It is very common for people to suffer from knee injuries and there is a vast array of different things that can cause these injuries. This type of injury is often a result of a sporting accident however it can also be the result of a fall, trip, slip or a car accident.
In many cases, the injury happens because the knee receives an impact or the knee is made to move in a strange direction which is beyond how it would usually move. In some cases it can be the actual bones that are damaged but in most cases it is actually the soft tissue – for example the ligaments that are affected by the injury. You can get compensation for the accident that you have had if it was the fault someone else and it is possible to get either from an injury claim lawyer in Glenfinnan or from a national legal company such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Different types of knee injuries
There are a number of different types of knee injury that you can suffer from and these include sprains, bleeding, torn cartilage and torn ligaments.
A sprain can occur if the ligament is over stretched and it can result from a fall, slip or trip.
Bleeding in the joint can occur when the ligament is torn.
Torn meniscus occurs when part of the knee that is made from cartilage is torn and this can happen when the knee joint is bent and then twisted. When the injury is a torn ligament you will normally hear a snapping sound.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four main ligaments located in the knee and this connects the bones that form the knee joint and regulates the movement of the knee. Normally, an anterior cruciate ligament injury is a small tear in the ligament however in more serious cases the ligament can actually be split into two and in these cases, surgery is usually required in order to sort the problem.
If you have had one of these injuries in the last three years that was the fault someone else then you will be entitled to claim compensation and injury lawyers in Glenfinnan can assist you with this.
Symptoms of knee injuries
The symptoms of knee injuries can be very similar regardless of what the cause is and what the specific injury actually is. The common symptoms are swelling, instability and pain. If you have torn a ligament, you would have possibly heard a popping or snapping sound followed by the knee being unable to take the weight. An injury to the meniscus cartilage can often feel like the knee is catching or is locked.
Making a claim for your compensation – injury claim lawyer in Glenfinnan or Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a knee injury that was not your fault and you want to know if you can get compensation there is a short thirty second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website that will give you information and advice. If you would rather speak to one of the helpline advisers then call 0800 689 0500 and they will discuss your potential case with you.
Date Published: 20th November 2013
Author: David Brown