Knee Injury Compensation Claims & Knee Surgery Negligence Compensation
What is a Knee Injury:
Knee injuries can be extremely painful and disrupt a victim's daily life. The most common knee injury is a damaged kneecap, which is usually caused by an accident such as a slip, trip or fall. They can take place:
- In the workplace
- In public
- At home
- Whilst carrying out sporting activities
- On the road
The knee joint in the legs is made up of:
Bones: Patella is the medical term for the knee cap bone. The thigh bone (Femur) which is a part of the upper leg is attached to the two lower leg shinbone, (Tibia and Fibula bones)
Cartilages: There are 3 cartilages behind the kneecap, the cartilage is a strong tissue which is found in the joints where the bone links to other bones.
Ligaments: Ligaments are tissues which connect the bones in the body. The knee holds 4 ligaments.
Tendons: The tendon is a tough tissue which attaches the muscles to bones. The knee has one key tendon known as the kneecap (Patellar tendon).
Muscles: The knee links two muscles in the upper leg with a muscle in the lower leg which are the quadriceps that are at the front of the leg and the hamstrings muscles which are at the back of the upper leg with the calf muscle at the back of the lower leg.
If you have suffered an injury to the leg, through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. To find out more, call our personal injury solicitors on 0800 0747 644 or fill in one of our claim forms.
How much could you claim?
If you have suffered a knee injury that wasn't your fault, you could make a claim for compensation to cover the costs of travel expenses, loss of earnings, hospital bills and rehabilitation. Claims are judged on the severity of the injury and recuperation time:
Major knee trauma requiring lengthy recuperation after surgery and with ongoing residual symptoms: £30,000 to £50,000
Major knee trauma requiring lengthy recuperation after surgery but with complete or near complete recovery:£15,000
Lesser knee injuries with complete or near complete recovery after a few years: £10,000
Lesser knee injuries with recovery lasting weeks/months: £500 to £5,000
To make a claim for compensation relating to a leg injury, speak to one of our expert solicitors today. You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the contact form on this page and one of our team will get back to you.
The types of compensation you are entitled to:
There are two types of compensation available to you in a personal injury claim:
The first for the pain and suffering of the injury (General damages): this is for the pain and grief which you have endured for which there is right of compensation.
The second covers any financial losses and expenses which you have suffered (Special damages), this can include income which is lost for the time taken off work, medical expenses, travel expenses etc.
Our compensation calculator only covers amounts of general damages, therefore the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries may be more as aspects of your special damages have yet still to be considered. Hence why it is important for you to contact Grieves Solicitors for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive and more.
Talk to us:
If you or someone you know has suffered a knee injury and want to know if any compensation can be awarded, call our team of personal injury solicitors. Our solicitors can give you a clearer idea of how much you are eligible for and will help you start your claim, to find out whether you, or a loved one, can make a claim for a knee injury, you can get in touch with the specialist personal injury team at Grieves Solicitors by calling us for free on 0800 0747 644 alternatively, you can fill out a claim form on this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.