When you think of a knee injury, you probably think about slipping and falling or something hitting your knee and causing damage. Very few of us would stop to think that a knee injury from kneeling is possible. If you work in a job where you are kneeling a lot without protection or regular breaks then you could sustain this type of injury. If your employer is to blame, you could find yourself in a position where you could claim personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering – you could also be compensated for lost wages if you have taken time off work for treatment and/or to recover from your injuries.
What is a knee injury from kneeling called?
A knee injury from kneeling is also known as prepatellar bursitis or housemaid’s knee. It occurs when the small fluid-filled sac in front of the kneecap becomes inflamed, often from long periods of time spent kneeling. This can lead to pain and swelling, a tender kneecap and difficulty kneeling and walking. If you visit your doctor with a suspected knee injury after kneeling, they will usually be able to make an almost instant diagnosis. Most cases of housemaid’s knee can be treated by resting your leg and using ice to reduce inflammation – you can also take ibuprofen to relieve inflammation and pain.
If you work in a job where a lot of kneeling is required, your employer should ensure that you take regular breaks and provide you with protective cushioned knee pads or a foam cushion for kneeling, to prevent further injury. In rare cases, you may need to undergo surgery if your injury is severe.
Will my knee injury compensation claim be successful?
There are no guarantees that any claim for compensation will be successful, but Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping people claim compensation – so we really know our stuff, and we have a great track record of success. What’s more, we offer a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so we will only take on your claim if we think there is a good chance of success.
You can get in touch with us after your accident by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about what’s involved in making a claim, or simply to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of experts.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen