A knee injury can keep you away from work for a substantial time. If you have suffered a severe knee injury, it could even prevent you from going back to work altogether. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in helping victims of work accidents receive the compensation due to them. Our legal helpline is staffed with well-trained, friendly advisers who will be able to give you proper knee injury advice.
What are common knee injuries?
The knee is a mobile joint that takes a lot of pressure on a daily basis. It consists of three bones: the shin bone, thigh bone and the kneecap. The most frequently damaged bone in the knee is the kneecap.
Two types of cartilage support the bones in the knee. The articular cartilage coats the bones of the knee, allowing smooth movement. The meniscal cartilage acts as a type of shock absorber for the knee. The most frequent type of injury affecting the knee is an injury to the cartilage. The meniscal cartilage can be torn or damaged from excessive overuse such as frequent squatting or kneeling. If you are carrying a heavy load and twist or bend your knee while doing this, it can cause damage as well.
Knee injury advice – what to do if you sustain a knee injury?
Car accidents, work accidents and slips, trips and falls are the most frequent causes of knee injuries. If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, there are certain procedures you should try and follow to make the claims process easier later on.
- Get medical attention – medical records will be important when assessing the amount of compensation that will be awarded.
- Eyewitnesses – make sure you speak to anyone who witnessed the accident. Their account of the events can confirm your story.
- Collect evidence – if the accident was caught on camera, this can further validate your story.
- Hire a professional solicitor – Accident Advice Helpline has helped many people with knee injury claims. We will make the process as easy as possible for you and all of our solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so it will not cost you anything to start your claim.
How much compensation can I get for my knee injury?
The amount of compensation you will be entitled to will depend on the severity of your knee injury. In short, the more complex the injury, the more you are likely to be awarded. A twisted knee that heals quickly would be awarded less than a severe injury that results in ongoing pain and discomfort.
You can also try our 30-second test at the top of the page to get more information on the compensation amount you could get for your knee injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
For more information on making a knee injury claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone now. Our friendly and well-trained staff will be able to discuss your unique case and explain exactly what a compensation claim will entail.
Date Published: November 7, 2013
Author: David Brown