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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Pedestrian accident


    One of the most common things that happens when someone has pedestrian accident claims is that their knees are involved. For the people who have injured knees due to a pedestrian accident, they want to know what they can do and how to start their pedestrian accident claims.

    Types of knee injuries in pedestrian accident claims

    Sprains – Sprains happen when one of the ligaments in the knee are overstretched when moving in a weird direction or twisting during a fall, trip, or slip.

    Strains – Strains are a lot like sprains but they happen when tendons or muscles are overstretched.

    Joint bleeding – This happens when one of the ligaments are torn.

    Torn meniscus – This is found the cartilage and this can tear if the joint’s bent then twisted.

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    Torn ligament – Generally when this happens there’s a snapping noise. The most common one of these is the ACL injury. This is one of the knee’s four main ligaments which connects the knee’s bones and regulates its movement. Usually the injury’s a little tear in the ligament but sometimes it completely splits in half. Generally there’s always surgery needed for repairing this.

    Symptoms associated with knee injuries in pedestrian accident claims

    Symptoms usually are very similar, including swelling, instability, and pain. If you’ve torn a ligament there also might be a popping or snapping sound and then your knee gave way under you. If there’s injury to the meniscus, it may feel as though your knee’s catching or locking.

    Treatment for knee injuries in pedestrian accident claims

    Since the knee’s really complex, when the knee is damaged it might need a lot of treatments. Some of the people who injure their knees just need physiotherapy or rest. But for those who have injuries that are more serious, surgery could be required.

    Most of the injuries to knees require repeated doctors’ visits and treatments. If there’s no surgery needed, chances are the doctor will suggest RICE for treatment. Physical therapy and strengthening exercises are also common.

    Knee surgery in pedestrian accident claims

    If there’s an operation required to fix someone’s knee, either right following the pedestrian accident or as a result of the other treatment not working, it’s often done arthroscopically. This means that the surgeon can look into the knee and treat it without opening the knee up. Lots of times there has to be a waiting period prior to surgery in order to strengthen the person’s leg so rehab is more straightforward.

    As you can see, there is a lot of things to consider when you have had a knee injury and you’re making pedestrian accident claims. It’s a good idea to find a solicitor to help you with your claim when you have been injured because they are going to know what to say and do to ensure that you get the money that you are owed. We can help you find the right solicitor. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and you will have the right person for your case.

    Date Published: 5th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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