The knee is one of the most injured parts of the body, and that’s why there are so many people claiming knee injury compensation. There are many ways that the knee can be injured – work, sports, falls, and others just to name a few. Below are listed the four main types of knee injury that people suffer and details about them.
First type of injury that leads to claiming knee injury compensation
This kind of injury can happen when you change directions too fast, slow down after you’ve been running, or landing after you jump. Athletes participating in basketball and skiing, and athletes who have to wear cleats, like football players, often have ACL injuries. It also can sometimes happen after accidents in the car. Even though an ACL injury is very common, it can also be very painful and sometimes will require surgery.
MCL knee injury
Injuries to someone’s MCL usually are caused by direct blows to a person’s outer knee. These kinds of injuries often will happen in sports such as football. They also can happen when you are in a car accident and the crash happens, where the impact hits the outer part of the knee. This injury is very painful but also a very common one for people who are playing contact sports.
You often will have an injury to your PCL if you receive a hit to your knee’s front part when you’re playing sports, or if you are on your sport’s playing field and make a mis-step. It often can also happen when two people are playing around and someone accidentally hits the other person’s knee.
If you have torn cartilage in your knee, you often are suffering from tearing your meniscus. Your meniscus is a rubbery, tough cartilage that’s attached to your knee ligaments. This acts as your knee’s shock absorber. When you’re playing sports, tears in your meniscus often occur when cutting, twisting, decelerating, or getting tackled. It often happens when there has been direct contact and is among the most common knee injuries that people suffer from since there are so many ways that it can happen.
If you are interested in claiming knee injury compensation, one of the first things you should do is get a solicitor. This can be hard, especially if you are in the hospital or can’t move around a lot. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline? We’ll provide a solicitor from our inhouse team as we have for so many other people in your position.
Our solicitors are professional, and knowledgeable in such matters, and are ready to help you. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile. Claiming knee injury compensation is stress-free with us.
Date Published: 29th August 2013