Can you claim for your knee injury?
We understand that it might be hard to work out whether you could make a claim for your knee injury. That's why we've made a simple, three step check.
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
- Was your knee injury the result of the accident?
If you’ve answered 'yes' to all of the above then you may have a knee injury compensation claim. To be sure, give us a call for free onand we’ll tell you within minutes if we think you have a claim.
What causes a knee injury?
It’s likely your knee injury was caused by your knee being forced beyond the limit of its usual range of movement. Your knee injury may also have been caused by a large impact to the joint.
Knee injuries are very common and are often the result of car accidents, sports accidents or slips, trips and falls.
Your knee injury might have involved damage to the bones in your knee. However, damage to the soft tissue, such as ligaments, is the more common type of knee injury.
Types of knee injury
Below are some examples of the most common types of knee injuries we’ve spoken to claimants about during our 22 years' working with personal injury claims. If you’re knee injury isn’t listed below, it’s likely we can still help you claim compensation, as long as the injury was someone else’s fault. You can call us onto discuss your knee injury now.
There are 3 grades of sprain, measuring their severity. A medical professional will be able to advise what grade of sprain you have, by assessing the mobility in your knee joint and the level of your knee pain.
Torn or damaged meniscus
Your meniscus is made completely of cartilage and can become damaged when your knee joint is bent and then twisted.
Meniscus injuries are common in sports but can also happen as the result of a slip, trip or fall or a car accident. Many people can continue their daily and sporting activity with this type of injury, but occasional damage to the meniscus ligament can require surgery, rest and rehabilitation.
Your knee joints are incredibly complex and deal with a wide range of motion.
Torn ligaments can be caused by any excessive strain put through the knee, but most commonly are the result of a sports accident or a slip, trip or fall. A torn ligament in your knee may cause you to feel unstable when you walk, run or play sport.
A common type of ligament tear is an ACL injury, but you can also experience a tear in posterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament.
To speak to us about claiming compensation for any of the injuries listed above, or about another type of knee injury, call us for free on.
When you contact us, you’re under no obligation to claim and your call is confidential.
What are the symptoms of a knee injury?
Your knee injury symptoms will vary depending on the type of knee injury you have. Common symptoms are pain, instability and swelling within the joint.
If you have torn a ligament, you may have also heard a snapping or popping when the injury happened.
Some people find their leg gives way from under them, causing them to fall or lose balance. This can happen at the time of injury or be reoccurring.
If you have suffered a meniscus (cartilage) knee injury, you may experience the feeling of your knee locking or catching when performing certain movements.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s likely you have a knee injury. If you haven’t already, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.
If you’ve suffered a serious knee injury, then this injury to your ligament or bone can also leave long-term damage, that could lead to arthritis in your later life, or continued discomfort.
We also know that rehabilitation following a ligament injury to your knee, or following knee surgery, can be lengthy. If you have suffered a knee injury because of somebody else, and needed medical treatment as a result, please make a note of all your treatment, and give us a call today, for free on
Our rehabilitation service
We also have expert physiotherapist who can provide you advice and exercises as part of your claim with us.
To read more about our rehabilitation service and how it can help with your knee pain, visit our rehabilitation service page.
What is an ACL injury?
An injury to your ACL means an injury to one of the four major ligaments in your knee. ACL is short for anterior cruciate ligament, which is the ligament that runs inside your knee and helps with the stability of your knee joint.
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament are often caused by your knee changing direction rapidly or through force, which means ACL injuries are a common knee injury.
The severity of ACL injuries can vary, and is often separated into three grades of injury.
Usually, an ACL injury is a small tear to the ligament.
Sometimes, ACL injuries can be more severe and cause instability in the knee joint. In the most serious cases, the ACL ligament can split completely in two, known as a rupture. In this instance, it is likely that you’ll need reconstructive surgery.
If you’ve experienced an ACL injury, you may be finding walking hard, due to instability in your knee joint. We understand this can be particularly distressing. You may only be able to walk around with the use of crutches and, as a result, you may have had to adapt your daily routine, habits or living arrangements.
When you call us to discuss your injury, we’ll ask you about your experience, including the effect it's had on your daily routine. If you do have a knee injury claim, your solicitor will then consider the effects of your knee injury when negotiating your compensation.
It may also be that your ACL injury only affects your movement when running or taking part in sports. You may still be able to claim compensation for this. To be sure, give us a call onor complete your details in the form below and we’ll give you a call back.
Remember, you’re under no obligation to claim when you speak to us.
Making a knee injury claim
There are a couple of ways to start your knee injury claim. The easiest way is to give us a call onor enter your details in the form at the bottom of the page, and we’ll call you back.
We’re here to answer any questions you might have about your experience and making a compensation claim. We’re also here to listen and advise you if you have a valid claim.
We won’t pass your details to a solicitor without your permission.