Pages On: Knee Injury
An injured knee is a horribly painful thing, even in only minor injuries. Long term, a knee injury can cause complications for even simple things, such as walking. This is why, regardless of the severity of the injury, compensation awards are there to reflect changes in the quality of life for the claimant, as well as their access to work and future earnings. If you’ve suffered a knee injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Posted: 1 May 2016
Posted in: Employer Negligence, Knee Injury, Leg Injuries, Workplace Injuries
A 60-year-old warehouse operative, who has remained unnamed, was forced into redundancy following a preventable accident at work. The worker had just started his shift and was walking through the warehouse, when a fork-lift truck backed out of an alley and knocked him over. The fork-lift drove over his right leg, breaking it and causing substantial damage to his knee. He was rushed to hospital where he had to undergo surgery. He soon started to experience pain in his left leg, meaning he could only walk with crutches – a situation that…Read More