What are the Knee Injuries? Knee Injuries due to common mistakes

Posted by John Michael on April 16th, 2019

The knee is one of the crucial parts of the body. Highly used for mobility to perform daily tasks. Unfortunately, knee injuries are very common, especially when you are involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident or slip, trip and fall.

        Knee Injury Types, Causes and Compensation Claim
The knee is a very complex joint made up of bones, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. An injury to even one of these components can be painful and reduce your mobility. If your knee was injured in an accident that was not your fault, you can claim compensation. Those who work in labor or do extensive manual work can face knee injuries. The knee injury claims are more common in the UK these days.

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.

Cartilage Injury

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.

Ligament Injuries

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.

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