How much compensation do people usually get for knee ligament injury compensation claims?
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief
The amount of money that can be received in knee ligament injury compensation claims depends entirely on each case’s individual merits. How much compensation someone could receive must take into account the amount of damage that has been done and the length of time it will take for the injury to heal in relation to the victim’s age, state of health before the injury was sustained and – in some cases – their health.
However, there are other aspects to knee ligament injury compensation claims that potential plaintiffs should bear in mind. It has been proven that a certain degree of post-traumatic stress disorder affects most victims of accidents. As a result, it is possible to claim compensation for any quantifiable emotional trauma experienced.
Personal circumstances can also affect the way knee ligament injury compensation claims are calculated. Loss of amenity is an important issue that many potential plaintiffs are not aware of; it refers to the negative affect that an injury has had on the victim’s quality of life. The victim may also be able to recover any expenses they have incurred that are directly attributed to the injury, such as loss of income, fares for public transport if they can no longer drive or even the restructuring of the victim’s home to accommodate wheelchair access.
For specific advice on knee ligament injury compensation claims and how much you could expect to receive under your individual circumstances, you would be well advised to speak with a solicitor at the first possible opportunity as he or she can determine what general and special damages you qualify for, and can make sure that you receive a fair and sufficient compensation for your knee ligament injury.