What can cause a fractured knee?
A fractured knee is usually caused by a forceful direct blow to the knee, such as:
- Contacting the dashboard in a road traffic accident
- Direct knock made whilst playing sport
- Falling over straight onto your knees
- Bumping into something knee first
A fractured knee may have a single crack across the kneecap, or be broken into several pieces, depending on the severity and angle of the bump it has received.
Signs and symptoms of a fractured knee
Firstly you will experience intense pain and almost immediately the knee will become swollen, it is unlikely you would be able to bend your knee. If the fracture is a single one right across the kneecap, because of the lack of muscle covering the knee, it is possible to feel the gap in the bone.
If your fractured knee happened in an accident
If your fractured knee happened in an accident, or criminal assault and you were not at fault, it is likely you will be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. This might well include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Private medical treatment
- Extra costs incurred because of the accident
- Replacement of equipment or accessories damaged in the accident
As with all personal injury compensation claims, it is important that your case is presented and dealt with as efficiently and professionally as possible
Contact Accident Advice Helpline and we will do just that. We will ensure that every facet of your claim is covered; we will ensure that solicitors who work to the highest standards deal with your claim and we will ensure that you get the best deal possible. Your accident will have caused you enough trauma, any further stress in dealing with your personal injury compensation claim we will take out of your hands.
Accident Advice Helpline have helped many thousands of claimants in the years since we were established in 2000, many thousands of claimants who we have won personal injury compensation claims for, many thousands of very satisfied customers.
Make contact with us by telephoning our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to assist you all they can and commence your personal injury compensation claim.
If you would rather, you could complete the 30-second test on our website. This is meant to act as a rough guide as to the amount of compensation you can expect.
Date Published: 5th August 2013
Category: Knee injury claims