Have you been injured at work, or perhaps in an accident in a public place? It could even be a sporting injury… if you have suffered an injury to your knee and are asking yourself how much personal injury compensation you could receive for a knee injury claim then please read our easy to follow guide below.
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How Much Compensation for a Knee Injury Claim?
A knee injury can be very painful and greatly affect you ability and enjoyment of life. This post looks at the various types of knee injury claims and gives an assessment of how much compensation may be awarded for each type of knee injury claim.
The average compensation for knee injury amounts detailed have been taken from the JSB Guidelines used by personal injury courts to determine how much should be awarded for each kind of injury. These amounts reflect awards for pain and suffering, not for any financial loss and thus you may be awarded a larger sum than indicated.
Average Knee Injury Compensation Amounts
For minor knee injuries, where recovery is complete or almost complete. Awards will range from a few hundred pounds up to £4,650. Where injuries are minor, but more severe than previously described, awards can go up to £10,450.
The next stage of severity for knee injuries are injuries which involve dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus. Such injuries may cause minor instability, wasting, weakness or future disability. Such injuries and symptoms may attract awards of £11,275 – £19,900, depending on specific circumstances.
Where injury is moderate awards will be between above £19,900 – £33,00. However moderate/ severe injuries involving leg fractures extending into knee joint causing pain that is constant and permanent, limits movement or impairs agility, will attract awards of between £39,625 – £53,000 depending on severity.
The most serious types of knee injuries involve disruption of the knee joint, development of osteoarthritis, gross ligament damage, or considerable pain. These types of very serious knee injuries can attract awards of £53,000 – £73,125 depending on the nature and severity of the injury.
It is important to note, that the figures listed above are the amounts awarded for pain and suffering as a result of your injury. Your solicitor will be able to advise you of other losses you may be able to make a claim for such as loss of earnings, medical or care costs or the cost of adaptation to your home.