If you spend a lot of time kneeling at work – for example if you are a cleaner or a carpenter, then you may be at risk of the knee injury bursitis. Prepatellar bursitis, also known as housemaid’s knee, is a painful injury which can take some time to heal. It occurs when the small fluid-filled sac at the front of the knee becomes inflamed and swollen. This is normally caused by kneeling for long periods of time without a break and you can protect yourself against knee injury bursitis by taking regular breaks and using knee pads or kneeling on a soft foam cushion for support.
Bursitis normally heals within a few weeks, but in serious cases you may need to have the fluid drained from your knee and medication such as steroids injected, or undergo surgery.
Can you claim compensation for the knee injury bursitis?
If you believe that somebody else – for example your employer – is to blame for your knee injury then you could find you are entitled to claim compensation. This type of knee injury may not be as serious as a fractured kneecap or a ligament injury, but it can still be incredibly painful and could prevent you from going to work, affecting your earnings and making it difficult for you to pay your bills. If your employer has failed to ensure you take regular breaks from work or if they haven’t provided protective knee pads or cushions for you after you have requested them then they could be held liable if you suffer from bursitis.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation provided it has been three years or less since your accident, and the easiest way to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to is to take the 30-second test on our website today.
Get in touch with us today
Even if you’re unsure whether or not you can make a personal injury claim, you can still get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our expert team. All advice is offered in confidence and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims