Thankfully most knee injuries will heal up and you won’t get any further problems. For some people they may develop problems and suffer the long term effects of a knee injury.
The knee joint bears your full weight when you walk so any injury must be taken seriously and receive the right medical attention. If this does not happen you may find that you continue to have problems with your knee over a long period of time.
How knee injuries can affect you
Sprains and strains tend not to leave you with any long term knee problems, but if it’s a particularly severe injury, you may find that you have to limit what you do. If you were a big sports player, you may not be able to play or compete as much as you did before.
Injuries which affect the joint of the knee can have more of an effect long term. Any joint injury can lead to arthritis. This can be very painful and can restrict the movement of your knee. It’s important to keep the joint moving without putting it under too much pressure.
If your injury does not heal or develops arthritis, this can affect your daily life, in that you may not be able to drive or walk as far as you could before.
As with all injuries, following the advice of your medical practitioner is the best way to avoid the long term effects of a knee injury.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation
If your knee was injured in an accident which you were not responsible for causing, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are a firm of legal specialists who handle personal injury claims. For over fifteen years we have been helping the victims of accidents to receive the compensation they are entitled to. Our friendly advisors will discuss your accident, making sure you have information which is relevant to help you.
They can also start a claim for you over the phone, and they won’t ask for payment upfront. This is because we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis.
Claim compensation for the long term effects of a knee injury
You can claim as long as your knee injury was treated by a doctor after your accident, and that the accident happened within the last three years. For free, no-obligation advice about a claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start working on your claim.
Category: Knee injury claims