Degenerative Disease: Knee Injury Claims

Are you suffering with a knee injury that you believe was caused by the job you do?

We are experts in work related injuries and illness, and this expertise is also supported by our Trade Union connections

Knee injuries, such as osteoarthritis and prepatellar bursitis are very common work related diseases, and several trades and areas of work put employees at a higher level of risk. If you have suffered from a knee injury, you may be entitled to make a work related injury claim.

Knee Joint Injuries - Industrial Injury Claims

When is my Employer Responsible for my Knee Injuries?

Your employer is responsible when you have an illness or injury or medical condition which was caused, or made worse by your job or working conditions.

Health and safety at work is a key concern in this country, and if you've suffered your knee injury because your employer has failed to meet health and safety requirements, you could be entitled to compensation.

When am I at Risk?

Ultimately, anyone can suffer a knee injury, but certain working conditions can increase the risk. These include:

  • Kneeling for long periods of time
  • Being in a manual job without being given proper breaks
  • Using tools such as a knee-kicker without proper supports
  • Any knee pads and supports provided aren't fit for purpose eg they are worn out

Ergonomics are meant to be properly employed to ensure good occupational health and safety.

These even apply to desk based jobs in an office with strict health and safety regulations apply specifically to desks.

What are the most common work related knee injuries?

A lot of work related knee injuries overlap with one another, and take on different meanings depending on who you talk to. However, the following are just some of the things we can help you with:

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Call our work related injury compensation helpline today on freephone: 0808 129 3320 or use our free, no obligation, online enquiry form to register for a call back.


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