Knee Ligament Tear Claims

Injuries to thumb ligaments – no matter how they are sustained – can often lead to long-term incapacitation; and, when the injury to your thumb has been caused by somebody else´s carelessness, you may be entitled to pursue knee ligament tear claims to recover compensation for the pain you suffered at the time of your thumb injury and the incapacitation you experience as a consequence.

The Importance of Medical Attention after a Knee Ligament Tear Claims

In most circumstances, you will only be eligible to claim compensation for a knee ligament tear if your injury has been professionally diagnosed by a doctor or GP. There has to be a record of your injury in your medical history in order to support an injury claim for a knee ligament tear and for a solicitor to calculate how much compensation for a knee ligament claim you are entitled to seek.

Once you have received professional medical treatment, you should then discuss the circumstances of your thumb injury with a solicitor for, although the information below is intended as a guide for making a damaged knee ligament injury claim, no two claims for personal injury compensation are the same. In order to ensure you receive your full entitlement to compensation when pursuing knee ligament tear claims you should seek professional legal advice without delay.

Establishing Negligence to Support an Injury Claim for a Knee Ligament Tear

There are many different scenarios that could result in you pursuing knee ligament tear claims, but in order to claim compensation for a knee ligament tear, somebody who had a responsibility for your health and safety must have failed in their ‘duty of care’.

That person – or persons – need not have been present at the time you sustained your thumb injury, and an injury claim for a knee ligament tear could be made following any of these example scenarios:-

  • If you have sustained a knee ligament tear claims in a supermarket due to a slip and fall, you may qualify for compensation for a knee ligament tear
  • Compensation for a knee ligament injury could be claimed from the local council if you fell from your bicycle due to potholes in the road
  • You might be entitled to make an damaged knee ligament injury claim against your employer if you were not provided with a safe environment in which to work
  • If your condition is attributable to negligent medical treatment, you would usually be able to injury claim for a knee ligament tear against the NHS

In order to establish negligence in a damaged knee ligament injury claim, photographs should be taken of any hazard which may have caused your injury, statements recorded from people who saw the incident, reports made to the relevant authorities and – where available – a request made to obtain CCTV footage.

If your injuries are too severe for you to collect evidence of negligence in support of a claim for compensation for a knee ligament injury, speak with a solicitor – as he or she may be able to complete the procedures for you.

Compensation for a Knee Ligament Tear and Your Own Lack of Care

If you have been partially responsible for creating the scenario in which your thumb tendon was injured, or you worsened its condition by failing to seek professional medical attention at the first possible opportunity, your injury claim for a knee ligament tear could be disputed for what is called ‘contributory negligence’.

Being found to have partly contributed to your injury or its severity will not usually disqualify you from claiming compensation for a knee ligament injury; however it could delay the resolution of your damaged knee ligament injury claim while a percentage liability is being assigned to you to reflect your own lack of care.

This percentage is then deducted from the settlement of compensation for a knee ligament tear that you would have received had you not been in some way involved with the cause or extent of your injury, and the balance of compensation for any knee ligament tear claims you have made is paid to you.


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