When Are Work-Related Knee Injuries Compensable?
Without proper medical attention, a joint-related injury can result in chronic pain and limitations for the rest of your life. Knee injuries can affect your ability to work, as well as your ability to engage in some of your favorite activities in your personal life.
If you have suffered a knee-related injury or are experiencing knee pain as a result of your job, it is important that you file a workers’ compensation claim as soon as possible. These benefits will pay for the medical treatment that you need to make the fullest recovery possible.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., our attorneys advocate for workers who are seeking workers’ compensation claims to cover knee injuries. Whether you are filing an initial claim or appealing a denied claim, we can help. Our lawyers understand these types of injuries and how workers’ compensation insurance companies process such claims.
If you have suffered an on-the-job knee injury, allow our experience and skill in workers’ compensation law help you recover the benefits you need to treat the injury. Call the job-related accident lawyers at our St. Clair County law offices today at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525.
Some work-related knee injuries are suffered because of one traumatic accident. Others develop over time and years of performing the same motion involving your knee. These can include:
- Torn meniscus
- Torn ACL or MCL
- Hyper extension injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Loss of cartilage
Knee injuries often require extensive treatment, surgeries and physical therapy. You may need a knee replacement or knee reconstruction. These are costly procedures, requiring significant recovery time.
Helping You Get The Medical Attention That You Need
Our firm works with some of the top medical professionals in the area to ensure that you find the right treatment options for your situation. Our lawyers work with these doctors to assess your injury and how much treatment will cost. We will fight to ensure that you are provided adequate benefits through workers’ compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment and minimize the effect the injury will have on your ability to work and your quality of life.
It is not uncommon for workers’ compensation insurance companies to avoid paying out these benefits by claiming that the injury was not a result of your job. This is particularly true of repetitive stress injuries, such as walking on a concrete floor every day for years.
Our lawyers can work with your doctors to determine if your injury is related to your work. If you have experienced a job-related knee injury or pain, please call us today for a free initial consultation.