Welcome to our guide, looking at how to use our patella fracture compensation calculator. Do you have an injury to the front of the knee because of a car accident that wasn’t your fault? Or perhaps you suffered a slip, trip or fall because of a breach of duty of care? Is a broken kneecap stopping you from working? If so, you may be able to claim compensation.
Patella fractures and other injuries to the knee joint can have a severely negative impact on your quality of life. They can stop you from being able to walk or play sports, and may even prevent you from working. If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Broken Kneecap Compensation Calculator
This guide will look at some of the symptoms of a fractured kneecap. We will also examine what kinds of accidents could lead to injuries of this nature. In addition to this, we will explain how our compensation payout calculator can help calculated how much compensation you could be owed.
We’ll also examine how a solicitor could help you get the compensation you deserve. Furthermore, we will look at how No Win No Fee solicitors could offer a solution to funding legal representation for your claim.
In addition to this, our advisors offer free legal advice 24/7. So if you have any questions or queries, you can call them at a time that suits you using 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, to find out more about our personal injury calculator, please read on.
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- A Guide To Using A Patella Fracture Compensation Calculator
- What Is A Patella Fracture?
- What Costs Can I Claim Compensation For?
- Common Causes Of Patella Fractures
- How Common Are Broken Bone Injuries?
- What Care Costs Could I Claim After Breaking My Kneecap?
- How To Use A Patella Fracture Compensation Calculator
- How Much Is A Broken Knee Worth?
- Patella Fracture Compensation Calculator
- No Win No Fee Patella Fracture Compensation Claim Agreements
- Get Free Legal Advice About Your Case
- Ask If We Could Calculate Your Patella Fracture Compensation Claim
- Reference Information
- Broken Kneecap Compensation FAQ
A patella fracture can be an incredibly debilitating injury due to how much we rely on our knee joint for movement. Your mobility could be affected if you’re unable to bend your knee. This could result in you being unable to work or do some of the things that you’re usually able to do.
This is where our patella fracture compensation calculator comes in. It can quickly and simply outline the eligibility of your claim by showing the amount of compensation you could receive.
All you need to do is input what kind of injury you’re looking to claim for, how it occurred, and any loss of earnings you would like to claim. Our calculator can then use this information to give you an estimated valuation of your claim.
Alternatively, you could see if you can pursue a personal injury claim by calling one of our advisors for free legal advice. To do this, simply call the phone number at the top of this page.
Your patella is the small bone that is positioned in front of your knee joint. It can be vulnerable to injury as it effectively protects your knee. This bone can be fractured when enough force is applied to your knee. A patella fracture can be caused by things like assault, a direct strike to your body or falling from a height.
According to the NHS, symptoms of a broken bone include:
- Pain, particularly when applying pressure or putting weight on the injured area
- A grinding or snapping sound when the injury occurs
- Tenderness, swelling or bruising
If you feel any of these symptoms after being injured, you should seek medical attention. An X-ray is usually performed so medical professionals can assess the extent of your injury.
The NHS states that, for a fractured kneecap injury, a brace or cast will usually be used to help support the knee while it’s healing. The recovery period tends to be between two and six weeks.
In rare cases, however, you may need surgery. This will involve metal plates and pins being inserted into the bone to hold it in place while it heals. The amount of time you take to recover will depend on things like how severe the injury is and how long recovery will take.
You can use our compensation calculator to see how much you could be owed. Otherwise, read on to find out more about what damages these claims are made up of.
There are two potential heads of claim when making a personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical and mental pain and suffering caused by the injury as well as the decline in your quality of life.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. As part of special damages, you could claim for things like:
- Loss of earnings, including future earnings
- Travel costs
- The cost of things like holidays that you’re no longer able to attend
While these two heads of claim are worked out based on distinct sets of evidence, they are somewhat independent of one another. You cannot receive special damages without also having been awarded general damages; however, being awarded general damages is no guarantee that you will be awarded special damages.
Our patella fracture compensation calculator could help. You could have an accurate estimate for general damages, as well as the loss of earnings that you have experienced as a result of your injuries. If you prefer, you can also call one of our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Patella fractures can happen for many different reasons. This section will walk you through some of the different accident types that could result in this kind of injury.
In addition to this, we will look at how negligence could result in these kinds of accidents happening. Furthermore, we’ll examine the duty of care owed to you in each scenario.
Slips And Falls From A Height Or On The Same Level
You may be able to claim if you sustain an injury in a public place because it wasn’t fit to use for the intended purpose. This is because the person in control of any public place (the “occupier”) has a duty of care to members of the public using the premises. This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
The occupier needs to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety. If they breached this duty of care and you experienced a slip, trip or fall which caused injury, you may be able to claim.
Examples of a breach of duty of care that could cause someone to fall and injure themselves include:
- Slipping on a wet floor where no warning signs were present. This could result in you suffering a broken kneecap.
