Knee injuries are very common as the knee joint is a very complex one. Suffering a knee injury could leave you with damage to your bones but you are more likely to end up suffering soft tissue damage such as torn ligaments.
Some of the most common injuries sustained to the knee joint are as follows:
- Sprains, caused through overstretching one or more ligaments due to twisting or wrenching
- Strains, this is caused when a tendon or muscle is overstretched
- Torn ligaments
- Torn meniscus
- Bleeding in the knee joint, this is usually caused by a torn ligament.
Symptoms of a knee injury include pain, swelling and instability. If you are suffering symptoms such as these after being involved in an accident that has left you with a knee injury then it is important you seek medical attention as soon as possible so any injuries can be dealt with.
Seeking medical attention after suffering from a knee injury also means that you have a record of any injuries that you have suffered as the result of a knee injury. This will help you if you are hoping to make a claim for compensation.
Claiming compensation after a knee injury is a right that you hold if your injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault. For example if you are the victim of a road traffic accident that was caused through the negligence of another person and you suffer an injury to your knee as the result of it then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation just as you are able to claim compensation if you suffer a slip, trip or fall accident and land on your knee causing damage.
If you are suffering from a knee injury then it is important that you rest your knee so that you don’t lose too much strength in your joint. It is also important that you apply ice packs in order to reduce the swelling in your joint. When you have had treatment done on your knee you should keep the joint elevated.
How much compensation could I be entitled to?
The amount of compensation you recieve will depend on the severity of your injury. For a rough idea you can visit our damage awards page which will have details of knee injury compensation awards.
If you do decide to pursue a compensation claim after suffering a knee injury due to the negligence of another person then contact us here at Help With Your Claim. As personal injury experts we have already helped thousands of people to claim the compensation that they are entitled to after an accident that wasn’t their fault. So join them and the compensation that is rightfully yours today; contact us for more information.