Any kind of knee injury can lead to swelling in the affected joint. A knee injury with swelling can be difficult to cope with, because you will likely have less motion in the knee. Since you will also suffer considerable pain, you may not be able to put any weight on the knee while it heals, at least not to begin with.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have spoken to many people since we began in 2000, and some have suffered injuries to one or both knees in several ways. For instance, some have been hurt in falls and trips on uneven surfaces. It is very easy to fall onto the knees and when this happens, it can potentially lead to pain, swelling and bruising.
How did you end up with a knee injury with swelling?
Perhaps a fall led you to suffer this injury. Maybe you tripped on a paving stone where the edge was raised far above the level it should have been at. Maybe you were unlucky to be in a car accident and you struck your knee against something inside the car on impact. Still others suffer knee injuries if they are hit by a car or another vehicle, although thankfully this kind of situation is rare.
Regardless of how you got the injury, it is wise to think about who might have been to blame. If you crossed the road at a proper crossing and someone drove into you, they may be to blame. If you were walking along a pavement and tripped on that paving stone we mentioned, the council could potentially have been at fault for not fixing and maintaining it. Thankfully, all these situations are incredibly rare.
How can you find out about making a claim?
This is easier to do than you think. Start by taking the online test Accident Advice Helpline has created for you. You can do this by answering the few simple questions involved, and getting an instant answer on whether a no-win, no-fee claim might be successful.
You can also call 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile) to see whether your knee injury with swelling warrants any compensation to be paid out to you. If we think you have a good case, one of our lawyers could be ready to help.