Leg & Knee Injury Claims — Scotland

Any injuries sustained to the knee or leg can render you unable to walk and carry on your daily life as normal. If you have sustained a knee and leg injury as a result of an accident caused by a negligent party, you may be entitled to compensation for knee injury claims.

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The Short of It

  • Have you sustained a knee or leg injury within the last three years that wasn't your fault?

    If yes, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

  • Injuries to the knee and leg may cause you to be unable to walk,

    which could result in missing work and experiencing lost earnings.

  • At Watermans, we employ a team of specialist personal injury solicitors,

    who are here to help you in submitting your compensation claim.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about

    getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of It

    Knee and Leg Injuries

    Knee and leg injury claims

    Sustaining an injury to your knee or leg can be a painful, debilitating time for you. Injuries to these specific areas can result in difficulty moving and walking around as normal. As a result of leg and knee injuries, you may be required to take time off work during the recovery period and suffer financial losses. You might find that you are unable to live your life as normal.

    Depending on how severe your knee injury is, you may have to receive physiotherapy to regain movement in your knee or have an operation to repair a break or fracture in your leg. This medical treatment is a necessary step in your recovery, but you could experience a loss of earnings as a result of being off work for a period of time.

    There are many different types of knee injury issues that you can seek compensation for, from knee ligament injuries to more serious injuries that may require knee replacement surgery. Here are a few common knee injuries:

    • Soft tissue damage
    • Broken knee joint
    • Torn meniscus
    • Sprains
    • Dislocation
    • Torn cartilage
    • Kneecap irritation
    • Torn muscles
    • Injury to knee ligaments

    It’s important to have your injury assessed by a medical professional as soon as you are aware of it. Watermans will recover the medical records on your behalf, which will assist in determining if you have a claim. Get in touch with a Watermans lawyer in Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland for expert help with your knee injury claim.

    Common Causes of Knee Injuries

    There are many different situations in which you may hurt your knee that are completely out of your control.

    You can be involved in an accident in which you injure your knee or leg at work, in a road traffic accident, or when taking part in a sporting activity. You may even sustain knee injuries because of slips, trips, and falls in a public place or on a business premises. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to knee injury compensation.

    If you sustained your knee injuries within the last three years, now is your chance to speak to our team of expert personal injury solicitors at Watermans.

    Making a Claim

    How do I make a knee or leg injury claim?

    Leg or knee injuries may require you to take time off of work, or engage in some form of rehabilitation. If you are unable to walk due to your injuries, you may need help in the home in completing necessary tasks like dressing, moving around your home, and buying groceries. This can cause undue stress for you and your loved ones.

    If the accident that caused these major or minor knee injuries wasn’t your fault and has happened within the last three years, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury and any financial expenses.

    Before you make a knee injury claim, reach out to a no-win, no-fee personal injury claim expert from our team for a consultation. We’ll get the details of your accident and let you know whether you will have a valid knee injury claim or not. After this, we will take care of the legal side of your claim for you.

    Now is your chance to make a claim with the knee injuries solicitors at Watermans. Our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors can help you with financial knee injury compensation claims for medical expenses and loss of earnings throughout the period of your injury.

    Who can make a compensation claim for knee injuries?

    You can claim compensation for a knee injury if you were not the cause of the accident and there is proof that a negligent third party was responsible. If you do not have the mental capacity to make a claim, a loved one can do so for you (likely a spouse or parent). Get in touch with Watermans to connect with a solicitor in Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow for a successful claim.

    We offer straightforward legal advice to aid you in your knee injury compensation claim, and we take the hassle out of the legal knee injury claims process for you. We also operate a no-win, no-fee policy, which means you don’t pay any solicitors fees if we don’t succeed in winning your case for a knee injury claim.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for a knee or leg injury?

    Like most personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive for your knee or leg injury is largely dependent on the circumstances in which the accident occurred and the severity of the leg or knee injuries.

