chore when someone else is to blame for it. Innocent victims who were unfairly hurt after an accident caused by a negligent party should seek compensation advice from trained, legal experts. Accident Advice Helpline are a reputable law firm who offer free initial advice to victims and can make claims for compensation on their behalf. To find out if you qualify for compensation, call our helpline today.
How do knee injuries occur?
Knee injuries may happen from a sporting activity which involves jumping, twisting and sudden turns. These could include sports such as badminton, tennis, netball, basketball, football, netball and skiing. Knee injuries may include sprains, dislocations, strains, anterior pain, knee cap (patellar) fracture, menisci or cartilage damage, torn ligaments, torn tendons, bursitis (also known as housemaid’s knee).
Treating a knee injury
Treatment will depend on the specific area of the knee which is affected and the extent of the damage. For minor injuries to the knee the RICE method can be applied: Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. Anti-inflammatories and pain killers may be prescribed. You should see a doctor if you are suffering from any pain.
More serious knee injuries may require manipulation, x-rays or scans, surgery, casts or splints. If you have suffered a painful knee injury and want to find out whether you have the right to make a claim for compensation, call our team of experts at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your options.
How can compensation help?
Compensation can be awarded for not only the physical damage which has been caused but also for the emotional distress and financial implications which have resulted. You may have been suffering from stress or depression since your accident and you may have been struggling to support yourself financially while injured.
Compensation can also help with your recovery. You may have chosen to pay for private medical care or rehabilitation so that you can heal faster. Compensation could be used to reimburse these costs.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Knee injuries can be painful and restrict your movement. Compensation could help you to get the justice you need to move on from your ordeal. If you have been treating a knee injury and you want to know more about the process of making a claim and whether you qualify, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen