Workers’ Compensation for Knee Injury: Do You Have a Claim?
Are you seeking workers’ compensation for a knee injury suffered while on the job?
In this post, we’ll look at what you need to know about knee injury workers’ comp claims. And, if you need to file a claim for workers’ comp for knee injury, we’ll give you some tips on how to get started.
Workers’ Comp for Knee Injuries: What You Need to Know
Knee injuries can have devastating effects on injured workers. It is hard to return to work if you can’t walk, or can’t climb stairs or a ladder. Because knee injuries are so serious, insurance companies look closely at workers’ compensation for knee injury claims and will try to deny benefits if they see a reason to do so.
Because of the nature of knee injuries, there usually is at least some argument that a knee injury might not have been caused by an accident on the job. Those applying for workers’ compensation for knee injury should keep this in mind. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can advise you on your knee injury workers’ comp claim.
Proving That a Knee Injury Was Suffered While on the Job
Doctors will tell you that no MRI of a knee is ever perfect. If you take someone who has absolutely zero knee pain and take an MRI of his knee, you likely will still find all kinds of interesting things on the MRI scan. There may be ligament fraying, or bone spurs and arthritis, or cartilage damage. Those things might not be causing an individual any pain, but they are present in his or her knee without any obvious signs.
So fast forward to an injured worker.
Say an injured worker goes to the doctor with knee pain, and they send him for an MRI and it shows a meniscus tear. The doctor says the meniscus tear is the result of an injury at work, and asks that workers’ compensation pay for the knee surgery. But the adjuster gets a copy of the MRI and sees other things — arthritis, bone spurs, etc. The workers’ comp insurance adjuster decides that this person already had bad knees, and that maybe — just maybe — he didn’t really injure his knee at work.
So the insurance carrier denies the knee injury workers’ compensation claim.
Sadly, this kind of situation is not uncommon. Workers’ comp for knee injuries is often hard to obtain, but you do have options for protecting your legal rights.
If you’re seeking workers’ compensation for a knee injury suffered while on the job, call our experienced North Carolina workers compensation lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation consultation at 1-800-525-7111.
There is never any obligation, and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive the workers’ comp benefits for your knee injury that you are entitled to.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your knee injury workers’ comp claim. We would love to help however we can.
Workers’ Comp for Other Injuries Related to Knee Injuries
Another issue with knee injuries is that they can cause problems with other areas of the body as well. If your knee hurts, you might start walking with a limp. Next thing you know, your back hurts. Or your other knee starts hurting. Or maybe your knee goes out on you and you fall and hurt your head.
If you suffer problems with other body parts due to your initial knee injury, then workers’ compensation should cover all of those other problems. But workers’ compensation insurance adjusters don’t always see it that way, and carriers often go to extreme lengths to deny these claims.
Remember, it’s easier to obtain workers’ compensation for a knee injury when you talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
Are You Seeking Workers’ Comp for a Knee Injury?
If you suffer a serious knee injury at work and are seeking workers’ compensation for your knee injury, talk to a lawyer BEFORE you run into trouble.
There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we get you the workers’ compensation benefits you need and deserve.
Justice Counts for those seeking workers’ compensation for knee injury (or other types of workplace injury).
Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your knee injury workers’ compensation claim. We can also assist with workers’ comp claims for all other types of workplace injury.
“I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with … workers’ comp.”
–B. Fields, Riddle & Brantley client
Once an adjuster denies your claim, it can take months of work to get things back on the right path. If you have a workers’ comp lawyer early on, it’s easier for us to help you, because we can talk to the adjuster before they issue a denial and assign legal counsel to fight your claim.
You don’t have to go through this alone.
Let our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys help. Our team is led by two Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation law who can evaluate your claim and determine the best legal path forward for seeking the benefits you need and deserve. Attorney Adam Smith is a member of Super Lawyers and maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and attorney Chris Brantley is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum (see disclaimer below).
In more than three decades serving injured North Carolina workers, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for workers’ comp claimants (see disclaimer below). Our attorneys serve injured workers across North Carolina, including those in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Wilmington.
Justice Counts and we are here to help however we can.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your knee injury workers’ compensation claim (or any other injury claim). You deserve justice.
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