If you have suffered a knee injury in the course of your employment, you may deserve benefits or a settlement. Work with our Atlanta knee injury lawyers on your workers’ compensation claim. Contact us today to talk about your case.
Knee Injuries in the Workplace
Of all the injuries that can occur in the workplace, a knee injury can be especially problematic. Harm to the knee can interfere with the most basic activities. It may be impossible to walk, bend and lift. Knee injuries often require significant medical intervention and time away from work to rest.
Common types of work-related knee injuries
- Torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
- Fractured kneecap (patella), dislocated kneecap
- Meniscus tear
- Tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons)
- Loose body (floating bone or cartilage)
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Other knee injuries
(Source: Mayo Clinic, Knee Pain)
An injury to the hip may cause the victim to adjust their normal movement to compensate. In turn, this may cause secondary injuries to the hips, legs, and other parts of the body.
The type of injury that you are most likely to suffer depends on the nature of your work. A fractured patella may result from a fall or a motor vehicle accident, for example, while a torn ACL is a common injury when work requires sudden changes in direction.
When a knee injury occurs in the course of employment, the victim may receive workers’ compensation. Benefits may include medical care, replacement income, and partial disability compensation. Victims may settle their case or take their claim to a hearing.
Representing Knee Injury Victims in Workers’ Compensation Claims
Our Atlanta knee injury lawyers represent people who are hurt in the scope and course of their employment. A knee injury can occur in a single incident. For some workers, the injury develops over time because of the nature of job duties.
It is our goal to help you get your life back on track. At Moebes Law, we are experienced lawyers specializing in workers’ compensation settlements and benefits. Your benefits are based on your rights in the Georgia workers’ compensation system. Our law firm fully pursues your rights, seeking the compensation you deserve.
Rights and Benefits for Knee Injuries in Workers’ Compensation
Any injury that arises in the course and scope of job duties is compensable under the Georgia workers’ compensation system. A person suffering an injury may claim a range of benefits designed to meet their needs. It is not required for the person to prove that the employer is at fault, but it is the duty of the injured worker to prove that their injuries are work-related.
Benefits that may be awarded in a workers’ compensation case for a knee injury are:
- Replacement income if you are unable to work (a percentage of your income before the injury)
- Supplemental income if you earn less while you are receiving medical treatment
- Medical care, including diagnosis and surgery, if necessary
- Rehabilitation of the knee
- Knee braces, walkers, and other supports
- Permanent partial disability if injuries remain after maximum medical improvement
- Travel expenses for medical care
What factors determine how much workers’ compensation you receive for a knee injury?
Factors to determine how much workers’ compensation is appropriate for a knee injury are:
- The amount of medical care required
- Whether the individual needs time away from work (common for a knee injury)
- The income of a person before their injury occurred
- The extent of permanent partial disability after maximum medical improvement has been achieved
The more your knee injury interferes with your ability to work, and the more disabling it is, the higher amount of benefits you can expect to receive in a workers’ compensation claim. Whether your injury is severe or minor, all injured people deserve fair benefits and compensation.
Experienced Lawyers for Knee Injuries on the Job
Moebes Law provides experienced legal representation for injured workers. Our team has a track record of success helping employees protect their rights.
There are unique issues in claims involving knee injuries. The employer may deny that the injury is related to work. It depends on when the injury occurred and the nature of the person’s duties. A significant factual inquiry may be necessary to show the relationship between the job and the injury.
Some of the things our law firm may do on your behalf are:
- Gathering evidence of how your job duties caused your knee injury
- Ensuring your injury is appropriately reported, and your claim is filed
- Complying with deadlines to file paperwork and request a hearing
- Arranging for a second opinion regarding your diagnosis and prognosis
- Presenting your case at a hearing
- Evaluating the benefits you should receive, including temporary disability compensation
- Negotiating your settlement
There are many types of benefits available in a workers’ compensation claim. That means there are many different aspects to representing someone. Our lawyers can identify the important issues that are unique to your case.
Getting workers’ compensation for a knee injury isn’t always easy. The insurance company may challenge your benefits in whatever way they can. We are professionals dedicated to your rights and interests.
Moebes Law – Taking New Cases
Moebes Law is currently taking new cases representing people who have work-related knee injuries.
Highlights of our law firm include:
- LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs – Workers’ Compensation
- Rated by Super Lawyers
- Member – American Association for Justice
- The National Trial Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation Top 25 Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- AVVO-Rated 10.0 “Superb” – Top Attorney for Workers’ Compensation
- Representing people in Atlanta and the surrounding areas
- A law firm dedicated to representing injured employees
- Understanding the medical and legal issues in claims involving knee injuries
- A track record of success protecting the rights of injured workers
Full transparency is an important part of our representation. Communication with each client is critical so that you know exactly where your case stands. We are taking new cases now.
Free Consultations Available Now
Free consultations are available with our Atlanta knee injury lawyers. Start your case today, or contact us to learn more.
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