You can claim compensation if you face knee injury in the following places
• Road Accident- Whether in a car or motorcycle accident and the accident was not due to your fault
• Surgical Error- arrogance in medical treatment leads you to a knee injury
• Accident at Work- due to the nature of work also called an industrial injury
• Accident in Public- Slip, trip and fall in private property, shop, etc
• Criminal Injury- If attacked by a criminal, leaving you injured
A knee has a complex structure. The damage to the knee can be varied. Not all injuries are the same. It depends on the brute force, angle, location and severity, and deepness of the damage. Some common types of knee injuries are:
Knee Cap Injury
Knee cap injury is damage to the cap of the knee itself, in a medical term known as patella. Dislocation and fracture to the kneecap can be more severe and can lead you to a higher compensation claim. This injury can create long-term problems with mobility.
Injuries to the cartilage are quite common. These injuries can be highly painful and uncomfortable. Cartilage is the tiff tissue found throughout the human body, where bones meet another. Cartilage is designed to minimize the painful friction between the bones when this layer is damaged the movement of joints can be very painful.
This is one of the common types of knee injuries.
There are four ligaments in the knee.
• Two cruciate Ligaments (in center of the knee)
• Two collateral Ligaments (on the sides of the knee)
Slip and trip can cause extra and unnatural twisting to the knee, which can tear the knee ligaments, results are extreme pain and discomfort. Severe ligament knee injuries require surgery and can result in several months of rehabilitation.
Knee Injury Claim
In order to file a compensation claim, you will need an experienced Personal Injury Solicitor Preston. They will collect evidence and proofs related to the accident scene and will make a charge sheet according to the severity of the damage. Now, all evidence will be shown to the liable party. If the responsible party agrees on settlement talks, your personal injury solicitor will demand compensation. If they agreed you will get compensation.
If they refuse the accident and their ignorance than personal injury solicitors send them legal notice and all hearing will be held in solicitors court.
After the complete hearings, the court will calculate the financial, physical and psychological losses and you will be compensated. Note that the limit to apply for compensation is within three years after the accident. The time span can be increased if you notice the injury years after the accident. Your time will start after the day when you noticed the injury.