What is a cruciate ligament injury?
The cruciate ligaments can be found in the knee. There are two in each – one in the back (posterior) and one in the front (anterior). The most common cruciate ligament injury is to the anterior ligament, often happening during a sporting activity or a fall.
A cruciate ligament injury will often result in pain, swelling, and a feeling of instability in the affected knee. The RICE principle (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is often recommended following a knee injury, but it is always worthwhile to get the opinion of your GP to check the extent of the ligament damage.
Recovery from a cruciate ligament injury varies depending on the severity of the injury itself; some may see relief through the use of gentle strengthening exercises, whereas in some extreme cases surgery may be required.
If you have been involved in an accident and your doctor confirms you have a cruciate ligament injury, it is important to follow medical recommendations. If the accident was primarily someone else’s fault, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation – this can be checked by using an online tool such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second calculator.
An accident resulting in a cruciate ligament injury or indeed any other knee injury may be due to the negligence of another – for example a sports club, such as if a pitch is poorly maintained. Whatever your personal circumstance, it is worth getting the advice of a professional. Accident Advice Helpline runs a 24 hour a day advice line service, meaning you can speak to someone any time of the day or night about your injury.
How do I make a claim for compensation?
If you are eligible to receive compensation, it is important to pursue this right as it will help to cover any expenses incurred as a result of your accident, as well as go some way to make up for the inconvenience and problems caused. By getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, you are using the help of an experienced compensation provider, with the emphasis on ensuring that the claims process is as stress-free as possible for you as the claimant.
Our trained professional advisors will match your case to one of our trusted legal partners, who will proceed on a no win no fee* basis. Working with over 190 legal teams, we can ensure that your lawyer has specific experience with knee injury claims – allowing you the peace of mind that your case is being handled by an expert. In most cases, your claim will be processed via the telephone – affording you the chance to rest up at home without the need for meetings, and you may not even need to attend court.
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