If you have suffered a knee injury after an accident – whether you were injured in a road traffic accident or after a slip or trip – then you probably need to see a medical professional for a diagnosis and evaluation. If your knee injury is serious or if you have a suspected tear or fracture then you may be referred for an MRI scan for a knee injury. This type of scan will detect what type of injury you have suffered so that appropriate treatment can be arranged. You may need surgery, to wear a knee brace or undergo physiotherapy as part of your treatment, and it can take anywhere from a few months to a year or more to fully heal from a knee injury.
What did your MRI scan for a knee injury show?
Your MRI scan for a knee injury may reveal a ligament tear, cartilage damage or a fracture such as a fractured patella (kneecap). Diagnosis of your injuries means that a doctor can recommend the next steps for treatment, which could be surgery, rest at home or physiotherapy. In some cases you may need to wear a knee brace until your knee is healed. A serious knee injury such as quadriceps tendon tear almost always leads to time off work to recover – in fact this type of injury can take up to 12 months to fully heal.
After your accident you may find you’re struggling financially as taking time off work can affect your wages, leading to loss of earnings. This is one of the main reasons why many people claim personal injury compensation, to help them cover the costs of their rent/mortgage and other bills whilst they recover from their injuries.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help you?
If you think you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, or if you simply want to find out more about what is involved in making a claim, then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). We’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and we can tell you if you have a viable claim.
When you’re ready to make a claim, you will find that our professional personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee* service that means claiming is affordable for everyone, even those struggling financially after their accident.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims