Knee injuries are very common and unfortunately can affect many aspects of your life. There are many different types of knee injuries due to the complexity of the joint, but all of them will reduce your mobility, which could impact on your ability to work. If you have suffered a knee injury following an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a knee injury compensation claim.
Different types of knee injury
It is important to seek medical treatment following your injury, and the doctor will be able to diagnose which part of your knee has been damaged after carrying out a scan or x-ray.
- Knee ligaments: these can be one of the most serious knee injuries as the ligaments stabilise the knee joint, so if ligaments are stretched or torn following an accident your mobility and balance will be affected.
- Cartilage: this also helps to stabilise the knee and acts as a shock absorber. If you have suffered cartilage damage as the result of your accident, walking will be particularly painful. We can help you claim knee injury compensation to recover lost earnings if you are unable to work for a while.
- Patella: injuries to the patella, or knee cap, will cause pain whilst sitting or walking, and pain will be particularly noticeable when walking downstairs.
If the damage to your knee is severe you may need to use crutches to help you get around, or a brace to protect the knee from further damage.
Making a claim for knee injury compensation
We can help you make a compensation claim for your injuries if the accident occurred within the last 3 years, was not your fault, and you received medical treatment for your injury. Take a look at the information on our website and try the 30-second test, which is a compensation calculator that tells you if you are eligible to make a claim and for approximately how much.
Making a knee injury compensation claim costs you nothing as all our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so you know that there is no financial risk involved. We can find you the best personal injury lawyer from our inhouse team to deal with your case and represent you in court. Cases can even be processed over the phone without the need to travel.
Who we are
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which deals with knee injury compensation claims, and our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen, the consumer rights champion. So if you have been thinking of making a claim for knee injury compensation, try the 30-second test or give our helpline a call today for no-obligation help and advice.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone now.
Date Published: 19th September 2012
Author: David Brown