The knee is the largest joint in the body, and also one of the most complex, leaving it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. The most common knee injuries are sprains and strains, where your knee tissue is stretched – this can normally be resolved with rest and ice. Most knee injuries are caused by trips and falls, although age can also be a factor.
Most common knee injuries
Here are some of the most common knee injuries:
- Anterior knee pain syndrome
- Damage to your menisci – usually from twisting suddenly or falling
- Torn ligaments or tendons
Knee injuries can result from arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, but most commonly result from turning or twisting suddenly or from a fall or other shock to the joint. They can also be caused by a blow to the kneecap, for example bumping into something or something falling and hitting the knee. Because the knee is such a complex joint, it may take considerable time for a knee injury to heal, which can be debilitating for those affected, who may be unable to attend work or even walk properly whilst the knee heals.
It is important to be honest about how your knee injury occurred. If you have suffered an accident at work, for example, falling off a ladder which was not properly maintained, then you may be eligible to claim for compensation due to employer negligence.
Contacting a personal injury lawyer is the best way to find out whether you could be eligible for compensation if you have been injured in a public place, as businesses are required by law to have public liability in place in the event of a claim by a member of the public. For example, if you slip and fall on a wet floor at your local shopping mall, but there are no signs warning you, you could claim for compensation.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
When you’re considering making a claim for compensation for your knee injury, you want a personal injury lawyer you can trust. Accident Advice Helpline are specialist personal injury compensation lawyers, and we’ve been helping people since 2013.
Our freephone helpline is open 24/7, whether you want to call to start the ball rolling on your claim or simply seek some free, no obligation advice from our experienced team. If you do decide to claim, our 100% no win, no fee service will ensure that you get what is rightfully yours.
Date Published: November 18, 2013
Author: David Brown