Cycling is a great way to stay fit and to get some fresh air. Many people cycle at the weekends, while others also use it to get to and from work. But if you were to suffer a knee injury when cycling, you may not be able to get back on your bike for a while afterwards, until the injury has healed.
A knee injury could mean several things. Bruising and swelling might occur at best, for example, if you come off your bike and land on your knee on one side of your body. Similarly, you might suffer a worse injury if the impact is severe. A broken kneecap could occur, or a dislocation. It is also possible to suffer a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament that runs through the knee. This may require surgery, depending on how bad it is.
How might a knee injury when cycling occur?
If you fall off your bike or are knocked off it, you could do so in several ways. It’s possible to go over the handlebars, for example. However, you could also be struck side-on, and if that happens, you are likely to fall over to one side – the side facing away from the impact. You could receive injuries to any part of your body on this side, including your knee.
Of course, you might also suffer injuries from the initial impact, as well as from hitting the road. As you can see, it is possible to suffer several injuries including a knee injury when you are involved in an accident.
Can we help you try and receive a compensation award?
If you sustained a knee injury when cycling within the past three years, and you suspect a third party was to blame, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now. You can do so on 0800 689 0500, or if you are calling from your mobile, ring 0333 500 0993 instead. We’ve even set up an online test that gives you the main questions we need answers for if we’re to determine whether we can represent you in a no-win, no-fee* claim.
With over 16 years’ experience already, you are in safe hands when you call Accident Advice Helpline. Make sure you benefit from making that call today to see whether your cycling crash warrants compensation to be awarded.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims