Knee Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one suffered a knee injury at work, in a work related car accident or while on a job site? Knee Injuries are very common injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents and workplace injuries. Typically a knee injury occurs from the sudden exterior impact, twisting or blunt force trauma to the knee. This impact ultimately causes the knee to twist or hyperextend depending on the angle of the impact. The severity of the injury is normally determined by the type of injury, force as well as angle of the impact. For instance, in an auto accident the knee can be injured differently than in a slip and fall accident. The type of accident and severity of the injury will determine who is responsible for your injuries as well as the amount of compensation and benefits you may be entitled to. If you have experienced a knee injury it may make sense to consult with our skilled knee injury lawyers.
The first step you should take after enduring a knee injury due to another’s negligence is seeking appropriate medical care. From there your next move should be contacting a workers’ compensation lawyer handling knee injury claims. Contact our workers compensation lawyers via email here. The workmans’ comp attorneys on our team are skilled trial lawyers. They will handle all administrative aspects of filing your personal injury lawsuit. In addition, they will pinpoint the current & future monetary value of your claim by taking into consideration factors such as medical bills, lost wages due to missed work time and pain and suffering.
Types of Knee Injuries
Patella (Kneecap) Injuries
Common Knee Injury Descriptions
There are several very common types of knee injuries that stem from falls, work injuries and auto accidents. The most common is when the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). An ACL injury happens when the knee is forced into extreme torsion thereby causing the ACL to stretch or in some cases, tear. Damage to the ACL can result in a mild amount of pain or, if severe enough, an totally rupture resulting in complete loss of joint stability.
An injury to the Medial Collateral Ligament can also be caused by various accidents. These knee injuries are less common in auto accidents but occur more easily if the angle of the impact exerts its force on these ligaments. In addition to an MCL injury a car or truck accident can inflict injury upon the Lateral Collateral Ligament, or LCL. Damage to these two ligaments can be detected by an audible pop in the injured knee. A popping feeling may also accompany these types of injuries.
A 4th type of knee injury sustained involves damage to the Posterior Collateral Ligament (PCL). This injury is commonly seen in car accidents and results from a smashing blow to a bent knee. An example is when the knee is thrust against or into a stationary, unyielding object such as the dashboard. Other secondary knee injuries are Meniscal, or Kneecap, Injuries, Patella Dislocations, Tendon Ruptures and Knee Fractures.
Contact Our Workers Compensation Lawyers Now
Knee injuries can take a significant amount of time to recover from. Even once the recovery period is over the knee may not be back to 100 percent capacity. Having an attorney who is familiar with knee injuries may help you to receive the full compensation you may be entitled to. Call our team of workers’ compensation lawyers to schedule a free consultation regarding your injuries.
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