Why are knee injuries difficult?
The human knee takes much of the strain of the daily activity of the body, and more so in sports, especially long distance repetitive sports such as running and rowing, or contact sports such as rugby and football. Consequently it is probably more exposed to risk of injury than some other parts of the body.
These are complex because the knee has so many physical components. The kneecap, in medical jargon the patella, sits at the front top of the knee. The knee joins the upper leg bone, the femur, to the lower leg bone, the tibia. Inside the joint are two ligaments that cross over, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Either side are the two ligaments which prevent the two knee bones sliding from side to side. The meniscus is a ring of cartilage that forms the top of the tibia, and is held in place by the meniscal ligaments. It is easy to see that knee injuries are not straightforward.
Types of knee injuries
- Twisting of the knee, usually in sports, resulting in damage to the cruciate or lateral ligaments.
- Tear of the meniscus, again, in sports, rendering the victim unable to walk for a period of time.
- Torn tendon, from playing sports such as running or jumping.
- Fracture of the patella, typically from a car crash.
- Bursitis – the bursae are sacs filled with liquid which cushion the knee. These can become inflamed from overuse and rest and anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed.
How to claim
Accident Advice Helpline can help inform a claimant whether they might have a legitimate case for compensation for their knee injuries, if they were caused by a third party and required medical treatment. To check eligibility, take our 30-second online test and answer three simple questions. If your claim is eligible, we need some details of your injury in order to estimate what the claim might be worth. We offer a no-win, no-fee* service and will endeavour to find the best solicitor to represent you from our inhouse team of expert lawyers should you decide to proceed.
Knee injuries are a nuisance. They can persist intermittently for years if not properly treated at the time. That is why it’s better to take immediate action.
Facts about claiming for personal injury compensation
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If you have suffered knee injuries through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact us now to see what we can do for you. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.