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|Very acute injury||£61,000 - £84,000|
|Acute injury||£45,000 - £61,000|
|Serious injuries||£22,500 - £38,000|
|Moderate injury||£13,000 - £22,000|
Many people will suffer from a knee injury at some point during their lives. Although knee injuries may occur as a result of an innocent accident or muscular degeneration, unfortunately there are instances where they have occurred due to someone else’s negligence.
If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to claim compensation. The figures above provide an estimate of the average amount that could be claimed for an injury, but if you would like to get a more specific estimate for your injury, speak to one of our solicitors today.
Common causes of knee injuries include accidents at work, road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls, although knee injuries can also arise during participation in sporting events.
Damage can occur to any part of the knee, including:
- The articular cartilage, which covers the end of your shin and thigh bones
- The menisci, which are two crescent-shaped discs that help stabilise the knee
- Ligaments, which connect bones together
- Tendons, which connect muscles to bones. Also known as soft tissue knee injuries
Effects of Knee Injuries
A knee injury can have a huge effect on your quality of life, especially if it makes movement difficult. This can restrict your ability to work, to enjoy hobbies or to travel. Physical effects of a knee injury can also include:
- Frequent or recurring pain
- Weakness in the knee
- Stiffness in the joint
- Inability to bend or straighten leg
If your knee injury was caused by someone else’s negligence and is causing mobility issues, or preventing you from working, compensation can help to ensure rapid access to treatment and help with any expenses incurred.
How Compensation Could Help You
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your knee injury, your ability to work and the care required to aid your recovery and manage your injury. Compensation paid out can help contribute to the following treatments and expenses:
- Lost wages
- Changes to accommodation
- Transportation requirements
- Medical expenses
Remember, the figures provided at the top of the page are average compensation amounts - for a clearer idea on how much you may be entitled to for your knee injury, contact JMW.
To find out more about the process of claiming compensation, read our guide here.