Knee Injury at Work Compensation – Payout Amounts and Your Legal Rights
Our solicitors are specialists in helping UK workers claim for knee injury compensation. If you have been involved in an accident in the workplace resulting in medical treatment on your knee, then there is every chance that you could make a claim.
We operate on a no win no fee* basis, and work with insurance companies appointed by your employer to get the maximum payout amounts possible. For a free consultation to find out what your rights are and the possibilities for claiming knee injury at work compensation please call our helpline today.
Compensation for a Knee Injury at Work – Sample Amounts
One of your first questions to us will probably be how much compensation can I claim after a knee injury at work or the workplace. The answer to this question can be quite broad depending on the individual circumstance surrounding your injuries and what medical treatment you incurred – as well as any loss of earnings.
In the UK, the average compensation for a knee injury at work will range between £4,200 and £70,000 but these numbers and amounts very much depend on what damage you have suffered to your knee and ligaments.
For example, if you have a permanent disability and on-going symptom then your compensation amount for a workplace knee injury will be significantly higher than if you have recovered with no on-going affects.
To find out what your situation is, call us today and we will ask you a few simple questions about what happened, and then can tell you what you can expect from any knee injury at work compensation claim that you decide to make with the support of our solicitors.
How Common Are Workplace Knee Injuries?
Estimates published recently have shown that nearly half a million people in the UK visit hospital each year with a knee injury, and many of those will have had an accident at work.
It’s not only workplace accidents where this can occur though, also playing sports can lead to many different types of knee ligament twists, breaks, dislocations, and bruising. In the main though, our solicitors deal with people who have had a slip, trip, or fall at work leading to knee damage and pain.
The manner in which you were injured can play a large part in any knee injury workers compensation settlement. We will look for evidence that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence or the fault of a third party such as your employer.
Types of Workplace Knee Injury Claims We Can Help With
The types of worker’s knee injury claims that our solicitors are able to help and support with include, but are not limited to:
- Kneecap damage to the patella
- Dislocated knees
- Broken knees, breaks, and fractures
- Cartilage damage to the meniscus and gristle
- Knee ligament tears
- Muscle injuries including sprains and strains to the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles
- Bursitis or housemaid’s knee
Most knee injury claims at work will hopefully show a full recovery with no need for on-going medical attention and recuperation – and those can still be claimed for. But the long-term knee injuries are the ones that will tend to be the lengthier and more complex personal injury cases. Our solicitors can help and support with all cases and scenarios.
Can I Claim for a Knee Injury at Work?
Yes is the simple answer, and with our professional legal support you can expect to have all bases covered when it comes to claiming knee injury at work compensation from the relevant insurance companies.
To increase the chances of making a successful workplace knee injury compensation claim there are certain factors that our solicitors will look into. These are listed below:
- Did the accident happen in the last 3 years?
- Was the injury due to someone else’s fault?
- Did you seek medical attention?
- Did you suffer pain?
- Did you lose out financially due to the accident?
What Can You Claim Compensation For?
When assessing a knee injury claim whilst working, our solicitors will look to seek damages for a wide variety of items, all of which are listed below:
- Loss of wages, including any future earnings
- Costs of medical and hospital bills including on-going care
- Any costs relating to travel expenses
- Expenses relating to specialist equipment such as wheelchairs etc
- Costs if you need to adapt your home
- Costs that can be attributed to psychological suffering
Your Legal Rights as an Employee and Worker
UK legislation for health and safety sets out certain law pertaining to employees claiming for personal injury against an employer. We always try to put our client’s mind at rest as it’s illegal for businesses and companies to discriminate against any employee who takes legal action in the form of an accident claim.
Not only that, but any compensation you receive for a knee injury at work will be paid for by the insurance company that your employer has a legal right to have in place. So that means any compensation amounts paid out will be via an insurance company, not the business that you work for.
We hope that puts your mind at ease and makes you more comfortable in proceeding. For more information, call us and speak to a specialist.
Call Now to Start Your Personal Injury Claim
To find out how you can make a personal injury claim with our help and support please call us today. Within minutes we will be able to tell you whether you have legal eligibility and whether our no win no fee solicitors can take on your case. Should this be the case, you will be assigned a specialist workplace knee injury compensation solicitor who will handle the claim from start to finish.
Call today for your free phone consultation and start your journey to justice and compensation for a knee injury.