A knee injury that occurs at work can be serious. Work injuries to the knee affect other body parts as well. You may be entitled to a significant workers’ compensation settlement if you injured your knee at work because the knee is also a weight-bearing joint and your knee condition may become worse.
It is important to hire a knee injury attorney if you sustain a knee injury. Our workers’ compensation lawyer knows what treatment you need for your knee and also the treatment you need for your knee in the future. Our workers’ compensation lawyer will make sure you are given the correct permanent impairment rating and prescribed the correct future medical care for your lifetime so that you are protected.
It’s important to note that an injury to your knee can occur at work in many different ways. You could hurt your knee when you fall, trip, or slip. However, you might also hurt your knee over time. Perhaps you’ve been working a job where you lift and carry heavy objects over great distances for many years. All of that work could take a significant toll on your knee.
How an Antalgic Gait Affects Other Body Parts
When you have a work injury to your knee, you may have an altered gait, which means that you will walk unbalanced. When this occurs, your other body parts such as your back and other leg become injured or aggravated. This may occur years after your injury, but you need a workers’ compensation lawyer to evaluate your medical records and make sure that these types of required treatments are included in your workman’s compensation case.
As much as any other injury, an injury to the knee is one that people may try to downplay as they go back to work too early. As you can see, the best thing you can do is to make sure you get proper care as soon as possible after hurting your knee.
Types of Knee Injuries that We Handle
We handle all work-related knee injuries. We have experience in all types of workers comp knee injury cases including torn meniscus, torn ACL, torn MCL, knee replacements, knee repair surgery, and more.
If you have a work-related knee injury, you may be entitled to temporary disability, permanent impairment settlement, future medical care, free medical treatment, and more.
When we say “knee,” what we mean are the three bones that make up your knee: the patella (A. K. A. the “kneecap”) the tibia (“lower leg bone”), and your femur (which is also called the “upper leg bone.”) These are covered with elastic cartilage. This cartilage is important, as that’s what makes it easy for your bones to interact when you move your knee.
There are many different ways that your knee could be injured. You could dislocate or even break your patella, which can be debilitating. You could tear your meniscus, which is an injury commonly referred to as your knee “giving out.”
Many knee injuries occur all at once – breaking your patella, tearing a ligament. They might require surgery. Other injuries to your knee can develop over time. For example, if you spend years and years squatting low, or sitting and standing up, then you could soften or even damage the cartilage in your knee. This condition, called “chondromalacia,” will result in an ache that may not go away. These are all injuries to the knee that a Long Beach workers compensation lawyer from our firm can help you to receive the proper amount of compensation for.
When your knee cartilage begins to break down or you develop arthritis in your knee, that can make it difficult to do your job or practically anything else. You don’t need to have worked a physically strenuous job to develop knee injuries. If for years, you’ve been walking or even just standing on hard, unyielding floors, that can eventually take a toll, too.
When figuring out workers’ compensation for knee injuries, your knees will be evaluated for disability. There are many different ways to test your knees for disability, but they tend to include checking out your walking ability, what your range of motion is, and so forth.
Knee Injury Compensation Case Study – Knee Injury At Work ($200,000.00)
A security guard was injured when he fell on his knees while walking. The insurance company denied that our client sustained any serious injury. Our office helped the client to achieve maximum medical recovery. Shortly thereafter, we were able to obtain a full value settlement for his permanent injury.
No Fee Unless We Win
If we don’t win your workman’s compensation case, then you don’t owe our knee injury attorney a dime. No expenses or fees will come out of your own pocket from the beginning to the end of your case.
The truth is that a knee injury at work doesn’t stay at work. An injury to your knee doesn’t “punch out” when you head home. You’ll have to live with it. Hopefully, it’s a soft tissue injury or one that’s going to clear up in a brief period of time.
However, it might be one that doesn’t. No matter how severely you hurt your knee at work, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
A Knee Injury Attorney Offering Free Legal Consultation
If you have a workers’ compensation case, call our California knee injury attorney for a free consultation.