    There is a wide variety of expenses that you can claim. This includes medical expenses, associated travelling costs, lost earnings, home aids and equipment, and more. If the knee injury resulted in a fatality, a loved one can claim compensation for the fatal injury and the loss of having the deceased person in their life.

    Any loss of present or future earnings will be taken into account, as well as any other undue medical costs or travel expenses.

    Every knee injury compensation claim amount is different. Use our knee injury compensation calculator for an estimate. Or, get in touch with the legal team at Watermans for an estimate of how much compensation you can claim for your knee injury.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my knee injury compensation claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Our specialist personal injury solicitor team is committed to doing everything to make the knee injury claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation.

    We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Expert personal injury solicitors in Scotland

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas, including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims, and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your knee injury compensation claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket. Get in touch with an expert personal injury solicitor from Watermans for straightforward legal advice.

    Knee Injury Compensation Claims - FAQs

    Before you make your personal injury claim, it’s essential to assess your injury. Serious injuries can alter your way of life. Here are a few indicators that you have suffered a knee injury:

    • The knee joint is bent
    • There was a popping sound (which could indicate a knee cap injury)
    • You experience a lot of physical pain in the knee area
    • Your knee ligaments cannot bear your weight easily
    • There is swelling on your leg or knee

    Avoid delayed treatment at all costs and seek medical assistance as soon as possible. It’s also important to avoid physical activity where possible, especially with knee ligament issues, as this can cause further ligament damage. If you’ve sustained this injury due to another party’s negligence, gather as much evidence as possible, and reach out to our no-win, no-fee solicitors for help making a knee injury compensation claim.

    The time it takes for knee injury compensation claims can vary. This depends on how serious your knee injury is, the knee injury compensation expenses involved, the investigations required, and whether the other party takes responsibility for the accident.

    Usually, when you claim knee injury compensation, it will take a few months to conclude and payout. This is the case when the third party accepts responsibility quickly and the claim is straightforward. In more complicated cases, knee injury compensation can take much longer to pay out, as the process of investigation and negotiation will be drawn out.

    It is largely understood that there is a three-year time limit to make a knee and leg injury claim for compensation. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have three years following the date of your accident happening in which to start the claims process.

    In fact, you are required to have raised a court action or settled a claim for personal injury within this three-year timeframe. There are some exceptions to this rule, so we advise speaking to a personal injury solicitor at Watermans, who will be able to advise you on your best course of action.

    Watermans will do everything we can to ensure your case is successful, particularly if your employer was negligent in their duty of care. However, your claim will progress more quickly with the availability of evidence that this duty of care was neglected.

    Examples of evidence for knee injury compensation claims can include CCTV footage and accident reports, which you can request from your employer if you were involved in a workplace accident. Your personal injury lawyer will seek contact details of any witnesses on your behalf and retrieve witness statements which can also be used as evidence in your case.

    Yes, if you were only partly at fault, you may still be eligible for knee or leg injury compensation claims. If you suffered torn ligaments or another leg injury and you were entirely at fault, you won’t be successful in claiming knee injury compensation.

    Keep in mind that if you were partly at fault for the accident and want to go ahead with knee injury compensation claims, the amount may be reduced. Speak to the expert legal team at Watermans for advice on whether you have a valid claim for compensation or not.

    Yes, just like any other workplace injury, you can make a claim for a knee injury at work compensation. The process to receive compensation for knee injury at work is the same as for other accidents.

    The injury would have to be proven to be the result of your employer’s negligence. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure your workplace is safe, as dictated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Reach out to Watermans and get in touch with a solicitor in Edinburgh or elsewhere in Scotland for help with workplace knee injury claims for compensation.

    It is very unlikely that you will have to go to court for your knee injury claim. In most cases, claims are settled out of court and will generally happen relatively quickly if the third party accepts responsibility for their negligence. However, in very rare cases, an agreement is not met, and a case will go to court. The legal experts at Watermans will guide you every step of the way.

    Request a callback from Watermans and let a personal injury solicitor in Scotland make your leg and knee injury claims straightforward.

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