Compensation for injured knee after car accident!

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Found 7th Jul 2012
Quick description, Whilst lighting a cigarette (as a passenger) the driver of the vehicle I was travelling in got hit by another vehicle and my knee banged into the plastic dashboard. A few days after the accident my knee became sore and gradually got worse over the coming months. My doctor put me on naproxen, then ibuprofen to help with the pain. Neither worked and eventually I was sent for an xray and blood work- all came back clear. Anyway, months later i was sent to a knee specialist that has noted swelling in my knee as well as muscle deterioration in my thigh which he claims is a sign of knee problems. He also noticed a popping sound and tight tendons. I can only describe it as a toothache like pain which gets worse the more i do. Has anyone here had a similar incident and made a claim and how much was it worth?
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How ever did a knee injury effect your paragraph spacing?!?
So everyone said there was nothign wrong with you but then you saw a specailist which we can all get to make it sound like were on deaths door to make a good claim
churchill

So everyone said there was nothign wrong with you but then you saw a … So everyone said there was nothign wrong with you but then you saw a specailist which we can all get to make it sound like were on deaths door to make a good claim


No! I said the xray shows no damage to the bones and the blood tests show no signs of arthritis.
sdoherty1000

No! I said the xray shows no damage to the bones and the blood tests show … No! I said the xray shows no damage to the bones and the blood tests show no signs of arthritis.



So nothing **** wrong with you then
sdoherty1000

No! I said the xray shows no damage to the bones and the blood tests show … No! I said the xray shows no damage to the bones and the blood tests show no signs of arthritis.



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The car we were driving was hit by a drug user that was in need of his methadone fix. I work as a plumber and spend alot of time on my knees which is why Im having so many problems.
worth about ..............tree fiddy
jonny619447

Which is probably the cause of your knee problems you tit!


So 2 days after I was in a car accident where the car was written off I developed a knee problem- get a grip!!
sdoherty1000

So 2 days after I was in a car accident where the car was written off I … So 2 days after I was in a car accident where the car was written off I developed a knee problem- get a grip!!



Yet it took you months to see a specialist? oO
My doctor wanted to try "alternative" and cheaper methods hence the prescribed drugs first
You have come in here asking how "much you can get", you expect people to be jumping for joy that you might get a few quid whilst pushing our premiums up further?

I need to get a grip? really?
jonny619447

You have come in here asking how "much you can get", you expect people to … You have come in here asking how "much you can get", you expect people to be jumping for joy that you might get a few quid whilst pushing our premiums up further?I need to get a grip? really?


In 15 years of driving I have never made a claim! Insurers giving insurance to druggies and them crashing is whats putting up your premiums.
sdoherty1000

My doctor wanted to try "alternative" and cheaper methods hence the … My doctor wanted to try "alternative" and cheaper methods hence the prescribed drugs first



I bet he did but he didnt want to pay you

I mean come on £3.50 per hour

Get a proper job
sdoherty1000

In 15 years of driving I have never made a claim! Insurers giving … In 15 years of driving I have never made a claim! Insurers giving insurance to druggies and them crashing is whats putting up your premiums.



So you work as a plumber, you are constantly on your knees? So your knee can't be as bad as you are making out or you wouldn't be able to continue working as a plumber.
churchill

You send alot of your time on your knees not because your a plumber but … You send alot of your time on your knees not because your a plumber but because your a wimpy girlie gay little fanny fart cock sucker I tell it like it is [/url][/img]



See ya in a few days churchy (_;)
I hope that your knee gets better and that the doctors can help you get it fixed and pain-free. Good news there's no damage to the bones or arthritis. I suspect the doctor wasn't trying to cut corners but was trying the least intrusive methods first which work for some, not unreasonable. You were referred to the knee specialist within months so it seems like you were treated well and fairly promptly.
I don't think you'll get much help here tbh, not only is it the night crew but a weekend so you just opened yourself up to a thread bashing.
I would see if there is any info on mse, they have various forums and no doubt one of them will have the kind of information you are after in it.
It's an unsaid rule that you don't use the words compensation or benefits on here, let alone after 8pm.
jonny619447

See ya in a few days churchy (_;)



I don't see why he will get suspended, obviously none of those words are on the banned list.
sdoherty1000

In 15 years of driving I have never made a claim! Insurers giving … In 15 years of driving I have never made a claim! Insurers giving insurance to druggies and them crashing is whats putting up your premiums.



In 15 years ive not touched a boy ewhy you guys giving me a hard time?
sickly sweet

I hope that your knee gets better and that the doctors can help you get … I hope that your knee gets better and that the doctors can help you get it fixed and pain-free. Good news there's no damage to the bones or arthritis. I suspect the doctor wasn't trying to cut corners but was trying the least intrusive methods first which work for some, not unreasonable. You were referred to the knee specialist within months so it seems like you were treated well and fairly promptly.I don't think you'll get much help here tbh, not only is it the night crew but a weekend so you just opened yourself up to a thread bashing.I would see if there is any info on mse, they have various forums and no doubt one of them will have the kind of information you are after in it.It's an unsaid rule that you don't use the words compensation or benefits on here, let alone after 8pm.



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Edited by: "jonny619447" 8th Jul 2012
dga

If he likes my gash I'm going to be so confused oO



I've seen it and it's not pretty
'He also noticed a popping sound and tight tendons' It sounds more like a muscle / tendon issue which your physio/ Dr will have given you exercises for? I presume you have been referred to a physio?
I have a similar sounding problem but I know mine has been caused by years or crawling around on all fours. I am now awaiting an MRI as I can no longer get my leg 100% straight. Never had an accident...just wear and tear I guess.
sickly sweet

I hope that your knee gets better and that the doctors can help you get … I hope that your knee gets better and that the doctors can help you get it fixed and pain-free. Good news there's no damage to the bones or arthritis. I suspect the doctor wasn't trying to cut corners but was trying the least intrusive methods first which work for some, not unreasonable. You were referred to the knee specialist within months so it seems like you were treated well and fairly promptly.I don't think you'll get much help here tbh, not only is it the night crew but a weekend so you just opened yourself up to a thread bashing.I would see if there is any info on mse, they have various forums and no doubt one of them will have the kind of information you are after in it.It's an unsaid rule that you don't use the words compensation or benefits on here, let alone after 8pm.


Thanks, finally a reasonable person has found their way onto this thread. I have physio starting next week and if that doesnt improve my knee they are talking camera to see inside the knee or surgery. Thanks for taking the time to reply
jonny619447



Keep fanpages out of this!
jonny619447



Oh come on, if someone is in pain I'll give them some sympathy, that's me, I'm nice like that.
I won't encourage the compensation culture as I think it's ruining this country but I'll give them a bit of TLC and advice, it's not hurting anyone.
bellabonkers

'He also noticed a popping sound and tight tendons' It sounds more like a … 'He also noticed a popping sound and tight tendons' It sounds more like a muscle / tendon issue which your physio/ Dr will have given you exercises for? I presume you have been referred to a physio? I have a similar sounding problem but I know mine has been caused by years or crawling around on all fours. I am now awaiting an MRI as I can no longer get my leg 100% straight. Never had an accident...just wear and tear I guess.



Hi you, I haven't seen you in ages!!! Nice to see you back.
sdoherty1000

Thanks, finally a reasonable person has found their way onto this thread. … Thanks, finally a reasonable person has found their way onto this thread. I have physio starting next week and if that doesnt improve my knee they are talking camera to see inside the knee or surgery. Thanks for taking the time to reply



lol, yet you still haven't answered my question about how you are still able to continue working on your knees as a plumber.

Surely thats a reasonable question?
sickly sweet

Oh come on, if someone is in pain I'll give them some sympathy, that's … Oh come on, if someone is in pain I'll give them some sympathy, that's me, I'm nice like that.I won't encourage the compensation culture as I think it's ruining this country but I'll give them a bit of TLC and advice, it's not hurting anyone.



But he is able to continue working as a plumber (on his knees constantly as he has already pointed out) He is just after an earner, your right it is ruining the country and its oiks like this doing it.

Has anyone here had a similar incident and made a claim and how much was … Has anyone here had a similar incident and made a claim and how much was it worth?



"How much was it worth" - That tells you all you kneed (kneed, get it. hahahahaha) to know about this person.
churchill

Lets be Honest OP even miles is more manly then you



eer I am more manly than most of you on here
jonny619447

lol, yet you still haven't answered my question about how you are still … lol, yet you still haven't answered my question about how you are still able to continue working on your knees as a plumber. Surely thats a reasonable question?


I grin and bear it whilst doing lighter duties. I try not to kneel as much, so ill sit instead
sdoherty1000

I grin and bear it whilst doing lighter duties. I try not to kneel as … I grin and bear it whilst doing lighter duties. I try not to kneel as much, so ill sit instead



So you was lying when you said this then:

I work as a plumber and spend alot of time on my knees which is why Im … I work as a plumber and spend alot of time on my knees which is why Im having so many problems

sdoherty1000

Thanks, finally a reasonable person has found their way onto this thread. … Thanks, finally a reasonable person has found their way onto this thread. I have physio starting next week and if that doesnt improve my knee they are talking camera to see inside the knee or surgery. Thanks for taking the time to reply



Chances are it is mainly down to your job, and the accident acted as a catalyst. You probably won't get any compo for it, as your job will count against you on the claim.
sdoherty1000

I grin and bear it whilst doing lighter duties. I try not to kneel as … I grin and bear it whilst doing lighter duties. I try not to kneel as much, so ill sit instead



Problem solved.

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You're welcome.
danmc

Problem solved. You're welcome.




Dan I like u
That is way more than enough people
Cut out the petty name calling and insults. I don't really want to start handing out suspensions as you all really know better
Ring fentons and they will help you get a nice compo claim for you injury the jsb guidelines don't state a price guideline for minor, so ramp it up to moderate (there tame physician will help with this) and get some for the insurance you've been paying back

Good luck

andywedge

That is way more than enough peopleCut out the petty name calling and … That is way more than enough peopleCut out the petty name calling and insults. I don't really want to start handing out suspensions as you all really know better



churchy made me do it


Andy you may have to stay up tonight
miles136

churchy made me do itAndy you may have to stay up tonight



No need for that, I have it all under control.

Night Andy


jonny619447

But he is able to continue working as a plumber (on his knees constantly … But he is able to continue working as a plumber (on his knees constantly as he has already pointed out) He is just after an earner, your right it is ruining the country and its oiks like this doing it. "How much was it worth" - That tells you all you kneed (kneed, get it. hahahahaha) to know about this person.



My points were just;
a) I hope that it gets better soon
b) good to hear there's no broken bones or arthritis
c) it sounds like the doctors treated the problem well
d) you will struggle to get help on here
e) you will probably get more help on mse
f) don't mention compensation or benefits on The Misk

I agree with you about compensation, unless it is a significantly life changing affliction. It sounds like the OP's problem could even be part or wholly caused by his job, being on his knees so much, but maybe the accident was the trigger, who knows.
I have had accidents, whiplash plus also had stitches and concussion due to shoddy workmanship which Sharps would have paid out for but I didn't want to claim, it doesn't seem right and I, personally, don't agree with it.
sickly sweet

My points were just;a) I hope that it gets better soonb) good to hear … My points were just;a) I hope that it gets better soonb) good to hear there's no broken bones or arthritisc) it sounds like the doctors treated the problem welld) you will struggle to get help on heree) you will probably get more help on msef) don't mention compensation or benefits on The MiskI agree with you about compensation, unless it is a significantly life changing affliction. It sounds like the OP's problem could even be part or wholly caused by his job, being on his knees so much, but maybe the accident was the trigger, who knows.I have had accidents, whiplash plus also had stitches and concussion due to shoddy workmanship which Sharps would have paid out for but I didn't want to claim, it doesn't seem right and I, personally, don't agree with it.



In reply to your points:

a) I don't
b) Dam gutted
c) NHS is so under rated - all hail the doctors
d) Dam right - we have morals.
e) **** off there then
f) Thats cos we are all hard working individuals who don't take kindly to country wreckers.

SS, you're being far too sensible. Maybe time for bed and leave the misc for the old guard tonight
this thread looked so annoying at first....now

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