Knee Injury Claims

If you’ve injured your knee in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation and support.


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Alternatively our team are on hand 24/7 to discuss your case.
You can call them on:
0800 567 7866

Why should I 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 need to consider 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 to relieve the pressure of paying for surgery, medical costs, recuperation, prescriptions, travel to hospital and loss of earnings.

Making a claim could also help to ensure what happened to you doesn’t happen to anyone else. For example, if you make an accident at work claim, your employer will need to address the negligence that led to your injuries.

How will I prove my knee injury claim?

For your knee injury claim to be successful, your solicitor will need to prove that your injuries were caused by another individual or organisation. To do this, they’ll gather evidence including:

  • CCTV footage
    If your accident was caught on CCTV or a dashcam, your solicitor will use this footage to support your claim. CCTV footage is usually only held for 30 days, so it’s important that this evidence is requested as soon as possible.
  • Medical reports
    Your medical records will clearly outline the details of your injury, and they’ll go a long way towards strengthening your claim. They’ll also detail the amount of treatment you’ve had to undergo as a result of your injuries.
  • Photos of your injury
    It won’t always be possible, but photos taken shortly after you’ve been injured are especially useful for showing how badly you’ve been hurt. You should also take pictures of the clothes you were wearing if they were damaged or bloodied.
  • Witness accounts
    If anyone witnessed your accident, your solicitor will ask for their account of what happened. This can be extremely helpful for backing up your own version of events, as well as filling any gaps in your memory.
  • Your memory of what happened
    You’ll also be asked for your account of what happened. But don’t worry if you can’t remember every detail. Your solicitor will support you as you piece together the events leading up to your injury.

Your solicitor may also instruct an independent medical expert to assess the extent of your injuries. This will help them to accurately value your claim, so that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with solicitors who are experienced in knee injury claims. They’ll work with you to build a strong case for compensation, giving you the best chance of a successful outcome.

If the person or organisation responsible for your injuries admits liability, our solicitors may even be able to apply for interim payments. These are payments made to you before your case is settled, so you can cover immediate costs like household bills and medical expenses.

For these types of claims, we offer a No Win No Fee service. So there will be nothing to pay upfront and no cost to you if your case is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

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

Knee injury claim FAQs

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

You’ll usually have three years to make a knee injury claim, starting from the date of your accident.

But while three years might sound like a long time, it’s best to seek legal advice early. Doing this will make it easier for your solicitor to gather relevant evidence – like CCTV footage – to support your case.

If you’re claiming on behalf of a child, you won’t face the same time limit. Instead, you’ll have until the child’s 18th birthday to make a claim on their behalf as a litigation friend. If a claim isn’t brought before this date, they’ll have until they’re 21 to take legal action themselves.

How much compensation can I get for a knee injury?

The amount of knee injury compensation you’re entitled to will depend on a number of factors. These include:

  • The pain and suffering caused by your accident
  • Lost earnings if you’ve had to take time off work
  • The impact of the accident on your quality of life
  • Whether you’ve suffered any permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Your future job prospects (if you’re unable to return to your previous role)

Every personal injury case is unique, so it’s not possible to say exactly how much your claim will be worth without speaking to you. But for a rough estimate, try our free compensation calculator.

I think I have a knee injury claim – what do I do next?

If you’ve had a knee injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. Not only will this ensure that you get the right treatment, it will also mean there will be documentation of your injuries.

After this, you might consider getting in touch with our friendly legal services team. They’ll speak to you about what happened and let you know if you could have a strong case for compensation. It will then be up to you if you’d like to go forward with a claim.

We know the thought of taking legal action can be daunting, and we’ll never pressure you into pursuing a claim. Instead, we’ll give you all the information you need to make the right decision for you.

To get in touch with us, call the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or fill in our quick and easy online claims form.


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