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Knee injury

Our knees are a complex and vital part of the way we move and a knee injury, particularly where there is significant damage to muscle as well as perhaps bone, can lead to long term disabilities such as arthritis or other forms of degenerative condition.

These elements will need to be considered as part of a claim arising from an accident or injury to the knee. Consequently, with these types of injuries it will take some time to establish, with expert medical evidence, the likely ongoing effects of the injury and this is all part of the service we offer.

Knee injuries can result from a single event or can be caused by a historical and ongoing set of circumstances which should not have happened by law. As an example, if you are a manual worker and have been required to undertake a task in an unsafe manner and this leads to a degenerative knee condition, your employer may be in breach of health & safety or other statutes just as much as an accident caused by a single failure of an employer or perhaps Local authority or shop owner to prevent a foreseeable accident.

As the knee is so critical for activities, whether vigorous such as exercise or simply being able to sit comfortably or even sleep, an assessment will be needed to establish in detail any reduction in your enjoyment of life. No 2 people are the same and as part of the claims process we will obtain a detailed statement from you as to the impact your injury is having on you. This is also the reason why, as with all personal injury claims, there is an indicative range of possible damages, not just based on the likely amount of pain but also whether the injury will impact on enjoyment of life in the future.

Possible areas of damage to the knee

  • Strain injury– where muscles or tendons are overstretched
  • Sprains – overstretching of the ligament, often due to a twisting injury or fall
  • Tears – either to a ligament or the knee meniscus
  • Fractured knee

Range of compensation for pain and loss of amenity

  • Moderate injuries classified as lacerations, sprains or bruising to a knee – generally up to  £3,500.
  • An injury where a muscle is torn or knee is fractured but where recovery has taken place with very low risk of ongoing problems – in the likely range of £8,000 – £12,000
  • A dislocated knee, torn cartilage or meniscus where medical evidence suggests there will be a degree of ongoing discomfort but not disability – £10,000 to £15,000.
  • Continuing symptoms with the risk of degenerative changes and some disability – £17,000 to £26,000.

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