Common Workplace Knee Injuries
The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body. It is also the most complex joint, allowing the leg to bend, straighten and swivel. The knee is vulnerable to many types of injuries because it has so many components - bones, cartilage, menisci, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.'
Workplace knee injuries often result from a one-time trauma, such as a severe twist, fall or other accident. Knee injuries can also arise from stress to the joint over time, such as repetitive heavy lifting or stooping. Common work-related injuries to the knee include tendon and muscle damage, ligament tears and sprains, torn cartilage or meniscus, arthritis, dislocated or fractured bones, or a combination of these.
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Because every step and body movement places pressure upon the knee, an injury to this area greatly hinders the employee's mobility and affects many aspects of daily life. In an effort to prevent long-lasting difficulties, surgical procedures are often needed to repair knee problems. Employees that suffer continuing knee problems may even require a total knee replacement.
If you have suffered a knee injury at work, we invite you to contact our office to discuss your workers compensation rights. We'll review the medical evidence with you and determine your eligibility for workers compensation benefits. The Vic Alexander law firm understands the long-term implications of a knee injury…it can affect your quality of life for months, or even years. Let us help you secure all the benefits to which you are entitled.