Knee injury claims can be made following accidents or injuries that are likely to have been caused by a third party. The most important element to consider is negligence – was someone else negligent in some way, and did this lead you to suffer an injury to your knee? This is the big question, and while some incidents provide a very clear answer to it, others are not as easy to work out. This is why many people seek advice from an expert who deals in personal injury cases, because this is the easiest way to get the answers they are looking for. The long-term effects of a knee injury can be problematic for some, whereas others will make a full recovery. You never know which category you may fall into. That is another reason why it is worth considering knee injury claims, purely because compensation can assist you in getting back on your feet again without having financial worries.
Not being able to work
For example, has your knee injury prevented you from working? If so, you may be out of pocket and concerned about your financial situation. If knee injury claims are successful, the amount of compensation given will be calculated to consider all relevant elements of the case. For example, the more serious the injury is, the higher the compensation is likely to be. Additionally, if you are left with long-term problems, these too will be considered. And if you have lost income because you were not able to work, this will be considered when calculating the amount of compensation to give to you following a successful claim.
You may feel self-conscious about claiming for a knee injury, but there is no need to feel like this. If you were hurt and you know a third party was responsible, even if only by accident, you have suffered because of their actions. That means there is a chance to claim something in compensation. Consider this – if that person had not been negligent, you never would have had your knee injury to begin with. Consider the fallout from that injury – the pain, discomfort, and frustration you have gone through. Perhaps you suffered emotionally or psychologically too, especially if the accident and injury were bad and left you having nightmares about what happened. All these elements will be considered when assessing a claim.
Treatment and symptoms
Treating a knee injury is important, because it will ensure you get the right diagnosis and therefore the correct treatment, too. Even if you feel your injury is minor, the symptoms of a knee injury can seem quite innocent, yet could mask a more serious injury that could cause you problems in the future if you don’t get it seen to now. The external condition of your knee is not always indicative of the injury you have. For example, you might have suffered a hairline fracture to your kneecap, or even chipped a bit of bone off it, and this would not necessarily present with extreme symptoms and a bruised or swollen appearance on the outside of your knee.
Sometimes, rest and recuperation may be all that is required. In more complex cases, such as when the kneecap is broken, an operation may be needed, or the knee may need to be encased in plaster until it heals. This is why it is a good idea to get your knee checked out by a professional medical expert, because they can assess any damage that might have been caused, and give you the appropriate treatment so you can be back to normal as quickly as possible.
The medical treatment will also act as evidence of the injury that would support knee injury claims made later. So, you can see how important it is to get the right advice at the right time – and that includes speaking to a lawyer later, too.
Finding out about knee injury claims
Some people will enquire about making knee injury claims when they have received such injuries in an accident. You don’t need to be worried about the cost of claiming for a knee injury if you are thinking of calling us, because you can make a no-win, no-fee claim. This means you won’t be liable for solicitors’ fees if you lose. Even if your accident happened a while ago, there could still be time to seek advice and to launch a claim if you have a good argument for doing so. The best part about speaking to one of our advisors is that they are trained to assess these situations, and to give you the best no-obligation advice you could ask for. Don’t worry about calling and speaking to someone, because we will guide you through the proper questions and give you information about how to go ahead with a claim.
Call to find out more today
Claiming for a knee injury might be easier than you imagine, and calling Accident Advice Helpline would make sense as the first step to take to learn more. You can call now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 if you are on your mobile. Providing you make that call within three years of your accident, there is still ample time to consider trying to claim. We’ll answer all your questions, and one of our lawyers could accept your case if the evidence shows negligence was a clear cause of what happened to you.
Date Published: 13th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen