Suffering from a knee injury can be uncomfortable but it may also be aggravated by the fact that someone else caused your injuries. Is your knee injury swollen and causing you pain? You could be entitled to compensation if we find that someone has been negligent and caused your injuries. Call Accident Advice Helpline to hear more about your options after an unfair accident.
How to treat a knee injury
If you hurt your knee you may need to see a doctor to help establish the true extent of your injuries. You may need to have an x-ray or a scan and you may even need surgery to correct the damage caused to you.
Other, less serious, injuries may only require rest and you may be advised to put your leg into a knee support or leg brace so as not to aggravate your injury during the healing process. Many victims will benefit from ice and compression on the affected area, although you should discuss this with a doctor initially. You may be prescribed anti-inflammatories or painkillers to help aid recovery, helping with swelling and pain.
Is your knee injury swollen and causing other problems?
When you hurt your knee you may be unable to carry on about your normal everyday life. You may have to take time off from work and rely on others to help you get around your home. It may be a struggle to adjust to a drastic change which restricts your movement and you may encounter mental health problems such as depression.
Compensation may help you with any financial costs which you have had to incur such as unpaid wages, carer costs, private transport and assistance. Compensation can also be awarded for the emotional stress you may have been under since your accident.
Get compensation advice for your injury
Is your knee injury swollen and painful? Were you not to blame? Let Accident Advice Helpline help you to get the justice you deserve after your accident. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we would like to help you with our free initial advice and our no-win, no-fee service.
Many accident victims don’t go on to claim compensation and you may be surprised at how much you could be entitled to. Call our helpline now to find out more on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen