Working out where to get wrenched knee injury advice when your injury is making it hard to get out and about can be a challenge. Fortunately, Accident Advice Helpline provides a useful way of getting help over the phone. Our advisers are always ready to talk through your situation with you and they can usually tell you straight away if it’s possible for you to make a compensation claim. In some cases they can also tell you how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Calling our helpline is free of charge and doesn’t oblige you to pursue a claim with us. If you decide that you want to, however, you’ll find that our whole system is set up to make claiming as straightforward as possible, and that we’re fully prepared to work around your difficulties to make sure you have access to justice.
When to claim
Although you have a period of three years in which to claim after your accident has happened, it’s usually better to claim as soon as possible in this kind of case, since this makes it easier to gather evidence. Useful evidence you can collect for yourself could include photographs of your knee if it’s visibly pulled out of shape or swollen. It could also include the details of any witnesses to your accident. Don’t try to take statements yourself—this is something for your solicitor to do.
You will only be able to claim if somebody else is responsible for your accident. This could, for instance, be a property owner who left trip hazards lying around or a local council that failed to deal with a protruding paving stone, leading to you stumbling. If you’re at all uncertain about the possibility of making a claim, give us a call and we’ll aim to clarify the situation for you.
If you intend to claim compensation for your wrenched knee injury, we strongly recommend that you find a good solicitor. You may be able to do this through your local phone book but if you prefer, we can save you the time and trouble. We work with over 200 solicitors around the country and we’ll be happy to put you in touch with someone suitable. You’ll be able to deal with your solicitor by phone or email, with any important documents being transferred by courier so you won’t need to worry about travelling around if walking is still difficult. In some cases we can arrive at good informal compensation settlements so that our clients don’t even have to travel to court.
Winning compensation can help you set aside financial worries and defray expenses associated with your accident. It can cover any income you lost if you were unable to get to work and it can pay for assistance or special equipment you might need whilst incapacitated. The other benefit that you shouldn’t underestimate is the emotional effect of it. Getting justice can make you feel much better and finally put the accident behind you.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 10, 2014
Author: David Brown