Meniscus Tear Compensation Claims Information
If you’ve suffered any type of Meniscus tear whilst playing sports or participating in strenuous activity, you may be eligible to start your claim with us. Here at Tylers, our experienced team can assist you and help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. It is possible that the injury you suffered has taken its toll on your personal life and physical activity capabilities. The money you may win won’t solve all your issues, but it can contribute towards helping and relieving your stress.
What are The Symptoms of a Torn Meniscus?
People who engage in straining activities or jobs such as pro athletes or construction are most likely to suffer meniscus tear. A meniscus tear is quite common in people engaging in sporting activities involving heavy contacts or pivoting sports including ice hockey and football.
The knee has two menisci. The menisci sit between shin bone tibia and thigh bone femur. One meniscus lies on the lateral tibial plateau, the lateral meniscus. The remaining meniscus, medial meniscus, rests on the medial tibial plateau.
There are two most-common causes of the condition; degenerative processes mostly associated with elderly patients having fragile cartilage; and traumatic injury frequently seen in sports injuries and athletes.
In an accident at work injury or sports injuries, a meniscus tear is the rupturing of at least one of the menisci. Menisci are the fibrocartilage found in the knee. When a doctor refers to “torn cartilage’ in the knee, he refers to the meniscus injury at the tibiae’s top. Menisci can get torn during mild activities, for example, squatting or walking. Also, they can be torn by traumatic force experienced in sports, road accidents, or through work injury. The traumatic action is the twisting movement in the knee when the leg is bent. In old people, the meniscus can be destroyed due to prolonged wear and tear (degenerative).
What are the Most Common Symptoms of a Meniscus Tear?
Some of the most common symptoms can include:
- Knee soreness and swelling- usually worsen when the knee experience more weight
- Knee joint locking- the patient is unable to straighten his leg fully
- Knee pain when turning over in bed
- Knee clicking feeling
What is a Meniscus Tear Claim?
Meniscus tear damages can occur in sports injuries including football, Ice hockey or American football. Some forms of accident can cause pain, tear or damages to the knee cartilages. This may be due to machine failure accident or heavy loading at work or a heavy knock on your knee during a motorbike or car accident.
If you have suffered cartilage injury due to sporting activities, in the place of work, or due to the negligence of a third party, you qualify to make a meniscus tear injury claim.
Why is it Necessary to File a Meniscus Tear Injury Compensation Claim?
The meniscus tear treatment depends on own individual health and the severity of the injury. A minor tear can repair itself. What you need is rest, or use anti-inflammatory prescriptions, apply ice and attend physical therapy treatment. When you visit a doctor, he may scan your knee using MRI or X-ray to determine the health of your meniscus and knee joint.
If the meniscus tear is severe, a doctor may conduct surgery to repair a tear or damage. If crucial, he may perform a total meniscectomy. The procedure is usually avoided as much as possible since it may result in increased danger of osteoarthritis and eventual knee replacement. In certain situation, a doctor may perform a meniscus replacement to prevent this.
Upon successful surgery to correct the condition, patients should follow rehabilitation program to the latter to achieve the best result.
Meniscus Tear Compensation Claims Calculator
If you, or someone you know has been the victim of a serious meniscus tear injury in the knee, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation will depend on the impacting factors of the knee injury, and the impact (or potential impact) it can have on your working, personal and professional life. Want to know how much money you could be entitled to? Use Tylers’ simple meniscus tear compensation calculator below!
Meniscus Tear Claim with Complete Recovery
In this case, you may have suffered a meniscus tear as result of playing sport or participating in strenuous activity. However, the damage in this case is minor and you’re expected to recover in a short period of time.
Up to £9,000
Meniscus Tear Claim with on-going Instability
In this case, you may have suffered a slightly more serious injury to your knee and could require surgery to heal the tear. Prior and after the surgery, you could suffer from minor-disability or on-going pain. If this sounds familiar to you, get in touch with us today as you could be owed compensation.
Up to £17,500
Meniscus Injury That Leads to Your Knee Movement Limitation
The severe damage to the meniscus can cause serious instability to your knee, limiting its movement and leads to degenerative changes including arthritis. If you are struggling with on-going pain and you’re off work as a result, get in touch with us.
£17,000 to £28,000
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Compensation Could I Be Able to Claim?
You will require a specialist solicitor’s help to claim compensation for a meniscus tear. Your lawyer will instruct a doctor to examine your knee and consider GP and hospitals notes along with MRI or X-rays scans of the knee. The right medical expert to carry out the above exercise is an orthopaedic consultant who mainly specialises in knee damages.
He will then write a report on the nature of the tear, the level of pain you are suffering, whether surgery or operation is required to help treat your condition. Also, he will give an estimate as to the duration you are likely to suffer pain, the risk of ankle impairment, disability or instability, and arthritis.
Based on the medical report, your solicitor will review the various amount awarded for similar cases in the past and therefore approximate how much compensation you can get from the tear. Also, the medical report should include the losses you may incur now and in the future in the place of work due to the injury and the risks of getting a new job. In the end, the attorney will be able to calculate the right amount of compensation for your injury.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Claims Solicitor?
Here at our law firm, we have many years of experience in personal injury claim. We have handled many meniscus tear claims for satisfied clients for years. Our case ranges from professional sportsmen to employers who suffered the injury at the work place.
We also have a good and long term relation with many orthopaedic professionals with specialisation in knee injuries. They will examine you freely, and you be assured we will ensure you get the right compensation for your pain and suffering, surgery expenses, future rehabilitation expenses, income loss and other miscellaneous costs.
How Can I Make a Compensation Claim?
If you qualify for compensation, then contact our solicitor immediately you suffer an injury so that he helps you with the process. Doing the process on your own may not be appropriate that is why you need us.
For more information and legal advice call us free on 0800 699 0079 or complete our claim form online.
How Long Does it Take for the Tear to Heal without Surgery?
Your meniscus tear and the amount of time that it could take without surgery is commonly known to be between six and eight weeks. However, this is the average and every individual case is different and can vary. We are not doctors so it’s best to get professional advice first before deciding or not whether to make a claim. We strongly advise that you take care of your health first and foremost.
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