Sprained knee and compensation claims
If you have a sprained knee, you have twisted or jarred it in some way. A sprained knee may result in minor injuries such as ligament sprain, or perhaps more severe injuries such as torn muscles or ligaments, which could even require surgery.
No matter how you have injured your knee, it is always advisable to seek the medical care and attention of a professional. Your GP will be able to assess your injuries, and recommend treatment or medication. This could include a course of pain killers and a consultation with a specialist, such as a physiotherapist. Whatever the outcome, seeking medical attention is the best course of action, and your health should always be number one priority.
Is my knee injury eligible for compensation?
If you have been injured, it is natural to wonder if you may be entitled to receive compensation. Personal injury compensation exists to protect those who have been involved in an accident that was not their fault. So, if someone else was to blame for the accident that caused your sprained knee, then you may be able to make a claim. It must also have happened in the past three years and have resulted in medical attention to be considered eligible.
To confirm your eligibility to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline has a useful 30-second calculator tool which will also give you an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to. For a wrenched knee, this compensation amount will vary depending on how severe your injuries.
Making your compensation claim
If you want to make a claim, the general rule is the sooner the better. To make your claim today, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline who will be able to progress your case on a no-win, no-fee basis. To make your claim, it can be useful to have some of the following information to hand:
- Your medical report regarding your sprained knee, provided by your GP to explain more about your injury.
- The contact details of any witnesses to your accident.
- The date, time and location of your accident.
- Any receipts relating to expenses incurred as a direct result of your accident or injuries.
Depending on how your knee injury happened, there may also be other details that will benefit your claim. For example, if you were injured at work, then the entry in your work accident log book will be useful. If you have been in a road traffic accident, then you should take down the vehicle registration, make and model of the other car involved.
No matter what your accident type, it is a good idea to speak with an adviser as soon as possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, our highly trained, professional and friendly advisers will be on hand to help your case and provide guidance. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: Sharon Parry