Our knees are a particularly delicate and complex part of the body. They are also forced to take a lot of stress and strain on a daily basis. This makes them particularly susceptible to injury and means that those injuries can often be serious, painful and take a long time to heal. If you have suffered an injury to the knee that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to make a knee injury claim with the help of Accident Advice Helpline.
Knee injury compensation
There are a number of different injuries that can affect the knee of varying degrees of severity. There are injuries to the bones – most commonly the patella – which can be dislocated or broken. Then there are those which affect the ligaments and tendons, which can be ruptured, snapped or torn – the cruciate ligament, both anterior and posterior, the patella tendon, the meniscus and other cartilage. Less seriously, parts of the knee can be sprained or strained. All can result in successful knee injury claims if the accident in which you sustained the injury in question wasn’t your fault.
Injured knee claims
When the injured party was not at fault for the accident, claims can be made. Car accidents are a common cause of such claims, as are falls in the street. The local authority is responsible for making sure that all pavements and roads are properly maintained and regularly inspected in order to guarantee that they are safe. If your knee injury was caused by a defect in the road or pavement, then you could make a claim.
Of course, there are other ways in which people are injured – at work, for example. If that has happened to you, then you will need to make a work injury claim. Knees can also often be damaged playing sport. If this has happened to you, you will find our sporting injury claims page helpful.
Claim for a knee injury
Whenever you are hurt, a visit to a medical professional must be your first move so that you can discover the extent of the injury and obtain any emergency treatment. Knee injuries are no different. You’ll be given a diagnosis and will discover whether or not you need treatment. If it’s a serious injury you may also need physiotherapy, the cost of which should be covered by your knee injury claim.
Knee injuries may also stop you from working, which can be financially damaging. Lack of mobility may also prevent you from doing things you usually do, and you may need help with things you were used to doing for yourself. Fortunately, if the injury was not your fault, you should be covered for any assistance, treatment and loss of earnings.
Injured knee compensation
For many years, we have been taking on knee injury claims for our clients with a fantastic rate of success. We have a specialist team of knee injury lawyers who will provide you with good, honest legal advice, while we take care of your claim so that the process is as stress-free as possible. Because our lawyers operate on a strictly 100% no win no fee* basis, they can be relied upon absolutely to do whatever is best for you.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or try our 30-second compensation calculator to start your knee injury claims.