You probably don’t give your knees much thought unless and until you knock or injure them in some way. We rely on them daily to help us move around, and when something happens to injure one of them, we suddenly find our lives can be very different indeed.
A knee injury at work could happen in a variety of ways. The good news is something like this is very unlikely to happen. This is because employers have a clear duty to make sure they maintain a safe and reliable workplace. If there are any potential hazards present, they must be dealt with to ensure they are no longer hazardous in any way. If this doesn’t happen, injuries could be more likely to occur.
What kinds of knee injury could you suffer from?
A knock to the knee could be all it takes to cause you an injury of some kind. A broken patella – or kneecap – is a painful injury that may take some considerable time to heal, for example. Even a bruised kneecap is very painful and can leave your knee feeling very sensitive. It can potentially take weeks even for deep bruising to heal.
Regardless of the type of knee injury at work you suffered, the main thing to remember is to get medical advice regarding any symptoms you may have. You never know if your symptoms will naturally get better over time, or whether any pain or discomfort you have is indicative of a more serious injury that requires attention.
Do you have a chance to make a proper claim?
Any work-based injury should be looked at in more detail. Even if your injury happened a year or so ago and you have since completed a full recovery, you still have a right to find out whether you have a chance to claim some compensation. If the accident was caused through the fault of another person, this is a distinct possibility.
So with that in mind, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. When you do, you can determine whether a no win, no fee claim could be found in your favour. Alternatively, try the free online test that takes no more than 30 seconds to complete. This could be the fastest way to get an initial opinion on whether a claim will be possible for you to complete successfully.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead