In this guide we will look at what you may be able to claim following a knee injury. We will consider what constitutes a knee injury, the type of injuries that are commonly sustained and approximate compensation amounts.
By understanding what a knee injury may involve, you will be better able to consider the potential claim for your injury.
What Is Covered With A Knee Injury Claim?
When referring to the knee we are referring to the knee joint.
The two bones in the lower leg, the tibia bone (commonly know as the shin bone) and the fibula bone attached to the bottom of the knee. The large upper leg bone known as the femur (commonly known as the thigh bone) is attached to the top of the knee.
The knee itself is one of the largest joints in the body. Tendons in the knee area connect the bones in the knee to the leg muscles responsible for moving the knee. These tendons also play a major role in providing stability to the knee joint.
There are also two C snapped areas of cartilage in the knee which are called the medial and lateral menisci. These two pieces of cartilage act as shock absorbers between the tibia and femur bones.
How Much Could You Receive?
There are a large range of factors that can affect how much your knee injury compensation claim is worth. A knee injury can take a variety of forms. From torn ligaments or cartilage to broken or fractured kneecaps.
The amount of compensation that you can claim will be specific to your case. You can use our online claims calculator to get a good idea, and the table below shows approximate claim amounts for different types of knee injury.
Compensation for Torn cartilage or meniscus, dislocation, ligamentous damage; injuries resulting in minor instability or weakness ranges from £10,900 to £19,250.
Lacerations, twisting or bruising injury with complete recovery, up to £4,300. Ongoing symptoms e.g aching/discomfort/occasional pain, could allow you to claim for up to £10,100.
A lot of people who come to us in relation to a knee injury often have difficulties working due to the reduced mobility. This type of factor will also be considered in relation to the value of your claim.
Diagnosing Injury Specifics
Since the amount of compensation that you can claim will be specific to your own injury, a specialist doctor will need to advise.
The accident compensation solicitor appointed to handle your claim will appoint a doctor to arrange for an examination to assess the actual damage, how severe the damage is and what your prognosis for recovery is.
Commencing Your Claim
To get an initial idea of the amount your claim may be worth, use the 30 Second Test on the right of the page. It takes just a few minutes to complete our 30 Second Test and we can then give you an indication of how much compensation you could receive if you progress a claim.
Alternatively, telephone us and speak to one of our expert advisers who can assist you in understanding the process for a claim.
Our no win no fee basis for working means that you are not at risk of incurring costs, and you can commence a claim with peace of mind in knowing that there will be no unexpected costs.
There is no obligations when you contact us to discuss making a claim. So if you have suffered a knee injury, contact us to discuss today.
Please note: Values are guidelines only. Your injuries and recovery are as individual as you are. The awards are guideline amounts only and any settlement will be based upon the evidence of medical practitioners.