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Knee injury at work compensation claims solicitors
Knee injuries can be serious, with some of them requiring long recovery times or even leaving permanent damage or weakness. If you’ve had a knee injury at work that was not your fault, you might be able to claim compensation for what has happened to you.
Every employer has a legal obligation to provide their employees with a safe working environment. This means they must assess any risks or hazards in the workplace and put in place a health and safety plan to mitigate these, along with providing training to staff where needed and ensuring all equipment is maintained and in safe working order. If they fail in any of these areas, the employer may be liable for your knee injury at work and you might be due compensation.
Get in touch with our specialist team to find out more about claiming compensation for a knee injury at work by calling 0161 696 6235.
Common types of knee injuries at work
It’s possible for a knee injury to happen in virtually any workplace, regardless of the industry, but there are some work settings in which this type of injury can be more common, due to the nature of the tasks that employees undertake as part of their role. Regardless of what sector you work in, every employee has a right to be able to carry out their job safely, helped by your employer putting in protective measures. If they are in breach of health and safety legislation and you suffer a knee injury as a result, you might be able to claim compensation. Some of the most common types of knee injury at work include:
- Damaged or torn cartilage or ligament
- Fractured knee
- Damage to the knee joint
- Repetitive strain injury to the knee – from having to work in an uncomfortable position for long periods or being required to move your knee(s) repeatedly which causes strain
Any knee injury can be painful and inconvenient to deal with, but a knee injury that causes you to need time off work, possibly surgery to correct the issue and certainly reduced mobility while you recover, can cause real problems for the whole family. If you are unable to work for a period of time, or if the damage done to your knee causes permanent issues that are life-changing, there are financial considerations as well as the stress and worry that you might feel about the uncertainty ahead. If your employer is liable for your injury, a successful compensation claim can help provide peace of mind to you and your loved ones, as well as helping with practical aspects and needs.
How much compensation is expected for a knee injury at work?
The sum of compensation for a successful knee injury at work claim will depend on the individual circumstances involved in your case. One of the major factors in the settlement for a knee injury at work is the severity of the injury and the impact that this has on your life. A serious knee injury can significantly affect your mobility and mean that you’re unable to drive, work, stand for long periods and a whole range of other issues. Even if you are expected to make a full recovery eventually, this can often take many months.
The sum of compensation for a knee injury at work claim that is successful will take these things into account; not only financial losses you have already suffered, such as lost wages, but also those which are predicted in the future, if the effects of the knee injury are likely to be long-term or permanent.
Most knee injury at work claims can be made on a no win, no fee basis (also known as a conditional fee agreement or CFA), which means that if your claim isn’t successful, you won’t be liable for any legal fees.
If you want more information about claiming compensation for a knee injury at work, get in touch with our specialist team by calling 0161 696 6235.
Why choose Stephensons for your knee injury at work claim?
Our team have many years of experience in a wide range of accident at work claims, including knee injuries suffered in the workplace. Our dedicated team’s specialist knowledge and approach means we’re ideally placed assist you with your knee injury at work claim. We know exactly what is needed to build a successful compensation claim for a range of different knee injuries sustained at work, whatever industry or sector you work in.
Get in touch on 0161 696 6235 to find out more about how we can help you with your knee injury claim.
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