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Representing Injured Workers with Knee Injuries
Researchers estimate that 13 out of every 10,000 workers need emergency treatment each year for an on-the-job knee injury. (Chen, Work Related Knee Injuries). Knee injuries are some of the most debilitating injuries in the workplace. They cause significant pain and mobility limitations. Victims may not be able to continue working.
When you need a Greenville knee injury lawyer, call Bobby Jones Law. He is experienced in helping injured workers with compensation claims. There are important benefits you are entitled to when you have a knee injury at work or because of your employment, including:
- Medical care at no cost to you
- Pay for lost wages, as a percentage of income
- Replacement income if you earn less than before
- Disability compensation
Significant medical intervention is often appropriate for a knee injury. You may need the following:
- Emergency medical care
- Prosthetic devices
- Reimbursement for travel to medical care
Robert “Bobby” Jones is an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. He wants you to get the legal representation – and the benefits – that you deserve.
While the insurance company has the right to choose your treating doctor, there are things that you can do if you disagree with them. If they are downplaying your injuries or refusing the care that you need, a lawyer can assist you in bringing the case before a commissioner.
Legal Representation in Greenville, SC and Surrounding Areas
The Bobby Jones Law team provides legal representation in Greenville, SC, and the surrounding areas. We represent individuals who have knee injuries in the workplace. Our aim is to protect your legal rights and secure the compensation that you deserve.
See how we can help you following a knee accident at work. Contact us today for a free, personalized consultation about your situation.
Common Knee Injuries on the Job
Common knee injuries that may occur at work are:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear: The ACL is a ligament that connects bones in the knee
- Fractures: The patella and other bones may break from pressure or trauma
- Sprains and strains: Occur when ligaments overstretch and tear
- Meniscus tear: The meniscus absorbs shock and cushions the bones in the knee
- Bursitis: Inflammation of cushioning fluids in the knee
- Tendonitis/Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tissues that connect bones and muscles
- Dislocation: When the kneecap is out of place
A knee problem may develop because of a mechanical problem elsewhere in the body. In addition, a knee problem may cause pain and mobility problems in the hips, legs, and back.
Causes of Knee Problems at Work
A knee problem may be the result of sudden trauma, when there is more force applied to the knee than it can withstand. Alternatively, a knee problem can result from repetitive use. Here are common causes of knee injuries at work:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Lifting heavy objects repeatedly or with poor form
- Slip and falls
- Falling objects
- Shock or explosion, causing a fall
- Sudden turning
- Blunt trauma, being hit by an object
Injuries can occur in many ways on the job. If they are the result of employment or job tasks, they may be the basis for workers’ compensation.
Legal Issues in Knee Injury Workers’ Compensation Claims
Knee injury claims can be especially challenging for several reasons. The insurance companies and their doctors often downplay injuries. For example, they may not make the effort to correctly diagnose the problem. They may refuse to order imaging tests. They may say that it is something minor and order a few sessions of physical therapy. However, you know that something is wrong.
Alternatively, they might make it difficult for you to comply with your treatment plan. Surgeries are often needed, and the insurance company may try to pad their bottom line by denying workers the care that they are entitled to.
Treatment that may be appropriate for a knee injury includes:
- Physical therapy
Another common problem that we see when helping our clients is the insurance company blaming a knee injury on a pre-existing condition. For an injury to be work related, there must be a causal connection between the injury and an event or exposure at work. Even if there is a pre-existing condition, that may not disqualify you from receiving benefits. A lawyer can look at the situation and determine how to present your case.
Getting fair compensation for a work-related knee injury means proving exactly what the injury is, what medical care is necessary, and its impact on your ability to work. You don’t have to accept the refusal of your medical care, or if they clear you to work prematurely. Our legal team can help you gather the evidence that you need and request a hearing before a neutral commissioner.
How Do I Get Compensation for a Knee Injury at Work?
Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. They should refer you to medical care providers for treatment. You may use Form 50 to file a claim and protect your right to benefits. You may also use Form 50 to request a hearing.
There are many tasks needed for a knee injury victim to truly get justice in the workers’ compensation system. You must report your injury, file a claim to protect your right to benefits, identify what compensation you deserve, and respond appropriately if you are not being paid fairly. If your situation requires a hearing, you must prepare and present your case.
How can a Greenville knee injury lawyer help me?
Bobby Jones Law provides complete representation. We evaluate your situation, provide advice, identify your benefits, and pursue them to the fullest extent allowed by law. See how we can help in your case by requesting your free consultation.
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