If you’ve had a knee injury recently, you’ll already know what is entailed in a knee injury assessment. The extent of an assessment will depend on what you’ve done. For example, you may have hurt your knee in an accident but you can still hobble around on it. Sometimes, you may get away with bruising and a bit of swelling before things get back to normal.
However, if things don’t improve or you cannot put any weight on it, a visit to your GP would be a good idea. They will ask how you did it and what happened, thus gaining an idea of what you may have done. In some cases, a visit to casualty might be needed. If bone is sticking through the skin, or the kneecap has moved position (a possible dislocation), then an urgent visit would be required.
A knee injury assessment can help determine likely treatment options
When you hurt your knee, it may just be a case of resting and allowing it to recover and mend. However, in some cases, further treatment may be needed. This might mean realigning a dislocated kneecap, or putting the joint in plaster if you have broken the kneecap. This will mean being immobile for a time, compared to how you would normally manage.
If someone else caused the accident that led to your knee injury, it might be worth thinking about the possibility of compensation. This doesn’t occur to everyone, but there could be a chance to be awarded compensation if there is solid evidence another party was to blame.
Try our online test now and see if you could claim
Could you make a no-win, no-fee* claim with our assistance? The fastest way to get a good idea is to try the 30-second test we have set up. Just answer some simple questions and you’ll be on the way to getting some answers.
You can also call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 to speak with an advisor. Our team can be reached via mobile phone on 0333 500 0993 too. Whatever you do, make sure you tell us about your knee injury assessment and the accident that led to it. Determining fault is important, and it could mean you are eventually awarded compensation if you can prove someone else was to blame for what happened to you.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims