Torn knee cartilage injuries are relatively common personal injuries. They can cause considerable pain, suffering and loss of mobility, making it difficult for you to make the most of your home and work life.
What are the main causes of torn knee cartilage injuries?
You can tear your knee cartilage in two main ways:
- As a result of a sudden, direct blow to the knee joint, for example, following a bad fall
- As a result of gradual wear and tear
If you suspect you have torn your knee cartilage, you should visit your GP. He or she may send you for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, which will detect any damage sustained to the cartilage in your knee joint.
What is the treatment for torn knee cartilage?
If a scan confirms that you have torn the cartilage in your knee joint, your doctor may refer you to a physiotherapist. He or she will provide you with exercises to strengthen the muscles inside of your knee. If you have sustained severe damage, non-surgical treatment options may fail to resolve your symptoms. In this instance, you may need to undergo invasive surgical procedures.
Can I claim compensation for torn knee cartilage?
If you have torn your knee cartilage in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation.Open Claim Calculator
To get started, all it takes is a phone call to Accident Advice Helpline. One of our friendly claims advisers will then ask you a few simple questions about your knee injury and talk you through the process of making a compensation claim. If we believe you could be entitled to compensation, we will put you in touch with our team of experienced personal injury lawyers, who will look after all the paperwork on your behalf, allowing you to focus all your efforts on recovering from your injury.
We will handle your case on a no-win, no-fee*, which means that there will be no upfront costs or unexpected fees to pay. If you win your case, your legal team will work hard to ensure that you recover the maximum possible compensation settlement from the guilty party, enabling you to receive the support you need to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.