Knees: Shattered Bones, Fractures, Muscle, and Tendon Injuries
Your knees are very delicate parts of your body, and can be injured more easily
than you might think.
Knee injuries often are the result of lifting heavy objects: for
your job and around your home or when playing sports. Even a minor fall can have
a huge impact on your knees, from bumps and scratches to soft tissue damage
and broken bones. All of which can be very uncomfortable or extremely
Where could I suffer a knee injury?
Knee Injuries Over Time?
Osteoarthritis / Prepatellar Bursitis
Knee injuries not only happen as a one off – they can occur over a period of time.
If your job requires you to kneel for an extended period of time, your employer
should allow you to take regular breaks. By doing so, you are decreasing the pressure
on your knees and reducing the chances of developing osteoarthritis or prepatellar
The knees are a very sensitive part of the body and in later life, many people find
they have problems with them. Osteoarthritis and prepatellar bursitis is more common
over the age of 40 however, if you have worked in a profession for a number of years
where you kneel a lot of the time, you could be exposed to an increased risk.
Working in some professions makes you more prone to injury, these jobs include:
- Manufacturing jobs
- BT Engineers
- Carpet layers
- Floor fitters
If your injury is related to the work you have been doing then you may be able to
make a compensation claim against the company. It is their responsibility to ensure
that you are working in a safe environment and that you do not come to any harm.
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Can I claim compensation for my knee injury?
If you or a member of your family has suffered a knee injury through
no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation. Call our Personal
Injury Experts now on Freephone: 0808 129 3320 or
complete our online enquiry form for free claims advice.