Knee Injury Compensation

Knee Injury Compensation Examples
Injury SeverityEffect on IndividualCompensation
Moderate knee injurySignificant bruising; possible minor cartilage damageUp to £9,000
Moderate knee injuryTorn cartilage; possible minor future disability£9,750 – 17,500
Less severe knee injuryPossible long-term moderate disability with possible recurring pain£17,500 – 28,250
Severe knee injuryLeg fracture; limited mobility of joint£34,250 – 45,750
Very severe knee injurySignificant damage to joint and ligament; injury leads to disability£45,750 – 63,000

We Can Help You With Your Knee Injury Compensation Claim

If you have suffered a knee injury in an accident that was not your fault, Blackwater Law are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. The specialist lawyers at Blackwater Law have extensive experience of successfully settling compensation claims involving a wide variety of leg injuries. Our personal injury solicitors have the necessary knowledge and expertise to put forward the strongest possible case for compensation on your behalf.

Our team of personal injury solicitors will handle your claim for knee injury compensation with professionalism and discretion, providing you with expert advice at every stage. So if you or someone close to you has suffered a knee injury that could have been prevented, call us on 0800 083 5500 for a free, no-obligation discussion to determine the strength and validity of your claim.

Why Choose Blackwater Law to Handle Your Compensation Claim?

Knee injuries can be extremely debilitating – particularly serious ones – and can make even the most basic day-to-day activities extremely challenging. Dealing with the consequences of a knee injury can be difficult, but dealing with your personal injury lawyer doesn’t have to be. Blackwater Law can help to alleviate much of the pressure and inconvenience of coping with a serious knee injury, and our friendly and professional personal claims solicitors will go out of their way to make the process of claiming financial redress as stress-free as possible.

There are many reasons why Blackwater Law are the perfect choice for handling your knee injury compensation claim, such as:

  • Our proven track record of dealing with complex knee, foot and leg injury cases;
  • Our proven track record of securing maximum compensation by building the strongest possible case through specialist investigation and expert legal argument;
  • Our unique national network of medical professionals that we can call upon to build strong evidence in support of the your case;
  • Genuinely personal, confidential and empathetic support for all of our clients, whatever their circumstances; and
  • Our willingness to support the client’s recovery through private rehabilitation and a large national network of health professionals. (Such rehabilitation support will be offered where applicable).

What Types of Knee Injury Can I Claim For?

Knee injuries can happen in a variety of different ways, and identifying what type of injury you have sustained and how it has impacted your life will be fundamental to the success of your knee injury compensation claim, as your settlement will depend largely on how much long term pain and / or disability you suffer as a result of your knee problem.

Knee Cap (Patella) Injuries

Knee injuries can consist of damage to the actual knee cap itself, known medically as the “patella”, which is in turn connected to the tibia (or shinbone) and fibula in your lower leg, and the femur (or thigh bone) in your upper leg. Dislocations and fractures to the knee cap and surrounding bones can lead to long-term problems with mobility, which may lead to a higher knee injury compensation claim.

Cartilage Injuries

Injuries to the cartilages of the knee (meniscus and gristle) are also quite common, and can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. Cartilage is the tough, stiff tissue that is found throughout the human body wherever one bone meets another. Cartilage is designed to facilitate movement without painful friction between the bones, and when this is torn or damaged movement can become uncomfortable.

Knee Ligament Injuries

One of the most common forms of knee injury compensation claim that we handle involves damage to the knee ligaments. There are four ligaments in the knee – two cruciate ligaments (in the centre of your knee) and two collateral ligaments (either side of your knee). Slips and trips can cause an unnatural twisting motion in the knee, which can easily tear or rupture any of the main knee ligaments, causing extreme pain and discomfort. Ruptured knee ligaments are likely to require surgery and can result in several months of rehabilitation before the patient is able to resume normal activities, while minor knee ligament injuries sometimes do not require surgery.

Muscle Injuries

You could also be due knee injury compensation if you injure the muscles that power the movement of the knee, such as the quadriceps located at the front of your leg, the hamstrings found at the back of your upper leg and the calf muscle at the rear of the lower leg.

Knee Injury Treatment

The knee is the largest and most complex joint in the body, and as such – should you injure a part of your knee in an accident (for example a road traffic accident or an accident at work), as a result of some form of medical negligence (such as in a defective operation procedure at hospital) or through a criminal act of violence (such as a physical assault) – you may be able to claim compensation for your knee injury from the person or company considered “legally at fault” or “legally responsible” for your injury. Whatever your personal circumstances, if you have suffered a debilitating knee injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you can begin a “no win, no fee” knee injury compensation claim today.

How Much Compensation Can I Expect to Receive?

The table below will give you an idea of the amount of knee injury compensation you can expect to receive. Although each case is considered individually, the severity of the knee injury, combined with the effect on the individual, are likely to lead to the kind of compensation amounts shown in the table below.

Knee Injury Compensation Examples
Injury SeverityEffect on IndividualCompensation
Moderate knee injurySignificant bruising; possible minor cartilage damageUp to £9,000
Moderate knee injuryTorn cartilage; possible minor future disability£9,750 – 17,500
Less severe knee injuryPossible long-term moderate disability with possible recurring pain£17,500 – 28,250
Severe knee injuryLeg fracture; limited mobility of joint£34,250 – 45,750
Very severe knee injurySignificant damage to joint and ligament; injury leads to disability£45,750 – 63,000

The level of personal injury compensation awarded for knee injuries will depend on:

  • The level of treatment required;
  • The extent of any disability and whether this is permanent;
  • The extent of any recurring or lasting pains;
  • The effect on the functioning of the knee joint; and
  • The effect on stability and mobility.

What Do I Have to Do to Make a Knee Injury Claim?

The first step to making any knee injury compensation claim is to contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers. You will speak to a specialist lawyer who can quickly identify the nature of your knee injury claim. You can call us directly on 0800 083 5500 to get free initial advice from a knee injury lawyer. When you contact us, you will speak with a specialist knee injury expert who will be able to quickly assess your possible knee injury compensation claim.

Blackwater Law is recognised as one of the leading personal injury solicitors in the industry by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 team individually review the performance of every law firm within their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the skills and expertise of the members of the team (including partners and associates).

Your Blackwater Law personal injury lawyer will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you updated on the progress of your knee injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will endeavour to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your knee injury.

Along with knee injury compensation claims, we also handle personal injury claims for other types of injuries, including head injuries, brain injuries and back injuries.

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“Anna Woolf’s persistent nature when dealing with the defendant’s insurance company and encouragement when it came to pursuing the correct amount in compensation was excellent. Once again, a big thank you to Anna and all involved with my case.”

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