Did you know that the knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in your entire body? Injuries to the knee can involve tendons, ligaments or soft tissue injuries that can take a considerable amount of time to heal. You may have been injured after a trip or fall, whilst playing sports or even in a road traffic accident. More serious injuries may require surgery, whilst some knee injuries may mean a visit to a knee injury physio for rehabilitation. This type of treatment is very important as it will ensure that you regain full mobility in your knee, and reduce the risk of future injuries to the same knee.
What happened at your knee injury physio appointment?
If you have been referred to a knee injury physio after your accident then you may be sent home with a range of exercises to carry out, to help improve the mobility of your knee and speed up rehabilitation time. Most physiotherapy is provided on the NHS, which means you shouldn’t have to pay for your treatment, but if you do then this will be taken into account when you come to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You could be eligible to claim if somebody else caused your accident.
For example if you fell from a faulty ladder at work and injured your knee, your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you personal injury compensation. If you were injured in a road traffic accident caused by a speeding driver, the other driver could be held responsible for your knee injury. The best way to find out if you could make a personal injury claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident.
How much compensation could you get for your knee injury?
It is almost impossible to say exactly how much compensation you could get after suffering a knee injury, as this really depends on the severity of your knee injury and the impact it has had on your quality of life. For example, if you are unable to work because of your injury then you could receive compensation for your loss of earnings.
Accident Advice Helpline handles every claim on an individual basis, but you could take our 30-second test for an idea of how much compensation you could get. Then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims