If you are involved in an accident and you end up injuring your knee, you can put you out of action while it heals and all you can do is rest. You may not be able to walk or sit properly, or do many of your day to day activities, which involve you moving. Things such as having a bath or shower can become troublesome and if you cannot bend your knee, even going to the toilet can be a hassle.
In the majority of cases, most bones that are broken in the knee are because of a direct blow to it, usually from some form of accident. If this has happened to you, and the accident was not your fault, you may want to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury solicitor in Ashley Heath.
Doctors call a break or a crack ‘fractures’ – so does a personal injury solicitor in Ashley Heath
Any doctor or anyone in the medical profession calls any break or crack in the bones a fracture – they do not distinguish between the two, and they can be as bad as one another. The first thing you experience when you break a bone in your knee is intense pain, then swelling and redness. You should not force your knee to bend because you could cause more damage.
There could be several small breaks of the bones in your knee, or it could be one clean break straight across it. In the case of the clean break, you can often feel the line of the break because of the lack of muscle between the bone and the skin.
You should seek immediate medical treatment before the injury gets any worse or you may permanently impair your walking ability.
The treatment can take anything from 6 -12 weeks for your knee to heal, although in more serious cases where surgery has been involved, it can take longer. If the injury that is causing you all this pain and suffering was the fault of someone else, you can make a personal injury claim using a personal injury solicitor in Ashley Heath.
Other things you might be able to claim for
It is not just pain and suffering that you are paid for – any costs and losses that you incur because of the accident are reclaimable, providing you have proof of them.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to use a law firm with expertise and experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our solicitors work to the highest standards and will ensure that you get the best deal possible. Your accident will have caused you more than enough trauma, any further stress in dealing with your personal injury claim will be taken out of your hands by our dedicated team.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many thousands of claimants in the fifteen years since we were established, many thousands of claimants who we have won personal injury compensation claims for; many thousands of very satisfied customers.
Make contact with us by telephoning our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to one of our friendly, professional advisers. They are ready to assist you all they can and commence your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 17th March 2014
Author: David Brown