Because the knee is one of the body’s largest and most complex joints, an inside of knee injury can often take some time to heal. This type of injury usually involves damage to the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) which is located on the inner part of the knee, connecting the thigh bone to the shin bone. Ligament tears or sprains can be partial or complete and can take time to heal, often requiring surgery and/or physiotherapy.
If you have suffered a knee injury and somebody else is to blame for your accident, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
What is your inside of knee injury prognosis?
A serious inside of knee injury may require you to wear a brace or undergo knee surgery, which could mean taking weeks or even months off work to recover. Even for more minor injuries, rest and elevation is important, keeping weight off your knee until it has time to heal. You may be unable to play sports or take part in your usual activities, and unable to go to work. This can affect you financially, which is why making a claim for personal injury compensation is such a good idea.
You can make a claim at any point, provided it has been three years or less since your accident, and the amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account the severity of your knee injury and its impact on your life, as well as any financial losses you have suffered.
Should you make a claim?
Often people miss out on the compensation they deserve as they don’t want to make a fuss by making a personal injury claim. Or if they have been injured in an accident at work, they worry that they could lose their job if they claim personal injury compensation. Remember that you are entitled to make a claim if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, whether you have been injured in a workplace accident or a road traffic accident.
You can find out more about making a claim by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. There’s no obligation to proceed at any time, so call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our expert advisors – we’re waiting to take your call.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen