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How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Knee Injury?

By Marianne Herondale. Last Updated 16th May 2022. Knee injuries can be sustained in all manner of ways, such as accidents at work, slips, trips and falls on wet floors, and road traffic accidents. Over the years, we’ve helped many of our clients make successful knee injury claims for compensation. This article will look at how you could potentially claim for a knee injury, and provide examples of possible knee injury compensation amounts.

The impact a knee injury can have can be significant. Pain and discomfort aside, such an injury can force you to take time off work and potentially miss out on wages.

No matter what type of accident you’ve been involved in, if you were injured and it was not your fault, there’s a chance that you could be entitled to knee injury compensation.

We can help you secure the maximum payout you are entitled to. We have years of experience in negotiating knee injury settlements and have an exceptional reputation to back it up (as our reviews show).

But, before you launch your claim, read on to discover everything you need to know about this type of personal injury claim.

Choose A Chapter

  1. What To Do If You Suffer A Knee Injury In An Accident
  2. How To Begin A Knee Injury Claim
  3. Knee Injury At Work Claims
  4. Slip, Trip, And Fall Knee Injury Claims
  5. Knee Injury Claims For Accidents In Public Places
  6. Knee Injury Claims Following A Road Traffic Accident
  7. The Anatomy Of The Knee
  8. What Is The Most Common Knee Injury?
  9. How Much Should I Settle For A Knee Injury?
  10. Knee Injury Settlement Calculator
  11. No Win No Fee Knee Injury Claims
  12. Get More Help With Knee Injury Claims
  13. Knee Injury Compensation In The UK – FAQs
  14. Useful Links On Knee Injury Compensation In The UK

What To Do If You Suffer A Knee Injury In An Accident

If you have been involved in an accident that has caused a knee injury, it is important to take the necessary steps to gather as much evidence for your case as possible. This could ensure you have sufficient evidence for any future claim you wish to make for your knee injury. This includes the following:

  • See a medical professional – Seeing a doctor may seem like an obvious point. However, it is necessary if you are to secure compensation. The medical report your doctor puts together is a crucial piece of evidence and it will be used to determine how much money you will receive.
  • Take photographs – If applicable, you should take photographs of the scene, as well as your injuries. This can help to strengthen your case.
  • Get the contact details of any witnesses – It is important to get the contact details of anyone that witnessed the accident. They can be contacted for witness statements later down the line.
  • Get the contact details of the person that caused the accident – If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, make sure you take note of the vehicle, as well as the registration number.
  • Keep proof of expenses – You will be able to claim for any expenses you have encountered as a direct consequence of the accident you have been involved in. Examples include loss of income or travel costs. However, you can only claim for these if you have proof, so make sure you keep your receipts and any other documents.

For free legal advice on what you can do after a knee injury caused by negligence, get in touch with our advisors at any time.

Statistics On Knee Injuries

Knee injuries can be sustained in lots of different ways—slips and trips, being struck by an object at work, or in a road traffic accident, especially if you’re a cyclist or pedestrian.

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Knee Injury Claims Guide

Although there are no statistics specific to knee injuries, we can look at workplace injury statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about general lower limb injuries. The HSE is Britain’s regulator for health and safety at work.

From provisional statistics for 2020/21, we can see that there were a reported 14,938 non-fatal injuries to the lower limbs in the workplace, 6,245 of which were in an area other than the toes, foot or ankle. There were also 2 fatal injuries to an area of the lower limb other than the ankle, foot or toes.

Not all of these incidents may have been the result of negligence. However, you have the right to feel safe in the workplace, and your employer must take all reasonably practicable steps to keep you safe. If they do not, and you suffer a knee injury as a result, you could potentially claim against them.

To learn more about claiming knee injury compensation in the UK, please get in touch with us today. Our team of friendly advisors will talk through your case, offer you advice you can trust, and can get your claim going today.

How To Begin A Knee Injury Claim

A lot of people don’t make knee injury claims, even if they have grounds to, as they don’t know where to start. If you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the whole process, don’t worry. All you need to do is give us a call and we will be with you every step of the way, guiding you through each part of the claim process.

When you call us, our consultancy session is free of charge, and this will involve us asking you a number of questions. This is simply so we can get to the bottom of what has happened so that we are able to provide you with the very best advice and what knee injury compensation payout you might receive.

If you are happy to proceed, we will work with you on a No Win No Fee basis. You can find more information about this below. However, in short, it means that you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success, so this eliminates all financial worry. Moreover, if you are yet to visit a doctor, we can also arrange a local medical for you if required.

Knee Injury At Work Claims

We have helped many workers to secure compensation for knee injuries at work over the years. This includes those that have had their knee injured in a warehouse, as well as launching worker’s compensation meniscus tear claims, also known as knee injury claims.

No matter what type of working environment you operate in, if you have been injured and it was not your fault, you can make a claim. All employers across the UK need to abide by stringent health and safety laws. It is their responsibility to ensure that they provide a healthy and safe working environment for their members of staff. If your employer has failed to do this, and you have been hurt as a consequence, you will be able to make a claim.

There are many different ways that an employer could have acted negligently. Perhaps they haven’t carried out a risk assessment? Maybe they ignored the findings on their latest risk assessment? They could have provided inadequate training, or allowed employees to use equipment or machinery that was not suitable. Or maybe they have ignored PPE regulations? No matter what applies, if we can prove your employer to be at fault, you will receive a payout.

A lot of people are concerned about making a claim against their employer, as they fear that they may lose their job as a consequence. This is something you don’t need to worry about. No matter whether you have a twisted knee or you have severe pain when bending the knee, your employee should recognise that you deserve compensation for the suffering you are experiencing. They will have insurance in place to cover this, so it won’t come out of their pocket. Having insurance is a requirement as per UK law.

Not only this, but if your employer was to fire you, you would then have grounds for unfair dismissal, and they would find themselves in even deeper water.

Slip, Trip, And Fall Knee Injury Claims

You can also make a claim for knee injury compensation if you have been involved in a slip, trip or fall accident. If you can prove that the accident occurred because of someone else’s negligence, you will have the grounds for a payout.

Perhaps you fell due to a pothole that wasn’t properly signposted on the road? Maybe you slipped due to a leakage in a store? In these cases, whoever was responsible for the area will typically be whom you make your claim against.

What’s the most common cause of slips, trips and falls?

Trips are often caused by walkways being obstructed. Surfaces that are unsafe to walk on, perhaps because they’re uneven or in poor condition, can also cause slip and trip accidents. Risk assessments and good housekeeping will help prevent these accidents. 

Knee Injury Claims For Accidents In Public Places

We have plenty of experience in launching knee injury claims for incidents which occurred in a public place. We always seek to achieve above the knee injury settlement average UK wide. Who your claim is made against will depend on where you were injured – it could be the local council, or it may be another type of organisation. Don’t fret; we will help you to determine who is at fault.

Knee Injury Claims Following A Road Traffic Accident

You can most certainly claim if you have been involved in a car accident that was not your fault. In fact, you will notice that a lot of our knee injury compensation case studies involve road traffic accidents.

Unfortunately, car accidents are not an uncommon occurrence in the UK, and they can happen for many different reasons. Perhaps the other driver was speeding? Maybe they were using their phone or simply not paying attention? Perhaps you were a passenger in the offending vehicle?

So long as you were not at fault for your injuries, you should make a claim. Gathering evidence for knee injury claims is always very important. You should take photographs of the scene, and you need to get the offending driver’s details. This includes their name, address, phone number, insurance details, the make and model of their vehicle, and their vehicle registration number. If there were any witnesses, it is a good idea to get their contact details too.

For more free legal advice, please get in touch with our personal injury claims team.

The Anatomy Of The Knee

Most people don’t give very much thought to the makeup of their knee until they become injured. So, what is inside your knee?

You have three bones, which meet to form your knee joint:

  • Patella (kneecap).
  • Tibia (shinbone).
  • Femur (thighbone).

Aside from this, your knee is made up of tendons, ligaments cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, meniscus, and articular cartilage. Let’s take a look at each one:

  • Tendons – Tendons connect your muscles to your bones.
  • Ligaments – Ligaments connect bones to one and other, keeping you stable.
  • Cruciate ligaments – These are found inside your knee joint. They control your knees’ back and forth motion.
  • Collateral ligaments – These are found on the sides of your knee. They brace your knee against unnatural movement and they control your knees’ sideway motion.
  • Meniscus – This refers to two wedge-shaped pieces of meniscal cartilage, which absorb shock between your tibia and femur. If someone says they have torn cartilage in their knee, this is what they are usually speaking about.
  • Articular cartilage – This covers the back of the patella, as well as the ends of the tibia and femur. It helps your bones to glide smoothly.

For more information on the kinds of injuries you can sustain in your knee that may lead to knee injury claims, please read on.

What Is The Most Common Knee Injury?

We deal with all types of injuries. We can file a knee joint pain claim, a pain in knee cap claim, or file for compensation for any other type of knee injury you are suffering. The most common types of knee injuries are:

These injuries can have long term effects on your daily life, and making a personal injury claim is a way for you to be compensated for the impact that your accident has on you.

How Much Should I Settle For A Knee Injury?

When pursuing any type of personal injury claim, you can factor the following into a compensation settlement:

  • General damages – This relates to the compensation you will receive for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
  • Care claim – This is for anyone that needs help around the house due to their injuries. You can file a care claim.
  • Loss of earnings If you have suffered a loss of earnings due to your injuries, you will be able to claim for financial loss related to time off work, as well as future earning potential.
  • Travel expenses – Injures can result in us needing to sort out alternative travel plans. You can claim for this.
  • Medical bills Medical bills can include everything from prescription costs to counselling expenses.

It is always our aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you.

Knee Injury Settlement Calculator

Regarding knee injury claims, we are often asked “how much is a knee injury worth?”. ‘What are the maximum meniscus tear compensation amounts?’ And other questions regarding payout amounts. If you have been involved in an accident that resulted in a knee injury, it is only natural that you will be wondering how much compensation you could receive.

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Knee injury claims

You may have noticed that some websites have a knee injury claim calculator available. It is important to note that these compensation calculators can only provide an extremely rough estimate of what you could be entitled to.

We can only provide information about the average compensation payout for a knee injury, as every case is different. The last thing we want to do is promise you a payout when knee injury compensation awards differ considerably. The table below provides an overview of the average compensation payout for knee injury cases.

These figures are taken from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, published in April 2022. The amounts shown compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, which is known as general damages in a personal injury claim.

InjurySeverityAmountNotes
KneeSevere (i)£69,730 to £96,210There may be serious ligament damage, joint disruption or the development of osteoarthritis, which results in extensive treatment, loss of function and serious pain.
KneeSevere (ii)£52,120 to £69,730A fracture of the leg that extends into the joint of the knee. This causes constant, permanent, movement limiting pain.
KneeSevere (iii)£26,190 to £43,460These injuries will result in a less serious disability than the above. However, there may still be continuous discomfort and instability.
KneeModerate (i)£14,840 to £26,190Examples include torn meniscus or cartilage or dislocations that result in wasting, instability or other mild disabilities.
KneeModerate (ii)Up to £13,740Injuries similar to the above but may also include bruising, twisting and lacerations. There may be occasional pain, aching or discomfort.

You could also be potentially eligible for special damages. This aims to compensate you for any financial losses you may have experienced due to your injuries. This could include:

  • Lost income
  • Healthcare costs
  • Adaptions to the home
  • The costs of mobility supports
  • Travel expenses

To claim special damages, you would need evidence to prove the losses and that they were related to your injuries. For example, you could provide payslips to show a loss of earnings.

For more information on knee injury compensation amounts, get in touch with our advisors today.