- The wrong cleaning solution is used on the floor, resulting in it being very slippery. You slip, fall and suffer a broken kneecap as well as a broken nose.
- A cracked floor tile causes you to fall and break your kneecap and collarbone. Our compensation calculator could help you see how much you could be owed.
Road Traffic Accidents
A road traffic accident can cause injuries that have a serious impact on your quality of life. Sometimes, these injuries can be permanent in nature and may even be fatal.
The Highway Code outlines every road user’s duty of care to other users of the road. It sets out the things that you are expected to do to ensure that you and others on the road are safe.
If you experienced an injury in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim. Examples of negligent road conduct include:
- A driver is on their phone and, as a result, veers into a cycle lane knocking you off your bike. Your collision with the ground fractures your kneecap and leaves you with a broken tooth.
- A van driver did not get sufficient sleep before setting off. They fall asleep at the wheel and, as a result, fail to stop when you do. This results in them hitting the back of your car, causing a broken knee and fractured eye socket.
- A motorcyclist runs a red light, meaning that they knock over a pedestrian who then experiences a broken patella and fractured foot.
Being Hit By A Moving Vehicle
The road is not the only place that you could be at risk of being hit by a moving vehicle. In some workplaces, moving vehicles are used to transport heavy goods around.
Your employer also has a duty of care to every employee. This is outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Every employer needs to take reasonably practicable steps to make sure that your workplace is safe. If an accident at work occurs because of a breach of this duty of care, you could claim compensation.
Although they can be useful, workplace vehicles can cause injury. For example:
- A forklift truck is operated by someone who isn’t trained to use it. Because of this, they fail to break in time and knock you over, breaking your knee and wrist.
- A workplace vehicle is not maintained, meaning that the steering is not working. They try to steer around you, but aren’t able to do so and hit you.
- The handbrake may not be applied correctly to a stationary vehicle. As a result, it could roll down a slope and collide with you.
Workplace Manual Handling Accidents
Jobs involving manual handling could carry a higher risk of causing injury due to their physical nature. To reduce the risk of injury, employers must adhere to the duties outlined in the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
Examples of manual handling scenarios where you may be able to claim include:
- Being told to lift an object that is too heavy. This could lead to you suffering a knee injury, resulting in using a patella fracture compensation calculator.
- Insufficient training resulting in you positioning yourself incorrectly when moving a heavy object. This could lead to you looking up knee injury compensation amounts.
- An unsafe work environment could cause you to fall from a height. If you’re carrying a heavy load as you fall, this could cause additional injuries like a fractured sternum.
Broken Bones Caused By Faulty Machinery
There are a number of different industries that require the use of machinery. However, faulty machinery can lead to injuries that can affect your well-being.
Your employer could be liable for injuries caused by this. In order to claim you would need to prove that they breached their duty of care. For example, they may not have maintained the machinery.
Examples of instances where you may be able to claim include:
- An accident at work in which a piece of a machine, which was known to be loose for some time, falls and lands on you.
- When you’re repairing a machine, it comes back on because the emergency stop button malfunctions. As a result, you break your leg and knee.
Assaults And Criminal Injuries
If you’ve suffered a criminal injury from a criminal attack, you may be able to claim. If the person who attacked you was not identified or does not have the means to pay you compensation, you could claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors could still help you make a criminal injury claim. Regarding the amount you could receive from this claim, this is outlined in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. Examples of incidents that could result in you contacting the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) and making a successful claim include:
- You’re pushed over while being mugged, and you fracture your knee in the fall.
- An assailant hits your knee hard with a blunt object, resulting in the knee being broken.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) compiles statistics regarding injuries suffered in work-related incidents. Above are the four largest categories of non-fatal injuries suffered in the workplace in Britain in 2019/20.
As you can see, fractures are the largest category of injury illustrated, resulting in 18,535 injuries in this year. If you’ve suffered an injury such as a fractured kneecap due to the negligence of someone who owed you a duty of care, call us now using the phone number at the top of the page to see if you can claim. Alternatively, use our personal injury calculator to see how much you’re eligible to claim.
If you’re looking to claim financial losses caused by the injury, you could claim care costs. Injuries like patella fractures or a broken knee greatly affect your mobility and can take weeks to recover from, particularly with severe fractures. As a result, you may need to make adjustments to accommodate for the injury.
Care costs could include things like:
- Amendments to your home, such as a reinforced handrail or a chairlift
- Another vehicle as you need one that is wheelchair-accessible
- Private physiotherapy sessions to help with your recovery
Our patella fracture compensation calculator gives you an estimate of how much you could receive in compensation. All you need to do is input information about your accident and subsequent injury, as well as any loss of earnings you have experienced.
The compensation brackets from our compensation calculator are based on the Judicial College guidelines. The Judicial College assessed the nature and severity of injuries and compared them to the amounts paid out in previous cases to create this document.
