We understand that the pain and discomfort caused by a knee injury can have both short-term and lasting effects on your life. Knee injuries are complex and setbacks common — even basic daily tasks can become a struggle.
If your knee injury was sustained in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’re entitled to claim knee injury compensation. We can help you to claim the money that’s rightfully yours. You shouldn’t have to pay the price for somebody else’s negligence.
Various types of accidents lead to successful knee injury compensation claims in Northern Ireland. They include:
Road Traffic Accidents – Knee injuries are often sustained in road traffic accidents. This includes cycling accidents, motorbike accidents and e-scooter accidents, as well as car crashes.
Accidents at Work – Knee injuries are common in the workplace, especially in roles that involve squatting, working at heights and lifting heavy items. RSI, slips, trips and falls, and falling objects often cause injuries to knees in construction, distribution and retail.
Medical Negligence – Misdiagnosis, delayed treatment and errors during knee surgery can all cause or worsen knee injuries.
Accidents in Public Places – Slips, trips and falls in bars and restaurants, gym accidents and sports accidents, and falling objects in shops are a few examples of how knee injuries happen in public places.
Criminal Assaults – Criminal assaults can inflict serious knee injuries, either from the initial trauma or resulting falls.
Types of Knee Injuries
Different types of knee injuries impact movement and mobility differently. This will also influence the type of knee injury claim you need to make.
Knee Cap Injury – Knee cap injuries — including dislocations and fractures — can cause long-term mobility problems. This may lead to a higher knee injury compensation payout.
Knee Cartilage Injury – Knee cartilage injuries create pain and discomfort when moving the knee. Cartilage can either be damaged or completely torn.
Knee Ligament Injury – Damage to collateral or cruciate knee ligaments could include damage, tears or ruptures. Ligament injuries are extremely painful and may require surgery.
Soft Tissue Knee Injury – Soft tissue injuries affect the muscles that power the movement of the knee. Damage to the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles can limit mobility.
Knee Injury Claim Eligibility
Anyone who sustains a knee injury as a result of somebody else’s negligence is eligible to make a knee injury claim.
Claiming for Yourself – If you suffered a knee injury through no fault of your own, you’re entitled to claim knee injury compensation.
Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else – If a loved one suffered a knee injury that wasn’t their fault and is unable to make a claim, you can claim on their behalf. This includes children aged 18 and adults who don’t have the mental capacity to claim for themselves.
Knee Injury Claim Process
When you’re managing a knee injury, even simple tasks can take a lot longer. We’ve created a simple knee injury claim process that protects your time — our solicitors will take the lead at every stage.
Step 1: Contact Reid Black Get in touch to discuss your knee injury claim. We’ll offer you free initial legal advice with no obligation at all.
Step 2: Gathering Information When you’re ready to start your knee injury claim, we’ll help you to gather evidence to support it. This might include medical records, photos or footage from the scene and witness statements.
Step 3: Medical Assessment Knee injuries are notoriously complex. We want to know how your injury will impact you for the rest of your life before seeking compensation, so we’ll arrange for an independent medical professional to examine your knee.
Step 4: Compensation Negotiations With a full understanding of the immediate and long-term effects of your knee injury, we’ll negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer to secure the maximum compensation payout you’re entitled to.
Step 5: Compensation Payout Once a figure is agreed, we’ll liaise with the insurer to make sure the payout reaches you promptly.
You usually have three years from the date of your accident to make a knee injury claim in Northern Ireland. There are some exceptions to the usual time limits:
If you were under 18 at the time of your knee injury, you can claim up to your 21st birthday
Parents and guardians can claim for a child’s knee injury any time up to their 18th birthday
There are no time limits if you or the person you’re claiming on behalf of have suffered brain trauma or don’t have the mental capacity to make a claim
Knee Injury Compensation – How Much Is My Claim Worth?
A knee injury inflicted by someone else’s negligence is hardship enough — you shouldn’t also be punished financially. Claiming financial compensation can help to fund treatment to recover from your knee injury and minimise the impact the injury has on your life. The payout you get will be split into general damages and special damages.
General Damages Compensation
This is the compensation you get for the pain and suffering your knee injury caused, as well as its impact on your quality of life. This might include being unable to work, drive or take part in your favourite sports and hobbies.
Below you will see guideline knee injury compensation payouts in Northern Ireland. These are approximate — your actual damages will be specific to your circumstances and will also include special damages.
Serious Knee Injury – Between £50,000 and £100,000.
Osteoarthritis or Arthrodesis – Between £42,000 and £80,000
Knee Disability (less severe) – Between £28,000 and £50,000
Dislocation or Torn Cartilage/Meniscus – Between £20,000 and £28,000
Less Serious Knee Injury – Up to £17,500
Special Damages Compensation
This is compensation for the wider financial impact of your knee injury. It includes things like:
Loss of Employment & Earnings – Covering the financial loss if you’re no longer able to work or can’t do the job you did before your knee injury. You can also claim if a loved one’s employment has been impacted.
Rehabilitation & Medical Costs – You can claim for the cost of any treatment or physiotherapy that you need to aid your recovery from a knee injury.
Adaptations to Your Life – If your mobility has been affected by your knee injury, you can claim for any adaptations or aids you need around the home or in other parts of your life.
Care Provisions – You can claim compensation for any extra care you need because of your knee injury.
Why Choose Reid Black?
We’ve been helping people to make knee injury claims in Northern Ireland since 1993. We’ll bring all that experience and legal expertise to help you claim the knee injury compensation you deserve. Our solicitors are committed to hassle-free processes — focus on your recovery while we handle everything.
Our Specialist Knee Injury Claim Solicitors
Our Specialist Knee Injury Claim Solicitors
Peter Lynch 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Eilis McQuillan 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.
The more evidence you have, the stronger your knee injury claim will be. During your free initial consultation, we will be able to advise you on the strength of the evidence you have and on ways we can help you to gather more evidence.
We settle most knee injury claims without taking court action. If the at-fault party’s insurer doesn’t accept liability or isn’t offering enough compensation, going to court is a useful option to have available.
Straightforward knee injury claims can be settled in as little as six months. More complex claims can take a lot longer. If your case is unlikely to be resolved quickly, we will seek an interim payment of compensation to make sure you don’t suffer financially.
No Win No Fee knee injury claims are illegal in Northern Ireland. As an alternative, we offer free legal advice to discuss your claim. As part of this initial consultation, we will also discuss ethical alternatives to No Win No Fee. For example, we could claim your legal fees from the other party’s insurer.
Yes, if your knee injury was the result of someone else’s negligence you can still claim even if you were partly to blame. Your knee injury compensation will probably be lowered to reflect the extent to which the injury was your fault.
We’re here to help with your knee injury claim
The easiest way to benefit from our experience of knee injury claims in Belfast and Northern Ireland is to get in touch for an initial consultation. Get free, no-obligation legal advice on your claim.
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