The knee is a major joint and for anyone who has ever hurt their knee, they will know not only the pain but the inconvenience it causes to daily life. In incidents such as this, where the victim wasn’t to blame, Peterborough no-win, no-fee claims could be in order.
Despite being a strong and robust joint, it seems to take only the smallest slips, trip or twist for someone to be in agony from an inflamed knee. What can add to this pain, discomfort and inconvenience is when this happens as a direct result of someone else’s actions. In other words, it was not your fault!
How are Peterborough no-win, no-fee claims for compensation for knee injuries (and other injuries) made?
The first thing you must find out is if you have an eligible claim for compensation. Unlike other things in life, this is not dependent on how much you earn, where you live or what football team you support; when it comes to Peterborough no-win, no-fee claims for personal injury compensation, it is a level playing field.
All potential claims must have the following three criteria present in order for your knee injury compensation claim to have any chance of succeeding:
We have already mentioned the first one and that is that the accident or incident in which you hurt your knee (or any other personal injury) must not have been your fault.
This is because the basis of personal injury law lies in the fact that someone else – an individual, company, council etc. – must be liable for the accident, hence they are liable or responsible for your injury.
To a certain extent, you will need to prove that the other side were at fault and you were unable to avoid the accident. For example, some Peterborough no-win, no-fee claims for compensation for knee injuries were for claimants who tripped or slipped over hazards that had not been spotted when they should have been by someone who was responsible for public safety or, if they were spotted, then action was not taken to make the person – i.e. you – aware that the danger existed and to take evasive action.
Secondly, you will need to see a doctor and have the damage diagnosed. This can be anything from a torn ligament to a displaced patella (knee cap). You may find you need you knee strapped, as well as painkillers or other medication.
And finally, all claims for compensation must be made within three years from the date of the accident…
Claims for compensation with all three criteria present could be successful; find out if Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Call 0800 689 0500 for more information from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd August 2014
Author: David Brown