A meniscus tear is a common knee injury. It tends to occur following traumatic force encountered as a result of contact sports and accidents on both on the road and in the workplace.
What are the main symptoms of a meniscus tear?
The main symptoms of a meniscus tear are:
• Knee pain and swelling
• Knee joint locking, which prevents you from straightening your leg
• Knee instability, which makes you feel like your knee is about to give way
If you have developed any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should visit your doctor. He or she may send you for an X-ray or MRI scan to assess the health of your knee joint.
What is the treatment for meniscus tear?
The treatment for meniscus tear depends on the severity of the injury. A minor tear may repair itself following a few days’ rest. However, a severe tear may require surgery. Whatever your injury always make sure you get treatment for meniscus tear.
Do you have a claim for a meniscus tear?
If you have suffered a meniscus tear as a result of a sports injury, road traffic accident or accident in your workplace, you may be entitled to claim for compensation for your injuries. Treatment for meniscus tear can result in long recovery periods. For you, the patient, this will mean lost wages, large medical bills and travel expenses. A personal injury claim will therefore grant you the chance to recoup these losses from the person who caused your injury.
Who can help me deal with my meniscus tear compensation claim?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have over a decade’s experience of dealing with personal injury claims involving meniscus tear injuries. Whether you have sustained a meniscus tear as a result of a sports accident or accident at work, we will be able to help you with your claim for compensation.
Our personal injury solicitors work closely with a panel of orthopaedic experts, who will examine your injury and write up an extensive medical report. We will then use this report to assist you in obtaining a compensation settlement that takes into account your pain and suffering, loss of income, medical treatment charges and future rehabilitation costs.
For free, no-obligation legal advice regarding your claim, please call us today on 0800 689 0500 or complete our online 30-second test.
Date Published: 9th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell