Knee Injury Claims

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Knee injuries can be common, but can you make a claim if it was a result of something that was not your fault?

Lisa Walton, Personal Injury Solicitor at WSP Solicitors looks at what the firm sees regularly and how we can help.

What sort of Knee Injuries can I make a claim for?

You can make a claim for a broken knee cap or injuries associated with your knee following an accident, if the accident was not your fault. This could be at work or in everyday life.

If you lost your balance, for example, when walking over uneven ground whilst carrying a heavy object and fall, injuring your knee.  Or something fell onto your knee without warning or you banged your knee against something due to a person or even colleague having done something you were unaware of.

Similarly knee injuries can be sustained as a result of other non-work related accidents such as a road traffic accident when maybe your leg gets trapped or it was knocked hard when the force of the collision caused your knee to come into contact with the steering column or seat in front.  The accident could have happened on a highway or in a supermarket.  If you fall over and land on your knees heavily you may have sustained a substantial injury.  If the reason for the fall was not your fault you may be able to make a claim if we can establish that someone else was responsible for the accident you were involved in.

What to do if you have injured your knee?

Here are some top tips for things you should do in the first instance.

  • Keep records (photographs, witness statements etc)
  • Seek medical advice

We do understand that in serious circumstances getting evidence at the scene of the accident can be impossible, so do not worry, we can still help you!

How much is a knee injury claim worth?

The valuation of claims varies greatly.  If you have achieved a full recovery the value will be less than if you have been left with permanent on going restrictions.

Your knee is a very important part of your body if you are left with permanent instability or fear that it might give way at any time it can be debilitating.  If the injury was therefore caused as a result of an accident that was not your fault our Personal Injury Solicitors would be able to investigate for you.

More often than not, the value of the injury itself is not the most valuable thing to the claimant. We find our clients are considerably more concerned with loss of earnings or potential costs for future care following an accident. We are experts in using our extensive experience, case law and Judicial College Guidelines to value all injury claims effectively.

To discuss your Knee Injury case further with us, you can contact Lisa directly here or by filling in the form in the sidebar of this page. Alternatively, you can call us on 01453 847200

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