What is cartilage?
Cartilage is the tough, yet flexible, tissue which can be found throughout the human body. It basically has two main functions, one is to act as a sort of shock absorber to protect the body from impacts (such as occurs through impact sports such as running), and the second is to act as a mould.
It covers the surface of joints. As a result of this it allows bones to slide over one another in a smooth friction free motion.
There are three types of cartilage:
- Elastic – this is the most springy type and is found in the nose, outside of the ears and the back of the throat
- Fibrocartilage – this is the toughest type and is found in between the vertebrae
- Hyaline cartilage – this is both springy and tough and found between the ribs
All of these types of cartilage can be damaged if you are involved in an accident or sustain an injury.
Knee cartilage damage
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, one of the most common types of cartilage damage we deal with on a weekly basis is that involving knee cartilage damage.
Knee cartilage damage can be caused as a result of a wide variety of injuries, for example sporting injuries and accidents, and slip, trip and fall accidents.
Slip, trip and falls
If you have suffered from knee cartilage damage as a result of a slip, trip or fall accident then you might be entitled to seek compensation.
To find out if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation as a result of your knee cartilage damage injury then you can take our quick and easy to use 30-second test.
Simply answer a few basic questions about your accident and the nature of your injury and we will be able to tell you immediately if you are eligible to make a claim.
If you are eligible we can also tell you how much your claim might actually be worth before you even take the first steps to pursue it.
If you decide to go ahead with your knee cartilage damage personal injury claim we will assign a specialist solicitor to your case. They will be able to go through all the details of your case, for example discussing with you what led to the accident and who you think was responsible.
In the case of a slip, trip or fall this could be the owner of a building who did not ensure that proper procedures were followed to clear up a spillage, or that floor coverings were properly maintained.
Whatever the reason our team will be on hand to help you win the compensation and the justice that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.
Trust us to look after you. We will be with you every step of the way and help you recover from your painful ordeal.
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown