Knee Injury Claims
We’ll assess the full impact of your knee injury
We know that knee injuries are painful, limiting and can restrict your mobility. Your ability to go about your daily routines independently will have been affected, and it’s likely that you’re feeling dependent on your loved ones.
You might be feeling upset and frustrated as well as in pain. We know that telling you not to feel this way won’t change your mind. But compensation could help you get things back to how they were.
Compensation won’t take away your pain, but it can provide you with the financial support you need to pay your bills and allow you the time to fully recover. It can also help you to repay those around you for the extra time and care they’ve given.
So, if your accident happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance you could make a claim.
We can help you by letting you know if we think you have a compensation claim, by connecting you with one of our expert solicitors and by listening and answering any questions you might have.
For more information, or to find out whether we think you have a claim, you can get in touch with our friendly advisors on 0800 540 4258 for free, confidential advice with no obligations.
The amount of compensation you could be owed for your knee injury depends on a number of factors including how severe your injury is and how much of an impact it has had on your life.
The compensation you receive could help to cover the following and more:
- Your loss of earnings from time off work, now and in the future
- The loss of earnings suffered by your loved ones
- The cost of medical treatment, medication and care – including prescription charges
- Travel costs and other expenses – including the travel costs of your loved ones
- The impact on your social life and leisure activities, such as sports and hobbies
- The pain and suffering you’ve experienced because of your knee injury
- Any care you’ve been given, even when it has been free
Although no amount of money can take away what you’ve been through, compensation can help to ease the financial pressure of your injury so that you can concentrate on getting better and regaining your independence.
To get an estimate of the amount of compensation you may be owed, you can visit our compensation calculator, which gives you a guideline figure based on your answers to some simple questions.
If you’d like to find out whether you’re eligible to make a knee injury claim, you can get in touch for free on 0800 540 4258 , or fill in the form below to request a call back.
Starting your claim
All of our advisors go through intensive training so that they’re able to tell you whether they think you have a claim. They’ll also be able to answer any questions you may have and can offer confidential advice.
There’s never any obligation to claim when you get in touch with us, but if you do decide you’d like to go ahead and you give us your permission, we can get the ball rolling straight away.
The best way to get in touch is to call us for free on 0800 540 4258 . Your call will be taken by one of our legally trained advisors.
We’ll select the right specialist solicitor for your case and put you in touch with them, usually on the same call. Your solicitor will give you a free legal consultation, and will ask you some more questions to get a clear picture of what happened.
They will then get in touch with the party responsible for your knee injury and negotiate on your behalf, making sure you’re kept informed and up to date throughout the claims process.
Valerie Riley, 62, suffered an electric shock and knee injury at work
I got £5,000 compensation and it meant I could retire early. I’m enjoying retirement, the stress is gone
Types of knee injury
Below are some examples of common types of knee injuries we’ve helped people to claim for in the past.
If your type of injury isn’t listed below, then don’t worry. If your accident happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then there’s a good chance we’ll be able to help you.
A knee sprain can occur if a ligament in the knee is overstretched. This could be caused be the result of any accident that causes sudden impact or pushes the knee unusually, such as a slip, trip or fall, car accident or a sports accident.
Sprains can be extremely painful and can also make it hard to move the joint, which can stop you from being able to walk or drive.
Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the sprain, but it can sometimes take up to 10 months and can require surgery.
Torn or damaged meniscus
Your meniscus is cartilage which acts as a shock absorber in your knee joint. The meniscus can become damaged if your knee joint is bent and then twisted.
This type of injury may require you to rest and take time off work. In some cases, you may need surgery and rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery and there may be some long-lasting consequences, such as osteoarthritis.
Torn ligaments in your knee can be caused by any excessive strain. This type of knee injury is likely to 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 the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), lateral collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament (MCL).
Torn ligaments nearly always need long-term medical treatment and support, whether this is surgery to repair the tear, physiotherapy or specialised equipment such as a brace to help you walk, run or play sports.
You can read more about ACL injuries below.
What is an ACL injury?
ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, which is the ligament that runs inside your knee and helps with the stability of your knee joint.
An ACL injury is usually caused by a sudden impact or by changing direction rapidly.
The severity of ACL injuries can vary, and will often cause pain and instability when you try to put weight on the injured leg. In the most severe cases, the ACL can completely split in two (rupture), in which case it’s likely that you’ll need surgery.
ACL injuries can have a major impact on your life and your family. Often, the knee is so unstable that it can be difficult to walk, and you may have had to take time off work or pay for expensive medical treatment to help speed up your recovery.
We realise that spending time alone recovering can leave you feeling depressed and isolated. We’re here to help you.
For more information about compensation and to find out whether you could make a claim, you can get in touch with our friendly advisors on 0800 540 4258 for free.
Causes of knee injuries
Knee injuries can be caused by a wide variety of different types of accidents. They can often be caused when the knee is suddenly twisted or jolted, such as in a slip, trip, or fall or in a sport related accident.
No matter what the cause of your injury, if it happened within the last three years and was caused by somebody else, then we may be able to help you.
Contact us today on 0800 540 4258 for free to find out if you can claim and to have your questions answered. Alternatively, complete the form below and we’ll call you back.