Our knees are hardwearing parts of the body. They need to be – we ask a lot of them. They bend and flex and allow us to do lots of things. Injuring one of them therefore causes us a lot of problems with getting around and doing a lot of things we usually don’t think about. While lots of people hurt their kneecap or the front of their knee, others may suffer a back of knee injury.
This generally refers to posterior cruciate ligament injuries. This is the name of a ligament that goes behind the knee and can be injured in various ways. Other injuries to this part of the knee may include a Bakers Cyst, a meniscus tear and a sprained knee. Depending on how the knee is sprained, it may potentially be more painful to the rear than the front.
How can you sustain a back of knee injury?
There are many ways this can be done. Sometimes, it can be caused in an accident, for example. It is possible to twist a knee awkwardly and to damage the ligaments and tendon inside if you experience a fall. You should think about how the fall occurred to find out if it was your fault, whether it was just unfortunate or whether someone else was to blame.
For instance, if someone mopped a floor and left it wet and slippery without putting warning signs out to indicate this, you could have a good case to make for compensation to be paid for your knee injury. Similarly, if you suffer the injury at work because you were not taught the appropriate health and safety rules on how to stay safe doing your job, you might have a case that should be answered. Thankfully, accidents like these – whether at work or elsewhere – are rare.
Perhaps Accident Advice Helpline can help?
If you have a knee injury of this type, or you have suffered one in the past three years, there may be a chance you could claim compensation for it. It might be difficult to know for sure unless you speak to an expert, and you can do that today.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out if your back of knee injury warrants a compensation payment to be paid out.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen