The knee is one of the body’s largest, most complex joints. Unfortunately this means that it is rather prone to injury, and that injuries to the knee have the potential to be serious. If you have suffered a suspected knee injury after an accident caused by somebody else, then seeking a knee injury diagnosis from the NHS should be your first step. You may need to go to hospital if you have suffered a serious injury, or attend your local GP surgery if your injuries are more minor.
After diagnosis, you will be recommended a plan of treatment which could involve resting your knee, using ice or even surgery, for more serious injuries. Once you are on the road to recovery then you might want to think about claiming personal injury compensation – you could be eligible if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident and subsequent injury.
What did your knee injury diagnosis from the NHS reveal?
There are many different types of knee injury and a knee injury diagnosis from the NHS could reveal a range of injuries. Perhaps you have suffered from prepatellar bursitis, an inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sac in front of the kneecap. This condition is often caused by kneeling and is common amongst those who spend a lot of time kneeling at work. Or maybe you have suffered a tendon or ligament injury in a road traffic accident and you will require surgery and rehabilitation to recover fully.
A knee injury can limit your mobility, which might mean you’re unable to go to work and live your life to the full until your injury heals. In serious cases, you may even be left with reduced mobility and/or a limp if your injury does not fully heal.
Claiming compensation after diagnosis of a knee injury
It is always important to be diagnosed by a medical professional and undergo the treatment that you need. Your medical record could form an important part of your claim for personal injury compensation if you decide to proceed with a claim. There is a three-year time limit in place for all claims, and you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline at any time after your accident. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our helpful team.
We have over 16 years’ industry experience and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so whatever type of knee injury you have suffered, you know your claim will be affordable.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen