If you hurt your knee, you are not going anywhere for a while. The knee is crucial to walking, running, and most other lower-body movements. If you suffer a serious knee injury, you will be forced to stay in bed for days, if not weeks or months. If you get hurt while on the job, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, allowing you to pay your medical bills and other expenses that may come about while you are injured.
Below, you can learn more about knee injuries and workers compensation settlements in California, or you can contact the knee injury workers’ compensation experts at The Law Office of Matthew Russell by calling (619) 544-1506.
WHAT TYPES OF KNEE INJURIES ARE MOST COMMON AT THE OFFICE?
The knee is very complicated. There are a ton of different joints, ligaments, and bones that all meet at the knee, and that means there is a litany of different types of common knee injuries. Below, you can find a few of the most common types of knee injuries:
The kneecap can be fragile, and if you fall in a way that puts a lot of pressure on the kneecap, it can fracture. Even if you do not fall, if the kneecap has suffered from a degenerative condition (such as osteoporosis), it can fracture with a simple twist.
If you jump and land in an awkward position or severely twist your knee, you could tear the anterior cruciate (ACL), a joint stabilizer that runs down the front of the knee. ACL tears require surgery and can take months to fully heal.
If one of the bones in or around your knee slips out of its proper position, you can have structural issues and pain. A dislocated knee should be treated and put back into place as quickly as possible.
A torn meniscus is a very common injury, and in many cases, knee pain can be traced to a slight tear or sprain. The meniscus is the cartilage that helps to stabilize the knee, and a tear can occur because of overuse, a strong twist, or simply from growing older. Usually, you will hear or feel a pop when you tear your meniscus, but other times you may not be even aware your meniscus is torn.
Over time, the tendons in your knees can become inflamed from overuse. This is very common as you get older, as overuse can cause chronic tendinitis that will lead to persistent knee pain.
KNEE INJURY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SETTLEMENTS
If you suffer a knee injury while working, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Even if it is an overuse injury such as tendonitis, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help pay your medical bills and other expenses. The key is to act fast and get in touch with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you get hurt, allowing you to get the paperwork started immediately after suffering your injury. The quicker you can document the exact details of your injury, the quicker you can finalize your workers’ compensation settlement and start receiving payments.
KNEE INJURY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS IN SAN DIEGO
If you have suffered a knee injury while working in San Diego, contact The Law Office of Matthew Russell immediately. Our team of workers’ compensation experts can help you file your knee injury claim to get you the settlement you deserve. If you are interested in learning more or would like to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney, contact us by calling (619) 544-1506