While lifting heavy equipment at work, I damaged my knee. Am I eligible to claim anterior cruciate ligament injury compensation?
Provided that you can demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that your accident and injury were caused by the negligence of a third party you should be eligible to claim anterior cruciate ligament compensation. As the accident occurred in the workplace it is most likely that the negligent party is your employer. They have a duty of care to provide their employees with a safe working environment and to ensure employees are provided with adequate training in manual handling to help prevent injuries such as the one you have suffered.
As you are pursuing a claim for anterior cruciate ligament compensation against your employer it is recommended that you speak with a personal injury solicitor. Employees tend to be reluctant to initiate legal action against their employer for fear that they may damage their working relationship and future work prospects. It is likely your solicitor will have dealt with such a claim before and will be able to advise on how best to proceed in this scenario.
To ensure your claim runs smoothly there are some standard procedures which could be carried out to help build your claim. For example gathering witness details, recording your injury in the company’s ‘Accident Report Book’ as well as taking pictures of the scene could all benefit your compensation claim.
However your first priority should always be your health and you should visit a doctor or GP immediately if you have not done so already. You could potentially jeopardise your compensation claim by failing to seek prompt medical care as it could be argued that your injuries were not serious enough to warrant attention.
No two anterior cruciate ligament compensation claims are the same and the amount of compensation awarded can also vary considerably, therefore it is recommended that you speak with a personal injury solicitor without delay to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.