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Knee injury compensation solicitors near you. 

The human knee is a complicated structure, made up of bones, ligaments, muscles, cartilage and tendons. With so many different components workng together, there is a lot that can go wrong. And problems or damage to a certain part of the knee can affect the function of the whole structure.  
 
If you have suffered from a knee injury of any kind in the past three years that was not your fault, whether as a result of a road traffic accident, workplace accident, slip or trip in a public area, or anything else, get in touch with our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors today to discuss your claim. Read on for more information on knee injury compensation claims.  
 
 
Contact our team today to discuss your potential personal injury compensation claim. 
MG Legal take on all of our Personal Injury Compensation cases on a "No Win, No Fee" basis. We have an impressive success rate over 99%. 
 
 

What is a knee injury compensation claim? 

As previously mention, the structure of the knee is made up of number of different components. These are as follows:- 
 
Bones- The lower leg tibia and fibula connect to the upper leg femur (thigh bone) at the knee. If the patella (kneecap) dislocates or fractures, this could mean permanent damage. 
 
Cartilage- Behind the kneecap lies a number of different cartilages, these are strong tissues found in areas where bones join. The cartilage acts as a shock absorber for impact. Any injury to the cartilage in the knee can require time off work. 
 
Ligaments- Another tissue that is found where bones meet one another are ligaments. The knee has four different ligaments, two cruciate and two collateral ligaments. The most common type of ligament tear is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), but there are also a number of other kinds, such as lateral collateral ligament (LCL) and a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). 
 
Tendons- Tendons are important tissues throughout the entire body, as they connect our muscle to our bone. The kneecap itself is a major tendon. 
 
Muscles- Just as upper and lower leg bones join at the knee, it is also the meeting point for different muscles. The quadriceps and the lower leg calf muscles meet in and around the knee area. Hamstring or quadriceps can face serious strains and stretches. A common treatment is regular physiotherapy.  
 
All of these areas work in conjunction for the knee to properly function. An injury to any one of them can cause serious damage and pain and can even impair your ability to walk and complete other daily tasks. Most knee injuries are in the form of a sudden jolt or twist to the knee area, or when the joints face a large, sudden impact. Many knee problems can also be commonly associated with sporting injuries, which is called 'associated risk'. Still, if it is possible to prove that the sporting injury occured due to the actions of someone else, you could make a claim. Your designated solicitor will work to prove and show that this is the case, and that negligent action was involved. 

What is the average payout for knee injury claims? 

The two deciding factors in any personal injury claims is the severity of your injury and the amount of time that it will take to recover. 
 
As every injury, and every personal injury claim, is completely unique, it is impossible to accurately predict the amount of financial compensation that a particular claim will achieve. 
 
However, our specialist personal injury can offer some guidance with reference to the Judicial College’s 15th edition guidelines for the assessment of general damages in personal injury. 
 
It is always important to remember that these estimates cover the compensation available for the injury alone, and do not take into account any further payments for special damages, such as loss of earnings and care costs. 
Knee injury: 
Expected injury compensation: 
Severe- a serious knee injury where the joint has been disrupted, osteoarthiritis has developed, gross ligament damage is present, a legnthy treatment time is ahead, and considerable pain is felt. 
£65,440 to £90,290 
Severe knee injury- where a leg fracture has extended into the knee joint causing a constant, permanent pain, limiting movement, impairing agility, and leaving the person prone to osteoarthritis and at an increased risk of arthroplasty. 
£48,920 to £65,440 
Severe knee injuries- that while severe, are less so than those mentioned above. Often less severe and minimal disability, but still a high degree of pain and discomfort, as well as limited movement and a risk of muscular wasting.  
£24,580 to £40,770 
Moderate knee injury- involving a dislocation, or a torn cartilage, resulting in minor instability, weakness, wasting, and potentially other mild future disabilities.  
£13,920 to £24,580 
Moderate knee injury- similar injuries to those above, but less serious and with shorter periods of exacerbation, less lacerations and bruising.  
Up to £12,900 

What is the time limit in place to make a personal injury claim for my knee injury? 

Generally speaking, you are able to pursue a compensation claim for any injuries or illnesses that are not your fault. Subject to the Limitation Act of 1980, you have until three years after your injury to pursue a personal injury claim. This date will start 
 
There are some exceptions in place to this rule for both minors and those who are pursuing the claim on behalf of a loved one with limited mental capacity. Where children have suffered harm or personal injury, the limitation period will not start until a child’s eighteenth birthday so even if you suffered an injury whilst you were being born, you have until the age of 21 to claim compensation. The reason for this exception is crucial in allowing time for the true extent of an injury to a child is known. 

Proving legal fault for a knee injury: 

When filing any kind of compensation claim, you are aiming to prove that somebody else, whether it is another road user, an employer, a business, or the local council, is to blame for your knee injury. This may sound simple, but in practice it can become quite complicated. Many different laws, rules, and regulations are all simultaneously at play, depending on the exact circumstances of your knee injury. 
 
Because of this, it is always best to instruct a qualified, reputable solicitor on your case. Attempting to pursue a claim for a knee injury without the help of a personal injury expert can be difficult, and is not advisable. It is more sensible, and will be more beneficial for you, to instruct our personal injury solicitors who know exactly how to handle your case, and can take all of the stress away for you. 

How can our expert personal injury solicitors help with your knee injury compensation claim? 

At MG Legal, our friendly and dedicated team of personal injury solicitors settle thousands of cases like these every year. They have been working within the legal field for more than thirty years, and in that long time have built-up an amazing success rate in excess of 99%. 
 
If you would like to see some more evidence and examples of our amazing work, see a collection of our client reviews, here, which can speak for themselves. 
 
Because of this unmatched success rate, our specialist personal injury solicitors accept all cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we do not succeed for our client, we do not get paid for our work, and you owe us nothing. 
 
Get in touch today, here, or at one of our offices in Lancaster, Garstang, or Longridge, to speak to one of our expert solicitors. 

 MG Legal’s experienced personal injury legal solicitors have a case success rate of more than 99%, and we settle many thousands of injury claims every single year. Click below to learn some more about the team, and why they are definitely the right solicitors for you.  

 
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