Knee injuries can be incapacitating and can greatly reduce a person's ability to work, enjoy sport and perform everyday actions including walking, climbing stairs or lifting heavy objects. The knee is essential for movement and if damaged it can greatly reduce a person’s flexibility and quality of life.
Knee injuries are common in road accidents, where a passenger’s legs can be pushed forward into the dashboard or front seats. This can cause significant damage including fractures and breaks to the kneecap.
Knee injuries can also occur in the workplace. Knee sprains and dislocations are common among the victims of slips, trips and falls, which can cause damage to the ankle and hip joints as well as the knees. Those involved in labour intensive manual occupational fields, including construction and warehouse management, may sustain knee injuries associated with overuse. If the knee is bent, stretched or turned at awkward angles, for example when lifting heavy boxes, this can place enormous strain around the ligaments and muscle in the joint.
Orthopaedic injuries affecting the knee frequently include bone fractures, ligament tears, knee strains, sprains, bursitis, meniscus tears and knee dislocations. The potential consequences of such an orthopaedic injury can therefore be life altering, particularly in respect of mobility, impacting both the injured person and their loved ones.
While these injuries can be relatively common, if they are the result of another person’s negligence the law entitles the injured person to claim compensation. The damages that are awarded for orthopaedic injuries are aimed at helping the injured person manage with the pain and suffering they have had to endure, provide the financial resources required for a confortable and effective rehabilitation and any other associated costs and losses attributable to the injury, such as loss of wages and future earning ability.
The knee is one of the most crucial and vulnerable parts of the body. If you have suffered a knee injury in a road accident, the workplace or elsewhere as a result of another’s negligence, our personal injury solicitors will guide you through the process of making a claim. Our specialist solicitors can advise if you are entitled to make a knee injury claim following your accident, and can also arrange any help and support you may need.
If you have had to take time off work, have incurred medical fees or have lost the ability to perform everyday tasks, which were part of your life previously, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. From medical expenses to loss of earnings, we will assist you in recovering the costs of your accident, and secure the compensation you deserve for your injury. Knowing your legal options can be the difference between financial stress and a smooth transition to recovery after a knee injury.
A knee injury may leave you unable to walk unaided or significantly compromise your physical movement. Having healthy, fully functioning knees is crucial for everything from walking correctly to being able to work in a physically demanding profession to enjoying sports and exercise. Experiencing a knee injury can therefore be a distressing and sometimes life changing experience and as such, being able to rely on legal professionals to help you achieve the compensation you deserve can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. If you have hurt your knee in an accident, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling your personal injury case.
At Miller Samuel Hill Brown, our personable and dedicated solicitors are specialists in personal injury claims and understand that knee injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. Healthy knees can be injured in immediate and individual occurrences, or develop over time or occur prior to or following knee surgery. In any type of accident or injury, it can be challenging to prove the cause and full extent of damages. Our highly skilled solicitors have worked extensively in the field of personal injury law and are experienced in building strong claims through thorough investigation of the incident and by working closely with medical experts to prove the cause and the full extent of your injuries and loss.
We will meet with you to discuss your case and guide you through the process of making a claim. You will be appointed a dedicated personal injury solicitor and claim handler who will be your point of contact as we progress your claim. Our comprehensive fee structure means that there will be no hidden charges or unexpected expenses.
Getting you back on your feet is our priority and making a claim can be a straightforward process with the guidance and expertise offered by our solicitors. Contact us today on 0141 221 1919 or fill out our online enquiry form.