If you’ve suffered a painful knee injury as a result of someone else’s negligence contact the personal injury specialists here at Slater and Gordon Lawyers for expert legal advice. You can call our 24-hour claims Freephone number on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.
Our solicitors have extensive experience in knee injury compensation claims, and can advise you on whether you have a case and how much you could be entitled to. Proving that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, mistake or lack of care can be difficult, which is why you need a highly trained Slater and Gordon personal injury specialist on your side.
Types of knee injury
There are many types of injury that can affect the knee, most of which tend to be very painful. The knee is one of the body’s most important joints, so injuries can affect movement and usually impact upon the person’s everyday life and work. Common knee injuries include:
- Muscle injuries
- Knee ligament tears
- Broken bones
- Kneecap (patella) damage
- Cartilage damage
Some of these injuries are more serious than others, requiring surgery or extensive physiotherapy. Others heal on their own, requiring only time and rest.
What causes knee injuries?
Knee injuries can happen in many different circumstances, including:
- Sporting accidents
- Road traffic and cycling accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents at work and manual handling incidents
- Medical negligence
- Falls from height
- Repetitive work practices.
Can I claim compensation?
In order to claim knee injury compensation, you must be able to demonstrate that what happened was someone else’s fault. It may be that the person, employer or organisation failed in their health and safety duties, or made a mistake or error in judgement. Examples of this kind include:
- A road traffic accident where the driver of a vehicle made an error in judgement or drove recklessly, resulting in a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist
- A standing passenger on a bus suffering knee injuries as a result of the driver braking or pulling away too sharply
- A pedestrian tripping on a raised pavement slab or other obstacle
- A poorly maintained football pitch or slippery racquet sports court causing a player to slip and fall
- An accident at work which could have been avoided had the employer followed health and safety regulations and taken reasonable measures to prevent the incident.
How much could I claim?
The amount of compensation you could receive for a knee injury claim depends on the circumstances and severity of the injury. Our personal injury solicitors will advise you further based on the exact details of your case. However, average figures for knee injury compensation claims range from £1,000-£4,000 for twists, sprains and bruising through to potentially tens of thousands for more serious injuries such as those requiring knee replacement surgery.
How to make a knee injury compensation claim
The first step to take is to call our 24-hour claims number on Freephone 0800 916 9046 to discuss the details of your case with a specialist personal injuries solicitor. You can seek compensation if your injury took place within the last three years and if you believe it was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Simply tell us what happened and the medical details of your injury, as provided by your doctor. We may also ask about:
- Any medication you are taking
- How the injury has affected your life, from pain and suffering to loss of earnings
- How long your injury has taken or is predicted to take to heal
- The circumstances surrounding the incident which caused the injury
- Whether you’ve been left with lasting effects from the injury, such as long-term mobility problems
All of these factors can affect the outcome of your case and the amount of compensation you could be entitled to. Our solicitors will firstly need to prove that the injury was someone else’s fault and could have been avoided, and secondly the ways in which it has negatively affected your life. The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the seriousness of the injury and how it may affect you in the future. You can claim for medical costs and expenses, travel costs, compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and negative effects on your quality of life.
Using this information, a knee injury compensation solicitor will advise you whether or not you have a case and the next steps to take. We’re known for our honest, realistic and straightforward advice, avoiding legal jargon and explaining everything in plain language. You can rely on Slater and Gordon Lawyers to act with your best interests in mind.
Our No Win, No Fee pricing
Slater and Gordon Lawyers firmly believe that you shouldn’t have to risk your finances simply to pursue justice. If you’ve been hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should be able to pursue a claim for compensation in full confidence that you won’t be hit with unexpected fees.
This is why 98% of our personal injury claims are on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means no financial risk to you, so all you need to focus on is recovering from your injury while our knee injury compensation specialists fight your case.
Get in touch to start your claim
If you’ve suffered a knee injury and need cost-effective, expert legal advice, you can count on us. Slater and Gordon Lawyers is an industry leader in personal injury compensation claims, with vast experience in all kinds of cases and with all sorts of injuries. Many of our solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and many other respected professional organisations.
Whatever your circumstances and no matter how simple or complex your case, we can help. Contact a personal injury specialist here at Slater and Gordon Lawyers today.