No Win No Fee Knee Injury Claims

One of the benefits of using our service is the fact that all of our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. If, for some reason, we do not manage to secure compensation for you, there will be nothing to pay on your behalf. This offers you complete financial protection.

Get More Help With Knee Injury Claims

We have years of experience in the industry and have established ourselves as legal experts in the field. We always go above and beyond to ensure that our customers get the maximum payout they are entitled to. If you have any queries or require assistance, we are only ever a phone call away, and we are always happy to help.

We know that you are going through a difficult time, and we will do all in our power to ensure the claims process is as easy and stress-free as possible.

If you have any further questions about making a compensation claim for a knee injury, all you need to do is give our friendly and professional team a call on 0800 073 8804. We will be more than happy to assist you in any manner that we can.

No matter whether you have suffered a knee injury at work or you want to claim on your child’s behalf for a knee injury in school, our team are the best that there is. Our legal advice is available free of charge. We will talk you through the knee injury claims process and ask all of the necessary questions so that we can advise you in the best possible manner.

Knee Injury Compensation In The UK – FAQs

How much can I get for a knee injury at work?

As compensation is decided using the extent of each claimant’s suffering, it’s impossible to say how much you could be entitled to without taking a deeper look into your case. This can be achieved through a free consultation with one of our specialist advisors today, where you’ll be asked a series of simple questions and could even be given an estimated payout figure.

What is a good settlement offer?

If you choose to work with our panel of personal injury solicitors, they’ll handle everything for you. This includes advising you on whether or not to accept a settlement offer. Therefore, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best payout from your claim.

How can you tell if a knee injury is serious?

If you’ve been injured, particularly if it was through no fault of your own, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not only does this allow your injuries to be treated but ensures that a record is made on your medical files. This could be later used for evidence in any future knee injury claims.

Can you still walk with a torn ligament in your knee?

In many knee injury cases, the claimant is prevented from walking for at least a short period of time. This is due to the fact that medical advice widely encourages a rest period followed by gradual weight-bearing. Therefore, work and other such usual responsibilities may have to be forfeited, meaning you may have an even greater reason to seek compensation.

Do all workers comp claims end in a settlement?

Providing that you were injured at work due to your employer failing to uphold their duty of care to you, there’s a good chance that you could be entitled to compensation for your suffering.

How does a No Win No Fee agreement work?

No Win No Fee agreements have no upfront costs, no hidden charges and only cost the claimant if their claim is successful. Therefore, you’ll never have to pay out of pocket, as any legal fees taken by your solicitor are a small percentage of your compensation, which is legally capped.

Where can I find a personal injury lawyer?

Law firms are on near enough every high street. However, finding the best one to handle your case can be daunting. As technology now allows for remote connections between lawyer and client, you can find all the best services at your fingertips!

Can a personal injury lawyer from Legal Expert handle my case?

By simply getting in touch with Legal Expert today, you can be connected to our panel of personal injury lawyers from the comfort of your own home. They have more than 30 years of experience in the claims process and would be happy to begin working with you right away. For a free consultation, please contact us today.

Useful Links On Knee Injury Compensation In The UK

You’ve reached the final section of our guide on how to claim for a knee injury. Below, you can find some more links you may find useful, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions.

NHS – Sprains and strains

This link takes you to the NHS page for strains and sprains. It is useful because it enables you to explore a common cause of knee pain, as well as pain in other joints.

How Much Compensation For An Accident At Work?

If you have suffered a knee injury at work find out how much compensation you could claim and get free legal advice.

NHS – Sport Injuries

A lot of knee injuries occur because of sports injuries. This link takes you to the NHS page for sports injuries, providing details regarding sports injuries at any part of the body, with an insightful section on knee pain and knee ligament damage.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Medical Negligence?

Have you suffered from a knee injury due to medical negligence? this either could be from a hospital service being negligent or a negligent doctor contact us today to see if you can claim compensation.

Car Accident Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

Have you suffered from a knee injury due to a car accident? find out if you can claim it does not matter if you are a driver or passenger or a pedestrian contact us today.

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