Knee Injury Compensation Claims
If you suffer a knee injury due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation. The Compensation Experts are on hand to help guide you through the process.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand that suffering from a serious knee injury can have a devastating effect on your everyday life. Not only can it leave you or a loved one in physical agony, but it may also result in your financial situation being compromised. You may require modifications to your home, extra care, rehabilitation, and support should you be unable to work.
Our team of legal advisors have helped thousands of people through the knee injury claims process, including those who have been injured due to road traffic accidents, falls from height, and accidents at work.
All of our knee injury claims are worked on a No win, no fee basis (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page). If you don’t win your claim, you don’t pay!
Speak to our friendly team today to find out how much compensation you could claim for your knee injury.
What is a Knee Injury?
The knee is made up of multiple parts including bone, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and small sacs of fluid known as bursae. If any of these are injured you may find yourself unable to work, in severe pain or with permanent mobility issues.
Types of Knee Injury Claims
As the knee is made up of multiple parts, there are many different types of knee injuries that can occur. Common types of knee injuries include:
A knee sprain occurs when the ligament is stretched, or in more severe cases, torn. The knee has 4 ligaments: the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL). The ligaments help to stabilize the knee in it’s forwards and backwards movement and restrict side to side movement. Knee strains often cause severe pain and can cause dysfunction of the normal range of motion of the knee. This may affect a person’s ability to work or perform normal daily activities such as walking.
Fractures of the bones in the knee often occur during road traffic accidents, as a result of high impact being applied to the bone. If any of the bones in your knee, such as the patella, are fractured then surgery may be required to fix it. A knee fracture can take anywhere from 6 weeks to heal however, pain and swelling may be experienced for up to 6 months afterwards. A knee fracture may make it almost impossible to straighten the leg or walk properly also.
The meniscus is cartilage that acts as a shock absorber between your shinbone and thighbone. If this is torn you will experience pain, swelling and stiffness in the knee. In some cases, resting the knee can allow the meniscus to heal of its own accord however, in more serious cases surgery will be required.
The knee contains bursae, small sacs of fluid that cushion the knee joint allowing the tendons and ligaments to navigate the joint smoothly. A knee injury may cause the bursae to become inflamed. This can result in pain and reduced mobility in the knee.
Patellar tendinitis occurs when the tendons in the knee become inflamed or have too many microtears for the body to heal. It is usually a result of repeated movement and is common in athletes. It is caused by repetitive overloading of the extensor mechanism of the knee and can require surgical repair in the most drastic cases.
If you have experienced any of the above injuries and feel that it wasn’t your fault, get in touch with The Compensation Experts today!
Causes of Knee Injuries
Knee injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, in almost any situation. If the knee is jolted, such as in a trip or fall, injury may occur. In addition to this, road traffic accidents or accidents at work may result in impact or trauma to the knee. You may be eligible to make a knee injury claim if the injury occurred as a result of somebody else’s negligence and could have been avoided.
Almost all knee injuries result in pain and restricted movement. Some take longer to heal, ranging from just a few weeks to months; some injuries may even have lifelong consequences. This may impact on your income if you are no longer able to work or are forced to employ support to help you carry out daily activities.
Am I Eligible to Make a Knee Injury Claim?
You may be eligible to make a knee injury claim if your injury occurred as a result of somebody else’s negligence. The quickest way to find out whether you are eligible to make a knee injury claim is to contact our expert team.
Once in touch, they will discuss the details of your case with you and will be able to make an educated judgment on whether your knee injury claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make Knee Injury Claim?
When making a knee injury claim, you usually have 3 years from the date of the accident for court proceedings to begin in order for your claim to be successful. There may be some occasions for which the deadline is extended, usually in complex cases however, this will be at the discretion of the courts and differ on a case by case basis.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Knee Injury Claim?
Knee injury compensation amounts vary depending on the severity of the injury and its impact on your life. Compensation may be awarded for loss of earnings, medical or support costs, pain, or even the effect on your social life.
You will generally be awarded more compensation for injuries that take longer to recover from. Our team of experts will be able to offer a more accurate answer to this question on hearing the details of your case.
Making a Knee Injury Claim
In order to make a knee injury claim, get in touch with our team. They will talk through your case with you, ask any necessary questions in order to determine fault and offer free, no-obligation advice. After an initial consultation, they will be able to advise you whether your knee injury claim is likely to be successful and how much compensation you could receive.
If you choose to pursue compensation for your knee injury, we will match you with a solicitor who has experience in similar cases. They will guide you through the process and help to get you the compensation you deserve. The majority of cases are settled out of court, something which we aim to do for all of our clients.
Starting your Knee Injury Claim
To begin your knee injury claim, simply fill out our online claims form then one of our advisors will call you back to discuss your claim.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why Should You Use Us for Your Knee Injury Claim?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert Knee Injury Claims Advisors Working For You
We specialise in helping victims of knee injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.
Whether you are ready to make a knee injury claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have trained advisors on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.