We use information from the Judicial College to provide you with accurate estimates regarding the general damages compensation you could receive.
The amount that you receive in general damages compensation for a broken knee will depend on a number of factors. This includes things like how serious the injury is and how long you will feel the effects.
To value the general damages head of your claim, you will usually be invited to a medical assessment with an independent expert. Here, your injuries will be examined and the findings compiled in a medical report. This report can be used to value your claim.
Special damages relate to financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury. In order to make a successful claim for special damages, you would need to supply evidence showing the financial losses you’re looking to claim for. For example, you might provide:
- Payslips to show the loss of earnings you experienced
- Invoices of any payment you have made for treatment
- Receipts to show any travel costs you have incurred
Our compensation payout calculator gives you an effective breakdown of the amount of compensation you could receive. It gives you insight into your eligibility to make a claim and can make you aware of the kinds of things you could be compensated for.
Below is a list of injuries and their respective compensation brackets. These figures come from the guidelines provided by the Judicial College.
|Area of Injury||Type||Amount of Compensation||Description|
|Knee||Severe (ii)||£48,920 to £65,440||Leg fracture that also affects the knee joint causing persistent pain that limits movement and may lead to osteoarthritis.|
|Knee||Severe (iii)||£24,580 to £40,770||Less severe injuries than bracket above that lead to less serious disabilities but still causes continuing pain and discomfort.|
|Knee||Moderate (i)||£13,920 to £24,580||Injuries that involve dislocation, torn meniscus or cartilage leading to mild instability and other potential mild future disabilities.|
|Knee||Moderate (ii)||Up to £12,900||This bracket includes less serious injuries than the moderate section above, such as lacerations, bruising or twisting injuries.|
|Leg||Severe (iii)||£36,790 to £51,460||Serious compound or comminuted fractures. This bracket also includes injuries to ligaments or joints that lead to instability.|
|Leg||Moderate||£26,050 to £36,790||This bracket involves multiple or complicated fractures or crushing injuries, usually to a single limb.|
|Leg||Less Serious (i)||£16,860 to £26,050||Fractures that lead to an incomplete recovery or significant soft tissue injuries.|
|Leg||Less Serious (ii)||£8,550 to £13,210||Simple fracture to femur with no further damage or complications.|
|Leg||Less Serious (iii)||Up to £11,110||Fractures to tibia or fibula or soft tissue injuries with little or no further issues.|
|Ankle||Moderate||£12,900 to £24,950||This bracket includes injuries such as ligamentous tears or fractures that lead to minor disabilities such as difficulty walking on uneven ground.|
You might want a more accurate estimate. We can do this for you; all you need to do is give us a call. Our experienced advisors offer free legal advice and can assess your eligibility to claim after a quick phone conversation. Call them to get an estimate today using the phone number at the top of this page.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request any legal fees upfront or during the course of the claim.
- Your solicitor will also not request legal fees from you if your claim is unsuccessful.
- They will only take a legally capped portion of your compensation for payment upon your claim being successful.
Due to this, they won’t waste your time. They will only take on your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success.
Our personal injury calculator can give you an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you could be entitled to. Our experienced advisors are more than happy to help if you have any questions or queries.
To get in touch, all you need to do is:
- Call us now using 0800 408 7826
- Write to us using the Live Chat window on the right-hand side of your screen.
- Contact us via our website.
We understand that some people may have trouble using a compensation calculator like the one we have included. Or you may not want to use one of these calculators at all, instead preferring to speak to an advisor directly.
If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. One of our friendly and helpful advisors will be happy to value your claim for you. If your claim is valid and you want to proceed, you could be connected with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.
For more useful information, please see the links below.
If you’re suffering knee pain, refer to the NHS website for more information.
The Department for Transport provides road accident statistics which you can find on their website.
The Office for National Statistics provides crime data for England and Wales, which you can find here.
Have you broken your leg because of someone else’s negligence? If so, and you want to see if you can claim, visit our website.
If you’ve suffered a broken ankle and want to see if you can claim, read our guide.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about patella fracture compensation, see below.
How much can I claim for a broken knee?
The amount you receive depends on the severity of the injury and the financial losses you may wish to claim. Get in touch with our team today for a no-obligation valuation of your claim.
How long does it take to recover from a fractured patella?
Usually, a fractured patella can take up to six weeks to fully recover. However, depending on the severity, it could be longer.
How much can I get for a knee injury at work?
It depends on the context and extent of your injury and how much the injury has negatively impacted your life. Please call our advisors using the phone number at the top of this page for more advice regarding this.
How bad is a patella injury?
Only a medical professional will be able to accurately judge how serious your patella injury is; we cannot give medical advice. If you would like more free legal advice about making a claim, speak to our team today.
Thank you for reading our guide to using our patella fracture compensation calculator.
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