It Can Take Years to Come Back From a Knee Injury
A knee injury can occur with the sudden twist of your body, or build over many years of repetitive motion. Many workers who stand on their feet all day or are down on their knees laying flooring or plumbing may not even be aware of the damage they are doing to their knees. The pain and stiffness creep in over the years until you can no longer bear weight.
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If you have suffered a knee injury in a workplace accident, or have acquired an occupational disease causing knee stiffness or pain, you may be eligible to receive benefits under the state's workers' compensation laws. With more than two decades of experience, I have helped many workers recover workers' comp benefits after suffering a job-related injury.
Did you know?
The knee is your body's largest joint and is most susceptible to injuries. Because of its complex structure of ligaments, cartilage and tendons required to keep it flexible for bending forward, it is also one of the easiest joints to injure when it is forced to move in an abnormal direction. Some common types of knee injuries include tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), damage to the medial collateral ligament (MCL), torn cartilage and injury to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
What Is an Occupational Disease Shoulder Injury?
Under North Carolina workers' compensation law, injuries are determined to be in the category of injury by accident or occupational disease, such as repetitive stress injuries. Many symptoms of knee injuries occur over time. Your attorney must prove that your injury was the result of working in conditions that caused the injury and were more hazardous than what the general public is subjected to.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon's website, you should seek immediate medical attention if you:
Hear a popping noise and feel your knee give out at the time of injury
Have severe pain in your knee
Cannot move your knee
Have swelling at the injury site
I have experience representing injury victims who have suffered back knee injuries in accidents, such as:
Construction site accidents
Injuries from falls
Motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents
Slip and fall injuries, premises liability accidents
20 Years of Experience Helping Injured Workers Recover Maximum Money Damages
From my offices in Charlotte, I represent clients throughout the Charlotte metro region and communities throughout southeastern North Carolina. Contact me by phone, fax or e-mail today.