If you fall from height or are injured whilst playing sports such as netball or rugby, you might be unlucky enough to sustain a knee injury landing on a straight leg. This could lead to a dislocated patella, tendon tears or even a quadriceps tendon tear, which may require surgery. Some of these injuries can be very serious, taking months to heal, and a knee injury landing on a straight leg may mean taking time off work for surgery and the recovery period that follows.
But is there anything you can do if somebody else caused your accident? Well, you could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
What’s the prognosis for a knee injury landing on a straight leg?
A knee injury landing on a straight leg could be serious or more minor, depending on how you land and the surface you land on. If you have existing weakness in your knee then you could be more prone to a serious injury. Most injuries will take at least a few weeks to heal – in the event of a serious injury such as a torn quadriceps tendon, you could be out of action for up to a year whilst your knee fully heals.
The good news is that you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of taking time off work, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make a claim. We have over 16 years’ industry experience helping people claim compensation for a variety of different injuries and we know how debilitating a knee injury can be. If somebody else caused your accident then we can help you.
Get in touch with us today
Whether your knee injury has led to months off work or you have only needed a few weeks to recover, you could be entitled to compensation. The best way to find out if you could make a claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our expert team of advisors, and benefit from our 100% no-win, no-fee* service which means there are no upfront legal fees to worry about.