Knee injury claims

Knee injuries can be extremely painful, affecting your mobility. If you injure your knee in an accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.


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Types of knee injury

The knee is a complicated joint, made up of four parts:

  • bones
  • cartilage
  • ligaments
  • tendons

The most common knee injury is a broken knee cap (fractured patella), usually caused by a high-impact trauma such as a car or motorcycle accident, or a knee injury from a slip, trip or fall.

Sports injuries are also a common cause of damage, including:

  • Dislocated knee, twisted knee and damaged knee cap
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains and tears
  • Torn cartilage – usually meniscal tears
  • Tendonitis, or patellar tendonitis. Also known as jumper’s knee in athletes, this is inflammation of the knee.
  • Tears to the knee ligaments.

Injuries at work can occur from over-use or repetitive tasks, kneeling, lifting and operating machinery, resulting in conditions like bursitis – an inflammation of the fluid-filled ‘cushions’ around the knee joint – and arthritis.

Why make a knee injury claim?

Often, knee injuries will be minor and cause minimal disruption while you recover. But if serious damage has been caused, requiring knee surgery and time off work, then you might have to start considering the financial implications.

If your knee injury was caused by someone else, you could have the right to make a compensation claim. A financial award can help relieve the pressure of paying for surgery, medical costs, recuperation, prescriptions, travel to hospital and loss of earnings.

Find out more about making a claim.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We are here to assess your situation and guide you through the claim process. Our understanding advisors offer a stress-free service and will go through what has happened with you, free of charge, then assess whether you are likely to have a claim.

If you’re happy to proceed, we allocate a specialist personal injury solicitor to deal with your claim. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so you don't have to pay for anything in advance – and if the claim is not successful, you don't pay at all.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How much knee injury compensation can I claim?

Compensation awards will depend on the severity of your knee injury and the impact it has had on you. There will be a number of factors taking into consideration, including the pain and suffering you have endured, loss of earnings as a result of time off work, medical costs and ongoing treatment.

Is there a time limit for making a knee injury claim?

Generally, a claim must be brought within three years of the injury, but our specialist advisors can explain the process to you in more detail, with no legal jargon or pressure.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Contact us either using our online form, or request a callback at the top of the screen. We'll give you a call at a time convenient to you, to ask you about your case and go through your options, as well as our No Win No Fee service.

The initial chat is free and there is no obligation to proceed with us until you are happy to do so.


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