How cartilage damage can affect you
Cartilage damage is a relatively common injury, but that doesn’t make it any less painful or debilitating. The majority of cartilage damage cases treated by medical professionals involve the knee joint. A lot of the cases we see occur after a slip, trip or fall, a sporting accident, or an accident at work. Because cartilage doesn’t have its own blood supply, unlike other tissue such as skin or muscles, it is relatively slow healing and can therefore result in pain, swelling and loss of mobility that can severely affect someone’s life.
In the most serious cases, you may require surgery and even a full joint replacement in order to improve the situation. This means you could be off work for a long period, you may be unable to drive and you could need physiotherapy, for instance.
Seeking compensation for cartilage damage
If you’ve suffered this type of injury and someone else was to blame, then you may be entitled to seek compensation. This could be useful in helping you to cope with changed financial circumstances such as loss of earnings through time off work, money to compensate for prescriptions and travel to and from medical appointments, and help around the home if you need it.
To find out whether your accident and resulting injury qualify you for compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today. We will talk you through your accident and help you to establish if someone else was at fault. We’ll tell you if we think your claim stands a fair chance of success and give you an indication of the money you may be able to claim.
It won’t cost you a penny to find this out – all of our legal advice is free. Also, if your mobility is restricted at the moment, then it is even better to find out that you can find all of this out from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is:
- Ring us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline;
- Call us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Try our 30-second test on our website.
Winning compensation for your injury
If you have grounds to make a claim, we can introduce you to the right solicitor to argue your case. They will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the party responsible for your injury. It won’t cost you any money to get your claim started and your solicitor will handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis, so there’s nothing to pay if your case is unsuccessful.
Date Published: 11th September 2014
Author: David Brown