Knee injuries can be debilitating and because the knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body, a knee injury can take time to heal. If you have suffered a knee injury with hamstring pain then you may be unable to take part in your usual leisure activities or even to put weight on your leg and walk normally. You might have suffered a tendon injury or cartilage damage after a sporting accident or injured your knee after a slip, trip or fall.
Or perhaps you have fractured your kneecap in a road traffic accident. If somebody else caused your accident then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident.
What is the prognosis for a knee injury with hamstring pain?
A knee injury with hamstring pain could take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to heal. It may be that you have injured your quadriceps tendon, which is responsible for straightening your knee. This type of injury often requires surgery and can take up to a year to fully heal. More minor injuries could take a few weeks to recover, but you will almost certainly need to take some time off work to get over your injuries and regain full use of your knee. If you work in a particularly physical job, you may need more time off, which could have a more serious impact on your earnings.
Being affected financially after an accident that was somebody else’s fault isn’t uncommon and it is one of the main reasons why people make a claim for personal injury compensation. If you think you may be eligible to make a claim then it’s important to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible after your accident,
How much compensation could we get you for your knee injury?
The amount of compensation you could get depends on a number of different factors, so it is difficult for us to say exactly how much you could receive. We’ll take into account things like the severity of your knee injury, the treatment you have undergone and the impact your injury has had on your life. We’ll also look at things like loss of earnings and the cost of any medical treatment or medication you have needed.
If you’d like to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, you could take the 30-second test on our website right now, then pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen