Have you suffered a knee injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault?
Knee injuries are extremely common and can happen for a number of reasons. They are often the result of sporting accidents, road traffic accidents, slips, trips or falls. More often than not, it is the soft tissue such as ligaments that get damaged, but occasionally the knee cap can also be fractured or broken.
Knee injuries are also a common occurrence in the workplace, usually as the result of a slip or fall. They can also be due to heavy manual lifting, which can put a tremendous strain on the ligaments and muscle around the knee joint.
Knee injuries are not only incredibly painful, but they can also cause major disruption to your day to day life. The knee joint is essential for movement and if damaged it can greatly reduce a person’s mobility, making it difficult to walk and move about. This can cause problems with your employment and could potentially lead to a loss of earnings.
If you’ve suffered a knee injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Types of knee injury
Whether it’s the result of a sports-related injury or a road traffic accident, there are many types of knee injury you could suffer, including:
- sprain – A sprain can occur if a ligament in the knee has been over stretched due to a slip, trip or fall
- bleeding in the joint – Bleeding can occur when a ligament is torn
- torn ligament – You may hear a snapping sound when this happens. A common type of tear is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury
- torn meniscus – The meniscus is a part of the knee that is made of cartilage, this can tear if the knee joint is bent and then twisted forcefully
- broken kneecap – These fractures can be serious and often require surgery to repair. Over the long-term, they may also cause arthritis in the knee.
Knee injury symptoms
If you have suffered a knee injury, a sprain or break, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
- pain in the knee
- swelling around the knee
- instability and unbalance
- bruising around the knee
- tender to the touch
When ligaments are torn you may hear a snapping or popping sound. If you have a cartilage injury it may feel as though your knee is locking or catching.
Knee injury case study
At What’s My Claim Worth we have a huge amount of experience in helping clients get the knee injury compensation they deserve. Find out how we recovered one client £1,700 in compensation for a knee injury they sustained when they slipped at a swimming pool.
Making a knee injury compensation claim
If your knee injury was the result of another person’s negligence, there is a very good chance you’ll be entitled to compensation.
As specialist accident and injury solicitors, we can advise if you are entitled to make a knee injury claim following your accident and can also arrange any help and support you may need. From lost earnings to medical expenses, we’re here to help you recover the costs of your accident and get you the knee injury compensation you deserve.
Get an idea of what your knee injury claim could be worth by using our Claimometer or get in touch with the experienced team at What’s My Claim Worth, who will be happy to help you with your claim on a no win, no fee basis.
Find out how we secured our client £1,700 in compensation after they injured their knee following a slip at a swimming pool.